Become a League Cycling Instructor

LAB LogoThis 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 (rhodes_sh@4j.lane.edu).

 

LiveMove Speaker Series: Andy Clarke this Thursday

Movers and Shakers: Connecting People and Places
The 2010 – 2011 LiveMove Speaker Series proudly presents…
From Good to Great: Sustaining UO’s Leadership as a Bike Friendly University, with Andy Clarke
When:    Thursday, May 5th
Where:   University of Oregon Campus

The League of American Bicyclists honored the University of Oregon with a Silver-level Bike Friendly University award. The designation places UO in the top 20 bicycle friendly universities in the nation. Although UO scored well, much work remains for UO to compete with platinum-rated Stanford, a fellow Pac 10 school.

On Thursday, May 5th, Andy Clarke, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists, will visit Eugene to present UO with the silver award and inspire us to reach for platinum! We invite you to join us in a day of celebratory events:

12–1:00 pm        Bike Tour of Eugene, leave from UO bike program barn, 18th and University, entrance on 18th

3:15–4:00 pm      Award Celebration for Bike Friendly University Silver, Steps of Johnson Hall: Speeches by UO President Lariviere and Andy Clarke

5:30   pm             Social Hour, Lawrence 206

6:30   pm             Public Lecture by Andy Clarke, Lawrence 206
“From Good to Great: Sustaining UO’s Leadership as a Bike-Friendly University.  Clarke will speak about what the University of Oregon has done well for bicycling, what needs improvement, and the power of students and universities to promote bicycling in cities.

University of Oregon Receives Silver Bicycle Friendly University Award

At this week’s National Bike Summit, being held in Washington, DC, awards were announced for the newest “Bicycle Friendly America” category, Universities (joining Communities, States and Businesses). The University of Oregon was one of 32 applicants for the recognition and was one of 9 communities awarded the Silver level award by the League of American Bicyclists.  A total of 20 schools were given the award with two receiving Gold (University of California’s Davis & Santa Barbara) and one Platinum (Stanford University).

Highlighting Stanford University the League said they stood out as Platinum for their breadth of programs, including: a great cycling network, education programs like the Bike Safety Dorm Challenge, and bicycling incentive programs that resulted in an extraordinary number of people biking for transportation and recreation. Currently, 41 percent of people at Stanford commute by bike, compared to 17 percent of people at UO. Continue reading “University of Oregon Receives Silver Bicycle Friendly University Award”