BICP SPONSORS AND PREFERRED PROVIDERS
The BICP is supported by this awesome group of sponsors and preferred providers. We believe in aligning with like-minded companies and brands and building long-term relationships that help us support our community of shredders.
Current members of the Bike Instructor Certification Program are recognized as experts in our industry and are entitled to behind the scenes access, perks and discounts up to 60% off on your favorite brands through expertvoice.com. Learn more about products from brands like Reynolds Cycling, Diamondback, Pearl Izumi, Outdoor Research and hundreds more. For new BICP members, shortly after passing our course you’ll receive a card in the mail with instructions and an access code.
Watch Expert Voice’s Web Tour Video for a brief intro to how it works.
Fox keeps our BICP Instructor Trainers looking swag while coaching. You’ll be able to get a killer deal on Fox gear through your BICP Experticity membership. Plan out your next kit on the Fox Racing website. Matchy Matchy!
The BICP is skill based and therefore we teach all courses using flat pedals and require that participants learn to teach the skills this way too. At the BICP, our Instructor Trainers are fortunate to rock the best flat pedal shoes on the market, Five Ten. By combining innovative shoe designs and state-of-the-art technology with the unbeatable friction and durability of Stealth Rubber, Five Ten redefines the outdoor performance shoe category. You’ll be able to get a steep discount on some new kicks using the discount card given to you successfully completion your BICP Certification.
“Flat Pedals Win Medals.” – Sam Hill
Even if you’re not interested in the hunt for medals, you might as well wear a shoe that’s worthy of them!
Insurance for the Outdoor Industry – by outdoors people for outdoors people. AdventSure is the preferred insurance provider of the BICP. We are stoked to be partnered with a company committed to the community it supports. AdventSure is a member of 1% For the Planet where they can support the non-profits that support and sustain the lifestyles we lead.
If you need insurance, reach out to Sylvi, our rep – and tell her the BICP sent you! Don’t think you need insurance? Read this article…
We are a proud member of 1% For The Planet
We’re a mountain bike skills coaching and guiding company based in Bellingham, WA. We serve all of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We help beginner, intermediate, expert, and professional riders boost their skills, build confidence, and progress their riding – which translates to more fun on the trails!
March Northwest is led by founder and coach Shaums March. Shaums is currently the lead Instructor trainer and curriculum developer for the Bike Instructor Certification Program – BICP. Shaums has more than 20 years experience coaching, running youth programs, adult clinics, professional team building programs and one on one training. Shaums is proud of the influence his work has had on developing opportunities for coaches, small businesses, and riders in the area of professional mountain bike skill development.
Our professional team of instructors have a combined four decades of teaching and coaching experience. MNW coaches focus on developing riding skills through a structured progression, with safety and fun being top priorities.
For questions, visit marchnorthwest or give us a shout:
USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling in the United States and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, and BMX.
With a mission to develop the sport of cycling in the United States at all levels and to achieve sustained international racing success, USA Cycling supports cyclists from enthusiasts just beginning in the sport to seasoned professionals. They may be best known for the identification, development, and selection of cyclists to represent the United States in international competition, but equally important is our support of amateur bike racing through grassroots development programs and the provision of critical infrastructure to run organized racing. Recently, they have broadened our mission to support enthusiasts and the events in which they participate like gran fondos and fun rides.
The mission of USA Cycling is to develop the sport of cycling in the United States at all levels and to achieve sustained international racing success while fostering a shared commitment to safety, integrity, and the joy of cycling. Their vision is that the sport of cycling in the United States is safe, fun, and locally accessible for a vibrant community of racers, enthusiasts, supporters and event directors, and is represented by highly successful athletes competing with integrity on the world stage.
Established in 1893, MAGURA is based in Bad Urach, Germany. MAGURA designed and engineered innovations have included the first-ever hydraulic mountain bike brake in 1987 and the first adjust-on-the-fly motorcycle clutch lever for off-road racing legend Malcolm Smith in 1968.
Magura brakes have been chosen by many of the top performing riders in the world. Your commitment to the BICP program will now enable you (and your clients/students) to experience Magura products at a discount.
As a BICP Level 3 Advanced Skills Instructor, you are entitled to a 50% discount on a single purchase from the Magura webstore, while Level 1 & 2 Skills Instructors receive 40% discounts. This code is only to be used by yourself and not to be abused.
To use your code:
- Visit http://www.magurausa-shop.com/
- Upon checkout, enter the Discount Code
Additionally, as a BICP instructor, you are considered an “influencer”. Other riders look up to you, not only for skills guidance, but product recommendations as well. You can offer additional value to your clients or students by offering them a 15% discount on a single purchase from the Magura webstore. You are free to distribute this code to your clients and students as you see appropriate.
