Pronto Street Skills

In one week, Seattle will join the ranks of Washington, D.C., New York City and Minneapolis - cities with bike share systems.

Pronto Cycle Share launches on Oct. 13, bringing 500 bicycles distributed at 50 stations across Seattle's core

With this new transit system, bicycling will be more accessible than ever to Seattleites and visitors. 

To help folks get rolling, we are offering a NEW introductory class on urban biking and bike commuting - Pronto Street Skills.

Geared towards new riders and new users of Pronto Cycle Share, this class covers bicycling basics and will answer common questions about bicycling.

"As we see Pronto [Cycle Share] docking stations being installed in many key locations, our excitement for the launch of our city's bike share program continues to grow. Cascade is partnering with Pronto to teach several bike skills classes to better prepare Pronto bike share users to safely navigate our urban environment. We hope that the availability of these bikes will enable and encourage more people choose cycling as their go-to form of transportation." 

- Shannon Koller, director of education, Cascade Bicycle Club

Pronto Street Skills classes will answer these common questions:

  • How do I choose a route when biking?
  • How do I safely ride with vehicle traffic?
  • Can I ride on the sidewalk? What about pedestrians?
  • There are so many lanes! How do I pick the right one?
  • How can I avoid a pothole or other obstacles?
  • How do I fit my helmet properly?

This class is free and open to the public. No registration required - just come to one of the offerings listed here. The first class begins this Wednesday, Oct. 8, at University of Washington's Husky Union Building.  

We look forward to seeing you there!