PMBIA Level 1 Instructor Cours

PMBIA LEVEL 1

3-DAY BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE INSTRUCTOR COURSE

COURSE CONTEXT

The Level 1 Certification is designed to train new instructors to teach and guide mountain biking:

  • to beginner to low-intermediate students
  • on green and blue (North America) or blue and red (UK/Europe), single-track terrain
  • in a “front country” environment, no more than 1hr away from emergency medical care
  • during small group lessons, ranging from 1 to 3 hr teaching blocks (a full day could be two, 3hr lessons)
  • for an established mountain bike school, club or coaching service

Course Duration: 3-days + pre-course reading and worksheet (2-3hrs), totalling 27 hrs, including assessment.

DESCRIPTION

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to teach and guide beginner to low-intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they need to safely and effectively teach, while experienced instructors will increase their level of skill and understanding in teaching and riding theory that the PMBI Certifications uniquely provide.

A strong focus is given to learning teaching skills in their own right, to develop a sense of this all-important part of a mountain bike lesson. Throughout the course candidates will learn and practice PMBIA’s proven, modern teaching models and skills, enabling them to deliver safe, effective and fun lessons to beginner to low-intermediate riders. 

Each day of the 3-day course, instructor candidates will learn riding skills and theory, have plenty of time to practice, and receive personal feedback for their own improvement. Additional workshops covering topics such as bike set-up, risk management and first aid, take place throughout the course to further build knowledge and skills during the course. 

For information on re-certifying, re-tests and crossing over from other certifications, please see our FAQ page here.

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

  • Develop a passion for teaching: Any professional instructor must have a passion for teaching as much as they do for riding. This course will give you the essential tools you need to begin the process of becoming a professional instructor. You’ll learn how important it is to understand teaching as a skill in its own right as you begin the process of developing into a safe, fun and effective mountain bike instructor.
  • Recognized Certification from the global industry leader: Gain the industry’s most widely available and globally adopted mountain bike instructor certification, the PMBI Certification.
  • Some key things you’ll learn: How to ride and demonstrate with more skill and consistency, how to plan and execute skill and maneuver-based mountain bike lessons in both cross country and downhill settings and how to guide MTB groups safely on single-track, technical terrain.
  • Have fun: It’s 3-days of riding bikes, learning and getting stoked! 
  • Become your own coach: Through a greater knowledge of riding skills and learning theory, your increased understanding of the sport will help you analyze your own riding and enable you to teach yourself!
  • Improve your own riding skills: Learn the all-important, fundamental skills you need to rail corners, gain confidence on technical climbs & descents, and master maneuvers such as front and rear wheel lifts, or rolling drops. Learn how to gain control in any situation to build confidence, safety and fun on your bike.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? AM I READY?

  • Confident and experienced, intermediate mountain bikers who are passionate about biking and even more passionate about teaching and helping others. 
  • People with strong communication skills and who are comfortable talking and demonstrating in front of others.
  • People who are already comfortable riding with consistent skills and technique on technical, blue and black trails (North America) and who can consistently perform the foundation maneuvers (front wheel lift, rear wheel lift, level lift, roll down drops). Remember, the primary goal of the course is to learn how to teach these skills… therefore these skills should already be emerging, if not consistent, prior to attending the course. 
  • Riders who are comfortable riding with and leading groups in an outdoor environment, while being responsible for the welfare of other adults and children.

PREREQUISITES

  • The 1-day PMBIA Ride Guide course works as great prep for younger riders (15-18) and/or people with less experience with things like mountain biking off-road, public speaking or simply being in a position of leadership and responsibility. However, the Ride Guide course is not a mandatory prerequisite
  • Confident riding at trail speed on technical, intermediate terrain, including Whistler-grade green, blue and “light” black trails. Level 1 Instructors must be comfortable riding any blue trails in the world, regardless of the blue trails in their home location.The PMBIA Level 1 Certification is an industry-wide standard, so instructors should be able to guide and teach on any trails, anywhere, within their certification level.
  • Completed online prep; reading and Level 1 worksheet
  • A minimum of 36 months mountain biking experience.
  • 40hr Wilderness First Aid Certification, or equivalent, strongly recommended (but not required to take the course)
  • The minimum age for Level 1 is 15 years old. However, the PMBIA does recommend Level 1 Instructors younger than 17, work with an assistant coach of age to help deal with any personal, first aid or emergency situations, should they arise

PRE-COURSE READING & WORKSHEET: 2 – 3 HRS

The pre-course workshop is essential to prepare for the Level 1 course, so you can get the most out of your PMBIA training. It involves reading the comprehensive PMBIA Reference Guide and Level 1 Course Booklet, and completing the mandatory Level 1 Worksheet. Please note the reading and worksheet takes approximately 2 – 3 hrs to complete. These will be provided in your member profile following registration. 

