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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.

Our first, one-day in-person certification is scheduled for Saturday, February 26, 2022, at Lake Parker Park in Lakeland.We are well aware of the current COVID conditions and have found what we hope is a hybrid solution – the 5-hour class will be conducted outside – inside a screened pavilion with plenty of spacing.

Register HERE for the February 26, 2022, session.

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.

Register HERE for the February 26, 2022, session.

Please contact info@floridabicycle.org for more information.  A second, in-person certification session is scheduled for Saturday, April 2, 2022, at the same location as February 26. As far as bringing back virtual certification: 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.