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Article Published: Mar. 29, 2012 | Modified: Apr. 21, 2012
Roads Scholars


Boone Area Cyclists is looking for experienced riders who enjoy teaching others and are interested in becoming league certified instructors through the League of American Bicyclists.

BAC will offer two scholarships to community members who want to share the joy of safe bike riding with the community.

“League Cycling instructors offer courses to suit the needs of any cyclist. Certified, insured and equipped to teach anything from basic skills to college level courses, LCIs are the experts in bicycle education and safety,” BAC officials said.

Courses offered include: Traffic Skills 101, Traffic Skills 201, Commuting, Motorist Ed, Kids I and Kids II.

LCIs can also offer modified versions of the courses and design bike rodeos and provide general safety consulting.

For more information, visit http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/education/courses.php.

Each scholarship in the amount of $265 includes a one-year membership to the League for American Bicyclists and registration for the Traffic Skills 101 class (pre-requisite), as well as the League Certified Instructor Seminar. Travel costs are not included.

Once certified, scholarship recipients will be asked to teach league courses at the annual Bike Rodeo and Cyclovia events and to update the BAC membership on the LCI program during its annual members meeting in February.

Recipients are encouraged to teach additional courses throughout the year.

The Bicycling in Greensboro organization will host a Traffic Skills 101 Course and LCI Seminar May 18-20 in Greensboro. Contact LCI instructor Dave Holland at (dave@dragonkoi.com) for more information and to register.

To apply for the Boone Area Cyclists LCI scholarship, email (booneareacyclists@gmail.com) and tell why you will make a great bicycle instructor.

Deadline to be considered is Friday, April 20.

To learn more about Boone Area Cyclists or to become a member, visit http://www.booneareacyclists.com.
Learn more about the LCI program and the League for American Bicyclists by visiting http://www.bikeleague.org.

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