Want to improve your cycling skills? Looking to learn safe cycling techniques? Interested in becoming a League Certified Instructor? If you answered yes to any of the above then this national curriculum developed by the League of American Bicyclists is for you!
TRAFFIC SKILLS 101
Traffic Skills 101 (TS101) is a fast-paced class that will give you the confidence to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. You will learn how to conduct bicycle safety checks, fix a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques. We recommended this class for adults and children above age fourteen.
Please note that tickets to this 8 hour class are limited, and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Classes consist of in-classroom education, parking lot drills, and a short community ride to practice safe riding skills. Cost is $50 for general public, $25 for BikeSGV members.
LCI TRAINING SEMINARS
"The LCI training seminar focuses on teaching and demonstration techniques used with future students both on the road and in the classroom. The seminar emphasis is on how to teach bicycle safety and skills so as to provide increased comfort and confidence for new and returning bicyclists and youth. The Seminar is primarily about teaching, and each candidate will have opportunities during the seminar to practice facilitating parts of the Traffic Skills 101 curriculum, both in the classroom and in the parking lot. League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) are certified to teach the Smart Cycling classes to children as well as adults. Their goal is to help people feel more secure about getting on a bike, to create a mindset that bikes are treated as a vehicle, and to ensure that people on bikes know how to ride safely and legally."
Sound like something you'd like to do? Before you can take the Seminar you must have successfully completed Traffic Skills 101 and have an active membership to the League of American Bicyclists. Training cost is $300.