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.

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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.

Instructors

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.

 


Courses in 2019

Click each city to view course time and location. All classes cost $15 and include lunch.

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

Bay City - May 7

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Bay County Sheriff’s Office
503 Third Street
Bay City, MI 48708

Register for Bay City

Dearborn - May 16

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Dearborn Police Department
Police Training Center
16099 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48126

Register for Dearborn

Marquette - May 30

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lakeview Arena
Citizens Forum Room
401 East Fair Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855

Register for Marquette

Warren - June 4

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Warren City Hall
1 City Square
Warren, MI 48093

Register for Warren

St. Clair County - June 25

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office
1170 Michigan Ave
Port Huron Township, 48060

Register for St. Clair County

Kentwood - June 28

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kentwood Police Dept
4742 Walma Ave SE
Kentwood, MI 49512

Register for Kentwood

To download and mail a physical registration form, please click the button below.

Physical Registration Form


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.