Bike Safety

The Houston-Galveston Area Council is pleased to offer a comprehensive free adult bicycle safety education program for both motorists and bicyclists. The program is intended to meet the following goals:

  • Reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities in our region,
  • Increase confidence for those who ride bicycles or who are interested in riding, and
  • Increase confidence of motorists on how to share the road with bicyclists safely

Bike Safety Classes

In 2019, there were 857 crashes in our region involving bicycles. Let's work together to bring this number down.

To register for one of our classes, view the class list below.

For more information please contact Susan Jaworski at [email protected].

For drivers, the Bicycle Friendly Driver one-hour virtual class (webinar) reviews the rules and best practices of safely sharing the road with bicyclists.

The class is based on curriculum created by The League of American Bicyclists and City of Fort Collins Bicycle Ambassador Program/Bike Fort Collins.

Topics covered include:

  • Sharing the road
  • Infrastructure
  • Common crashes
  • Taking the lane
  • Interactive scenarios

This class is free to those within the H-GAC 8-County MPO service area (Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller counties).

For new or experienced bicycle riders, this introductory class is self-paced (takes approximately two hours to complete) and leverages a web-based application for ease of use anywhere.

CyclingSavvy will teach you the skills to confidently ride safely in traffic and on off-road trails.

Topics covered include:

  • Traffic system
  • Rules of movement
  • Bicycle specific laws
  • Defensive bicycle driving strategies

This class is free to those within the H-GAC 8-County MPO service area (Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller counties).

If interested, visit the CyclingSavvy website and register for the course using your zip code.

About This Class

For new or experienced bicycle riders, this on-the-bike class teaches riders how to anticipate most common scenarios they will face and provides the tools to address real world challenges, from debris to sharing the road, in order to boost confidence and enhance the riding experience.

What to Bring

  • Bicycle

  • Water botttle filled with water

  • Helmet

Sessions Offered

All Train Your Bike sessions have a limit of 14 attendees. If a session has reached its registration limit, you can register for the waitlist for that session. There is a 5 person limit for the waitlist.

Future sessions will be announced soon.

Safety Tips for Pedestrians, Bicyclists and Drivers

One-quarter of all fatal crashes in our region involve a pedestrian or bicyclist. To reduce the fatal crash rate and ensure that we all get to our destination safely it is important for everyone to practice safe behaviors and treat other road users with respect, whether walking, biking or driving.

Visit the links below to learn about important safety tips for all road users and make sure to read the laws for your specific county and city.