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FBA Ride Leader / Ride Marshal Virtual Certification Program

Shared from Florida Bicycle Association:

Florida Bicycle Association is bringing back the virtual certification for Florida Bicycle Month in March. The March sessions are limited to 20 participants and registration closes on February 26.

Whether you are leading a community ride, a club ride or a major charity bicycling event over multiple days, FBA has the cycling education program for you. The Ride Leader / Ride Marshal (RLRM) training and certification program is modular in approach to allow focus on relevant information for ride leader / ride marshal development. They require FBA membership for those looking to become certified and a fee of $35 to participate in the virtual format.

“We realize the pandemic has impacted the ability to ride safely in groups for many large organization charity rides as well as weekly club rides.  We also know many of you have been waiting to be FBA certified as a ride leader / ride marshal, for when cycling in groups is safe again.  Our virtual RLRM certification program is a good time to sharpen your skills and earn your Ride Leader/Ride Marshal Certification,” shared FBA.

RLRM Certification Virtual Curriculum via Zoom online platform

  • Module One – Saturday, March 6 – 1PM to 3PM – 2 hours (with breaks) and includes:
    • Welcome/Team Operating Guidelines, Zoom and Virtual Learning Tips
    • Benefits of Cycling
    • Top Challenges
    • FL Pedestrian and Bicycling Laws
    • PCP Tips
    • Helmet Fitting
    • Summary Close
  • Module Two – Saturday, March 13 – 1PM to 2PM – 1 hour and includes:
    • Welcome and review of previous learning
    • Group Riding Skills
    • Paceline Skills
    • Advanced Cycling Skills
    • Summary and Close
  • Module Three – Saturday, March 20 – 1PM to 2:30PM – 90 minutes and includes:
    • Welcome and review of previous learning
    • Role of the Leader/Ride Marshal overview
    • The Role of the Coach and Teacher
    • Performance Conversations
    • Assessing your Ride Group and Tutorials
    • Club Standards and Best Practices
    • Role of the Ride Marshal defined
    • Summary and Close—option to take test now or after the optional study session on October 10
  • Optional Certification Exam Review – Saturday, March 27 – 1PM to 2PM – 60 minutes and includes:
    • Review of the 3 previous modules
    • Q & A
    • Rules of engagement for certification exam
      • One week to complete
      • Use of materials received pre-session OK
      • Grading guidelines
      • Retake guidelines

This special 2021 Florida Bicycle Month (March) RLRM virtual certification requires membership to the Florida Bicycle Association and a commitment to the first three Modules (please check and confirm your availability for the dates and times before registering) and will be limited to 20 participants. Registration for the March sessions will close on February 26.

Please register HERE! If you can’t make these March dates, we will offer certification for May – National Bike Month (Details will be posted March 1).

The $35 certification fee includes:

  • Pre-session materials     
    • FL Bicycling Street Smarts CyclingSavvy Edition
    • ATAT Helmet Fitting brochure
    • FL Bicycle and Pedestrian Law Enforcement Guide
  • The above mentioned modules
  • Post-session certified RLRMs receive:
    • RLRM Certificate
    • FL Bicycle and Pedestrian Law Synopsis
    • RLRM socks
    • RLRM sticker
    • RLRM quick reference spiral notebook

The March sessions are limited to 20 participants and registration closes on February 26.

Please register HERE! If you can’t make these March dates, we will offer certification for May – National Bike Month (Details will be posted March 1).

Please contact the RLRM Program Director, Mary Beth Garcia @ [email protected] for more information.

 

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