FBA Ride Leader / Ride Marshal Program
Whether you are leading a community ride, a club ride or a major charity bicycling event over multiple days, FBA has the cycling education program for you. Our Ride Leader / Ride Marshal training and certification program is modular in approach to allow comprehensive focus on what is most relevant for ride leader / ride marshal development.
The single day, 5-hour certification session includes:
- Bike safety and Florida Bicycle and Pedestrian laws and cyclist rights on the road.
- Preparation from bodies to bikes, helmet fitting, and nutrition.
- Communication from hand signals to how to give great pre-ride tutorials, on the ride coaching and how to brand your club or organization through cycling professionalism.
- Coaching and Mentoring skills to develop stronger, safer cyclists in your club or organization.
- Trail and multi-use path etiquette.
- Advanced cycling skills for 17+ mph group rides like pace line etiquette and how to control speed with skill.
- Crash and rider down tips and preparation.
- Community and family ride leader skills.
- Written test for certification.
Fees: $20 for FBA members / $35 for non-members.
Please contact Becky@floridabicycle.org for more information. Virtual certification is being considered, but this method requires a commitment in that we break up the information into three consecutive sessions (2-3 hours each session), each starting at 1PM on a Saturday. We are considering a summer session for such a commitment but do not have any dates as yet.