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BICP Fundamental Skills Instructor Certification Complete!




On August 20 I completed and was certified to be a Level 1 MTB skills instructor by the BICP. I had to show proficiency in several areas and demonstrate that I can teach these skills:


Neutral and Ready Position – Move smoothly between standing Neutral to a Low Ready using all Ten Fundamentals. Foot Wedge “Heavy Feet-Light Hands”.

Bike/Body Separation Forward and Back – Slide the body forward and slide the body back while maintaining a level plane.

Braking – Apply both brakes for a controlled and complete stop from a range of speeds, using all Ten Fundamentals.

Shifting – Perform seamless/silent up-shifts and down-shifts during a gentle climb.

Ratcheting – In a Tall Ready position, perform multiple ratcheting pedal strokes, while staying balanced. Minimum of 1 bike length.

Riding Straight Lines – Ride an elevated feature 6 inches (15 cm) off the ground.

Small Circles – Ride a small 8 ft (2.4 m) circle, using all Ten Fundamentals.

Switchbacks – Ride a section of switchbacks of varying grades – in both directions.

Climbing – Seated – Standing – Crouched – Proper use of bike body movements while maintaining a balanced position and traction on both wheels.

Restarting on a Climb – Restarting on technical terrains, such as loose dirt, on slopes of varying grades of difficulty.

Dismounts – Climbing and Descending – Dismounting the bike on technical terrains, such as loose dirt, on slopes of varying grades of difficulty.

Braking on Descents – Come to a complete stop, on a downhill slope of varying grades of difficulty, then continue pedaling.

Descending – Ride a small technical trail (Blue Trail) while maintaining stability and control.

Rock Dodge – Dodge a set of four cones in a square formation 12 ft (3.6 m) apart – in both directions.

Cornering – Maintain a balanced position while leaning the bike through a 90-degree corner, at a moderate speed – in both directions.

Roll Down – Roll Down Lunge – Roll Down a 12-inch (30 cm) feature, while keeping both wheels in contact with the ground.

Front Wheel Lift – Perform a Front Wheel Lift over a 4-inch (10 cm) high obstacle.

Rear Wheel Lift – Perform a Front Wheel Lift then Rear Wheel lift over a 4-inch (10 cm) high obstacle.


I've already announced my first clinic, if you are interested in one-on-one clinics contact kat@wtf.bike


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