INFO ABOUT COURSES

Thank you for your interest in a BICP course.  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.

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 a 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.

Level 1 & 2 Course

Skills Area Requirements:

A flat area roughly the size of a basketball court at a minimum (40′ x 80′) that is grass, cement, or dirt – something that provides good traction as riders will be doing lots of circling and turning around in this area. Grass or artificial turf is preferred, no gravel.

Feature Requirements:

Roll Down

  • A Roll Down obstacles such as a log, large flat rock, or small drop no bigger than 12 inches for Level 1 and 24 inches for Level 2.
  • Roll down feature must be a ½ mile or less from the skills area.

If the nearby trail doesn’t offer this type of feature, a man-made structure (such as a 2×8 ft plywood covered box with a ramp) will need to be constructed.

A materials list with construction guidelines can be provided prior to the course if needed.

Climbing Skills

  • Small dirt or grass hill with a gradually increasing grade 20-40 ft in length.

Steep Terrain

  • 45 degrees or more, at least 20 feet in length

Berm Corners

  • BMX or Bike Park style bermed corner
  • Approximately 90-degree turn (up to 180 degrees)
  • Wide radius turn. Ideally 10-15’ radius and 4-6’ high
  • Ability to ride either direction or both left & right berm turns

Site needs:

  • Bathroom facilities.
  • Parking.
  • A water source for filling water bottles and hydration packs is needed adjacent to or very close to the skills area.
  • Skills area must offer shade via trees, covered areas, portable pop-up tents, etc, as students will be spending 8-10 hours outside on bikes each day.
  • Covered pavilion with picnic tables is ideal for discussion and worksheet portions of the training.

Ideally, the site is centrally located in relation to an airport, lodging, and restaurants since students will need options for purchasing lunch with only a 1-hour window for driving to and returning from lunch. Should be no more than a 1-hour drive from the airport.

*A covered area or building that can accommodate participants and bikes must be available in the case of inclement weather.

Level 3 Course

Skills Area Requirements:

A flat area roughly the size of a basketball court at a minimum (40′ x 80′) that is grass, cement, or dirt – something that provides good traction as riders will be doing lots of circling and turning around in this area. Grass or artificial turf is preferred, no gravel.

Feature Requirements:

Repetitive Rollers or Pump Track

  • Three or more pump track style rollers

Steep Terrain

  • 45 degrees or more, at least 20 feet in length

Drop Features

  • Minimum of two drops; 1-2’ high & 3-4’ high
  • Minimum of two feet wide
  • Non-technical run-in and landing (sloped landing preferred)

Jump Feature

  • BMX or Bike Park style tabletop jump
  • Low to medium transition of 20-25 degrees
  • Approximately four feet tall, 4-6’ long deck
  • Approach and exit are clear of obstacles or tight turns

Berm Corners

  • BMX or Bike Park style bermed corner
  • Approximately 90-degree turn (up to 180 degrees)
  • Wide radius turn. Ideally 10-15’ radius and 4-6’ high
  • Ability to ride either direction or both left & right berm turns

Elevated Feature

  • Flat log or deck 12-18” wide and 8-10’ in length
  • Riding surface is 4-6” above ground level

Site needs:

  • Bathroom facilities.
  • Parking.
  • A water source for filling water bottles and hydration packs are needed adjacent to or very close to the skills area.
  • Skills area must offer shade via trees, covered areas, portable pop-up tents, etc, as students will be spending 8-10 hours outside on bikes each day.
  • Covered pavilion with picnic tables is ideal for discussion and worksheet portions of the training.

Ideally, the site is centrally located in close proximity to an airport, lodging, and restaurants since students will need options for purchasing lunch with only a 1-hour window for driving to and returning from lunch. Should be no more than a 1-hour drive from the airport.

*A covered area or building that can accommodate participants and bikes must be available in the case of inclement weather.