Citi Bike

Ride Leader Academy

Training the next generation of ride leaders to start bike clubs in their communities.

Do you love biking and do you want to start a bike club? Ride Leader Academy will provide you with the training and skills to become a local ride leader in your community. Learn safety protocols, how to pick routes, how to manage a group of cyclists, and more.

How it Works
We will be accepting 6 Ride Leaders from Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan & the Bronx into this year’s program.
Ride leaders will receive:

Get Involved
If you’re interested in becoming a ride leader or know of an interested applicant, please fill out the Google Form in your chosen language below:

When applying, you must be able to commit to attending a 3-week training course from Courtney Williams. This includes 3 in-class sessions on three consecutive Tuesday evenings (April 30, May 7, 14) and 3 on-bike sessions on three consecutive Saturday mornings (May 4, 11, 18). These training sessions are mandatory, so please ensure you can attend before submitting an application. All applicants must be ages 18+.

Dates to Know

  • Applications open: Friday, March 1st, 2024
  • Applications close: Sunday, April 7th, 2024
  • Winners will be notified: between April 12th-16th, 2024