The League offers training to support bike club leadership, both in person and, beginning in Fall 2010, over the web. This page offers information on upcoming events, as well as links to materials from past events. Also, have a look at our Club Leadership Resources page which has samples of useful documents for club management.
watch the October 2, 2012 presentation. Our panel of ride leaders and ride coordinators discusses all aspects of a successful ride program, including planning and scheduling, communication, ride leader recruitment and training, and pace and safety issues. With Steve Diamond of the Morris Area Freewheelers, Michael Ruder of the Kansas City Metro Bicycle Club, and Dana McEwan of the Portland Velo Club. Download the presentation (.ppt). Other resources: Bicycle Coalition of Maine group ride guidelines card; Morris Area Freewheelers' Club Safety Policy.
What the New Transportation Bill Means to You Watch the September 6, 2012 presentation on the new Transportation Authorization, MAP-21 covering the basics of the new law, what it means for bicyclists and how we can harness the opportunities to fund biking and walking projects and programs. With Darren Flusche, policy director for the League of American Bicyclists and Matt Wempe, the League's state and local advocacy director. More resources on MAP-21 from Advocacy Advance.
Club Mergers Watch the August 14, 2012 presentation about the merger between the Kansas City Bicycle Club and the Johnson County Bicycle Club. Download Ron Puett's presentation or the working document on the merger he references in the presentation.
Engaging More Women in Your Club Watch the July 12, 2012 session getting more women riding and engaged in bike club activities. With Sara DeShong from the Austin Cycling Association (download presentation), Sarai Snyder of Girl Bike Love, and Sandra Lupien from the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition (download presentation).
Effective Club Decision Making John Hopkins of the Green Mobility Network presented on holding effective board meetings, and Alan Forkosh discussed how the Grizzly Peak Cyclists handle the difficult question of how to make their club's annual charitable donations. No recording available.
Making the Most of Bike Month Watch the April 3 session on the National Bike Challenge and Bike Month, with panelists Rob Gusky, Kimberly-Clark Corporation's Bike Ambassador, Amanda White, Associate Director of the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, Stephanie Frans, Manager of Commute Programs for Cascade Bicycle Club, and Julie Harris, Project Manager for Activate Omaha. Please note that there is a 2 minute gap in the recording from minutes 49-51. We apologize for the disruption. See Julie Harris's presentation slides. See Stephanie Frans' presentation slides.
Liability: Protecting You and Your Organization Watch the March 6, 2012 presentation with Gary Brustin, cycling lawyer and League board member, and Marla Peters, Senior Vice President for American Specialty. See presentation slides.
The National Bike Summit
Watch or download the February 7 presentation on club leadership's role at the 2012 National Bike Summit. With Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists and Tom Ezell of the Arkansas Bicycle Club and Bicycle Advocacy of Central Arkansas, along with Katie Omberg of the League
2012 Insurance Roll-Out watch or download the January 10, 2012 presentation with Marla Peters of American Specialty Insurance. See presentation slides.
Effective Club Websites watch or download the November 8, 2011 webinar with Jay Marowitz of the Morris Area Freewheelers Bicycle Club and Robb Jones of the Kansas City Bicycle Club. Download the PowerPoint presentation.
Off the Bike - Banquets, Speaker Series, and Other Social Events Watch or download the October 5, 2011 webinar with panelists Ellen Jaffe of the New York Cycle Club and Bill Cole of the Bluegrass Cycling Club. Download powerpoint presentations: Ellen Jaffe, New York Cycle Club; Bill Cole, Bluegrass Cycling Club
Diversifying your Membership and Outreach Watch or download the September 7, 2011 webinar with panelists Veronica Davis of Black Women Bike DC (see her presentation), Dan Hoagland of the Washington Area Bicyclists Association, Ellen Jaffe of the New York Cycle Club and Allison Mannos from the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.
Successful Event Rides Watch or download the July 26, 2011 webinar with Jay Marowitz and Jim Hunt, who helped organize the June 11 Revolutionary Ramble for Morris Area Freewheelers Foundation in New Jersey. Download the presentation.
Incorporation and Tax Exempt Status Watch or download the June 28, 2011 webinar with attorney Gerald Thompson of Thompson and Thompson. Presentation material available on the Thompson and Thompson website. Note: the screen is blank for the first minute and a half of the recording; video will appear at the 1:30 mark.
Building a Bicycle-Friendly America Watch or download the May 31, 2011, webinar with Bill Nesper and Alison Dewey of the League's Bicycle Friendly America program. Bicycle Friendly America provides recognition and assistance to states, communities, businesses, and universities. Learn how your club can plug in, build local relationships, and make your community better for biking. Download the presentation.
Club Leadership 101 Watch or download the May 10, 2011 webinar with Paul Rubin of the Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club and Scott Williams of the League of American Bicyclists.
Bike Education and Group Rides Watch
or download the April 12, 2011 webinar with panelists Preston Tyree, director of education from the League, Wes Robinson from the Austin Cycling Association, and Jim Nicholson from the New Jersey Bicycle Coalition. Download the presentation.
Rides and Volunteers: Watch
or download the March 15, 2011 webinar with panelists Mary
Derks, of the Twin Cities Bicycling Club, and Wayne Wright of
the New York Cycle Club. Download the presentation.
Marketing and Bike
Month: Watch or download the February 8 webinar
on covering websites, newsletter, and other outreach. With Andy
Clarke of the League of American Bicyclists, Greg Billing of the
Washington Area Bicyclists Association, and Griff Baute of the
Bluegrass Cycling Club.
Download the powerpoint. Note: There were
audio and other technical difficulties during the webinar which
are also present in the recording.
Insurance Package Roll-out: Watch or download the January 11 webinar on the insurance package, or just download the powerpoint
presentation. With Marla Peters of American Specialty.
Development and Succession: Watch
or download the September 14, 2010 webinar session, with Mary
Derks, past president of the Twin Cities Bicycling Club (54 minutes,
her presentation only.
or download the October 2010 webinar session, with Dan Ehrmann
of Club Express, Mary Derks, past president of the Twin Cities
Bicycling Club, and Ron Puett, Kansas City Bicycle Club. (83 minutes,
WMV). Download the presentation
or download the November 17, 2010 reprise of the event with
Ron Puett, Kansas City Bicycle Club. Download