Tuesday, March 23, 2010

LCI Seminar a Success!

Wow!  What a weekend.  Last Sunday afternoon saw the end of a successful League Certified Instructor Seminar here at our Charlottesville Community Bike Shop.  I have the highest accolades for Preston Tyree, our seminar coach for the weekend.  He is the Bike Education Director with the League of American Bicyclists, and has put together much of the curriculum himself.  His expertise and professionalism is out of this world.  We all could tell how fortunate we were to have him as our coach.  Thank you Preston!  
This seminar seemed meant to be.  First of all, the weather was perfect and provided much comfort for all of our activities indoor and out.  We had people from Northern VA, Richmond, Roanoke, Warrenton, Fredricksburg, and a large group even came all the way from Morgantown, WV!  In a whirlwind of intense presentations, study, and on-bike drills, everyone moved quickly from complete strangers to dear acquaintances in just a few hours.  
What is a League Certified Instructor Seminar?  It is a weekend long session that certifies experienced cyclists to become educators of the League of American Bicyclists education curriculum.  This material can be taught to virtually anybody.  Educating our children and general public about cycling is one of the best forms of advocacy we can do in our country.  You can learn more about it at www.bikeleague.org.
To check out photos from our weekend, please visit my flickr page.

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