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!