Level 1 – Sentiers du Moulin, QC – Oct 26-28 2021

DThe Level 1 course is for both new and experienced instructors alike, looking to learn how to skillfully teach and guide beginner to 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. As you learn and practice proven, modern teaching skills through the course, you’ll see how being a good rider is only one part of being a professional instructor.

Riding skills and theory are also covered along with plenty of time to practice as well as receiving personal feedback for your own improvement, each day. The three-day course is practical-based, spending each day riding and teaching on the trails. Additional PMBI Workshops covering topics such as bike-fit, mechanics and first aid, take place at the start or end of each day, to further build your knowledge and skillset during the course.

– See more at: http://www.pmbia.org/level-1/

PLEASE NOTE: This course includes a teaching and riding assessment. Please ensure you make yourself familiar with the riding and teaching standards, as well as the prerequisites before registering. Further information on these standards can be found at :  http://www.pmbia.org/level-1/

 

This course will be delivered in FRENCH. However English reading and writing skills are required in order to complete the pre-reading and worksheets.

 

Level 2 AIR – Bromont, PQ – Oct 17-20 2021

The PMBI Level 2 course focuses on teaching and guiding strong-intermediate to advanced riders. Skill development is typically much safer and easier when students learn techniques in terrain appropriate for their ability level. Candidates will learn how to further consolidate intermediate skills in their students, while introducing more advanced skills at higher speeds, mostly on green and blue terrain.

A strong focus is given to further analyzing the Six Skills of riding during the course, to ensure a deeper understanding of the physics, skills, and biomechanics involved in riding at the advanced ability level. In addition, advanced teaching skills are also presented on the Level 2 course that requires a consolidation of the Level 1 Teaching Material. Typically, at least a season of full-time teaching is required between the two courses for a successful result.

Split into halves, one side of the course looks at teaching the fundamental “Six Skills”, through skill-based lessons. The other side looks at teaching advanced maneuvers.

The “AIR” Level 2 maneuver module trains instructors how to introduce intermediate riders to jumps and drops.

More details on the Level 2 course can be found here https://pmbia.org/level-2/

IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO THIS COURSE:
  • This course will be held without the use of the Chairlifts. We will be required to access the Bromont Montagne d’Experience trail network with an Enduro style bike.
  • There will be a 20$/day to access Les sentier du Sommet.
  • Participants are required to use an Enduro Style Bike, that allows to pedal efficiently when climbing and sufficient suspension travel for riding down Intermediate, advanced and expert trails.
  • DH style bikes will not be allowed during this course
  • Participants should be prepared to pedal everyday in order to access the Jumps, Drops and DH trails. 
  • A good level of cardio-vascular fitness is required.
INFORMATIONS IMPORTANTES CONCERNANT CE COURS :
  •  Pendant cette formation nous n’auront pas recours a l’utilisation des remontées mécaniques. La formation se donnera a l’intérieur du réseau de sentier de Bromont Montagne d’Experience
  • Il y aura des frais de 20$/jour pour accéder au Sentier du Sommet.
  • Tout participants a cette formation devront utiliser un vélo de type “Enduro” qui permet de pédaler efficacement dans les montées, tout en ayant un débattement suffisant pour le pilotage sur des sentiers de descente intermédiaire, avancées et expert. 
  • Les vélos de descente type “Downhill (DH)” ne sont pas acceptés pendant cette formation.
  • Les participants doivent être prêt a pédaler pour accéder a la Zone de Sauts, Rampes (“drops”) et les sentiers de descentes. 
  • Une bonne condition cardiovasculaire est requise. 

Level 2 Air Module – Bromont, PQ – Oct 14-15 2021

The two-day L2 AIR Module is a professional training module that can be used in a variety of ways, by either PMBI Level 1 or 2 instructors and guides;

  • PMBI Level 1 Instructors wanting to improve their own riding and jumping skills
  • PMBI Level 1 Instructors preparing for the Level 2
  • PMBI Level 2 Instructors wanting to update their skills and re-certify
  • PMBI Level 2 “Trail” Instructors keen to learn about teaching jumping and/or prepare for the Level 3

This course includes two days of on-bike training, rider improvement, teaching practice, assessment and feedback, plus access to the PMBIA Reference Guide & L2 AIR Course Booklet.

