The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition’s Safe Routes to School program will offer Petaluma a free family bike workshop on April 7th.

The Petaluma laboratory, one of many that will be held throughout the county, will be on April 7 at McNear Elementary School, 605 Sunnyslope Ave, will be from 10 to 12:30.

The Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition family’s free bicycle workshop offers parents and children the opportunity to gain their skills and confidence by cycling in a fun, safe and supervised environment.


The first part of each seminar takes place on asphalt where adults and children receive instructions on safe cycling strategies and practice driving through exercises and maneuvers.

The second part of each seminar consists of a 1 to 2-mile supervised bike ride, where family members receive a real-world experience riding in traffic under the guidance of certified cycling instructors League of American Bicyclist.

Parents and children must attend the seminar together, and the participating children must be able to ride a bicycle and be ready to take the road with their parents.

All participants must bring bicycles and working helmets.

Online pre-registration is required as space is limited. For pre-registration for a workshop, visit: www.bikesonoma.org/family-bike-workshops

For the most up-to-date list of dates and locations of other workshops, visit the online registration page.

The project is funded in part by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Spare the Air Youth Program, the Measure M Transportation tax, the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Fund and the city of Sonoma.