Kids and their parents can learn to ride bicycles at a Family Bicycling Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 18 held by the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition.

The workshop is designed to teach families how to ride with safety and confidence. They will practice riding through a series of drills and maneuvers before going on a 1-2 mile neighborhood bicycle ride. There, families will get real-world experience riding with traffic.

Children and their parents must participate together and bring working bicycles and helmets.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at RL Stevens Elementary School, 2345 Giffen Ave., in Santa Rosa.

The coalition is also holding a first-ever “learn to ride” bicycling workshop for women on Saturday, Nov. 1. That will take place at Sheppard Elementary School in Santa Rosa from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine. If it rains, it will take place in the gym.

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. To register for either of these free workshops, go to