The first day focuses on Skill-based teaching, reviewing the skill development ideas on the Level 2 course, including example lesson presentations and practice teaching. Day two will see instructors review the maneuver component of the ‘Air’ Level 2 Course, as instructors learn about and practice teach jumps and drops, to intermediate riders.

For more information please see https://pmbia.org/level-2-air-module/

You must be a current member to attend this module. The Module will be taught in French.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO THIS COURSE:
  • This course will be held without the use of the Chairlifts. We will be required to access the Bromont Montagne d’Experience trail network with an Enduro style bike.
  • There will be a 20$/day to access Les sentier du Sommet.
  • Participants are required to use an Enduro Style Bike, that allows to pedal efficiently when climbing and sufficient suspension travel for riding down Intermediate, advanced and expert trails.
  • DH style bikes will not be allowed during this course
  • Participants should be prepared to pedal everyday in order to access the Jumps, Drops and DH trails. 
  • A good level of cardio-vascular fitness is required.
INFORMATIONS IMPORTANTES CONCERNANT CE COURS :
  •  Pendant cette formation nous n’auront pas recours a l’utilisation des remontées mécaniques. La formation se donnera a l’intérieur du réseau de sentier de Bromont Montagne d’Experience
  • Il y aura des frais de 20$/jour pour accéder au Sentier du Sommet.
  • Tout participants a cette formation devront utiliser un vélo de type “Enduro” qui permet de pédaler efficacement dans les montées, tout en ayant un débattement suffisant pour le pilotage sur des sentiers de descente intermédiaire, avancées et expert. 
  • Les vélos de descente type “Downhill (DH)” ne sont pas acceptés pendant cette formation.
  • Les participants doivent être prêt a pédaler pour accéder a la Zone de Sauts, Rampes (“drops”) et les sentiers de descentes. 
  • Une bonne condition cardiovasculaire est requise. 

Level 1 – Whistler, BC – Oct 9-11 2021

The Level 1 course is for both new and experienced instructors alike, looking to learn how to skillfully teach and guide beginner to 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. As you learn and practice proven, modern teaching skills through the course, you’ll see how being a good rider is only one part of being a professional instructor.

Riding skills and theory are also covered along with plenty of time to practice as well as receiving personal feedback for your own improvement, each day. The three-day course is practical-based, spending each day riding and teaching on the trails. Additional PMBI Workshops covering topics such as bike-fit, mechanics and first aid, take place at the start or end of each day, to further build your knowledge and skillset during the course.

– See more at: http://www.pmbia.org/level-1/

PLEASE NOTE: This course includes a teaching and riding assessment. Please ensure you make yourself familiar with the riding and teaching standards, as well as the prerequisites before registering. Further information on these standards can be found at : http://www.pmbia.org/level-1/

Level 2 AIR – Whistler, BC – Oct 4-7 2021

The PMBI Level 2 course focuses on teaching and guiding strong-intermediate to advanced riders. Skill development is typically much safer and easier when students learn techniques in terrain appropriate for their ability level. Candidates will learn how to further consolidate intermediate skills in their students, while introducing more advanced skills at higher speeds, mostly on green and blue terrain.

A strong focus is given to further analyzing the Six Skills of riding during the course, to ensure a deeper understanding of the physics, skills, and biomechanics involved in riding at the advanced ability level. In addition, advanced teaching skills are also presented on the Level 2 course that requires a consolidation of the Level 1 Teaching Material. Typically, at least a season of full-time teaching is required between the two courses for a successful result.

Split into halves, one side of the course looks at teaching the fundamental “Six Skills”, through skill-based lessons. The other side looks at teaching advanced maneuvers.