COURSE LOGISTICS

To learn more about course logistics, such as booking accommodation, weather protocols, timing and equipment requirements, please visit the L1 FAQ page.

WHAT RIDING SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?

For the Level 1 course, candidates should be comfortable on technical green, blue and single black diamond trails. Be aware that these trail ratings are based on technical, B.C. trails that are often more challenging when compared to other riding destinations. For example, a Whistler – grade blue trail, may be more similar to a black trail, somewhere else. Note: green and blue trails in North America are equivalent to blue and red trails in Europe, depending on location. 

Riders should be comfortable and consistently climbing and descending intermediate, rough terrain, with roots and rocks, cornering with speed and performing basic maneuvers such as front and rear wheel lifts, pedaling wheel lifts and small roll-down style drop-offs. For more details, check out the Riding & Teaching Standards, below.

RIDING & TEACHING STANDARD

While there is time during the course to develop riding skills, the primary goal of the Level 1 course is to learn how to teach these skills to beginner to low-intermediate students. Therefore these skills should already be emerging, if not consistent in your riding, prior to attending the course. 

Below are some of the main examples of the riding and teaching skills required on the PMBI Level 1 course. Candidates should be able to guide students safely, while effectively teaching using the PMBI Skill System, teaching models and terminology.

RIDING SKILLS & TERRAIN: Consistently riding at trail speed (relatively minimal braking, as required to maintain flow and control) on green and blue trails.

  • Consistent Position & Balance skills through the ‘Climbing”, “Neutral” and “Ready” Positions, combined with a good range of movement.
  • Consistently maintains an efficient cadence with smooth shifting technique
  • Can brake consistently without skidding on loose terrain, using both brakes.
  • Consistent trail scanning for smooth, efficient riding.
  • Bike-body separation skills such as angulation and rotation are beginning to emerge
  • Climbing and descending on technical, green/blue/easy-black, single track (strong intermediate) terrain
  • Banked and flat corners on various terrain surfaces
  • Maintain chosen line in technical (rooty/rocky/uneven) terrain

RIDING MANEUVERS

These are the mandatory maneuvers that are required as part of the Level 1 riding standard. Candidates should be able to show comfortable, consistent and correct technique when demonstrating these maneuvers.

  • Standing, front and rear wheel lifts
  • Seated, pedaling wheel lift 
  • Emergency stop – maintains a strong, stable position with minimal to no skidding
  • Switchbacks – slow, tight turns
  • Roll Downs – rollable drops

TEACHING & GUIDING

  • Consistently prioritizes safety and guiding over teaching, at all times
  • Consistently chooses safe, appropriate terrain for student practice
  • Consistent use of Lesson Format & Training Wheel for well structured, safe and effective lessons.
  • Consistent structure of explanations using what/why/how. Explanations aren’t yet autonomous and can still be refined.
  • Consistently demonstrates correct techniques
  • Emerging skills to assess students and provide positive, simple feedback to continue learning
  • Emerging use of the “I.D.E.A Progression” to improve organization and delivery to lessons.
  • Basic mechanics: adjusting a bike to fit, suspension sag and rebound set-up, flat tires, broken chains, replacing brake pads, adjusting headsets, correct cleaning and maintenance.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

In order for candidates to successfully gain a PMBI Level 1 certification, they must pass both a riding and teaching evaluation during the course. Candidates must be comfortable riding all day long on intermediate single track terrain, while providing safe, effective lessons on green and blue trails.

TEACHING & GUIDING ASSESSMENT: Candidates must plan and execute safe lessons, guiding students on appropriate terrain, managing the class safely, while showing a clear understanding and use of all aspects of the Training Wheel. Candidates will get four or more chances to practice-teach and must show the standard of teaching in at least three of the 10 – 20 minute practice sessions. The specific teaching competencies are outlined in more detail in the Level 1 Course Booklet.

