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League of American Bicyclists LCI Seminar

August 13, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - August 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm


What’s a League Cycling Instructor?

League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) are ambassadors for better biking through education. After earning certification through a 3-day, League Coach-led seminar, LCIs teach 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.

The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition works with local LCIs to provide bike safety classes. Become an LCI and get paid to teach bike skills!

  • Interested? Contact Kevin@sdbikecoalition.org

The LCI Seminar

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 does not emphasize the content or specific details of the cycling course curricula. It is primarily about teaching, and each candidate will have opportunities during the seminar to practice facilitating parts of the Smart Cycling curriculum, both in the classroom and in the parking lot. The seminar is normally one evening and two full days. Generally, 1/3 of the time is on-bike, so students should be prepared to ride.

The registration fee is $500 (effective April 2020) and includes the seminar materials. Download the LCI Seminar Description – great for submitting to an employer or for a grant. 

Scholarships are available!

Steps to Becoming a League Cycling Instructor: 

1. Successfully pass the Smart Cycling Complete class with a 85% or better.

2. Register for a LCI Seminar

  • Contact kevin@sdbikecoalition.org if you are interested in attending the LCI Seminar.
  • Join the League of American Bicycles, you’ll need your LAB member number to sign up for the class.
  • This is a 3-day seminar and will require about 3 hours of preparation prior to the course.
  • Registration rates increase on July 17th, 2021. (Scholarships are available!) Registration closes July 24th, 2021.

3. Attend all 3 days of the LCI Seminar

  • This is an intense 3 days learning about how to teach the Smart Cycling curriculum.
  • All candidates must attend the entire seminar (August 13-15, 2021)
  • Registration does not guarantee certification, but everyone comes away with increased knowledge of bicycle safety instruction and will eventually be certified if you put in the effort and time. 


August 13, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
August 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
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