Linda Atkins, an everyday bike commuter who hasn't owned a car for 20 years, was amazed at the difference in perception a little training could make. "It was like night and day," she says of her experience with the Urban Cycling Workshops. "I felt much safer, much more relaxed, much more confident."More in the Chronicle: "Safe streets: Workshops help cyclists trim risk."
For similar bike safety education programs in your area in the United States, look at the League of American Bicyclists Bike Education resources page. You can search by state for instructors and classes.
I have an LAB Road 1 certificate; someday maybe I'll become an LCI.