The BICP Drop Bar Level 1 Fundamental Skills Instructor course was developed to provide comprehensive training for “Drop Bar” bike skills. This material is valuable for many types of leaders, people working as ride instructors for biking clubs and outdoor recreation educational programs, or for recreational riders wanting to be better prepared when riding with friends.
With the widely popular and growing sport of Road and Gravel biking, we have developed this skills course for coaches and instructors who teach people riding in these disciplines.
The Level 1 course offers comprehensive hands-on training on the fundamentals of Drop Bar bike skills. All participants will create a foundation for teaching Drop Bar bike skills clinics, including personal riding skills, proper form, systematic methods, and terminology.
Length: A 3-day course that certifies an individual as a Fundamental Skills Instructor.
Cost: $700 USD.
A BICP Level 1 membership will be added to your purchase.
In order to pass the BICP Level 1 course, participants must complete the online coursework (approximately 24 hours), demonstrate an understanding of the material, and perform suitable teaching simulations.
Level 1 Prerequisites:
- BICP Ride Leader Certification.
- Current First Aid & CPR certificate.
- Wilderness First Aid certification is strongly recommended.
- Three or more years of mountain bike experience.
- Volunteer work or work experience in the bike-related industry.
- At least 16 yrs. Old.
- Good communication skills.
- A strong desire to help others have more fun and progress safely.
- Ability to perform basic trailside repairs (flat tires, broken chains, and shift adjustments).
- Fluent in the English language, including reading and speaking.
You will be tested on the following:
- Fundamental Elements
- Skill Description
- Group Management
- Error Detection and Corrections
- Leadership & Professional Conduct
The BICP uses the Minimum Ride Standard when testing for Certification.
The BICP Certification courses are skills teaching courses, not skills learning courses.
Therefore, the participants attending the in-person certification course should be well-versed in the skills mentioned below and must be able to perform them at or above the BICP Ride Standard. The successful demonstration of these skills during the course is a prerequisite for certification. It is, therefore, mandatory for the participants to be proficient in these skills before attending the course. It is mandatory to demonstrate these skills successfully to achieve certification during the course.
Being able to perform the skill = Proficient at the skill.
Being able to teach the skill = Mastering the skill.
Please contact the BICP for information on a skills prep course if you need help meeting these ride standards.