RIDING COMPETENCIES: Candidates must show consistent, comfortable and correct riding technique on green and blue technical trails, to effectively demonstrate the Six Skills of Mountain Biking. The specific riding competencies are outlined in more detail in the Level 1 Course Booklet.

WRITTEN ASSESSMENT: Candidates must read the PMBIA Reference Guide, Level 1 Course Booklet and complete the Level 1 Worksheet, prior to the course commencing. The reading and worksheet takes approximately 2 – 3hrs and acts as the written portion of the candidates assessment.

NEW FOR 2022! Candidates who are unsuccessful in either the teaching and/or riding assessments on the Level 1 course, will be rewarded the Ride Guide Certification by way of attending the 3-day Level 1 course, and showing the Ride Guide teaching and riding standards which you can view here

JUDGING FORMAT: The PMBIA works hard to ensure consistent training and assessment standards are maintained from course to course, location to location and from one Course Conductor to another. The PMBIA makes this possible through regular Course Conductor training, constantly refined and updated Course Conductor materials, plus extensive and detailed riding and teaching competencies, for each course. Every PMBIA Course Conductor has the full confidence of the PMBIA to consistently and accurately assess candidates on any course, at any location.

However, like with any human interactions and practical, performance-based assessments, there will always be the “human factor”. Candidates should therefore understand and fully accept that at the end of the day, their riding and teaching performances are ultimately being judged by another person. Given the significant difference in riding, teaching and instructor training experience between candidates and Course Conductors, try to also remember that a candidate’s impression of their own or a fellow candidates’ riding or teaching skills, may often differ to that of the Course Conductors.

All course assessments are final and should be respected, given the extensive and ongoing, professional training and experience held by each and every PMBIA Course Conductor.

For more information on course logistics, re-certifying, re-tests and crossing over from other certifications, please see our Level 1 FAQ page here.

Please read through the details below for information on common questions, before emailing us:

GENERAL QUESTIONS

WHAT’S THE MINIMUM AGE FOR THE COURSE?
The minimum age for the Level 1 Course is 15 years old. However, the PMBIA does recommend instructors younger than 17, work with an assistant coach of age to help deal with any personal, first aid or emergency situations, should they arise.
SHOULD I DO THE RIDE GUIDE COURSE OR THE LEVEL 1?
The one-day Ride Guide course is best suited to people with less experience with things like mountain biking off-road, public speaking or simply being in a position of leadership and responsibility. In this way, the Ride Guide course can work as great preparation for the 3-day Level 1 course, for those riders who need more time developing their riding or communication/leadership skills. Typical Ride Guide attendees include club volunteer parents or teachers with little mountain biking experience, or teenagers with little public speaking or leadership experience. 

For riders already comfortable mountain biking on technical, single track trails up to a ‘black’ trail rating, and who are confident leading and speaking in front of others, the Level 1 Course would be a good option. If you are unsure, we recommend taking the Ride Guide course to learn more about the PMBIA training system and what you will need to be successful on Level 1.

DO I NEED MY FIRST AID CERTIFICATE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COURSE?
No. While the PMBIA strongly recommends all instructors be a minimum 40hr Wilderness/Outdoor First Aid certified before working as an instructor or guide, you do not need a first-aid certificate, prior to participating in the course.
WILL THE COURSE RUN IF IT’S RAINING?
Yes, the course runs rain or shine. Mountain bike instructors and guides work outdoors. If clients want to ride in the rain or heat, within reason, the instructor or guide has to. With the exception of extreme weather and/or lightning, the course runs, so make sure you have dressed appropriately and have spare clothes if required. Spare socks and gloves go a long way on rainy, cold days.
WHAT RIDING SKILLS ARE REQUIRED?
For the Level 1 course, you should be comfortable on technical green, blue and single black diamond trails. Be aware that these trail ratings are based on technical, B.C. trails that are often more challenging when compared to other riding destinations. For example, a Whistler – grade blue trail, may be more similar to a black trail, somewhere else.Riders should be comfortable climbing and descending intermediate, rough terrain, with roots and rocks, cornering with speed and performing basic maneuvers such as front and rear wheel lifts, pedaling wheel lifts and small roll-down style drop-offs. For more details, check out the Riding & Teaching Standards, here.
I’VE NEVER TAUGHT BEFORE, IS THAT OKAY?
The Level 1 course is designed to train people who have never taught before, all the way to coaches who have been teaching biking for years. Some people pick up teaching straight away, teaching more clearly and simply than others who have taught for years. It all depends on the individual, their life experiences and their willingness to learn new skills.
CAN I TAKE THE LEVEL 1 AND 2 IN THE SAME YEAR?
The PMBIA recommends teaching for at least a season, between passing the Level 1 and signing up for the Level 2. This helps consolidate all the teaching and guiding skills that are presented on the Level 1 course. The Level 2 also requires more advanced riding skills, which may take some Level 1 instructors one, two or even three years to learn.

