Some of you have already noticed a new purple button on the upper right corner of the BICP website. Following your suggestions, this new tool was built to give businesses and prospective clients the ability to search for YOU – BICP Coaches and Guides – within specific, geographic areas and is a way for you to share your businesses with other coaches, even if it is outside of coaching or guiding*.
*Notes: This is available for all active memberships that are current with their dues. We are still working on functionality for international countries but you can search for US states and Canadian Provinces. You should still update your profile using the following steps to make sure your contact information is complete and correct, regardless, for it to work.
Some of you may ask, “Why make it searchable?” Here are a few examples:
- You’ve started a coaching business and have many people signing up for classes above and beyond what you can handle alone. You look up coaches in your state and are immediately provided a list of certified guides and coaches that you can reach out and collaborate with.
- Maybe you have an accounting business or even a silk screening business. Knowing that other coaches may require your services, you can connect with them through this directory, and the other coaches will know they are also supporting like-minded, helpful people in the sport of mountain biking.
Some of you may also ask, “I’d like to opt-out of the searchable database for now.” That’s completely fine! Login, follow the steps in the graphic to update your profile and CHECK the box to not be searchable.