Tuesday, October 19, 2010

League of American Bicyclists says I'm Legit

This weekend was spent both in a classroom and on my bicycle as I went through Traffic Safety 201, which was presented by John Rider (isn't that funny that his last name is Rider?) who is certified by The League of American Bicyclists.  I passed, thankfully, becuase if I didn't I'd be doubting what I do for a living.

In the classroom we all took turns giving presentations to the class about what the League is all about, what it takes to adjust a derailleur, how to teach to people with different learning types, etc.  Pretty informative overall.  I can actually say I enjoyed my time there.  Once we got out on our bikes our time was split between obstacle course(ish) handling skills in a parking lot and out riding through traffic showing our aptitude in commuting.  Fun day with fun people.  Thanks to all of you who sat through it with me; made it a lot more entertaining.

So, I'm proud to say that I'm officially an LCI (League Certified Instructor).  After over 20 hours in 2.5 days it's all over and done with and I can continue putting on my little commuting clinics, only from here on out, I'm legit.

If you have any questions, let me know!



  1. I'd say you were pretty legit before that, Sarah!!! It was great to be able to get to know you and the others in the biking community better. Looking forward to more bike fun and adventures, and seeing my fellow LCI's out there :)

  2. I do have a question! My wife is interested in doing more biking around town. Naturally, she'd prefer to receive instruction/tips from someone other than her husband. Where would you point her for a quick read of some basic in-town cycling tips?


  3. Hey Chris,

    I'd say check out www.omahabikes.org and click on the tabs at the top to familiarize yourselves with a few basics. Hope that helps!