LCI Certification Seminar (BIPOC-specific) *Scholarships Available*
We are excited to announce our first Black Indigenous and People Of Color (BIPOC) led and focused LCI Seminar.
About this event
We are excited to announce our first Black Indigenous and People Of Color (BIPOC) led and focused LCI Seminar in partnership with The League and Minnesota Platinum Bike Friendly Business, Quality Bicycle Products (QBP)! This seminar will be led by BikeMN friend and national bike education legend, Neil Walker.
In order to begin the LCI seminar, you need to have previously completed the Smart Cycling Complete Class (formerly Traffic Skills 101). All candidates MUST complete the class with an 85% or better at least three weeks prior to the LCI seminar.
There will be 10 scholarships available to BIPOC folks interested in becoming an LCI in October of 2021. Please apply for the scholarship prior to registering for the course. Awardees will be given a code to use on their registration.
Scholarship Applications are open: https://forms.gle/ftAZp11xfKDamDdh8
The awarded scholarship is for the seminar registration fee and League membership ($525 & $40). Candidates will also be expected to maintain their League membership annually ($40 and the minimum LAB required hours per year in a bicycle-related educational activity) and their annual LCI renewal fee ($25). BikeMN annual membership is included for active Minnesota LCIs. Candidates applying for the scholarship must identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color).
BikeMN expects that experienced bicyclists are seeking certification. This class is meant primarily to focus on how best to teach bicycling education – this weekend is not about learning how to ride safely, it’s about teaching. Attendance at all seminar hours is mandatory and does not guarantee certification.
Successful candidates will have a strong working knowledge of bikes and bike maintenance and a great deal of experience riding in high traffic scenarios. Successful candidates also have strong core values aligned with philosophies of the League, including helmet use, bicycling infrastructure, and full incorporation of the idea that all people who ride bicycles are equal cyclists, regardless of political affiliation, race, gender, age or religion and that all students deserve respectful, polite and meaningful instruction.
The LCI Training will be the evening of Friday, October 1, and all day Saturday and Sunday, October 2nd and 3rd.