Level 2 Certification Intermediate Skills Instructor
Become Certified & Join Our Ranks
Length: A 4-day course that certifies an individual as an Intermediate Skills Instructor.
Cost: R13000 includes Level 1 Bridging Course.
NOTE: 2020 curriculum changes requires all participants take the Level 1 Bridge course as a Prerequisite.
The course includes a classroom portion, field practice, skill demonstrations, refining and analysis, instruction strategies, scenario training, proper skill progressions and much more.
Each student will be tested on their ability to demonstrate, teach, and provide feedback through error detection and corrections.
In order to pass the BICP Level 2 course, participants must demonstrate an understanding of the material, perform a suitable teaching simulation, and pass a written test.
The Level 2 course offers hands-on training, students will receive comprehensive training on the fundamental elements of mountain biking. Level 2 participants will create a foundation for teaching mountain bike skills clinics including personal riding skills, proper form, systematic methods, and terminology.
Completion of the course, in addition to passing a practical exam, will qualify an individual to:
Instruct individual or group mountain bike skills clinics in a professional, systematic and safe manner
Assess the level of each rider in their group through a pre-ride observation session
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
Assist BICP instructors at clinics, camps, and events
Level 2 Prerequisites:
- Wilderness First Aid certification strongly recommended
- Three or more years of mountain bike experience
- Volunteer work or work experience in bike related industry
- BICP Level 1 Leader Certification
- Meet or exceed our BICP LEVEL 2 RIDING STANDARDS
- Proficiency in performing the riding skills you will learn to teach: Watch a brief video of the bike skills covered below
- At least 18 yrs old
- Good communication skills
- A strong desire to help others have more fun and progress safely
- Ability to perform basic trail side repairs (flat tires, broken chains, and shift adjustments)
- Fluent in the English language including reading and speaking
- Instructor Best Practices
- Skills Analysis
- Introduction to Instruction
- Fundamental Skills Instruction
- Intermediate Skills Instruction
The Ten Fundamental Elements of Mountain Biking:
- Neutral Position, Ready Position, & Ready State
- Bike/Body Separation
- Pedal Position
- Eye Movement
- Gearing and Cadence
- Timing and Coordination
- Pressure Control
Level 2 Course Topics:
- Level 1 Fundamental Skills review
- Skills analysis
- Effective teaching
- Error detection and correction
- Skill progressions
- Creating teaching plans
Level 2 Course Skills:
- Review of Level 1 Fundamental Skills
- Front Wheel Lift
- Rear Wheel Lift
- Puddle Stomp
- Level Lift
- 1/4 Punch Front Wheel Lift
- Descending for Intermediate to Advanced trails
- Roll Downs for Intermediate to Advanced trails
- High-Speed Cornering
- Berm Cornering
- Advanced Braking
The certification holder must maintain their annual membership dues.
The certification holder must maintain a current basic First Aid / CPR training certification.
The Certification is valid for 4 years from the date issued.
In person recertification course is required every 4 years.
Although this course is not to be taken as a personal skills training event, participants will end up honing their skills on the bike and gaining additional knowledge about mountain biking.