BICP L1 Certification- La Porte, IN – June 23-25, 2023

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

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

Dates: June 23-25, 2023 (8 am- 6 pm)

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

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

This course introduces stability and biomechanics, teaching strategy, site selection, goal setting, proper demonstrations, keywords, progressions, and error detection for all the Level 1 Fundamental Skills.

This is not a skills course; all participants are required to meet the BICP Ride Standards for each skill.

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

  • Instruct individual or group mountain 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.
  • Make responsible choices when instructing mountain bike 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.
  • Wilderness First Aid certification is strongly recommended.
  • 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.

To pass the BICP Level 1 course, participants must complete the online pre-course work (approximately 24 hours), demonstrate an understanding of the material, and perform suitable teaching simulations. All pre-course work must be completed 1 week before attending the in-person certification course.

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


Host Information:

Northern Indiana Mountain Bike Association

Name & Address of Outdoor Facility:

La Porte Recreation Department – 250 Pine Lake Ave, La Porte, IN 46350

We respectfully acknowledge that this course will take place on the traditional territories of Peoria, Bodwéwadmi (Potawatomi), and Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.