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Scheduling a Chicago Area League Cycling Instructor Certification Seminar (LCI Seminar)

This is a survey to determine if there is sufficient interest to hold a League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor Certification Seminar (LCI Seminar) in or near Chicago between now and the summer of 2014.

Information about the LCI Seminar and answers to Frequently Asked Questions are available at: http://www.bikeleague.org/content/become-instructor

The survey is at:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FW6LR3J

Please take the survey if you are interested in attending a LCI Seminar, or if you represent an advocacy group, bike shop, or other organization which plans to send one or more people to a LCI Seminar.  Note that the responses received by Monday Aug 26 will determine if it is possible to hold one this fall, mid Nov 2013.  Survey will close Sept 1.


Please feel free to forward this as e-mail to anyone you know who might be interested in attending an LCI Seminar.

Feel free to contact me by e-mail or phone me if you have any questions about the LCI Seminar or this survey.

I look forward to hearing from you and meeting you at a seminar.

Larry Mysz
League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor / LCI Coach
larry@chicagobicycle.org

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Larry, or others who do know this.

Where in Chicago could I complete a Traffic Skills 101 class, a prerequisite for taking the LCI class?

I looked at the LAB website but could not find any information specific to where classes are offered.

Thanks.

Looks like there aren't classes for Traffic Skills 101, but that you can do the course online and then do the on-bike portion with anyone who is a registered LCI, then they recommend you for the LCI training. Also, I found that one has to maintain membership in the League (obvious, but...) for $40/year in addition to $25 annually after the first year, when you pay the $300 for the course. 

Lots of Chainlinkers to learn from! http://www.bikeleague.org/bfa/search/list?bfaq=60618#education

Hi Duppie,

 

There are some issues with LAB's newly redesigned web site.  The classes do show up under search under Illinois then select Education.  Classes are there, but the LCI list is wrong.  To see LCIs search under a zip codwe

The next next Chicago area Traffic Skills 101 class is on 10/05 in Elk Grove Village.  Contact David Simmons   simmons68@sbcglobal.net  for details.  Other classes will be scheduled to ensure that everyone who signs up for the LCI Seminar can complete a Traffic Skills 101 in time. 

 

A Traffic Skills 101 class is roughly 4 1/2 hours of  classroom instruction and 4 1/2 hours of on-bike instruction.  The classroom instruction can be taken with an LCI or on-line at http://bikeed.org  If you do take the on-line course, please register in the Northern Illinois region.  The on-bike instruction has to be with an LCI.

/LM

Hi Sarah,

Thanks for posting that link to the correct list of LCIs in Illinois.  The general LCI info and FAQ is http://www.bikeleague.org/content/become-instructor

The annual fee includes $3,000,000 general liability insurance in case one of your students gets hurt during or after a class.  To stay certified, an LCI must also complete 12 hours of continuing education credits each year.   Teaching, making presentations, attending bike related classes or webinars, and participating in bike advocacy activities all count towards the continuing education credits.

/LM


Sarah D. 1-3.3 said:

Looks like there aren't classes for Traffic Skills 101, but that you can do the course online and then do the on-bike portion with anyone who is a registered LCI, then they recommend you for the LCI training. Also, I found that one has to maintain membership in the League (obvious, but...) for $40/year in addition to $25 annually after the first year, when you pay the $300 for the course. 

Lots of Chainlinkers to learn from! http://www.bikeleague.org/bfa/search/list?bfaq=60618#education

May I add that there are a few Chainlinkers who are LCIs (besides Larry).

Larry,

Thanks for responding. Will you be scheduling a class in the city? I live in the city, don't own a car, so getting to place like Elk Grove Village is a pain.

Otherwise I may do the online/LCI instructor combo.

Thanks.

Larry Mysz said:

Hi Duppie,

 

It looks like there are some issues with LAB's newly redesigned web site.  The next next Chicago area Traffic Skills 101 class is on 10/05 in Elk Grove Village.  Contact David Simmons <simmons68@sbcglobal.net> for details.  Other classes will be scheduled to ensure that everyone who signs up for the LCI Seminar can complete a Traffic Skills 101 in time. 