A popular  option is to attend one of the 2-day AIR or TECH Development Modules, if you are interested in the Level 2 Certification. These are shorter and act as great preparation for the 4-day AIR or TECH Certification Courses by giving participants a taster of the full course content, as well as the Level 2 riding and teaching standards. 

However, an experienced instructor (for example, perhaps they are a Level 3 Snowboard Instructor) who is also a strong, experienced mountain biker, might be able to successfully pass both Level 1 and 2 Certifications in the same season. Technically, once you have the Level 1 you can sign up straight away  for the full, 4-day AIR or TECH Certification Courses to gain the Level 2 Certificate… just make sure you are ready and you take into account the PMBIA’s recommendations!

COURSE LOGISTICS

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION, IF I’M TRAVELING?
PMBI courses require minimum numbers to run and while most courses do run, some do not. It is therefore very important you do not make any travel arrangements, until the course is confirmed to be happening. Simply registering for a course is not a confirmation that the course will ultimately run.
WEATHER
Be ready to ride, regardless of weather; be sure to dress appropriately for conditions and bring spare clothes as required. The course will not be canceled due to rain or hot/cold weather. Only severe weather conditions such as heavy rain (which damages the trails), heavy snow, lightning storms or extreme heat waves, may result in a course being rescheduled.

To view our Booking & Cancellation Policy, please click here: pmbia.org/policies

TIMING
Please be punctual and arrive ready to listen, learn and ride! Plan your journey to the course location and if in doubt, take extra time to avoid being late. We will take up to an hour for lunch each day, between approximately 12pm – 1pm. Please bring food or money for food, depending on course location. Days typically finish between 4-5pm.

To be eligible for a PMBIA certification, you must attend the complete course for the full 3-days, totalling 27hrs training (including pre-course reading and worksheet).

EQUIPMENT
For Level 1 Courses in lift-accessed, downhill bike parks (lift up, ride down):

Ideally, the PMBIA recommends a good working, modern “Trail” or “Enduro” bike with approximately 125 – 160mm (5 – 6 inches) of suspension front and rear, quality disc brakes (180 or 200mm rotors) with downhill or enduro casing tires (to avoid pinch flats associated with harder terrain and higher speeds in bike parks). Although not ideal, due to cadence and climbing exercises when practice-teaching, downhill bikes can also be used on a Level 1 course in a lift-accessed, downhill bike park.

A modern helmet that fits correctly, and knee pads are mandatory. Gloves and elbow pads are strongly recommended, but at the discretion of the individual. Full face helmets can be worn, but are not mandatory.

For Level 1 Courses in cross country trail networks (no lifts, ride up and down): 

A modern, good working cross country, trail or enduro bike. Downhill bikes will NOT be suitable for Level 1 courses held in cross country trail networks.

A modern helmet, that fits correctly, is mandatory. Knee pads, gloves, and elbow pads are strongly recommended, but at the discretion of the individual.

Pedal recommendations for courses in lift-accessed bike parks and trail networks: Candidates can choose to use either flat pedals or clipless pedals on PMBIA courses, whatever they are most comfortable with. However, for teaching, demonstrating and learning purposes, if possible, the PMBIA does recommend using a flat pedal, combined with an MTB-specific shoe, like Five Ten.

E-Bikes: Class 1 E-Bikes (pedal assist power, no throttle, limited to 20mph/32km/h) cannot normally be used during a PMBIA Course due to specific course requirements, including but not limited to teaching, riding and fitness assessments. However, should you require a Class 1 E-Bike to be able to ride, some exceptions can be made to accommodate riders with alternative needs or requirements. 

