Mountain biking is a fast-growing sport, and as more people take to the trails, there is an increasing need for experienced riders to assume leadership. The BICP Adaptive Level 1 Fundamental Skills Instructor Certification was developed to provide comprehensive training for mountain bike coaching, rider assessment, and fundamental skills instruction. This material is valuable for many types of leaders, people working as ride instructors for mountain bike clubs, and outdoor recreation educational programs.
The BICP Adaptive Level 1 Fundamental Skills Instructor Certification course is intended to be an all-inclusive training to fundamental skills coaching, an intensive course focused on skills analysis, effective teaching, and skills progressions with evaluations in each of those areas.
The BICP strongly recommends you develop your own safety standards, operational procedures, and emergency action plans, in order to manage risk and satisfy your own insurance policy. In the interest of the sport, make sure you ride trails in a safe and responsible manner, set a good example for others, and manage riders, to avoid accidents, injuries, and conflict with trail users.
Much of the written content in this manual is geared toward the 2- Wheel bicycle. It is our hope that participants of this course will gain a deeper understanding of the different cycles. As we focus on the Ten Fundamentals, be prepared to discuss how they could relate to an adaptive rider and the different adaptive cycles.
During the in-person course, the participants will learn the different body movements and skills presented in this manual on a variety of different cycles.
As no two riders are the same, not every adaptive cycle is the same. Learning to understand the different body movements on different cycles will help you when working with adaptive riders with different needs and abilities.
Goal = Balance + Stability + Control for all riders.
The Bike Instructor Certification Program is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with the goal of the BICP is to break down the barrier to entry by increasing access to professionally trained and certified mountain bike instructors. We thank you for your participation and wish you well with your future pursuits in the sport of mountain biking.
The objective of this training is to help you gain confidence and an understanding of the elements of mountain biking. After participating in this course you will be qualified to:
- Lead individual/group mountain bike ride in a professional, systematic, and safe manner
- Assess each rider in the group through a pre-ride observation session
- Assess and diagnose common errors within each rider’s fundamental skills
- Prepare and implement action plans in an emergency situation
- Make responsible choices in picking trail routes for specific groups
- Bike and equipment set-up for safety, comfort, and performance
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As a member of the Bike Instructor Certification Program;
Annual Membership Dues
The certification holder must maintain their annual membership dues.
- The cost of the BICP annual membership fees is $65.00
- Annual membership dues will be set as a reoccurring payment through PayPal or Stripe
This certification holder must maintain a current basic First Aid / CPR training certification.
The certification is valid for 4 years from the date issued, recertification is required every 4 years.