As we all know biking and walking more (active transportation) is great for our health and great for our communities – reducing congestion, reducing pollution, getting exercise, and giving us more opportunities to meet each other and build community. Nonetheless, many are concerned about safety when they bike. The League of American Bicyclists has developed the Smart Cycling course to teach people how to stay safe when bicycling. VTA and the Santa Clara County Public Health Department have partnered to deliver Smart Cycling courses in our community. Please visit to learn more and sign up for one of these classes. Please spread the word! Thanks!


Smart Cycling Trainings from the VTA

Do you like bicycling? Do you want to be safer and feel more comfortable bicycling for fun or just getting around town? Do you want to be a good bicycling role model for your child?

Then please take the Smart Cycling course offered by the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and Santa Clara County Public Health Department.

Cost: FREE

Why participate?
  • Gain confidence and feel more secure when riding a bicycle on city streets.
  • Support your local Safe Routes to School Program.
  • Understand how traffic laws apply to bicyclists.
  • Learn how to teach safe cycling to your own children.
  • Learn skills that will help bicyclists and car drivers safely share our roadways.
  • Save money, improve your health, and protect our environment through bicycling!
The training will cover how to ride safely and perform maintenance on your bike, rules of the Road, bicycle commute, etc.
*All participants at Smart Cycling training must be high school age or older.

Course Schedule

VTA is offering five in-class trainings and three on-bike trainings for the Smart Cycling course. To complete the full course you must take both Part 1 (4 hours) and Part 2 (5 hours). You may take Part 1 by itself and it will make you a safer bicyclist and driver, but to take Part 2 you must complete Part 1 first. You must bring your bicycle and know how to ride it for Part 2.

Part 1 – In-Class Training (Sign-up for one):

  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM 
    Quinlan Community Center
    Cupertino Room, 10185 N Stelling Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014
    Sign Up 
  • Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM 
    VTA River Oaks Office
    Building B, 3331 North First St, San Jose, CA 95134
    Sign Up 
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 1 PM – 5 PM 
    Los Altos Library, Program Room
    13 S San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022
    Sign Up
  • Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 1 PM – 5 PM 
    Morgan Hill Library, Meeting Room
    660 W Main Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
    Sign Up
  • Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 11 AM – 3 PM
    Sobrato Center for Non-Profits
    1400 Parkmoor Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126
    Sign Up

Part 2 – On-Bike Training (Sign-up for one): Bring bike & water bottle

  • Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 1 PM – 6 PM  
    River Oaks Office
    3331 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134
    Sign Up
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 11 AM – 4 PM
    Sunnyvale Peterson Middle School
    1380 Rosalia Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94087
    Sign Up
  • Sunday, June 24, 2018, at 2 PM – 7 PM
    Morgan Hill Library
    660 W Main Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
    Sign Up

Click here to register for League Cycling Instructor (LCI) Seminars


If you have any questions about the trainings or registration please contact: