Thank you so much for scheduling our Level 1 & 2 BICP [courses] at Solitude and Corner Canyon trail system. Wow, all I can say is wow.
We loved the course and I felt it did so many things for my team. We improved our skills, learned about progressions, safety, learned about guiding and teaching, and had a lot of fun. This was the best thing for my team and myself to do, so we can confidently start up our [mountain bike coaching] school here at Solitude. I am very happy; our time and money was well spent. I must say that Lisa was phenomenal; she did a super job and covered everything in level 1 and 2 so very well, and, what a great person — she made it fun! [The final day] was stressful but we were well prepared. I am soooooo happy. Again, thank you I am thrilled!!!
Eaglebrook School was founded in 1922 by Howard Gibbs as a private boarding and day school for boys in middle school in Deerfield, Massachusetts. Today, it’s a junior boarding and day school for boys in grades six, seven, eight, and nine, with a robust athletics program. As such, the school sent the following testimonial, dated 8/24/18, following the completion of their BICP skills training:
Eaglebrook’s Mountain Biking Coaches were lucky enough to participate in a few days of training in early August. The school hosted the Bike Instructors Certification Program for a Level 1 and Level 2 Certification course. As the Mountain Bike program at Eaglebrook has grown, with over 30 riders in recent years, it has become important for the coaches and student riders to have a common language in which to talk about and learn the sport.
I flew all the way to the USA 🇺🇸 to complete the BICP Level 3 – Advanced Skill Instructor Certification (which is the highest qualification for MTB coaches *worldwide*, with less than 25 coaches who have ever successfully completed this certification). Although I had already taken part in many level 1-3 certifications in Europe, this course gave me an incredible insight into the finer nuances of advanced riding skills (such as manuals, jumping, nose manual turns, drops and fast cornering). I was so happy to have an extremely experienced and open-minded group and a great instructor – Shaums March – we all had great discussions, have been able to aid each other to make remarkable progress. (more…)
The past few days have by far been some of #THE #BEST ever yet🤘 We had the privilege of getting the #MTB #Coaches of Eaglebrook School #certified and #skilledup to #Level2 🏆🚴♀️🚴♂️🥈alongside the #raddest woman we’ve ever met – Lisa Sher! Your #experience and #knowledge in the #mountainbiking industry is one of a kind and we feel so #lucky to have shared these past few days with you! Your #heart is full of #fire and #fun, we really going to miss you! ❤️⚡️🤸🏻♀️🤪
To the #BICP – thank you for #welcoming us into your #family! Words cannot even begin to describe how #honored we feel to be able to take the #BikeInstructorCertificationProgram to #Africa – this is a massive #gamechanger for our country and your #trust in us means the world! 🇿🇦👊
I highly recommend this venue!!! I took my BICP L1 [in Killington, VT] a few weeks ago. The staff at Killington could not have been more accommodating. I wish I had the time off from work because I would not hesitate to enroll in [the upcoming Level 2] class!
[Ben Tufford & Reed Betz] both were superb instructors! Patient, professional, and subject matter experts. They collaborated well while imparting their knowledge to us. Their delivery of the material was not onerous or prohibitive in anyway. They maintained – while transferring the same – zeal and sheer enthusiasm of MTB cycling and role of being guides. They have positively and indelibly impacted my MTB knowledge and ability.
I’ve been an active and certified instructor in Israel for over 5 years before doing the L1+L2 combo led by Shaums March – While I did expect to hone my skills and learn new things it was really surprising to see how much material goes in the course, the amount of details and eventually how my coaching ( and riding ) skills were massively upgraded. Now riders that come to my sessions simply get a better service, looking forward to Level 3 !
“It’s almost a week since I got back from the L1-L2 Certification Program in Moab, and I can´t believe the awesome and life changing experience I had. It has changed me as an MTB cyclist and it defined the before and after for the BETTER in more ways that I would of thought possible.
The structure, in-depth analysis and breakdown of each skill is amazing. It’s an invaluable set of tools that will make each of us better cyclist and therefore, we can become extremely competent skills instructors. If you decide to get a Certification, prepare yourself to work hard and be on point each hour ‘cause it is not a walk in the park. I highly recommend it. I can’t thank enough Mike Holme, [Instructor Trainer] in charge of our group and Nicole Gerow [program manager]. I’m very proud of being part of the ICP team!”
“The ICP program was the best investment I could have made for my guiding business. I feel much more confident in my ability to assess, instruct and lead safe, fun and well-organized rides.”
“The scenarios were realistic and it was incredibly helpful to see how others would respond to such a variety of relevant situations.”