League Cycling Instructor (LCI)


The League Cycling Instructor (LCI) seminar focuses on teaching and demonstration techniques used with future students both on the road and in the classroom.  The seminar emphasis is on how to teach bicycle safetey and skills so as to provide increased comfort and confidence for new and returning bicyclists and youth.  The seminar is specifically about teaching, and each candidate will have opportunities during the seminar to practice facilitating parts of the Traffic Skills 101 curriculum, both in the classroom and in the parking lot.  Generally, 1/3 of the time is on-bike, so students should be prepared to ride.

League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) are certifed to teach the Smart Cycling classes to adults and children.  Smart Cycling classes include:  Traffic Skills 101, Group Riding, Commuting, Bicycling 123 Youth, Bicycling 123, Safe Routes to School.  Their goal is to help people feel more secure about getting on a bike, to create a mindset that bikes are treated as a vehicle, and to ensure that people on bikes know how to ride safely and legally.  

Course Length:

3 Days, 20 Hours

Recommended for:

Biking enthusiasts, college/university outdoor education programs, and trip leaders.


Traffic Skills 101 Course.  Offered at Appalachian State University on  Saturday, July, 30th and Sunday, September 4th.

There is no substitute to completing this requirement.  Regardless of your riding experience, it is important that you be a part of the curriculum prior to teaching it. 

Course Cost:

$250 - Current Appalachian State University students

$300 - Other

$100 deposit can be made to reserve your spot on this course

League of American Bicyclists' Membership is required.  If you do not already have a membership, the fee is an additional $20/students, $40/other (this payment is due after registration)


Friday, September 23 - Sunday, September 25, 2016

        4:00-8:00pm Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm Saturday & Sunday

        Registration deadline, September 1st


Appalachian State University, Student Recreation Center
150 Bodenheimer Road
Boone, NC 28608


Onsite lodging at Broadstone is optional. Camping, car camping or cabin space is available at Broadstone  on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Any overnight stay is $15/night and grants access to the kitchen amenities and indoor showers located in cabins.  Lodging is only available on Saturday evenings.

Certifications Received:

In order to maintain your LCI certification, you will be required to complete 12 hours of continuing education each year.  Continuing education credits will be given for classes you teach and any involvement you have with bicycling.  You are also required to maintain membership with the League and submit an annual renewal fee of $25 to keep your certification current.

Academic Course Credit:

Appalachian State University's Recreation Management Department  offers 2.00 credit for this course. The course number is RM3546.  This is optional. Enrollment for this course can take place via ApplNet course registration. Payment for course may take place AFTER ApplNet registration. If you need any further assistance with academic course credit, contact Dr. Erik Rabinowitz , Recreation Management Area Director.

Course Paperwork:

           Download: Course Application

          Download: Broadstone Agreement

         Download: Health Form

Click here for additional course registration information.

For more information contact Eddie Simmons at Simmnsed@appstate.edu, (828) 262-2100.


Contact OP


Physical Address:
Student Recreation Center
150 Bodenheimer Drive
Boone, North Carolina 28608

Phone: (828) 262-4077
Fax: (828) 262-3033

A department of UREC in the division of Student Affairs.