Please communicate with us at info@pmbia.org prior to registering to ensure we can accommodate your requests.

OTHER EQUIPMENT?
You will need to bring the following things…

  • working phone
  • pen and paper
  • small backpack or hip-pack to carry these things:
    • spare tubes and patches/tubeless puncture kit
    • tire levers and pump
    • multi-tool and chain tool
    • first aid kit
    • rain jacket/spare clothes based on weather
    • water & snacks
    • lunch, or money for lunch

RETESTS

IF I FAIL THE RIDING OR TEACHING PORTION OF THE COURSE, HOW DO I RETEST?
Re-testing is always an opportunity to learn and continue to improve.  Passing any PMBIA course is a process that each person moves through at their pace, based on their skills, experience and personality.  Stay positive and make sure you do your homework before coming back for a retest!

  • Riding retests have two options; to attend the second day of the course or submit a video. Attending the second day of the Level 1 course is often the best option as it allows another full day of riding and training with a PMBIA Course Conductor. If a candidate cannot attend a course in person to retest their riding, they can submit a video of their riding for review by a PMBIA Course Conductor. Please read the Riding Video Retest Procedures PDF carefully PRIOR to making or submitting any videos. Please submit your video link to info@pmbia.org and allow 14 working days for processing. 
  • Teaching retests must return for only the second day of the Level 1 course to join the course candidates and teach one maneuver-based lesson and one skills-based lesson. Please see the PMBIA Course Conductor first thing in the morning of the retest with any questions or concerns you may have.
  • Full tests: if a candidate fails both the riding and teaching components, they must take the entire 3-day Level 1 course again. However a 20% discount to the course fee will be applied. 
  • Price: $125 + tax for on course retests. $95 for video riding retest.
  • Timeline: Level 1 retests have two calendar years to complete the retest. Failure to complete the retest within the deadline will require the candidate to take the full Level 1 course again.

Please make sure you have taken the appropriate time and practice to genuinely improve your riding or teaching, before signing up for a retest. Not taking enough time and/or not being aware enough of your own progress, are the most common reasons for why retests are not successful.

TO REGISTER for a retest, please email info@pmbia.org with the subject “RETEST: insert course level, insert course dates”.

WHAT’S THE OPTION IF I WAS UNSUCCESSFUL WITH BOTH RIDING & TEACHING ASSESSMENTS?
While this can be a tough pill to swallow, we are with you on this! Every person moves through the process at their own rate so try to stay positive and focus on your own personal progression, rather than comparing your own performance to others. If you were unsuccessful with both riding and teaching the best pathway is to repeat the full course again to allow you more time to process, practice and consolidate the course information.

To help support members through this process, the PMBIA will offer a 20% discount on the course price. Please email info@pmbia.org prior to registering, in order to receive a discount code.

RECERTIFICATION

The PMBI Association currently offers a variety of recertification pathways, depending on the level of certification. The PMBI Association requires instructors to re-train every three years. This system is key in ensuring the PMBIA member’s maintain consistent, professional teaching and guiding practices within the mountain bike industry.

Please visit the L1 Online Recert Program page here, to learn more. 

CROSSING OVER FROM OTHER CERTIFICATIONS

WHY DO I NEED TO START WITH PMBI LEVEL 1, IF I’M ALREADY IMBA/BICP CERTIFIED?
The PMBI Level 1 course is more akin to the IMBA/BICP Level 2 course. This is also the same for other MTB certifications out there. The PMBIA have had many course participants over the years from other programs, and have consistently found that even Level 2’s from other certifications still benefit most from taking the PMBI Level 1, first. Teaching mountain biking is inherently dangerous so the PMBIA expects more from our Level 1 Instructors, to ensure they deliver the safest, most effective lessons possible. 

The other thing to consider is not just Level 1, but also Level 2. The PMBI Level 2 certification is an advanced instructor training program and requires instructors to be knowledgeable and consistent with the teaching methodologies and materials from the PMBI Level 1 course. Because the PMBI Level 2 builds directly from the PMBI Level 1, without that prior knowledge, people struggle to come into the PMBI Level 2 and be successful.

The continuation of knowledge from Level 1 to 2 is therefore paramount to candidates gaining the most from the PMBI training. We want anyone crossing over to PMBIA to gain the most from their training with us and it’s with this logic and our previous experience, that these recommendations have been formed.

