Ride Leader Certification
HBL will be starting a new program to certify those interested in leading rides! Group rides are a great way to meet new people, connect with old friends, find new routes, and introduce others to the joy of cycling. Being a Ride Leader is great fun, but also comes with a lot of responsibility. Through HBL’s Ride Leader Certification Program we will make sure you are equipped to handle any group ride and lead it with confidence and certainty.
To be an HBL certified Ride Leader, you must complete the following:
- Ride Leader Training session – This training is meant to bring standardization to group riding procedures that focuses on safety as well as fun. It covers what it means to be a Ride Leader, best practices on route planning, crash protocols, and more. (Training scheduled as needed.)
- Road Cycling Skills workshop – This on-bike workshop covers group riding skills, cyclists rules & responsibilities, helmet & bike fit, teaches you how to do hazard avoidance maneuvers, and more. (Sign by clicking HERE)
- Basic Bike Maintenance workshop – This hands-on workshop goes over how to fix a flat with ease, equipment safety checks, and how to perform general maintenance on your bike. (Sign by clicking HERE)
You must also have a valid CPR certification. HBL will be organizing CPR certification classes for Ride Leaders on an as-needed basis. You can either attend a scheduled CPR class with HBL and other Ride Leaders or obtain your certification on your own.
- You are a current HBL member.
- You are or become a League Cycling Instructor, certified nationally by the League of American Bicyclists. (O‘ahu LCI Seminar: July 20 – 22, 2018)
- You encourage more people to ride or lead rides. Cycling is fun, and even fun-er with friends! 🙂
Once you complete all Ride Leader requirements HBL will formally present you your certification! This should be renewed annually.
What are the perks of being a formal Ride Leader?
1 – Ride Leaders leading an HBL affiliated group ride (RHL Roving Ride, Start Off the Week Right ride, etc.) are covered by HBL’s insurance.
2 – People riding under your leadership must call you Leader and listen to you! Think about the power you’ll have!
3 – You get the satisfaction and inexplainable joy of knowing that you are helping people get riding, get active, and enjoy Hawai‘i (by two-wheels)!
4 – The Ride Leader who leads the most rides will be formally recognized at the HBL Annual Dinner & Fundraiser (in January)!
Email HBL’s Adult Education Manager at Malia@HBL.org for more information.
Ride Leader Resources:
- HBL Group Ride Waiver/Sign-In
- Safety Briefing Checklist
- Ride Leader Training Notes (to be updated)
- Ride Leader Items Checklist (to be updated)