Become a Bike Easy Instructor
Bike Easy Instructors
To become a paid Bike Easy Instructor at our events, individuals must first become certified as a League Cycling Instructor (LCI). The national certification is obtained by completing the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) cycling curriculum. The curriculum includes a 9-hour training called Traffic Skills 101 & a three-day LCI Seminar. Certified instructors are required to keep their membership and certifications current with the LAB by maintaining minimum teaching requirements (i.e. using your certification to teach bike safety!). Bike Easy Instructors also attend one professional development session with Bike Easy each year and receive extra training and support to best apply their bicycle education skills to our work in the Greater New Orleans area.
We’ve scheduled two sections of the Traffic Skills 101 classes and will be held at the Bike Easy offices in March and April. Traffic Skills 101 (TS-101) will help you ride safely and effectively — to work, to the store, around your neighborhood or around the state. The course covers a lot of information, including bike selection, simple maintenance, fixing a flat, and strategies for riding a bike safely and confidently. Traffic Skills 101 is taught in two sessions: four hours in-class and five hours on bike including parking lot drills and a ride on city streets.
Section 1 is will be on Saturday, March 11 & Saturday, March 12; Section 2 will be in May with dates to be announced soon. Please register HERE to participate in one section of this training. Completion of the TS-101 class is mandatory to be eligible for the LCI Seminar.
The LCI Certification Seminar will be hosted at the Bike Easy office at 2100 OC Haley Blvd June 2 – 4. The program is an in-depth instructor training in bicycle safety which includes group riding practice, traffic safety training, as well as educational materials for future instruction. These trainings are typically offered at cost to individuals but Bike Easy is able to offer this opportunity to the public with generous support and funding from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.
For more information about these Bike Easy trainings and other educational opportunities, please contact Keith.