2013 Walk+Bike Trainings

June 21-23 | Roosevelt Middle School | Eugene, OR

Join us for 3 excellent trainings that will help you educate your community in order to increase walking and biking! All trainings will be held in Eugene at Roosevelt Middle School, June 21-23, 2013.

We’re hosting a Bike Educators Debrief and three different courses you can choose from:


Bike Educators Debrief, Free! (RSVP) Friday, June 21, 2pm-4pm.This debrief is for anyone who has taught bike safety education this school year and is hoping to teach again next year. We will discuss what went well in our programs this year, what didn’t go well, and what we can change for next year. Bicycle Transportation Alliance Instructors with minimally 5-years of experience will be attending and are excited to brainstorm through barriers and problems. All are welcome, but the focus will be on Instructors. This event is happening in conjuncture with the Walk+Bike Trainings and is open to Training Participants. There is a call-in option to this meeting. 1-857-232-0300 code: 2436176.


Bike Safety for Kids Curriculum Training, $15 (Register)
Training commitment: Saturday, June 22, and Sunday June 23, 8am-4pm, 16 hours
Come prepared to ride bikes and participate in small group activities! At the end of the training, participants will be prepared to teach a 10-lesson bike education program including on-street riding to 4th-7th graders. Participants will be introduced to the 10-Lesson “Safe Routes for Kids Curriculum”, practice setting up student drills, practice planning student bike rides, learn and demonstrate bike safety expertise, learn and practice navigating legally and safely with traffic, and be introduced to basic bike maintenance skills. Beginner through experienced riders are welcome.


Neighborhood Navigators, $15 (Register)
Training commitment: Saturday, June 22, 9am-12 noon and 12:30-3:30pm, 6 hours

Participants will be introduced to Oregon’s Safe Routes to School Curriculum, Neighborhood Navigators. The 5-lesson primary, intermediate elementary and middle school curriculum starts with pedestrian safety knowledge, skills and advocacy for safe, healthy and fun communities and continues through transportation history and neighborhood design. By the end of the training participants will be able to teach the lessons confidently and effectively within their respective classrooms and understand the scope and sequence of the entire program. All lessons and assessments are aligned with Oregon Education Standards for Health, Physical Education, Social Sciences, specific benchmarks will be identified. The full day allows for understanding of scope, sequence of curriculum and allow for creative teachers to expand lessons appropriately. Elementary (k-5) 9-12 noon; Middle (grades 6-8) 12:30- 3:30.


League Certified Instructor Training, $300 (Register)
Training commitment: Friday, June 21, 5:30-9pm; Saturday, June 22, 8am-4pm; Sunday, June 23, 8am-4pm
Becoming a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) certified to teach Smart Cycling is a great way to help cyclists in your community. Certified instructors can teach Smart Cycling classes to children as well as adults. Help bring the joy of safe cycling to others. If you are an experienced cyclist and would like to teach others please consider taking the next step towards certification. Becoming a League member and taking Traffic Skills 101 are prerequisites for a certification seminar. Instructors are trained at seminars held periodically throughout the year.

To register for the League of American Bicyclists Certified Instrictor Training, click go to this webpage (http://members.bikeleague.org/members_online/members/calendar_of_events.asp). The fee is $300. You will recieve for inforamtion about this fee from Shane MacRhodes (rhodes_sh@4j.lane.edu).


Meet the facilitators:

Lynne Mutrie, Oregon Safe Rtoues to School.  Lynne will be facilitating the Neighborhood Navigators Curriculum Training.

Shane MacRhodes, League of American Bicyclists Instructor and Eugene Safe Routes to School. Shane will be facilitating the LCI Training.

LeeAnne Fergason, Bicycle Transportation Alliance. LeeAnne will be facilitating the Bike Safety for Kids Curriculum Training.



Training Schedule

Friday, June 21

2pm-4pm Bike Educators Debrief

5:30-9pm LCI part one

Saturday, June 22

8am-4pm Part 1 of Bike Safety for Kids Curriculum

8am-4pm Part 2 of LCI training

9am-3:30pm Neighborhood Navigators Curriculum (K-8)

6pm Happy Hour and Networking

Sunday, June 23

8am-4pm Part 2 of Bike Safety for Kids Curriculum

8am-4pm Part 3 of LCI training