 

A Traffic Skills 101 class is roughly 4 1/2 hours of  classroom instruction and 4 1/2 hours of on-bike instruction.  The classroom instruction can be taken with an LCI or on-line at http://bikeed.org  If you do take the on-line course, please register in the Northern Illinois region.  The on-bike instruction has to be with an LCI.

/LM

Duppie,

 

Dave's class in EGV will be the on-bike session only.

 

I won't know for sure where additional TS 101 classes will be held until the survey results are in next week.   I'd like to see one in the city, but getting proper permission to use a parking lot for on-bike activities is always a problem. 

 

In case we can't, how much of a pain would it be for you to catch a Metra south line train to Homewood?  

/LM


Duppie 13.5185km said:

Larry,

Thanks for responding. Will you be scheduling a class in the city? I live in the city, don't own a car, so getting to place like Elk Grove Village is a pain.

Otherwise I may do the online/LCI instructor combo.

Thanks.

[...snip...]

I'm in for the TS 101 if there's one in the city. I'll fill out the survey.

Saturdays best for me...ahem, Chainlink LCIs!

There is going to be a TS101 class in the city on Saturday, October 12 :

http://www.thechainlink.org/events/traffic-skills-101-on-bike-porti...

To all who expressed interest in attending the November 8, 9, 10 League Cycling Instructor Seminar in Chicago,

You must register for the LCI Seminar before October 11.

Traffic Skills 101 is a prerequisite for the LCI Seminar.   Traffic Skills 101 has two parts:  1) on-line course material and quiz, and 2) an on-bike session. 

You may register for the seminar before completing a Traffic Skills 101 course, but you must complete both parts of Traffic Skills 101 before attending the LCI seminar.

If you have not already taken Traffic Skills 101, you need to complete the on-line material and attend one of the four on-bike sessions scheduled in October.

- Register with the instructor of the Traffic Skills 101 on-bike session you wish to attend.
- Complete the on-line course and quiz at http://bikeed.org before attending the Traffic Skills 101 on-bike session. Inform the instructor of your on-bike session when you have completed the on line course material and quiz.
- The on-bike sessions are:

Sat, Oct 5, 11:00am-4:00 pm in Elk Grove Village
Register with David Simmons <simmons68@sbcglobal.net>,  847-254-0873,
 
Sat, Oct 12, 9:00am-2:00pm in Chicago near Pulaski Park, a couple of blocks North West from Ashland and Division.
Register with Elizabeth Adamczyk<Elizabeth@chicagobicycle.org> 773-370-2038
 
Sun, Oct 20, 1:00pm -6:00pm in Crown Point, IN -
Register with Larry Mysz <Larry@chicagobicycle.org> 708 754 7859
 
Sat, Oct 26,  9:00am to 2:00pm in Homewood
Register with Larry Mysz <Larry@chicagobicycle.org> 708 754 7859

- You can take the Traffic Skills 101 on line course material and quiz free of charge, at  http://bikeed.org When you register at  http://bikeed.org register in the Northern Illinois Region.  Please complete the on-line course and quiz before attending the Traffic Skills 101 on-bike session. 

Register for the Nov 8, 9, 10 LCI Certification Seminar at  http://www.bikeleague.org/content/seminar-schedule
You must register before October 11 in order to attend this seminar.  Attendance is limited so I suggest registering soon.

Wish I could do this but I'm unable to do the Traffic skills classes due to my crazy schedule. Thank you all for doing this, in general, and setting these up now. I will have to catch it next year!

Just bumping this discussion up. The LCI seminar is ON for this fall... taking place Nov 8 - 10.

A Traffic Skills 101 class in the city is scheduled for this upcoming Saturday, Oct 12 @9am:

http://www.thechainlink.org/events/traffic-skills-101-on-bike-porti...

Please contact elizabeth@chicagobicycle.org if interested in the TS101 class.

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