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League Cycling Instructor (LCI) Seminars

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We are offering training for both the League of American Bicyclists Smart Cycling courses and League Cycling Instructor (LCI) Seminars.
Do you love working with kids? Are you a competent bicyclist who wants to teach others how to bicycle safely in your community? Do you love demonstrating and speaking in public? Did you have a great time completing the Smart Cycling course? Then please sign up to become a certified League Cycling Instructor!

What is a League Cycling Instructor?

Learn more about how to become a League Cycling Instructor.

Steps to Become a League Cycling Instructor (LCI)

  1. Be a league member
  2. Take one of our free Smart Cycling training and pass the written and on-bike exam
  3. Take the three-day LCI Seminar

The Ideal Candidate Will:

  • Be enthusiastic about supporting and teaching safe bicycling.
  • Enjoy working with all age groups, especially youth. Experience working with youth is highly desirable
  • Have a flexible schedule which will allow teaching during school hours to support Safe Routes to School programs.
  • Be comfortable speaking before groups.
  • Be a Santa Clara County resident or demonstrate familiarity with or ability to support Santa Clara County communities.
  • Successfully complete the LCI Seminar prerequisites, which consist of a Smart Cycling Course (four hours of online or classroom AND five hours of on-bike training and a passing grade on the examination).
  • Bilingual candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Time Commitment

  • The LCI Seminar consists of 24 hours of instruction both in class and on the bike over the course of 3 days.
  • For Santa Clara County residents, VTA will cover the cost of the seminar if the candidate commits to teaching 3 bicycle safety classes at schools in Santa Clara County within 2 years of being certified.

Other Requirements

  • Completion of Smart Cycling is a prerequisite for enrollment in the LCI seminar.
  • League of American Bicyclists (LAB) requires all LCI’s to be members of the League.
  • All participants must be 18 or older due to LAB’s insurance policy.

League Cycling Instructor Seminars

VTA is offering two LCI seminars, both will likely be held at VTA’s River Oaks office.
The tentative schedule is below:

2018 Schedule:
  • Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (August 3, 4 & 5) ​
    VTA River Oaks Office ​
    3331 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134 

  • Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (September 14, 15, &16)  ​​
    VTA River Oaks Office ​​
    ​3331 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134

Application Form

Pre-registration is required for LCI SeminarsTo sign up for the LCI seminar and apply to have VTA cover the seminar fee ($350), download the Application Form, open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill out and sign electronically, and then send to Timothy Oey at


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