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Smart Cycling Program

Anyone can ride a bike, right?

Anyone can ride a bike, right?

It’s true. Most people can get on and pedal, but many have never been taught to “drive your bike.” At BikeMN, we believe that bicyclists fare best when they act and are treated as drivers of vehicles. BikeMN has worked with partners in Minnesota to apply this nationally recognized principle through the League of American Bicyclists’ proven Smart Cycling Program. We have helped to increase the number of certified League Cycling Instructors (LCI) from 8 in 2008 to nearly 80 today. Our ultimate goal is to have LCI’s in as many communities throughout Minnesota as possible.

BikeMN uses the League of American Bicyclists nationally accredited bike education program, Smart Cycling. Courses and curricula are taught by certified League Cycling Instructors (LCI).

LCIs have a great deal of flexibility in how they teach Smart Cycling.

Obviously, kids will not ride exactly the same way adults do. Some people only want to know a few of the basics before throwing a leg over their bike. Others want to become really confident cyclists. Whether it’s a lunch-and-learn at your office or a 9-hour Traffic Skills 101 certification class, BikeMN and our LCI’s have bike education that fits your needs. We also hold two LCI training seminars annually. See our Course Listing for a sampling of our classes. Our event calendar shows scheduled courses around Minnesota.