BICP Drop Bar Bike L1 Certification-Boulder, CO- June 16-18, 2023

$65.00 / year for 4 years and a $585.00 sign-up fee

Drop Bar Bike Level 1 Fundamental Skills Instructor

Length: A 3-day course that certifies an individual as a Drop Bar Bike Fundamental Skills Instructor.

Cost: $650 USD (including $65 annual membership dues).

A prorated price is offered to current BICP Ride Leaders.

Time: The online prework will take approximately 24 hours, including a quiz after each chapter.

With the widely popular and growing sport of Road and Gravel biking, we have developed this skills course for coaches and instructors who teach people riding in these disciplines. The BICP Drop Bar Level 1 Fundamental Skills Instructor course was developed to provide comprehensive training for “drop bar” bike skills. This material is valuable for many types of leaders, people working as ride instructors for biking clubs, and outdoor recreation educational programs, or for recreational riders wanting to be better prepared when riding with friends.

The BICP Drop Bar Level 1 Fundamental Skills Instructor Certification course is intended to be an all-inclusive training for fundamental skills coaching, an intensive course focused on skill analysis, effective teaching, and skills progressions with evaluations in each of those areas.

In order to pass the BICP Drop Bar Level 1 course, participants must complete the online coursework (approximately 24 hours), demonstrate an understanding of the material, and perform suitable teaching simulations.

List of Skills and Ride Standards

Completion of the course, in addition to passing a practical exam, will qualify an individual to:

  • Instruct individual or group drop bar bike skills clinics professionally, systematically, and safely.
  • Assess the level of each rider in their group through a Pre-Ride Assessment.
  • Assess and diagnose common errors within each rider’s fundamental skills.
  • Prepare and implement teaching plans, progressions, and goal planning for future skills clinics.

Course Topics:

  • Instructor Best Practices
  • Skills Analysis
  • Introduction to Instruction
  • Fundamental Skills

Level 1 Prerequisites:

  • BICP Ride Leader Certification.
  • Current First Aid & CPR certificate.
  • Three or more years of mountain bike experience.
  • Volunteer work or work experience in the bike-related industry.
  • At least 16 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.

BICP Membership Requirements:

  • The certification holder must maintain their annual membership dues.
  • This certification holder must possess a 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.


Host Information:

Alison Powers 

Outdoor Facility Location:

 Foothills Community Park – 800 Cherry Ave, Boulder, CO 80304

We respectfully acknowledge that this course will take place on the traditional territories of the Tséstho’e (Cheyenne) and the hinono’eino’ biito’owu’ (Arapaho), Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.