Cross-Over Certification

Level 1 Fundamental Skills Instructor

Details on annual dues and policies to maintain this certification can be found at

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” Certification. These courses are offered to members of the mountain bike community that may have certifications from other recognized organizations. We invite you to join the BICP family and take our “Cross Over” courses.

How: Find a Level 1 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, plus $65 annual membership dues.

Level 1 Prerequisites:

  • Provide a copy of current Certification from other recognized organization
  • Current First Aid and CPR certificate
  • Three or more years of mountain biking experience
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Good communication skills with 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
  • Wilderness First Aid certification is strongly recommended

You will be tested on the following:

  • Fundamental Elements
  • Skill Description
  • Demonstrations
  • Group Management
  • Error Detection and Corrections
  • Progressions
  • Communication
  • Leadership & Professional Conduct

Level 1 Course Skills:

  • Neutral Position and Ready Position
  • Bike/Body Separation
  • Braking
  • Shifting
  • Ratcheting
  • Riding Straight Lines
  • Small Circles
  • Switchbacks
  • Rock Dodge
  • Seated Climb
  • Standing Climb
  • Crouched Climb
  • Restarting on a Climb
  • Climbing Dismount
  • Braking on Descents
  • Descending Dismount
  • Descending for Beginner to Intermediate trails
  • Cornering
  • Roll Down

In order to pass the BICP Level 1 course, participants must demonstrate an understanding of the material, and perform suitable teaching simulations.

Wanting more of a challenge submit your current organization certificate and register for your BICP Level 2 certification.