League Cycling Coaches
League Cycling Coaches
The League of American Bicyclists provides the best in bicycling skills and safety education. A critical part of the team making that happen is our group of Certified League Cycling Coaches. Our Coaches are expert instructors and educators of bicycle safety education. They lead League Cycling Instructor certification seminars and certify new League Cycling Instructors. Leauge Cycling Coaches are approved and hired as independent contractors of the League of American Bicyclists.
San Diego, CA
Jim was first certified as an Effective Cycling Instructor in 1986 by the League of American Wheelman he was then re-certified by the League of American Bicyclists after the name change. In 2002, Jim became a League Cycling Coach and has since conducted more than 30 training seminars for certification of League Cycling Instructors. He is active in local and state-wide bicycle advocacy and has worked with many California government agencies and local groups to improve the safety and convenience of bicycling in Southern California.
Malia has enjoyed cycling from a young age in the balmy, beautiful Hawai'i weather. After becoming certified as a LCI in her freshman year of college she joined the Hawaii Bicycling League as their Adult Education Manager and has been rigorously putting her LCI certification to work for the past seven years. She is driven by her passion to make cycling accessible to everyone.
New Orleans, LA
Les is a life-long bicycle driver who has been involved with many types of riding: urban, suburban, rural; short- and long-distance (week-long, 500-mile rides). As a cycling advocate, he rewrote state driver manuals, created and edited bicycle safety materials for public and law enforcement use, and testified before municipal and state committees. His career in marketing and research consulting built success creating and delivering presentations and teaching audiences, large and small. Les is excited to teach not only standard League curricula, but also custom courses based on LAB material that he has developed for specific needs in groups ranging from bicycling clubs to Cub Scouts to law enforcement.
Shane MacRhodes has worked in the bicycle industry and on active transportation education and advocacy since the mid-90s. He was certified as an LCI in the East Bay of California in 1992 and became a coach in his hometown of Eugene, Oregon in 2013. He has taught many styles of bike education classes to students ranging from 3 to 83 and as a Safe Routes to School professional has a special focus on youth and family courses.
Chicago Heights, IL
Larry became an LCI because he believes the League’s Smart Cycling programs can save cyclist’s lives. He is involved in bike advocacy as a Director at Active Transportation Alliance, and as a member of his community’s Active Transportation Committee. Larry enjoys cycle touring with his wife Mary Lynn.