Become a WABA Instructor!

Why Teach with WABA?

  • WABA teaches over 100 adult, youth, and family biking classes across the region each year
  • 689 people learned to ride at a WABA class in 2023
  • No matter where people are in their bike riding journey, WABA has a class to help them meet their biking goals
  • WABA instructors enjoy sharing their love of biking with others, and take pride in the work that they do
  • WABA instructors are LCIs certified, a nationally recognized bicycle safety certification
  • WABA’s classes, in school programs, camps, and rides take place throughout the year. There are plenty of opportunities to teach and instructors can set their own availability
  • Instructor pay starts at $165 per class

What is an LCI?

League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) are certified by the League of American Bicyclists to teach bike safety classes to children and adults. Instructors help people to feel more secure when getting on a bike, whether it is their first time, or they are looking to incorporate riding into their daily routine. They teach bicycle handling skills as well as trail etiquette and traffic law to ensure that people on bikes know how to ride safely, considerately, and legally.
WABA has a cohort of over 40 League Cycling Instructors who teach our Adult and Youth education classes, lead community rides, and assist with Signature Events. They are enthusiastic local educators, bike experts, and active members community groups like Black Women Bike DC and Women & Bicycles.

Upcoming LCI Certification Opportunities

August 9th-11th, 2024 – WABA LCI Seminar, Washington D.C.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I am already LCI certified. Can I teach with WABA?
    • Yes, we take on new instructors all the time! Email us at
  2. Once I become certified, what can I do with my certification?
    • LCIs teach all over the country, in small towns, big cities & with organizations and schools. Most LCIs in the Washington region work for WABA, REI, or themselves as freelance private instructors. There are also plenty of volunteer opportunities with local organizations, schools, & community groups.
  3. Is there anything I have to do to maintain my certification?
    • Teach two classes per year and report them to the League and maintain your annual League of American Bicyclists membership (includes important teaching insurance coverage)