Thanks to over a dozen staff and volunteers our three bike fleets are maintained and rolling in our schools, now we need volunteers for our rides! The Bike Safety Education season is rolling and SRTS and the City of Eugene need volunteers to join our community bike rides! We are reaching more students at more schools than ever. We have three different sessions in the fall and spring with two to three schools each session.
To teach the hundreds of kids we do every season it takes dozens of volunteers helping us as we take up to 40+ kids out on our community streets each session. The rides are usually on Thursdays and Fridays and happen at various times. See the VolunteerSpot Calendar to see the dates and times and to sign up! These rides are a lot of fun for the kids and the volunteers and are a key component to our ten hour bike drivers-ed style course. Thanks for helping!
This June (21st-23rd) the League of American Bicyclists is holding an LCI Seminar in Eugene. The last LAB Seminar in Eugene was over 5 years ago and annually there are fewer than a dozen around the country. Registration so far has been too low to hold this Seminar and there are only a couple more days to register for this great opportunity! If you’ve ever wanted to take your cycling to the next level and wanted to share your knowledge of safe cycling skills with others this is a great opportunity!
Becoming a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) certified to teach Smart Cycling is a great way to help cyclists in your community. Certified instructors can teach Smart Cycling classes to children as well as adults. Help bring the joy of safe cycling to others. If you are an experienced cyclist and would like to teach others please consider taking the next step towards certification. Becoming a League member and taking Traffic Skills 101 are prerequisites for a certification seminar. Instructors are trained at seminars held periodically throughout the year. The training is Friday, June 21 (5:30-9pm), Saturday, June 22 (8am-4pm), and Sunday, June 23 (8am-4pm). Cost for the three day training is $300.
To register you can download the course registration form or go to the League’s website, join and then register via their Events calendar by clicking on the Eugene LCI Seminar . You must be a League member to register for the course (and to maintain the LCI certification). If you have any questions contact Shane MacRhodes (firstname.lastname@example.org).