INFO ABOUT COURSES
Thank you for your interest in a BICP course. Please read our online informational pages before filling out the form (see below). Courses are usually scheduled 2 to 3 months in advance. If you provide three possible dates, in order of preference, we will do our best to accommodate your course needs.
Site Information – Read the full requirements for hosting a course. Site requirements
INCLEMENT WEATHER PLAN
In the case of inclement weather, what will be a backup plan for on-bike skills training? Examples are covered pavilions, large barn, ballroom sized activity room, etc. We need approximately 60-80 square feet of protected area.
DISTANCE TO AMENITIES
The outdoor portion of the training includes a 1-hour lunch break. Eateries should be within a 5-10 minute drive of the site.
BICP HOST DUTIES
Individuals, businesses, land managers, and summer program directors can all serve as course hosts. The host for a BICP course is the point of contact and our on-the-ground local knowledge source. A host’s duties are minimal but essential to ensure a successful certification event. Some examples of host duties are:
- Confirming that the chosen site meets all requirements
- Gaining any permissions needed to use the land and providing permit fee information to the BICP
- Pre-event communication with BICP’s Instructor Trainer to confirm details
- Receive course handout paperwork and deliver to the Instructor Trainer (IT) upon his/her arrival
- Meet the IT onsite on the morning or afternoon of day 1
- Give the IT a tour of the area that will be used for the certification course
- Be present or nearby at the start of each training day for last-minute logistical issues
- Make sure any facilities that the BICP will be utilizing are unlocked prior to course start each day
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HOST
If your location is chosen to host a BICP course, an event registration page will be created on our site and added to our calendar of events and the BICP schedule.
BICP will market the course to our wide network of mountain bikers, retailers, public land managers, which is accomplished via regional email newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, and via additional marketing channels (partner networks).
Hosting a course at your location exposes it to a much larger group of riders than just the individuals participating in the BICP training. Those certified instructors often return to the same location to hold their own mountain bike skills clinics, broadening the audience for your riding area.
There can be small discounts for hosting a BICP course if your site meets all requirements. Private course group rates are available. Group rates are based on a maximum of six participants, and the host is responsible for recruiting registrants and filling the six slots. For more details, or to inquire about a private course, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working with the BICP demonstrates that you recognize the importance of professional mountain bike training and will be at the forefront of this movement!