Why Become a Cycling Educator?

Empower the next generation of bike riders.

League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) are ambassadors for better biking through their education efforts.

After earning certification through a three-day, League Coach-led seminar, LCIs can teach a variety of Smart Cycling classes to children as well as adults, helping them feel more confident and secure about riding. From our youth focused classes to our Bicycle Friendly Driver curriculum, LCIs can educate people who bike and drive how to safely and legally share the road.

As a League Cycling Instructor, you could be the reason one more person chooses to hop on the saddle — and do so with confidence. LCIs have access to educational materials developed by the League and can take part in opportunities to meet other educators, continue their own education, and learn how to be an advocate for better biking in your community.

You don’t have to be an extraordinary athlete or overachieving student to be a stellar LCI, all you need is the conviction that life is better for everyone when more people ride bikes.

The League has certified more than 7,000 people as League Cycling Instructors. Are you next?

What Inspires People to Become League Cycling Instructors?

My bike has allowed me to meet wonderful people who are now part of my life. I have been able to visit wonderful places, serve and help others, and fill my little heart with their words of thanks and their smiles. I wish from the bottom of my heart that more people in my Latin Community have the opportunity to experience that beautiful feeling of feeling free on two wheels. That is what inspired me to become an LCI and I am so excited and ready to help them learn how to cycle smart.

- Reyna López, LCI in Minnesota

It is wonderful to help others be less dependent on cars for transportation, leading to them being happier and healthier and spending more of their time and money on family, friends, wellness, personal or professional growth, and less on gas, car payments, and service, and accumulating frustration on the road. 

- Jianhan Wang, LCI in California

There just wasn't enough education, for both bicyclists and motorists, not enough resources such as affordable access to helmets, lights, and bike repair, and there was a lack of a safe network of cycling infrastructure and almost no secure bike parking. I wanted better for our city. I knew we could do better and that I could help us get there. Becoming an LCI was one of the first steps in this process.

- Deana Acklin, LCI in North Carolina

I recognize that representation in cycling is important. Feeling like you don’t belong in a place is the biggest barrier to entry. When students see instructors who look like them, it makes a big difference. Be the change you want to see!

- Robyn Short, LCI in Maryland

I want to share my passion for this sport with our youth and their parents to get everyone involved and active in cycling. LCIs represent a standard in safe cycling knowledge and skills as well as boost the confidence of those in need of cycling instruction.

- Michael Edwards, LCI in Georgia