Instructors for Individual Lessons

Individual Lessons for Youth and Adults

Below is a list of certified League Cycling Instructors and WABA educators who teach individual lessons. Please choose an instructor (or more than one) and get in touch using the supplied contact information. It is up to you to negotiate all details of your education experience with them, including but not limited to the number of lessons, time, date, location, price, equipment, and insurance.

Each instructor listing below includes the types of education available and the locations preferred by the instructor.

If you have any questions or concerns about the process of arranging one-on-one instruction, please email

After your individual education is complete, we would appreciate your feedback on the process and the experience. Please fill out the short survey here.

Happy riding,
WABA Education


Anna Bavier

Bio: My background is not a rider to Bikeshare to LCI in one year. My focus is building confidence to build skills to build happy bike riders.
Location: Washington, DC and anywhere Metrorail accessible
Students: All ages!

Liz Bolton

Bio: Liz is an experienced bicycle commuter and triathlete who remembers how intimidating–but thrilling!–it was to get started. She’s excited to help adults of all ages find or rediscover their love of riding a bike.
Location: Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, VA; Washington, DC
Students: Adults of all ages

Dottie Castille

Bio: Dottie is an LCI and a Coach for the League of American Bicyclists who started riding seriously with the New York Cycle Club in 2005 and went on to be a Group Leader for the Spring Training Series, aka C-Sig for 4 years before moving to the DC area for work.  She is a mother of four sons who are avid cyclists and grandmother of six grandchildren.  Her  youngest student, a two-year-old, happily rode her glider bike in the neighborhood Mardi Gras parade in her hometown in Louisiana.
Location: DMV area
Students: All ages

Terrie Chan

Bio: Biking to school as a child, my love for cycling was rekindled when I moved from San Francisco to Washington DC.  Whether it’s grocery shopping, far away errands or meeting up with friends, adventure and joy best describes my love for biking!  Let me show you how to become a safe and confident rider whether you are new to biking, want to ride on bike paths, tool around your own neighborhood, or experience the exhilarating thrill of riding down Pennsylvania Avenue!
Location: Washington, DC
Students: All ages

Jonathan Freeman

Bio: USA Cycling Federation Coach, Barnett’s Certified Master Technician. Technician at REI. Riding and racing over 25 years. Avid mountain biker and road cyclist. I have taught classes (maintenance and riding) for over 10 years. Cycling has been my passion my whole life.
Location: Will teach in the entire Washington Metro area and surrounding regions.
Students: Any person wanting to learn how to ride or improve their skills.

Edgar Gil Rico

Bio: Do you want to practice your Spanish while learning city cycling? Edgar is a bilingual (English and Spanish) League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor who commutes daily from Arlington into D.C. He has ridden his bike on the streets in Bogotá, Copenhagen, NYC and some other fun places. He has successfully taught adults and kids of all skill levels.
Location: Arlington, VA; Alexandria, VA; Washington, DC
Students: All ages

Jason Horowitz

Bio: Jason is a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor as well as a WABA Trail Ranger who rides in all locations, seasons and (most) conditions. He is also a professional photographer and teacher with many years of arts experience. He’s excited about sharing his love of cycling and/or photography — who’s up for learning city cycling  and photography while touring around DC’s monuments?
Location: Jason lives and works in Arlington but can (and will) teach throughout the region.
Students: All ages and all skill levels

Elizabeth Brooks Lyttleton

Bio: Most mornings, Elizabeth climbs on her cargo bike and rides with her three daughters to school in DC.  She completed her LCI training in 2014, and particularly loves working with families to help build comfort and confidence in cycling for both transportation and fun.
Location: Washington, DC; Arlington, VA; Alexandria, VA
Students: All ages

Alison Mendoza-Walters

Bio: Alison has been riding in the DC metro area for almost 10 years and has been teaching with WABA for the past 3 years. She loves working with both new and “renewed” bicyclists, meaning those who haven’t ridden in a number of years.
Location: Northwest PG County, DC & Arlington
Students: All ages

Brenda Ruby

Bio: Brenda has been riding a bike for the past 25 years and has biked all around the region on roads and trails primarily for the joy of riding. Brenda became a League Cycling Instructor in the Fall of 2013 and has successfully taught both children and adults who were sure they couldn’t learn. Lessons are always positive and fun.
Location: Montgomery County, MD; Northwest DC; Alexandria, VA; Arlington, VA
Students: ages 5-75!

Hamzat Sani

Bio: I want everyone who wants to (and even some who don’t know they want to yet) to enjoy riding a bike. I am a certified bike instructor with the League of American Bicyclists.  I’ve thought everyone from 5 year olds to grandmothers and would love to learn how I can help you.
Location: Anywhere in the DC Metro area and if you’re special maybe beyond that
Students: I can work with any age, gender representation, cultural background or physical ability.

Kelley Westenhoff

Bio: I love to share the joy of biking through patience and encouragement. I rode my bike from Seattle to Washington, DC in 2016 so I’m experienced in every kind of riding surface and traffic conditions!
Location: Fairfax County, Arlington, County, Falls Church, Alexandria, Prince WIlliam County, and Loudon County. I live in Reston.
Students: I’m happy to teach anyone, but my primary focus and experience has been with children and women.