The 2nd Annual NM LCI Conference
We are the proud sponsor of the second annual NM LCI Conference being held Saturday, November 13 & Sunday, November 14, 2010 Socorro, NM. Click "Read More" or look below for more information surrounding this great event!\
New Mexico League Cycling Instructor Conference
The NM LCI Conference strives to bring together New Mexico’s League of American Bicyclists certified League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) once a year: for updates on the latest additions to the League of American Bicyclist Bike Education Program - Smart Cycling Curriculum (http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/education/); to learn how the Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico, through their Train the Trainer Program http://www.bikenm.org/education/qtrain-the-trainerq-program, supports individual LCIs and LCI Teams in teaching Smart Cycling Curriculum; to present new strategies for teaching Smart Cycling courses; to network with each other and form LCI Teaching Teams; to increase the number of teaching LCIs in NM; and to celebrate by riding our bikes together.
League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) are League certified instructors who teach the League’s copyrighted Smart Cycling Courses in their communities and strive to help cyclist/motorist become smarter and safer out on the road. Some LCIs primarily teach children/youth bike education, some LCIs focus on adult bike education and a few LCIs work with children, youth and adults.While the NM LCI Conference is programmed with NM LCIs in mind anyone who is interested in Bike Education in NM is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Everyone can register to attend the NM LCI Conference regardless of whether they are an LCI or not, however all conference attendees must be current members of the Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico. To become a member of the Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico please go here.
Tammy Schurr, LCI # 1294
BCNM Bicycle Education Coordinator
|Saturday, November 13
Pete V. Domenici Science Operations Center
|9:00am||Conference Check-In / Pick up materials|
|9:15am||Welcome by BCNM Board|
|9:30am – 10:45am||Preston Tyree, LCI# 518, League of American Bicyclist Education Director
New Directions in Smart Cycling: Concentrating on the New Rider
Preston will review the Smart Cycling curricula offerings including the National Bike Dealer Association (NBDA) partnership program and the Safe Routes to School (SRTS)Teacher materials.
|10:45am – 11:00am||Break|
|11:00am – 12:00pm||Wes Young, LCI# 2258, BCNM Board Member, BCNM Education Chair
Bringing Bikes Back to School
BCNM is currently setting up a pilot program to have a trailer with a dozen BMX bikes plus the additional materials needed that will help LCIs go into rural NM communities and schools to teach Smart Cycling on-the-bike skills. The Wes will talk about the pilot program its challenges and potential rewards.
|12:00pm –1:30pm||Lunch on your own, restaurant list provided at conference.|
|1:30pm – 2:45pm||Tammy Schurr, LCI# 1294, BCNM Bicycle Education Coordinator
Tour de BCNM Education Webpage and “What’s up with LCI Teams”
Tammy will introduce BCNM’s new web based system for LCIs to list and market their Smart Cycling Courses and give a brief update on NM LCI Teams.
|2:45pm – 3:00pm||Break|
|3:00pm – 4:00pm||Jean Conway, LCI# 2625, Las Cruces LCI Team Co-Leader
Riding a "Hybrid" TS101 Course: Potholes and Pleasures
The presenter(s) will discuss the challenges and advantages of offering and conducting a Traffic Skills 101 course that is partially online and partially on bike. They’ll also explore how offering TS 101 on-line can reach new audiences.
|4:00pm – 5:30pm||BCNM Board Meeting|
|6:00pm – 7:30pm||
Conference Reception Hosted by BCNM
6:00pm, Saturday, November 13
Light snacks, cash bar
|Sunday, November 14||
LCI Conference Bike Ride
Starts/Ends Conference Location Parking Lot, 1003 Lopezville Rd., Socorro, NM
|9:00am||Sign-in and pick up ride map in parking lot.|
|9:15am||Ride Starts - ride at your own pace - 18 -20 miles - Lemitar Lollipop Route|