Why: A demand from the community has shown an increase in interest in our sport, and the demand for great mountain bike instructors is needed. Expand your knowledge and learn new tools to become a stronger and more well-rounded instructor.
The Bike Instructor Certification Program is building bridges and community with our “Cross Over” course. “Cross Over” courses are offered to members of the mountain bike community who may have certifications from other recognized organizations. We invite you to join the BICP family and take our “Cross Over” courses.
Other Certification Level Two = BICP Level Two Certification
How: Find a Level 2 course that meets your schedule. Contact the BICP administration for your discounted rate. Attend the 3-day course and share your experience and knowledge with other instructors.
Cost: $325 USD.
A BICP Level 2 membership will be added to your purchase.
Level 2 Prerequisites:
- BICP Ride Leader Certification.
- BICP Level 1 Certification.
- 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
Trackstand – Perform a Trackstand for 15 seconds or longer – with two different wheel/pedal combinations. A total of 30 seconds.
Front Wheel Lift – Perform a Front Wheel Lift over a 4-inch (10 cm) high feature.
Rear Wheel Lift – Perform a Front Wheel Lift and then a Rear Wheel Lift over a 4-inch (10 cm) high feature.
Level Lift – Perform a Level Lift over a 4-inch (10 cm) high feature, landing both wheels at the same time.
¼ Punch Front Wheel Lift – Perform a ¼ Punch Wheel lift up/over a 4-inch (10 cm) high feature, adding unweighting of the rear wheel.
Manual Front Wheel Lift – Perform a Manual Front Wheel Lift over a feature. Minimum of 5 ft (1.5 m).
Advanced Braking – Perform an Emergency Braking Stop at running speed, in the correct order demonstrating all the body movements in order.
Steep Descending – Descending an Intermediate (Black Trail) for 30 ft (9 m) or longer (Technical Trail) demonstrating proper use of the Ten Fundamentals.
Basic Berm Cornering – To maintain a consistent speed while riding perpendicular to the terrain.
Intermediate Cornering – Maintain balance and control while leaning the bike through a 180-degree corner, at a high speed – in both directions.
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 Pumping – To accelerate and carry momentum using proper technique.
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.