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 Smart Biking & 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.
The next round of Smart Biking classes will take place August 21, 22 and 24. Smart Biking 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. Smart Biking is taught in three sessions and is comprised of four hours in-class and five hours on bike including parking lot drills and a ride on city streets.
Session 1 will be held August 21 5:30-7:30 pm, Session 2 will be held August 22 5:30-7:30 pm and Session 3 11:00am-4:00 pm. Please register HERE to participate in the training. Completion of all sessions of the Smart Biking 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 September 27-29. 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 Laura.