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League Cycling Advocate Workshop (July 24-26, in Philadelphia, PA)

July 24 @ 5:00 pm - July 26 @ 3:00 pm


The League of American Bicyclists’ mission is to build a Bicycle Friendly America for Everyone, improving lives and strengthening communities through bicycling. Our successes to date are thanks in part to the growing bike movement, a network of changemakers leading at the national, state, and local levels.

To achieve even more wins for better biking that benefit everyone, we must continue to grow this movement by empowering more people to be capable, confident leaders and advocates in their communities.

In support of this goal, the League is thrilled to announce that we have launched a new workshop for people to become certified as a League Cycling Advocate (LCA). Our next LCA workshop will take place July 24-26, 2024 in Philadelphia, PA. You can find a recap of our first LCA workshop, which took place in March 2024 in Washington, DC, on the League blog here.

Who Should Attend?

These advocacy workshops are open to anyone, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. The workshop is geared toward emerging leaders, advocates newly entering the bike movement, and anyone else interested in gaining League certification as a bike advocate.

Workshop Content & Format

The workshop will be in-person and conducted over three days. The first day consists of an evening happy hour and group ride, the second day includes a full day of training, group ride, and happy hour and the third day wraps up with a half day of training.

The workshop will cover advocacy basics such as the history of bike advocacy, how to get organized, effective political engagement, making the case, coalition building, policy basics, funding, storytelling, equity and mobility justice, and more.

The content of the workshop will involve group work, happy hours, bike rides, as well as individual self-guided readings which will be given to all participants ahead of the workshop.

By the end of the workshop and accompanying readings, you will be equipped with the tools and training to implement the ideas, strategies, and practical applications in your communities that build the bike movement at the local level.

Local Host

The League is grateful to our local hosts for the July 2024 workshop, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP). Through advocacy and education, BCGP leads the movement to make every bicycle ride safe, to empower youth and adults to ride, and to foster a ridership that reflects the diversity of the Philadelphia region. They are helping us make this event successful by connecting us with local advocates, guest speakers, group rides, bike joy, and sharing lessons learned from their years of hard work. Consider supporting BCGP in that work by making a donation.


The cost of the workshop is $100 which includes one day of lunch and two days of snacks, as well as the certification, and all materials associated with the workshop. All other meals (breakfast, dinners, and both happy hours), and all travel and lodging will be at the expense of the attendee. There will be a limited number of partial scholarships available. Email [email protected] to learn more.


Registration for the workshop in Philadelphia will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. There will be a cap of 35 participants and we will have a waitlist. All registrants must be current individual League members. Join the League or check your membership status here: https://bikeleague.org/join-now/

Registration is open until the event starts but refunds will only be available until two weeks before the event.

Register for the event here.

Details for the first workshop:

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, July 24, beginning at 5pm – Friday, July 26, ending at 12pm
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA. The exact venue is TBA
  • Cost: $100


Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Thank you to General Motors for supporting this work.