BICP L1 Certification-Portland, OR – September 23-25, 2022

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

Level 1 Certification – Fundamental Skills Instructor

Length: A 3-day course

Time: 8 am – 5 pm

Dates: Friday, September 23 – Sunday, September 25, 2022

Cost: $650 USD, including the cost of the online Ride Leader course.

(Current BICP Ride Leaders should contact administration for subsidized pricing prior to registering)

In order to pass the BICP Level 1 course, participants must demonstrate an understanding of the material, perform a suitable teaching simulation, and pass a written test. Each student will be tested on their ability to demonstrate, teach, and provide feedback through error detection and corrections.

The Level 1 course offers hands-on training, students will receive comprehensive training on the fundamental elements of mountain biking. Level 1 participants will create a foundation for teaching mountain bike skills clinics including personal riding skills, proper form, systematic methods, and terminology.

Level 1 Prerequisites:

  • 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
  • BICP Ride Leader Certification
  • 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

Course topics:

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

The certification holder must maintain their annual membership dues.

This 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.


Host Information:

Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA)
Juntu Oberg–

Elaine Bothe

Name & Address of Outdoor Facility:

Gateway Green
I-205 Multi-Use Path, Portland, OR 97220

Lodging Options:

Best Western Pony Soldier Inn – Airport – 9901 NE Sandy Boulevard Portland, Oregon 97220

Bike Shops / Rentals:

River City Bikes706 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97214


We respectfully acknowledge that this course will take place on the traditional territories of the Stl’pulmsh (Cowlitz) and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Clackamas whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.