How to train a bike share Champion

by Stefani Cox

Source: Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.

Bike share ambassadors and street outreach teams are now some of the more popular forms of exploring bike share equity. But it’s not always easy to figure out the best training process.

For one strong example, we can turn to the Atlanta BBSP partnership, which has shared training materials for its bike share ambassadors (known as “champions”).

The comprehensive guide covers the full gamut of questions trainers might have in developing their curriculum. For example, there is information on what types of program staff your organization should have, as well as how to advertise for the participants themselves.

Not to be overlooked are logistical details included, such as how long to make trainings, where to hold trainings, and how to handle food and childcare for participants. There is also a sample budget provided, as well as an overview of the actual materials taught during training sessions.

>Download the Atlanta Bike Champions training manual here.

The Better Bike Share Partnership is a JPB Foundation-funded collaboration between the City of Philadelphia, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the PeopleForBikes Foundation to build equitable and replicable bike share systems. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or sign up for our weekly newsletter. Story tip? Write