Dear Community Member:

Bike Instructor Certification Program, formally IMBA-ICP, a stand-alone non-profit 501(c) 3. The Bike Instructor Certification Program has experienced a very successful start, since branching out on its own, and our courses continue to receive a high level of demand.

In 2018, we conducted 72 certification courses and certified over 300 new members and hired 10 new Instructor Trainers. We are continuing to grow and the changes we are making are having an impact in the mountain bike industry.

In 2019, we conducted 96 certification courses (doubling the number of courses offered through IMBA-ICP) and certified over 450 new members and hired 6 more new Instructor Trainers. To date, we have 2600 mountain bike instructors in our network.

We have an exciting year ahead planned for 2020, we are rolling out a new curriculum with more online content, new levels of certifications and more continued education. 2020 events are being scheduled around the globe and we are asking for donations to help offset our general expenses. To keep up with the demands of the growing sport requires ongoing changes to our curriculum. Meeting the needs of our members and the industry while adhering to our strict standard to teach safely and with purpose. We try to keep course fees reasonable and our yearly dues low in order to allow more members to participate and stay active but unfortunately our organization’s budget cannot be met by participants dues alone, and although much of this budget is derived from member dues, we need your help to keep our industry at the cutting edge of our industry.

Bike Instructor Certification Program’s mission is to advance the global standard of mountain bike instruction, driving an inclusive community that empowers our members through education, certification, service, and experience.

The BICP is proud of its members and supports them in creating a strong community of like-minded individuals that work together to grow the sport of mountain biking in their community. We support our coaches and encourage them to start a mountain bike business in their community, many of our coaches work with their local trail systems and schools to develop after-school programs.

Given that we are a non-profit organization, your donation is tax-deductible and serves as an excellent way to give back to your community. We graciously accept any assistance you can offer, and we thank you in advance for your support.

Donors will be presented with a letter of thanks as well as an acknowledgment certificate for your tax-deductible donation. Also, any donor that gives over $500 matched by in-kind donation will receive a sponsor status which we will recognize on our website. A Federal Tax ID number is available upon request.

For more information on how to be a sponsor of the BICP, please contact Nicole Gerow

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Nicole Gerow

Director of Administration