League of American Bicyclists Courses

Description: League Cycling Instructors offer courses to suit the needs of any cyclist. Certified by the League of American Bicyclists, insured and equipped to teach anything from basic skills to college level courses, these instructors are the experts in bicycle education and safety. In addition to six continuing courses, modified versions are offered as are design bike rodeos and generally safety consulting. The courses offered include:

  • Road I — a nine hour course covering bicycle safety check, fixing flats, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques.
  • Road II — a twelve hour course including fitness and physiology, training for longer rides, advanced mechanics, paceline skills, advanced traffic negotiation, foul weather riding and night riding.
  • Commuting — a three hour follow-up to Road I covering route selection, bicycle choice, dealing with cargo and clothing, bike parking, lighting, reflection, and foul weather riding.
  • Motorist Ed — a three hour classroom session that could be part of a driver's education curriculum. Covers roadway positioning of cyclists, traffic and hand signals, principles of right-of-way and left and right turn problems.
  • Kids I — instruction on how to teach a child to ride a bike, covering bicycle safety checks, helmet fitting, and bike sizing.
  • Kids II — a seven hour class covering the same topics as Road I, including on-bikes skills and choosing safe routes for riding.

The League of American Bicyclists also provides free presentations and scripts on their website on topics concerning commuting and recreational bicycling.

Target Audience:

  • Road I — recommended for adults and children above fourteen.
  • Road II — more advanced students with an understanding of vehicular cycling principles.
  • Commuting — adult cyclists who wish to explore the possibility of commuting to work or school by bike.
  • Motorist Ed — all motorists.
  • Kids I — parents with children learning to ride a bike.
  • Kids II — 5th and 6th graders

Length: Varies depending on course

Contact: To find courses in your area, visit http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/education/courses.php

For technical information, contact Director of Education, W. Preston Tyree, at preston@bikeleague.org

Web links:

Courses:
http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/education/courses.php

Free Presentations:
http://www.bikeleague.org/resources/better/index.php