Rescheduled: Become A League Cycling Instructor

This event has been rescheduled to Sep 11 – Sep 13 due to COVID-19 concerns.

Become a League Cycling Instructor

League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) are certified to teach Smart Cycling classes to children as well as adults. Their goal is to help people feel more secure about getting on a bike, to create a mindset that bikes are treated as a vehicle, and to ensure that people on bikes know how to ride safely and legally. LCIs are members of the League and have completed an intense and comprehensive 3-day seminar training. Our certified instructors are active within the bicycling community and are covered by the League’s liability insurance.

Successful completion of Smart Cycling Complete Class (formerly Traffic Skills 101) is mandatory prior to registering for the Seminar with a score of 85% or better.

February TS 101 Opportunity:


March TS 101 Opportunity:

Registration does not guarantee entry into the seminar nor does it guarantee certification as a LCI. Before your scheduled seminar date, you will need to successfully pass the entry assessment with a grade of 85% or better, and spend time thoughtfully preparing two lessons, one individual and one joint which will require working together with others in your seminar. Timely communication with your Coach is essential to preparation, and candidates may be excluded if tasks are not completed by the deadlines. We expect that experienced cyclists are seeking certification and this class is meant primarily to focus on how best to teach bicycling education. Additionally, this weekend is not about riding, it’s about teaching. Attendance at all seminar hours is mandatory, and does not guarantee certification. All LCIs are required to maintain a politically neutral stance in all aspects of the seminar as well as any classes they may instruct.

Successful candidates will have a strong working knowledge of bikes and bike maintenance and a great deal of experience riding in high traffic scenarios. Successful candidates also have strong core values aligned with philosophies of the League, including helmet use, bicycling infrastructure, and full incorporation of the idea that all people who ride bicycles are equal cyclists, regardless of political affiliation, race, gender, age or religion and that all students deserve respectful, polite and meaningful instruction.

Prior to registration you must read and understand thoroughly the FAQs of the seminar and the LCI Code of Ethics.

Cancellation and transfer requests must be sent via email to The cancellation policy applies to all candidates whether the registration is being paid by an individual or by an organization.

Cancelling a registration 21 days or more in advance of the seminar is fully refundable minus a $75 administrative fee. Transfers requested 21 days or more to another seminar location or to another person are free and must be redeemed within 18 months.

Cancelling a registration within 20 days but no less than 15 days prior to the seminar, 50% of the seminar fee is refundable. Transfer of a registration at this point to another seminar or to another person will be assessed with a $175 transfer fee and must be redeemed within 18 months.

Cancelling a registration within 14 days of the seminar is non-refundable. Transfers requested within 14 days of the seminar will be assessed a $175 transfer fee and must be redeemed within 18 months.

A full refund or free registration transfer will be provided for any seminar that is canceled due to low enrollment.

Failure of a candidate to fulfill pre-assessment work in a timely fashion will be considered a cancellation and will be assessed a $175 transfer fee. Transfers must be redeemed within 18 months.

If you have questions, contact the League Director of Education at 202-822-1333 or

You will receive an email with important information about the seminar directly following your registration, please read thoroughly.


Registration price: $350
Late registration: $425.00 beginning March 22, 2020
Registration closes: March 27, 2020

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