Level 2 Certification Intermediate Skills Instructor

Length: A 3-day course that certifies an individual as an Intermediate Skills Instructor.

Cost: R11000 ZAR

Changes were made to the BICP curriculum, as of January 2020.

 All BICP instructors who received their certification prior to 2020 are required to participate in the Level 1 Bridge course prior to attending a Level 2 certification.

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 the 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 trailside repairs (flat tires, broken chains, and shift adjustments)
  • Fluent in the English language including reading and speaking


Level 2 Course Skills:

  • Trackstand
  • 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
  • Manual


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 Bridge course, participants must pass a pretest, demonstrate an understanding of the material, perform a suitable teaching simulation, and pass a final written exam.

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.

An in-person re-certification 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.






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