Alissa Simcox, League Director of Education
The demand for bicycle education is growing rapidly and, across the country, there are more than 3,700 League Cycling Instructors with the classroom knowledge and street skills to get folks riding safely and confidently.
But who’s teaching the teachers?
While we have thousands of LCIs, we only have 17 LCI Coaches — an elite group of experts in bicycling instruction who lead LCI seminars. Over the course of three days, these coaches train new LCIs on the Smart Cycling curriculum and, more importantly, how to teach it.
With more and more seminars being scheduled each year, there’s a need for more people to instruct them. That’s why we’re so excited to announce our first Coaches Training scheduled for early 2013 in Houston, Texas.
At these four-day trainings, experienced LCIs will have the opportunity to learn what the job entails and facilitate their own LCI Seminar. And Texas is just the first stop — we’re planning two additional trainings in other regions, too.
Are you an LCI? Do you want to teach the next generation of LCIs? Contact me at Alissa@bikeleague.org for more information.
Simcox joined the League in July 2011. For the 5 years prior, she worked with the Congressional Youth Leadership Council and the National Association of Home Builders. She holds a BA in Education and Recreation and Leisure Administration from Florida State University.