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FBA Virtual Ride Leader / Ride Marshal Certification

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 (RLRM) training and certification program is modular in approach to allow focus on relevant information for ride leader / ride marshal development. We require FBA membership for those looking to become certified and a fee of $35 to participate in our virtual format.

We realize the pandemic has impacted the ability to ride safely in groups for many large organization charity rides as well as weekly club rides.  We also know many of you have been waiting to be FBA certified as a ride leader / ride marshal, for when cycling in groups is safe again.  Our virtual RLRM certification program is a good time to sharpen your skills and earn your Ride Leader/Ride Marshal Certification.

RLRM Certification Virtual Curriculum via Zoom online platform

  • Module One – 2.5 hours (with breaks) and includes:
    • Welcome/Team Operating Guidelines, Zoom and Virtual Learning Tips
    • Benefits of Cycling
    • Top Challenges
    • FL Pedestrian and Bicycling Laws
    • PCP Tips
    • Helmet Fitting
    • Summary Close
  • Module Two – 90 minutes and includes:
    • Welcome and review of previous learning
    • Group Riding Skills
    • Paceline Skills
    • Advanced Cycling Skills
    • Summary and Close
  • Module Three – 2 hours and includes:
    • Welcome and review of previous learning
    • Role of the Leader/Ride Marshal overview
    • Assessing your Ride Group and  Pre-Ride Tutorials
    • The Role of the Coach and Teacher
    • Performance Conversations
    • Assessing your Ride Group and Tutorials
    • Club Standards and Best Practices
      • Crash and Rider Down Policies and Best Practices
    • Role of the Ride Marshal defined
    • Summary and Close—option to take test now or after the optional study session on May 22
  • Optional Certification Exam Review – 60 minutes and includes:
    • Review of the 3 previous modules
    • Q & A
    • Rules of engagement for certification exam
      • One week to complete
      • Use of materials received pre-session OK
      • Grading guidelines
      • Retake guidelines

The $35 certification fee includes:

  • Pre-session materials     
    • FL Bicycling Street Smarts CyclingSavvy Edition
    • ATAT Helmet Fitting brochure
    • FL Bicycle and Pedestrian Law Enforcement Guide
  • The above mentioned modules
  • Post-session certified RLRMs receive:
    • RLRM Certificate
    • FL Bicycle and Pedestrian Law Synopsis
    • RLRM socks
    • RLRM sticker
    • RLRM quick reference spiral notebook

Stay tuned for when our next virtual sessions will be offered or when we go back to the single day in-person class.

Please contact the RLRM Program Director, Mary Beth Garcia @ marybeth@floridabicycle.org for more information.