Level 2 Certification Intermediate Skills Instructor
Length: A 3-day course that certifies an individual as an Intermediate Skills Instructor.
Cost: $650 USD
Changes were made to the BICP curriculum, as of January 2020.
The BICP recommends that participants who received their certification prior to 2020 participate in a Level 1 Bridge course prior to attending a Level 2 certification.
Details on annual dues and policies to maintain this certification can be found at https://icp.bike/policies/
The Level 2 course offers hands-on training, students will receive comprehensive training on the fundamental elements of mountain biking. Level 2 participants will create a foundation for teaching mountain bike skills clinics including personal riding skills, proper form, systematic methods, and terminology.
Completion of the course, in addition to passing a practical exam, will qualify an individual to:
- Instruct individual or group mountain bike skills clinics in a professional, systematic, and safe manner
- Assess the level of each rider in their group through a pre-ride observation session
- Assess and diagnose common errors within each rider’s fundamental skills
- Prepare and implement teaching plans, progressions, and goal planning for future skills clinics
- Make responsible choices when instructing mountain bike skills clinics
- Assist BICP instructors at clinics, camps, and events
Level 2 Prerequisites:
- Wilderness First Aid certification strongly recommended
- Three or more years of mountain bike experience
- Volunteer work or work experience in the bike-related industry
- BICP Level 1 Leader Certification
- Meet or exceed our BICP LEVEL 2 RIDING STANDARDS
- At least 18 yrs. old
- 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 shift adjustments)
- Fluent in the English language including reading and speaking
Each student will be tested on their ability to demonstrate, teach, and provide feedback through error detection and corrections.
In order to pass the BICP Level 2 Bridge course, participants must pass a pretest, demonstrate an understanding of the material, perform a suitable teaching simulation, and pass a final written exam.
The certification holder must maintain their annual membership dues.
The certification holder must maintain a current basic First Aid / CPR training certification.
The Certification is valid for 4 years from the date issued.
An in-person recertification course is required every 4 years.
Although this course is not to be taken as a personal skills training event, participants will end up honing their skills on the bike and gaining additional knowledge about mountain biking.
Level 2 Course Topics:
- Level 1 Fundamental Skills review
- Skills analysis
- Effective teaching
- Error detection and correction
- Skill progressions
- Creating teaching plans
Level 2 Course Skills:
- Review of Level 1 Fundamental Skills
- Front Wheel Lift
- Rear Wheel Lift
- Puddle Stomp
- Level Lift
- 1/4 Punch Front Wheel Lift
- Descending for Intermediate to Advanced trails
- Roll Downs for Intermediate to Advanced trails
- High-Speed Cornering
- Berm Cornering
- Advanced Braking