Level 2 Certification Intermediate Skills Instructor
Length: A 3-day course that certifies an individual as an Intermediate Skills Instructor.
Cost: $650 USD
NOTE: 2020 curriculum changes require all prior participants to take the Level 1 Bridge course as a Prerequisite.
Details on annual dues and policies to maintain this certification can be found at https://icp.bike/policies/
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 course, participants must demonstrate an understanding of the material, perform a suitable teaching simulation, and pass a written test.
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 bike related industry
- BICP Level 1 Leader Certification
- Meet or exceed our BICP LEVEL 2 RIDING STANDARDS
- Proficiency in performing the riding skills you will learn to teach: Watch a brief video of the bike skills covered below
- At least 18 yrs old
- Good communication skills
- A strong desire to help others have more fun and progress safely
- Ability to perform basic trail side repairs (flat tires, broken chains, and shift adjustments)
- Fluent in the English language including reading and speaking
Instructor Best Practices
Introduction to Instruction
Fundamental Skills Instruction
Intermediate Skills Instruction
The Ten Fundamental Elements of Mountain Biking:
Neutral Position, Ready Position, & Ready State
Gearing and Cadence
Timing and Coordination
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.
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 REQUIRED SKILLS – PREVIEW VIDEO ⚡️
Get a jump start on your skill practice before your L2 course!
Practice on flat pedals, as they are required for the course.
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