The League of American Bicyclists held a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) Seminar in Harrisonburg, VA November 10 thru 13, 2016. The students/new LCIs, instructors, and assistants from left: Randall Wolf (new LCI), Les Leathem (National Coach and LCI), Greg “Yogi” Gillette (new LCI), Dan Wright (new LCI), Nick Cannon (new LCI), Brian Bauer (LCI assistant), Misty Williams (new LCI), Kyle Lawrence (new LCI), Thanh Dang (LCI assistant), Laura Pyle (LCI assistant), and Dan Finseth, (new LCI).
Harrisonburg, VA – November 14, 2016 – The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) announced 6 of its members earned the prestigious certification of League Cycling Instructor (LCI) from the League of American Bicyclists, a 136-year-old national bicycling and advocacy organization. The new LCIs are Dan Finseth of Bridgewater, Yogi Gillette of Harrisonburg, Kyle Lawrence of Harrisonburg, Misty Williams of Harrisonburg, Randall Wolf of Stuarts Draft, and Dan Wright of Staunton. They were joined also by Nick Cannon of Wilmington, North Carolina.
“The LCIs complete in-depth training on teaching skills for biking in traffic, on trails, and with groups of riders,” says Bill Nesper, Program Director of the League of American Bicyclists. “The Shenandoah Valley has added to its group of knowledgeable instructors who train all levels of riders how to confidently and effectively cycle for fun, fitness, and transportation.”
LCI Seminars educate participants on how to teach bicycle safety and skills to all levels of riders rather than focusing on technical bicycling knowledge. The League Cycling Instructor designation is only given after a person qualifies for, and excels in, an intense three-day education seminar. “League Cycling Instructors are the backbone of the League’s education program,” said Nesper. “These new LCIs have demonstrated a proficiency in teaching, a love of cycling, and a willingness to share these skills with other riders.” [click to continue…]