PMBIA’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

June 2022

Dear PMBIA Members,

First of all, we hope you’re doing well! This month, we’re excited to announce our commitment to and committee for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI).

As part of our mission to assist mountain bike instructors, guides, and coaches to deliver consistent, professional training standards worldwide, the Board of the PMBIA acknowledges that individuals from different communities and backgrounds have different needs and goals, and we are committed to working with and amplifying those communities to best meet those needs and goals.

To do so means to grow the mountain biking community equitably. We are looking for PMBIA members with an interest in DEI, and/or experience working with communities who face barriers due to race, gender, sexuality, ability, class, or any other aspect, to help us provide better training in the field of mountain bike instruction.

If you would like to be involved with the committee, or have thoughts that you would like to share but are unable to commit the time needed for a committee, please contact Virginia Solomon, PMBIA Board Vice President (Virginia@pmbia.org), or Omer Dagan, PMBIA Board Member At Large (omer@pmbia.org). Those asked to participate in the committee will receive compensation in the form of reimbursement for their 2022 PMBIA membership dues as recognition for their time and effort with this project.

Stay safe and happy trails,

The PMBIA Team

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Photo courtesy of Hailey Elise, Squamish, BC

 

Online Recertification Training!

Time to do your Level 1 recertification? We are asking all our members to re-certify via the Level 1 Online Recertification Program. 

Regardless of any courses or training you take, your level 1 re-certification has to be completed online every three years. This ensures instructors stay current with the latest teaching methodologies & information that specifically relate to teaching beginner to intermediate riders; which is still the most common student type within the mountain bike coaching industry. You can learn more and register below!

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