March 30, 2022

Become a certified cycling instructor

The information below was shared with us from the University of Wisconsin - Commuter and Transportation Solutions team. Please reach out to them with any questions. Dar Ward - darwin.ward@wisc.edu

We wanted to make you aware that this spring and summer UW Transportation Services will be hosting two special bicycle safety courses, the League Cycling Instructor (LCI) seminar, and its pre-requisite, Smart Cycling Traffic 101. If you have individuals who want to get certified to teach bicycling safety to others this is the generally accepted pathway and we have not offered the LCI locally in a good long while. We need to get a minimum of 8 registrants in order for the LCI seminar to run.

These are classes taught by a certified League of American Bicyclists instructor and both require pre-registration and class fees.  This email provides information on both classes, as well as on other non-UW local opportunities to take the pre-requisite class this spring. Please pass this information along to anyone you think might be interested.

3 Day League Cycling Instructor (LCI) Seminar
June 10, 2022; 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
June 11, 2022; 8:00 am – 9:30 pm
June 12, 2022; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: 132 WARF Office Building, 610 Walnut St, UW Madison campus
Cost: $500 (late registration beginning May 14th; $575) Registration closes May 20th.
Instructor: John Rider, 608-225-5520, jrider@tds.net
Registration at https://bikeleague.secure.force.com//MN4__PublicEventRegistration?id=a0k8Y00000ZWXlXQAX

League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) are ambassadors for better biking through education. After earning certification through a 3-day, League Coach-led seminar, LCIs teach bicycle safety classes to children and adults. Smart Cycling: Traffic 101 is a pre-req for this course. Registration is required. General information on LCI at https://bikeleague.org/content/become-instructor

Smart Cycling: Traffic Skills 101 (Pre-req for LCI Seminar)
This course is a fast-paced class that provides cyclists with the confidence to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. It covers the basics of bike maintenance, rules of the road, on-bike skills, and crash avoidance techniques. There is a classroom discussion about safe riding techniques, then on-bike parking lot skills practice and a ride on local roads. This class serves as a pre-req for the LCI. Registration is required. General information on Smart Cycling at https://learn.bikeleague.org/smart-cycling-3

Option 1: Apr 7, 2022 to Apr 28, 2022; Each Thu 1pm to 3pm (4 sessions)
Location: MSCR East, 4620 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI, 53716
Cost: $25.00 (Resident) or $38.00 (Non-resident)
Instructor: Ann Sarnecki, rangerann@yahoo.com 
Registration at
https://apm.activecommunities.com/mscractivenet/Activity_Search/gr-outdoor-smart-cycling/26322

Option 2: Apr 7, 2022 to Apr 28, 2022; Each Thu 5:30pm to 7:30pm (4 sessions)
Location: MSCR East, 4620 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI, 53716
Cost: $25.00 (Resident) or $38.00 (Non-resident)
Instructor: Ann Sarnecki, rangerann@yahoo.com  
Registration at
https://apm.activecommunities.com/mscractivenet/Activity_Search/gr-outdoor-smart-cycling/26323 

Option 3: May 21, 2022; 8:00 am – 5:30 pm (1 session)
Location: 132 WARF Office Building, 610 Walnut St, UW Madison campus
Cost: $50
Instructor: John Rider, 608-225-5520, jrider@tds.net  
Registration at
https://bikeleague.secure.force.com/LAB_Events?id=a0k8Y00000ZWYCOQA5

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