Were you recently certified in 2021 or 2022?
Why wait until you need to recertify; take the Bridge Certification Course and LEVELUP with the six newly added Level 2 skills.
Why: We have updated the BICP Level 2 curriculum by adding six more skills.
How: Email the BICP administration and request a Level 2 Bridge course, or reach out to your local BICP Instructor Trainer.
Cost: $325 USD.
A BICP Level 2 membership will be added to your purchase. Your membership and certification dates will be restarted.
Length: Approximately 20 hours of online pre-course work plus a 2-day in-person course. That certifies an individual as an Intermediate Skills Instructor.
Day 1 – Review and practice newly added skills.
Day 2 – Test your ability to teach and meet the BICP Minimum Ride Standards for the newly added skills.
In order to pass the BICP Level 2 course, participants must complete the online course prework(approximately 30 hours), demonstrate an understanding of the material, and perform suitable teaching simulations.
Please note the BRDIGE course is not the same as a RECERTIFICATION course. The BRIDGE course will only cover the six newly added skills.
Level 2 Prerequisites:
- BICP Ride Leader Certification.
- BICP Level 1 Certification.
- BICP Level 2 Certification 2021-2022.
- Current First Aid and CPR certificate.
- Wilderness First Aid certification is strongly recommended.
- Three or more years of mountain biking experience.
- Volunteer work or work experience in the bike-related industry.
- At least 18 years of age.
- 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 shifting 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.
BICP LEVEL TWO SKILLS DEMONSTRATIONS
Basic Berm Cornering – To maintain a consistent speed while riding perpendicular to the terrain.
Basic Pumping – To accelerate and carry momentum using proper technique.
NorthShore Dismount – Safely jump off the bike, off an elevated feature 12 inches high.
Basic Drops – To perform a Basic Drop off and elevated feature 18 inches high.
Introduction to Bunny Hop – To perform a Bunny Hop over a row of cones on the ground.
Basic Jumping – Land in control on the back side of a 4 ft high x 1 bike length tabletop jump – both wheel land at the same time.