LAB Blog

LCI Spotlight: David Dennis

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There are thousands of League Cycling Instructors leading bike education in their communities. We cherish the stories they share with us, but we haven’t re-shared enough of those stories with the world.

The view from the bike lanes of South Bend

We asked our former intern Toria Sullivan, a native of South Bend who went on to work on the Pete for America campaign, for her thoughts on the nation's next Transportation Secretary. Toria interned at the League with a focus on supoprting our Bicycle Friendly American program over several years while completing her studies at Georgetown and before heading to Iowa as a staffer on the Pete for America campaign during the Democratic Party primaries in early 2019. 

Updated data on physical activity in our data portal

The Covid-19 pandemic has shined a harsh light on the danger of underlying conditions that leave people vulnerable to diseases. Many of the underlying conditions associated with poor outcomes, up to and including death, from Covid-19 are chronic conditions that research shows can be addressed through physical activity.

Visit the League's data portal

New League materials bring even more fun to youth biking education

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Bicycling should be fun, no matter what age you are. As we look for ways to foster fun while imparting biking skills among people of all ages, it is with great enthusiasm that the League is rolling out a new Youth Skills Instructor’s Manual and Youth Skills Kit to help League Cycling Instructors and their assistants teach youth and keep it FUN! 

LCI Spotlight: Lisa Evans and Sandy Charles

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The League certifies hundreds of League Cycling Instructors every year and there are thousands of LCIs around the country leading bike education efforts in their communities. In our LCI spotlight series, we are sharing the stories of League Cycling Instructors doing what they do every day: educating, mentoring, empowering. You don’t have to be an extraordinary athlete or overachieving student to be a stellar LCI, all you need is the conviction that life is better for everyone when more people ride bikes. 

Don't forget to vote!

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Tomorrow — Tuesday, November 3 — is the last day of voting in this year’s election, and we want to urge you one last time: make sure you get out and vote. Below, you'll find some resources to help find your polling place, see what is on your ballot, and learn what to do if you have any difficulties voting tomorrow.  

Planning a route... to vote!

We know, you’re hearing it from everyone. But it’s important, so we’re saying it, too: the election is one week away and your vote counts.

LCI Spotlight: Mitchell Williams

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The League certifies hundreds of League Cycling Instructors every year and there are thousands of LCIs around the country leading bike education efforts in their communities. We know so many of their stories, but we don’t know enough of them—and we certainly haven’t shared enough of their stories with the world. 

Welcome to the League's new Board members!

Earlier this year, the League put out a call for some of our most important volunteers: League members who are interested in serving on our board. Board candidates, whether elected by our membership or appointed by the Board, are dedicated to the League's mission of building a more Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. They contribute by generously donating their time, skills, and other resources to guiding the League and ralling the resources we need to realize a future filled with more bike joy. 

Lessons from the 2020 BUILD grant selections

The U.S. Department of Transportation released its list of 70 BUILD grant awardees last week, awarding $1 billion dollars to 70 projects in 44 states. Much of what media coverage these grants have garnered focuses on how they benefit states important in the November election.  

Here’s a different take. I’m looking at how bicycling and walking projects fared.