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30 Equity Scholarships for Aspiring LCIs Now Available

The League of American Bicyclists is excited to announce the availability of 30 Equity Scholarships for aspiring League Cycling Instructors.

In striving to achieve our mission of building a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone, one of our primary objectives is developing and supporting a more diverse community of League Cycling Instructors (LCI). Representation matters and people of every race, gender, gender identity, and background should be able to see themselves in the bicycling community. Over the past several years, we’ve been honored to offer equity scholarships to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) LCI candidates in partnership with the Be Good Foundation and Quality Bicycle Products. 

2022 LCI Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia

League Cycling Instructors serve a crucial role in communities across America by teaching riding skills and the importance of sharing the road to the next generation of cyclists and drivers. LCIs play a fundamental role in encouraging confident, safe, and responsible ridership and motorist behavior throughout their communities. 

Today, we’re thrilled to announce 30 Equity Scholarships available now through October 1, 2024, thanks to support from the Ford Motor Company Fund. With the goal of continuing to increase diversity within the LCI community, half of the scholarships will be granted to aspiring LCIs in Ford home communities and the other half will be distributed throughout the country. The League will partner with local organizations to create and host LCI seminars where scholarship recipients can gain certification. Check out the calendar of upcoming LCI seminars »

“We know the positive effect equity scholarships can have on increasing the reach of the Smart Cycling program and the much-needed cycling education LCIs can offer. We are thrilled to have the support of the Ford Fund to continue growing our community of instructors,” said Alison Dewey, Director of Education for the League of American Bicyclists. 

The scholarships cover the $500 tuition fee of the three-day LCI seminar and one year of membership to the League. Those interested must apply to be considered. Recipients will be notified by email.