Bike Instructor Program, hosted by Ride East

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Hands-on training and testing for leading groups, mountain bike guiding, and fundamental skill instruction.

Completion of the course with passing the practical exam will qualify an individual to:

  • Lead individual or group mountain bike ride in a professional, systematic and safe manner
  • Assess the level of each rider in their group through a pre-ride session
  • Assess and diagnose common errors within each rider’s fundamental skills
  • Prepare and implement action plans in an emergency situation
  • Make responsible choices in picking trail routes for specific groups
  • Assist BICP instructors at clinics, camps, and events

Course Requirements

  • Current First Aid and CPR certificate (American Red Cross or equivalent)
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Three or more years of mountain biking experience
  • Good communication skills with a strong desire to help others have more fun and progress safely
  • Ability to perform basic trailside repairs (flat tires, broken chains, shifting & brake adjustments, etc.)

*A manual and all course documents are included in the course fee.

First day’s session is 5-8pm (classroom setting).
Second and third-day sessions are on-bike outside, approximately 8am-5pm with an hour break for lunch.
A schedule will be emailed prior to the course.


It would be nice to get a lady or two trained up in the HRM to boost the girls who shred population.