The City of Davis is always looking for people who are good educators, outgoing, available to teach classes on weeknights and weekends in Davis, and are interested in teaching people bike safety.
We will train you to become an instructor. Applicants must have a working bike, be able to ride at-least 10 miles, and have knowledge of the rules of the road. This is a paid position. Depending on skill level, instructors could earn $35 an hour.
How to become a bike safety instructor?
1. Complete the on-line Traffic Skills 101 course http://www.bikeed.org/ and email a print screen of your scores, resume and cover letter to Bikes at City of Davis firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants with high scores will move forward to the next step.
2. Must attend and pass the Traffic Skills 101 training. This is nine hours. It is very important that you study the training modules and feel both confident and comfortable teaching this course. After this course applicants need to continue to study the Traffic Skills 101 materials to prepare for the LCI training.
3. Must attend and pass the League of American Bicycles League Instructor Seminar, a 24-hour course. This class is typically one evening and two full weekend days. The focus of this seminar is teaching and demonstrating techniques to use when teaching others. The seminar does not emphasize the content or specific details to biking course curricula. Students who enter into the seminar must have a strong working knowledge of the skills taught in the Traffic Skills 101 course. Generally 1/3 of this course is on bike- so students should be prepared to ride. More info about the League of American Bicyclists is available at http://www.bikeleague.org.
After becoming a League Certified Instructor and joining the League of American Bicyclists, you are now ready to teach bike safety classes in Davis and around the region. Instructors will be able to sign-up to teach classes. All instructors who pass the training will need to be available to teach bike safety classes in Davis for at least two years.