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Smart Cycling is a program of the League of American Bicyclists, addressing bicycling knowledge and skills, and for the League Cycling Instructor (LCI) level of training, the education skills for teaching this to others.
In the Sacramento region (defined as the six-county SACOG region that includes Sacramento, Yolo, Yuba, Sutter, El Dorado, and Placer counties), there are a number of opportunities to get involved in bicyclist education, some paid and some volunteer.
Program offerings include in-school bicyclist education, bike rodeos, family bicycling, adult bicycling education, after-school bike clubs, freedom from training wheels, and others.
- In-school: North Natomas Jibe’s Project Ride Smart and San Juan Unified’s Bicyclist Education Program.
- A wide variety of programs, youth and adult: Sacramento Area Bicycling Advocates (SABA) and Civic Thread (formerly WALKSacramento).
- Family bicycling: The Bike Campaign and Bike Garage.
- Youth trips: Trips for Kids Sacramento.
- If you would like your program listed here, contact Dan (below).
The program coordinators have just offered two Smart Cycling classes, with about 30 people qualifying to go on to the League Cycling Instructor Seminar, which will be March 25-27. The seminar is full with sixteen participants.
We recognize that there is a need for ongoing trainings, at least two Smart Cycling classes per year, and a LCI Seminar every two years. But to provide this level or better of training, we need more involvement from LCIs and program supporters.
Opportunities to get involved, for existing LCIs:
- Be a member of the planning team, which identifies needs, and schedules classes and seminars to meet those needs.
- Be an active LCI, assisting the classes and seminars.
- Be an active LCI, working in one of the programs, for pay or volunteer.
- Develop educational programming to serve audiences that are not being served. In particular, there is a lack of programs and adaptive bikes for people with disabilities.
- Provide funding for classes through your agency or organization. We need funds both for scholarships and program expenses.
For more information, contact Dan Allison, email@example.com.