Level 2 Certification Intermediate Skills Instructor

Length: A 3.5-day course that certifies an individual as an Intermediate Skills Instructor.

Cost: R9500 ZAR, includes course fees & all course materials. All participants must be in good standing with their annual membership dues.

Details on annual dues and policies to maintain this certification can be found at BICP International

This course introduces stability and biomechanics, teaching strategy, site selection, goal setting, proper demonstrations, keywords, progressions, and error detection for all the Level 2 Intermediate Skills.

We will expect that you are comfortable and fluent with all current keywords along with proper demonstrations and progressions performed using FLAT PEDALS. *FLAT PEDALS ARE MANDATORY FOR THE COURSE.

The Level 2 course offers comprehensive hands-on training on the fundamentals of mountain biking. All 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 Assessment
  • 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:

  • BICP Level 1 Leader Certification
  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification strongly recommended
  • Demonstrate and Progress all Skills in Flat Pedals. *FLAT PEDALS ARE MANDATORY FOR THE COURSE
  • Three or more years of mountain bike experience
  • Volunteer work or work experience in the bike-related industry
  • 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 Topics:

  • Level 1 Fundamental Skills review
  • Creating teaching plans
  • Skills analysis
  • Effective teaching
  • Error detection and correction
  • Skill progressions

Level 2 Course Skills:

  • Review of Level 1 Fundamental Skills
  • Trackstand
  • Front Wheel Lift
  • Rear Wheel Lift
  • Level Lift
  • ¼ Punch Front Wheel Lift
  • Manual Front Wheel Lift
  • Advanced Braking
  • Steep Descending
  • Roll Down Lunge
  • Highspeed Cornering

In order to pass the BICP Level 2 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 recertification course is required every 4 years.



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