The PMBIA has always worked hard to raise the standards for mountain bike instructor and guide training, and this philosophy still drives us today.

INJURIES

I HAVE HAD AN INJURY OR CONCUSSION THAT IS STILL AFFECTING ME. SHOULD I DISCLOSE THIS INFORMATION IN THE REGISTRATION PROCESS AND SHOULD I STILL PARTICIPATE IN THE COURSE?
The PMBIA strongly recommends not registering or attending a course if you are at all unsure of your physical and mental capabilities; this is especially important if you have recently suffered a concussion.

Please let us know if you have any prior injuries, before registering for the course.

You will be riding and thinking (a lot) for multiple days. The PMBI courses are physically and mentally demanding. Please consult your physician for a professional opinion on your physical condition, should you have any concerns.

I HURT MYSELF RIDING AFTER I REGISTERED (BUT BEFORE THE COURSE) AND CAN NO LONGER ATTEND THE COURSE. WILL I GET A REFUND?
This may sound like an obvious thing to say, but if you’ve paid your money and signed up for a PMBI course you should be taking it easy and making smart decisions so you don’t get hurt riding before the course. It is your responsibility to make sure you are healthy and ready to participate.

For any injury related cancellations, a doctor’s note will be required and you will be offered a 50% refund, or space on another course. Please contact us as soon as possible if you think you will not be able to attend due to injury at info@pmbia.org

PMBI courses require minimum numbers to run. They also require many logistics, including trail permits for specific dates, detailed scheduling, travel and accommodation of course staff, and are confirmed two weeks prior to the start date. It is for these reasons this refund-injury policy exists to ensure the not-for-profit PMBIA, and its course participants, are not adversely impacted by last minute cancellations.

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August 2022

Protected: Level 1 – Sun Peaks Bike Park – August 12 – 14 2022

1280 Alpine Road
Sun Peaks, British Columbia V0E 5N0 Canada
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Level 1 – Canada – British Columbia – Whistler Lost Lake Trails – Aug 19-21 2022

August 19 @ 8:30 am - August 21 @ 4:30 pm
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Whistler, BC V0N 1B7 Canada
CAD $640

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Level 1 – United States of America – Vermont – Stowe – August 19-21 2022

August 19 @ 8:30 am - August 21 @ 4:30 pm
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CAD $825

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Level 1 – Canada – Ontario – Kelso/Glen Eden – August 26-28 2022

August 26 @ 8:45 am - August 28 @ 4:30 pm
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Milton, Ontario Canada
CAD $125 – CAD $640

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September 2022

Level 1 – Canada – British Columbia – Whistler Lost Lake Trails – Sep 2-4 2022

September 2 @ 8:30 am - September 4 @ 4:30 pm
Whistler, BC – Lost Lake Trail Network, 7400 Fitzsimmons Road S
Whistler, BC V0N 1B7 Canada
CAD $125 – CAD $640

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Level 1 – New Zealand – Bay of Plenty – Rotorua – September 3-5 2022

September 3 @ 8:30 am - September 5 @ 4:30 pm
Rotorua, NZ New Zealand
CAD $150 – CAD $690

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Level 1 – Canada – British Columbia – Whistler Lost Lake Trails – Sep 9-11 2022

September 9 @ 8:30 am - September 11 @ 4:30 pm
Whistler, BC – Lost Lake Trail Network, 7400 Fitzsimmons Road S
Whistler, BC V0N 1B7 Canada
CAD $125 – CAD $640

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Level 1 – Canada – Quebec – Camp Fortune – September 9-11 2022

September 9 @ 8:30 am - September 11 @ 4:30 pm
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CAD $640

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Level 1 – Japan – Nagano – Hakuba – September 9-11 2022

September 9 @ 8:45 am - September 11 @ 4:30 pm
CAD $687

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Level 1 – Canada – Quebec – Mont Tremblant – September 10-12 2022

September 10 @ 8:30 am - September 12 @ 4:30 pm
Mont-Tremblant, QC Mont-Tremblant, Quebec Canada
CAD $640

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Protected: Level 1 – Canada – Alberta – Canmore Nordic Centre – Sept 12-14 2022

1988 Olympic Way
Canmore, Alberta Canada

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Level 1 – United States of America – Colorado – Snowmass Sky Mountain Park Trail Network – September 13-15 2022

