I was rooting thru the Bike Ed database over at the League website last night working on getting a March Road I course put together, when I noticed that our own Jennifer Shaw of Maumelle has gotten her LCI certification at one of the seminars held last month in Houston. Also certified is Mitchell Durham of Greenwood. That gives Arkansas a total of 7 LCIs ( up from 2 at this time last year), with 5 of them here in the Little Rock metropolitan area. That sort of stuff is important when a community is looking at applying for the League's "Bike Friendly Community" classification.
Anyway, a hearty congratulations to Jenn and Mitch... having just gone thru that wringer, I know how hard it is to get that little certificate. It takes about 6 to 7 weeks after the seminar for the League to process the paperwork and issue you a certification number and certificate, but your LCI status is effective from the time you pass the seminar.
Willa will be offering the Road I Course again next month, on February 7 & 8, at the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service headquarters on University Avenue (between UALR and Catfish City). The classroom phase is Friday evening from 5:30 p.m. to about 9:30 p.m., and they'll reconvene Saturday morning for the on-road phase at 8:00 a.m.