IMBA Level 1 Certification

April 29 - May 1, 2016

Participate in hands-on training and testing for leading groups or mountain bike guiding with an intro to instruction.

Completion of the course with passing the practical exam will qualify an individual to:
• Lead individual or group mountain bike rides
• Assess the level of each rider in their group through a pre-ride skills assessment
• Prepare and implement action plans in an emergency situation
• Make responsible choices in picking trail routes for specific groups
• Observe and correct a rider's fundamental skills (Neutral & Ready Position, Bike Body Separation, Pedal Position, Eye Movement, Braking, Steering, Speed, Gearing & Cadence, Timing & Coordination, Pressure Control)
• Assist ICP Instructors and Instructor Trainers at clinics/camps/events

Levels of Certification > >

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, and shifting adjustments)


Sign up by April 15, 2016!

Cost: $481 for IMBA members; $535 for non-IMBA members

A manual is included in the course fee.

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• Friday's session is a classroom setting from 5-8pm.
• Saturday and Sunday are 8am-5pm with an hour break for lunch.

A schedule will be emailed prior to the course.


Instructor Certification Program participants receive discounted lodging through Crystal Mountain! Call 800.968.7686 and mention the group code 45Y314 when making your reservation.

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