Come Learn With Us
With support from the Office of Highway Safety Planning, the League of Michigan Bicyclists will host trainings across Michigan designed to teach safe bicycling practices. Although portions of the training are geared towards law enforcement, all interested members of the community are invited to attend. The full training consists of two components: a morning classroom session focused on community bicycle safety, and a hands-on afternoon session designed to teach the proper execution of bicycle rodeos. In class, we’ll cover these topics:
- The latest statistics on bicycle/motorist crashes as well as information on how these crashes can be prevented.
- The Michigan Compiled Laws relating to motorist, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic on Michigan’s roadways and sidewalks.
- Best practices for community education and enforcement of these laws.
- Engineering remedies that, in addition to law enforcement and education, help to make the road safer for bicycle traffic to coexist with motorized traffic.
If you work in law enforcement or are otherwise interested in learning more about bicycle safety, please join us!
This course is eligible for law enforcement personnel to earn credit towards their MCOLES certification.
Optional Bicycle Rodeo Training
For those who are interested, an optional bicycle rodeo training will be held after the classroom session. Bicycle rodeos are a great way to present bicycle safety to children in a fun and hands-on way. The training will provide an overview of how to organize and conduct bicycle rodeos, and participants will use their own bicycles to run through the course.
Courses in 2020
All law enforcement training will move to a virtual setting through September 2020. Details to come!
Erin Sloan-Turner is the Education Director for the League of Michigan Bicyclists. Prior to working at LMB Erin worked as the Program Manager for Open Roads Bike Program in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She has grown her passion for cycling in the past 16 years, and lead cycling groups of campers from ages 13-15 along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Erin holds a Master’s of Science in Recreation and Youth Development from Western Illinois University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications from Eastern Michigan University.
Nancy Krupiarz is the former Executive Director of the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance (MTGA) and a touring bicyclist for over 40 years. At MTGA, she assisted with organizing LMB’s annual advocacy day for over a decade. Nancy has participated in dozens of week- and day-long bicycle tours and currently works to make her community of Charlevoix the most walk and bike-friendly it can be.
Rob Herbstreith served 23 years as a Michigan State Police officer before retiring in 2016. For the majority of his career, he worked as a Community Service Trooper helping local communities improve their health and safety. In this role, he became an expert at organizing bike rodeos and community bicycle forums. Rob is a seasoned year-round cyclist and triathlete who has taken part in numerous long-distance bicycle tours.
Thomas Page is the retired Officer-in-Charge of the LAPD’s Drug Recognition Expert Program. He began his career with the Detroit Police Department, and now calls that city home as he promotes safe cycling throughout Michigan. When he is not organizing local group rides, Thomas assists with Wayne State University’s Baroudeur Bicycling Event and acts as one of the leading figures in the Detroit cycling community.
Sergeant Scott Carlson has been with the Michigan State Police for over 24 years. He is currently assigned to the State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit as the statewide training coordinator for the UD-10 Traffic Crash Report. Sgt. Carlson also chairs the Capital Area Traffic Safety Network, which helps provide solutions to traffic safety issues in Ingham, Clinton, Eaton, Jackson, Hillsdale, and Lenawee counties.
If you have questions or think that your community would be a great place to host a training, please contact course instructor Erin Sloan-Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This material was developed through a project funded by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning and the U.S. Department of Transportation.