FRIENDS OF BICP
The BICP is supported by this awesome group of businesses, we believe in aligning with like-minded companies and brands and building long-term relationships that help us support our community of instructors.
WYNDHAM HOTELS & RESORTS
A GREAT STAY IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK
With thousands of hotels across our portfolio of iconic brands, there’s a great Hotel By Wyndham waiting to greet you.
THE IPA COLLECTIVE
The IPA Collective brings you some of the best brands in the industry. Become part of each brand’s program and purchase directly from the brand, not a 3rd party pro retailer. IPA connects you to up-to-date product availability & information; repair, warranty, and return solutions; pro-level pricing; and world-class customer service. IPA has the most experienced pro staff in the industry – we get you approved and enjoying your pro access as quickly as possible, with the best rates in the industry.
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.
Loam has come to symbolize what mountain biking in the Pacific NW is all about. The soil, the wet climate, the built features, massive berms, and tabletops, moss-covered rocks, and mud. Loam Coffee is about promoting mountain biking here in the NW through coffee, stories, and stoke. But not only in the PNW. We’re here to promote mountain biking wherever there’s mountain biking to be had! We are mountain bikers. We ride. We drink coffee. We are doing so to continue to promote riding here and share stories not only with locals but for those who venture here into the NW whether exploring the network of trails at Post Canyon in Hood River, Oregon, or dropping in on A-Line in Whistler, British Columbia.
Loam Coffee is proud to partner with the BICP to offer its great coffee to all of the BICP members.
Royal Racing made its first product in 1999, the brand that was co-founded by Steve Peat is celebrating 20 years in business. 20 years is an eternity in mountain biking, and during that time, Royal has evolved several times over. To celebrate this impressive milestone, Royal has rejuvenated its logo to reflect what the brand wants to stand for today – clean looking and modern apparel for life on and off the bike.
TAG METALS MTB
TAG Metals knows a thing or two about making components for two-wheeled action sports, thanks to a long-standing moto heritage. They have put that experience to good use when designing their fresh new range of mountain bike components, introducing several innovative features that make life easier when setting up your cockpit.
The Mountain Bike Training Center is an online training and coaching resource for mountain bikers of various levels. Our videos will start from the very basics and progress with you to advanced techniques. If you’re looking to build a good technical base or if you’re an advanced rider looking to refine and progress your skills, you will find our programs useful.
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 of 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 has 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:
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
National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA)
The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) is pleased to partner with The Bike Instruction Certification Program (BICP). The partnership provides NICA access and guidance to BICP programs and instructors. With NICA being the largest youth mountain bike organization in the United States and BICP providing the global standard for skills instruction; this partnership will raise the bar for NICA coach and student-athletes skill instruction, as well as provide NICA coaches the opportunity to receive continuing education through BICP.
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.
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: a minimum of 2 hours
- Group clinics can be tailored to your needs. Call to discuss pricing.
- Email email@example.com 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 Certified 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.
Dr. Rae Gandolf,
Owner & Lead Instructor
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.
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!