- Have your client or student visit http://www.magurausa-shop.com/
- Upon checkout, enter the Discount Code
Magura hydraulic disc brakes are arguably the best performing brakes on the planet, but like any technical product, need to be installed and adjusted properly to realize their benefits. Magura recommends you work with your local shop for professional installation.
If you or your student/client need assistance choosing the correct set of brakes, adapters, rotors and installation, please ignore the discount codes above. Have your local shop call Matt Enlow at Magura at 618-395-2200 ext 230, and mention you are a BICP instructor, or BICP student/client. Matt will work directly with the shop on pricing, and the shop will ensure you get the right brakes and they are installed correctly.
Thanks for being a part of the BICP, and enjoy your Magura discount!
*For questions on your discount code, email the team at email@example.com!
PedalTherapy & Bike Paradise
Scott Givens has over 30 years of riding and competing under his pedals. He’s an active member of his local trail advocacy organization (DFMBA) and enjoys helping to host their events for kids. For over 10 years, Scott has provided his services to Magura’s annual press camps in Sedona (where he’s known for delicious sourdough pancakes).
In 2013, he launched PedalTherapy.com, the go-to coaching provider in the Phoenix area.
Bike Paradise Mountain Bike Vacations, offers luxury off-season training vacations to enthusiasts escaping the cold.
Blackwater Bicycles – Skills Instruction
Whether you are just getting started or you want to take your riding to the next level, mountain bike skills instruction can benefit any rider. Our BICP Level III advanced instructor will break down each skill into manageable pieces, then teach you how to put them all together while providing valuable feedback.
Lessons are typically taught in our local park, starting with learning skills in a grassy field and then practicing on singletrack. We offer private or group lessons, and each clinic is tailored to fit the individual or group needs.
- Private Instruction: $40/hour
- Up to 4 people: $25/hr per person
- First lesson: minimum 2 hours
- Group clinics can be tailored to your needs. Call to discuss pricing.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shop at 434-385-7047 to schedule a lesson
- For more information, visit us at: http://www.blackwaterbikeshop.
Squamish’s Premier Mountain Bike Adventure Company
Come ride the world’s greatest Mountain Biking destination with an end-to-end provider that has industry certified guides and instructors. Hone your skills with a Skills Camp or Coaching or if you are ready to explore; our Guided Rides or Rental Bikes will take you around the incredible and vast trail networks that the Sea to Sky Corridor has to offer. Extend your trip and spend the night in our Mountain Bike friendly suite and do it all again the next day.
Ride With Rae
Would you like to improve your bike handling so you can have more fun, or gain confidence in getting out on the trails? I am a BICP Certifed Level 3 Instructor, the certification preferred by IMBA, USA Cycling, and NICA, and I want to help you build your skills with proper technique to achieve your goals.
I offer one-on-one instruction and small clinics. General instruction is geared for beginner through intermediate riders (men and women of all ages) and advance instruction can be tailored for more experienced riders.
MTB Experience is committed to bringing the mountain biking experience to everyone! We offer skills clinics, private lessons and adventure retreats and guided, coaches rides in California and beyond. All of our coaches are BICP Level 2 and/or 3 Certified and enjoy working with all levels and ages of riders.
Check out our website to see the events and clinics happening near you. If you don’t see something that meets your needs, please give us a call or an e-mail and we will work with you to create a program for you or your group.
Skills Program Director
Cognition Endurance Sports Coaching
Cognition Endurance Sports Coaching (Cognition) a group of BICP-Certified ambassadors that believe that cycling should be a part of every community and supports those that enjoy the outdoors by bike. To do this, we host skills clinics for riders of all levels, consult with schools to add bike programs for students, and support youth development programs such as the National Interscholastic Cycling Associate (NICA) to get more people on bikes.
Cognition Coaching’s founder, Ben Tufford, is a BICP Instructor Trainer and the NICA National Coach Licensing Manager.
Each athlete has individual circumstances in which to train. They have unique goals, disciplines of sport, strengths and weaknesses. With a coach, you can spend less time managing your training. Spend more time working towards your goals. Let Cognition provide the direction and keep you on the path to success!
Super Fly Outdoors
Super Fly Outdoors is a guiding and instructional company based in Austin, Texas and created to specialize in sharing the passion of outdoor pursuits with every human.
Founder and Lead Instructor/Guide Cindy Abbott offers private and group mountain bike lessons, guided mountain bike rides, private coaching, as well as guided rock climbing adventures in Texas and Mexico. She is a BICP certified Level 2 mountain bike skills instructor and Instructor Trainer, an American Mountain Guide Association Single Pitch Instructor, Wilderness First Responder, and NICA Head Coach.
Cindy is excited to share her many years of outdoor education experience and passion with all outdoor enthusiasts from novice to expert. Contact her for scheduling, pricing, and questions!