September 13 @ 8:30 am - September 15 @ 4:30 pm
Sky Mountain Park Trail Network Snowmass, CO United States
CAD $815

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Level 1 – Canada – Ontario – Blue Mountain Resort – September 16-18 2022

September 16 @ 8:30 am - September 18 @ 4:30 pm
Blue Mountain, ON, 190 Gord Canning Drive
Blue Mountains, Ontario Canada
CAD $640

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Level 1 – Canada – British Columbia – Whistler Lost Lake Trails – Sep 16-18 2022

September 16 @ 8:30 am - September 18 @ 4:30 pm
Whistler, BC – Lost Lake Trail Network, 7400 Fitzsimmons Road S
Whistler, BC V0N 1B7 Canada
CAD $640

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Level 1 – Canada – British Columbia – Whistler Lost Lake Trails – Sep 23-25 2022

September 23 @ 8:30 am - September 25 @ 4:30 pm
Whistler, BC – Lost Lake Trail Network, 7400 Fitzsimmons Road S
Whistler, BC V0N 1B7 Canada
CAD $640

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Level 1 – Canada – Quebec – Bromont – Sept 23-25 2022

September 23 @ 8:45 am - September 25 @ 4:30 pm
Bromont, PQ Bromont, Canada
CAD $640

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Level 1 – Spain – Valle de Aran – Salardu – September 23-25 2022

September 23 @ 8:45 am - September 25 @ 4:30 pm
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Level 1 – Australia – Queensland – Brisbane – September 23-25 2022

September 23 @ 8:45 am - September 25 @ 4:30 pm
CAD $694

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Protected: Level 1 – Canada – British Columbia – Squamish – Sept 24, 25 – Oct 9 2022

Squamish, British Columbia Canada

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Level 1 – Canada – Quebec – Bromont – Sept 28-30 2022

September 28 @ 8:45 am - September 30 @ 4:30 pm
Bromont, PQ Bromont, Canada
CAD $640

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Level 1 – Canada – British Columbia – Whistler Lost Lake Trails – Sep 30-Oct 2 2022

September 30 @ 8:00 am - October 2 @ 5:00 pm
Whistler, BC – Lost Lake Trail Network, 7400 Fitzsimmons Road S
Whistler, BC V0N 1B7 Canada
CAD $150 – CAD $640

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Level 1 – Canada – British Columbia – North Vancouver – Sept 30-Oct 2 2022

September 30 @ 8:30 am - October 2 @ 4:30 pm
North Vancouver, BC, 101-1467 Crown St
North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
CAD $640

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Protected: Level 1 Canada – Ontario – North Bay – September 30 -October 2 2022

Ontario Canada

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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October 2022

Level 1 – United States of America – Oregon – Bend – Oct 6-8 2022

October 6 @ 8:30 am - October 8 @ 4:30 pm
Bend, OR, 19221 SW Century dr
Bend, OR 9770 United States
CAD $827

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Level 1 – Australia – Tasmania – Derby – October 7-9 2022

October 7 @ 8:30 am - October 9 @ 4:30 pm
CAD $710

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Level 1 – United States of America – North Carolina – Brevard – October 7-9 2022

October 7 @ 8:30 am - October 9 @ 4:30 pm
Dupont Forest Park, NC NC United States
CAD $820

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Level 1 – United States of America – Oregon – Bend – Oct 9-11 2022

October 9 @ 8:30 am - October 11 @ 4:30 pm
Bend, OR, 19221 SW Century dr
Bend, OR 9770 United States
CAD $830

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Level 1 – Canada – British Columbia – Cowichan – October 14-16 2022

October 14 @ 8:30 am - October 16 @ 4:30 pm
Cowichan, BC Cowichan, British Columbia Canada
CAD $640

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Level 1 – Australia – Queensland – Sunshine Coast – October 14-16 2022

October 14 @ 8:45 am - October 16 @ 4:30 pm
Sunshine Coast, AUS Queensland Australia
CAD $694

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Level 1 – United States of America – Arizona – Sedona – October 18-20 2022

October 18 @ 8:30 am - October 20 @ 4:30 pm
Sedona, AZ Sedona, AZ Canada
CAD $815

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Level 1 – Spain – Madrid – Cercedilla – October 21-23 2022

