BIKE INSTRUCTION CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (BICP)

NATIONAL STANDARD FOR MOUNTAIN BIKE INSTRUCTION

IT Team photo 2017

The goal of the BICP is to break down the barrier to entry by increasing access to professionally trained and certified mountain bike instructors.


Who We Are

The Bike Instructor Certification Program (BICP) offers professional training and certification for individuals who lead group rides or teach mountain bike skills clinics. The BICP is building on proven, successful methods nearly two decades in development, and aims to establish a global standard for mountain bike skills instructor training.

With origins dating back to 1995, our training materials are built on 20 years of coaching experience, skill development, and program building.

The BICP is demystifying the process of teaching mountain biking skills in a structured progression.

More than 200 BICP courses have been led Globally, certifying 1400 individuals. The BICP continually develops the curriculum and training for our Instructor Trainers to maintain high-quality standards.

Why the BICP?

Learning to mountain bike can be difficult. Minor accidents and injuries are common in our sport. Without consistent language and standards, teaching skill development within a safe environment is challenging.

The goal of the BICP is to break down the barrier to entry by increasing access to professionally trained and certified mountain bike instructors. Led by Shaums March, our team of certified Instructor Trainers will add legitimacy to the sport of mountain biking and remove barriers to instruction in the community.

“People think that [mountain biking] is just a matter of throwing yourself down a hill; they don’t realize how precise it is.”

Shaums March,
BICP Lead Instructor Trainer

THE BICP MISSION

Our mission is to advance the global standard for mountain bike instruction, driving an inclusive community that empowers our members through education, certification, service, and experience.

BICP Values and Principles


Integrity

  • We are honest and transparent with each other
  • We are honest with people about their performance
  • We operate with the letter of the law, safety is a priority
  • We uphold the values and principles of our Certification programs
  • We act as one unified body

 

Trust

  • We respect each other
  • We show respect for all individuals and organizations
  • We are community
  • We have confidence in our decision making

 

Passion for Success

  • We are committed to being the national standard
  • We challenge
  • We inspire

Business Acumen

  • We act like owners and treat the BICP as if it were our own business
  • We accept accountability
  • We grow, personally and professionally
  • We learn from you, our members
  • We build long-term partnerships

 

Leadership

  • We are all leaders in our sport
  • We have a vision and are creative
  • We develop others to become leaders
  • We focus resources towards the development of our future leaders
  • We believe it is the responsibility of all member to continually develop themselves and mentor others

Our Team of Professional Instructors

Meet the Crew

Shaums March, ICP Lead Instructor Trainer

SHAUMS MARCH

Lead Instructor Trainer
Mike Holme ICP Instructor Trainer

MIKE HOLME

Instructor Trainer
Dr Rae Gandolf ICP Instructor Trainer

DR. RAE GANDOLF

Instructor Trainer
Lisa Sher ICP Instructor Trainer

LISA SHER

Instructor Trainer
Jason Liebrecht ICP Instructor Trainer

JASON LIEBRECHT

Instructor Trainer
David DeVeny ICP Instructor Trainer

DAVID DeVENY

Instructor Trainer
Jake Carsten ICP Instructor Trainer

JAKE CARSTEN

Instructor Trainer
Phil Wadiner ICP Instructor Trainer

PHIL WADINER

Instructor Trainer
Ben Tufford ICP Instructor Trainer

BEN TUFFORD

Instructor Trainer
Jay Thomas ICP Instructor Trainer

JAY THOMAS

Instructor Trainer
Paige Ramsey ICP Instructor Trainer

PAIGE RAMSEY

Instructor Trainer
2015-07-07 15.52.17

NICOLE GEROW

ICP Program Manager
TravisBrown BICP Instructor Trainer

TRAVIS BROWN

Instructor Trainer

BICP Code of Conduct

  • Will promote sportsmanlike conduct with anyone we encounter during a BICP course or event
  • Will engage in positive behavior that ensures the health, safety, and well-being of other human beings or animals during a BICP course or event
  • Will not use drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products during any BICP course or event
  • Will use professional language (no profanity or swearing) during any BICP course or event
  • Will create a safe environment free of verbal or physical threats or abuse aimed at anyone we encounter during any BICP course or event
  • Will not initiate a fight, or scuffle with anyone we encounter during any BICP course or event
  • Penalty for any violation of the code of conduct could result in the person being banned from all BICP Programs