Come Learn With Us

With support from the Office of Highway Safety Planning, the League of Michigan Bicyclists will be hosting trainings across Michigan designed for law enforcement officials and members of the community. The full training consists of a classroom session dealing with community bicycle safety and a hands-on demonstration of how to organize a children’s bicycle rodeo. 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!

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 an engaging and hands-on way. The training will provide an overview of how to organize and conduct bicycle rodeos, and participants will have the opportunity to use their own bicycles to take a test run through the course.

Instructors

Nancy Krupiarz is the former Executive Director of the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance (MTGA) and a touring bicyclist for the past 40 years. Nancy has participated in dozens of week- and day-long bicycle tours. She has also helped organize MTGA’s Michigander bike tour and coordinate LMB’s annual Bicycle & Trail Advocacy Day for the past six years. She currently enjoys helping her current community of Charlevoix become the most walk- and bike-friendly it can be.

A law enforcement officer will also instruct and help facilitate the Michigan Vehicle Code/ Compiled Laws and law enforcement portions of the training.


Courses in 2019

Check back regularly as we add more courses to our 2019 schedule.

All classes cost $15 and include lunch.

Bay City – May 7 – Register

Dearborn – May 16 – Register

Alpena – May 20 – Register

Marquette – May 30 – Register

This course is eligible for law enforcement personnel to earn credit towards their MCOLES certification.


Questions?

If you have questions or think that your community would be a great place to host a training, please contact course instructor Nancy Krupiarz at nancy@lmb.org.


This material was developed through a project funded by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning and the U.S. Department of Transportation.