October 21 @ 8:45 am - October 23 @ 4:30 pm
CAD $687

MEJORA TU CONDUCCION, APRENDE A ENSEÑAR Y CONSIGUE LA TITULACION DE PROFESOR/GUIA DE MTB MAS RECONOCIDA A NIVEL INTERNACIONAL.  El curso de Nivel 1 de PMBIA esta orientado tanto a profesores sin experiencia…

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Level 1 – South Africa – Gauteng – Johannesburg – October 22-24 2022-2

October 22 @ 8:45 am - October 24 @ 4:30 pm
CAD $700

Level 1 - South Africa - Gauteng - Johannesburg - October 22-24 2022-2The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in…

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Level 1 – Japan – Kanagawa – Forest Bike – October 22-25 2022

October 22 @ 8:45 am - October 25 @ 4:30 pm
CAD $875

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Protected: Level 1 – United States of America – Colorado – Fruita – October 26-28 2022

Fruita, CO United States

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Protected: Level 1 – Canada – Ontario – Kelso/Glen Eden – October 28-30 2022

5234 Kelso Road
Milton, Ontario Canada

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Level 1 – Australia – Western Australia – Dunsborough – October 28-30 2022

October 28 @ 8:45 am - October 30 @ 4:30 pm
Dunsborough, WA AUS, 40 Gifford Rd
Dunsborough, WA Australia
CAD $690

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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November 2022

Level 1 – Australia – Western Australia – Linga Longa Bike Park – November 1-3 2022

November 1 @ 8:30 am - November 3 @ 4:30 pm
Linga Longa, WA Australia
CAD $690

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Level 1 – New Zealand – Otago – Queenstown – November 4-6 2022

November 4 @ 8:30 am - November 6 @ 4:30 pm
Queenstown, NZ New Zealand
CAD $690

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Level 1 – Australia – Victoria – Bright – November 4-6 2022

November 4 @ 8:45 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm
Bright, VIC Australia
CAD $670

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Level 1 – Australia – Western Australia – Linga Longa Bike Park – November 5-7 2022

November 5 @ 8:30 am - November 7 @ 4:30 pm
CAD $690

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Level 1 – United States of America – Arkansas – Bentonville – November 11-13 2022

November 11 @ 8:30 am - November 13 @ 4:30 pm
Bentonville, AK AR United States
CAD $875

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Level 1 – Chile – Santiago – Bike Park El Durazno – November 14-16 2022 – ENGLISH

November 14 @ 8:45 am - November 16 @ 4:30 pm
Santiago, Chile Santiago, Chile
CAD $795

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Level 1 – Chile – Santiago – Bike Park El Durazno – November 14-16 2022 – SPANISH

November 14 @ 8:45 am - November 16 @ 4:30 pm
Santiago, Chile Santiago, Chile
CAD $795

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Protected: Level 1 – Chile – Santiago – Bike Park El Durazno – November 18-20 2022 – SPANISH

Santiago, Chile

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Level 1 – Chile – Santiago – Bike Park El Durazno – November 24-26 2022 – ENGLISH

November 24 @ 8:45 am - November 26 @ 4:30 pm
Santiago, Chile Santiago, Chile
CAD $795

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Level 1 – Australia – NSW – Thredbo – November 25-27 2022

November 25 @ 8:00 am - November 27 @ 5:00 pm
Thredbo, AUS Thredbo, Australia
CAD $710

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Level 1 – Australia – Queensland – Cairns – November 25-27 2022

November 25 @ 8:30 am - November 27 @ 4:30 pm
Cairns, QLD Cairns, Australia
CAD $690

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Level 1 – Australia – Queensland – Brisbane – November 25-27 2022

November 25 @ 8:45 am - November 27 @ 4:30 pm
CAD $691

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Protected: Level 1 – Australia – Australian Capital Territory – Mount Stromlo MTB Park – November 28-30 2022

Stromlo Forest Park PO Box 666
Jamison, ACT Australia

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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Level 1 – United States of America – North Carolina – Brevard – Nov 30 -Dec 2 2022

November 30 @ 8:30 am - December 2 @ 4:30 pm
Brevard, NC Brevard, NC United States
CAD $840

The Level 1 course trains both new and experienced instructors to skillfully teach and guide beginner to intermediate mountain bikers, in both cross country and downhill environments. New instructors learn the tools they…

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