The City of Sonoma and the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition will co-host a free family bicycling workshop in Sonoma on Saturday, July 14. And free helmets will be available to registered participants.

The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Sonoma Community Center, 276 E. Napa St.

The Sonoma Free Family Bicycling Workshop offers parents and their kids the opportunity to gain bicycling skills and confidence in a fun, safe and supervised environment. The first portion of the workshop takes place on blacktop, where adults and children will receive instruction on safe cycling strategies and practice riding through drills and maneuvers. The second portion of each workshop consists of a supervised half-mile bicycle ride through town, where family members receive real world experience riding with traffic, under the guidance of experienced League of American Bicyclist Certified bicycling instructors.

Parents and children must participate in the workshop together, and participating children must be able to ride a bike and be ready take the road with their parents.

All participants must bring working bicycles. Free helmets are available to participants, because of a donation from Rotary Club of Sonoma Valley. Participants must request a helmet when pre-registering for the class. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited.

To pre-register for a workshop, visit