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Posts Tagged ‘League Cycling Seminar’

Bike Co-op Sponsors League Cycling Instructor Seminar May 4 – 6, 2012

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

(LCI seminar scholarships are provided in partnership with Safe Routes to School, a program of the City of Fort Collins and the Colorado Dept of Transportation.)

The Fort Collins Bike Co-op is sponsoring a League Cycling Instructor seminar at the Bike Co-op in Fort Collins May 4 – 6, 2012. The coach for the seminar is nationally recognized League Cycling Instructor, Preston Tyree.

League Cycling Instructors are certified by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) to teach bicycle safety.

According to LAB:

“Becoming a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) certified to teach Smart Cycling is a great way to help cyclists in your community. Certified instructors can teach Smart Cycling classes to children as well as adults. Help bring the joy of safe cycling to others. If you are an experienced cyclist and would like to teach others please consider taking the next step towards certification. Becoming a League member and taking Traffic Skills 101 are prerequisites for a certification seminar. Instructors are trained at seminars held periodically throughout the year.”

To register for the Fort Collins seminar visit the web site of the LAB: http://members.bikeleague.org/members_online/members/calendar_of_events.asp

We are lucky to have Preston Tyree coach this seminar. Preston was the Education Director at the League of American Bicyclists from 2007 through 2011. Before that he was Education Director at Bike Texas from 1997 through 2003 where he implemented the Texas SuperCyclist Project and trained 3,000 teachers to teach bicycle traffic safety in schools.

If you are an experienced cyclist and would like to teach others how to bicycle safely please join us. By becoming a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) you can help Fort Collins become a safer bicycle community and you can help us move toward the Platinum Level Bicycle Friendly Community award.

Space for this seminar is limited to 15.  The Bike Co-op has 8 scholarships available to cover the $200 registration fee for this seminar for local residents who will commit to helping build our safe cycling program in Fort Collins.  Participants must pay the $200 fee and the $35 LAB membership fee themselves.  The $200 registration fee will be reimbursed after the new LCIs assist with at least two Smart Cyclng classes.

For further information contact Rick Price (970-310-5238). Or check the Education Programs on the Bike Co-op web site: http://fcbikecoop.org/programs/education/index.php.

For information about the LCI program at the national level visit: http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/education/