The “AIR” Level 2 maneuver module trains instructors how to introduce intermediate riders to jumps and drops.

More details on the Level 2 course can be found here https://pmbia.org/level-2/

 

You must be a current member to register for this course.
Bike Park courses require a lift ticket to be purchased in addition to the course fee

Ride Guide – Camp Fortune, PQ – Oct 3 2021

The PMBI Ride Guide is a one-day training course designed for club volunteers or local riders who wish to take other people on organized, group rides. The course provides the necessary training to learn how to organize a ride, beginning with a meet ’n’ greet, bike check and safety talk. Guides will learn how to assess riders skills, perform bike checks and warm-ups safely, allowing them to plan and execute a safe, fun ride.

The course will include an online pre-course worksheet, complete with reading materials to begin your training before we even see you. Topics such as risk management, class size and terrain choice will also be discussed, as well as a chance to practice guiding the group, to gain some feedback on your own personal guiding, risk management and communication skills.

Additional workshops throughout the day will also discuss the recommended mechanic and first aid skills required by guides, and how to find this training, if necessary.

The day will mostly be spent on the trails, riding bikes and learning outside. It’s a fun day with great people and also a good chance to get some tips and feedback on your own riding skills.6

Level 1 – Bromont, PQ – Oct 2-4 2021

The Level 1 course is for both new and experienced instructors alike, looking to learn how to skillfully teach and guide beginner to 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. As you learn and practice proven, modern teaching skills through the course, you’ll see how being a good rider is only one part of being a professional instructor.

Riding skills and theory are also covered along with plenty of time to practice as well as receiving personal feedback for your own improvement, each day. The three-day course is practical-based, spending each day riding and teaching on the trails. Additional PMBI Workshops covering topics such as bike-fit, mechanics and first aid, take place at the start or end of each day, to further build your knowledge and skillset during the course.

– See more at: http://www.pmbia.org/level-1/

PLEASE NOTE: This course includes a teaching and riding assessment. Please ensure you make yourself familiar with the riding and teaching standards, as well as the prerequisites before registering. Further information on these standards can be found at :  http://www.pmbia.org/level-1/

 

This course will be delivered in FRENCH. However English reading and writing skills are required in order to complete the pre-reading and worksheets

To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, health officials around the world might advise that all non-essential travel should be avoided until further notice. This could include travel into and out of your area and between regions of your country. It is therefore your responsibility to consult any travel advisories put in place where the course is located and to decide whether traveling to this course is essential.A travel advisory or local recommendation by Health Authorities does not trigger an automatic cancellation of the scheduled course. In most cases the expectation is that everyone uses their best judgement to decide whether their travel is essential. More information about Travel Advisories will be available on local government websites.

Level 1 – Cowichan, BC – Oct 1-3 2021

The Level 1 course is for both new and experienced instructors alike, looking to learn how to skillfully teach and guide beginner to 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. As you learn and practice proven, modern teaching skills through the course, you’ll see how being a good rider is only one part of being a professional instructor.

Riding skills and theory are also covered along with plenty of time to practice as well as receiving personal feedback for your own improvement, each day. The three-day course is practical-based, spending each day riding and teaching on the trails. Additional PMBI Workshops covering topics such as bike-fit, mechanics and first aid, take place at the start or end of each day, to further build your knowledge and skillset during the course.

– See more at: http://www.pmbia.org/level-1/

PLEASE NOTE: This course includes a teaching and riding assessment. Please ensure you make yourself familiar with the riding and teaching standards, as well as the prerequisites before registering. Further information on these standards can be found at :  http://www.pmbia.org/level-1/Level 1 – Cowichan, BC – Oct 1-3 20216c

Level 1 – Bromont, PQ – Sept 29-Oct 1 2021

The Level 1 course is for both new and experienced instructors alike, looking to learn how to skillfully teach and guide beginner to 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. As you learn and practice proven, modern teaching skills through the course, you’ll see how being a good rider is only one part of being a professional instructor.

Riding skills and theory are also covered along with plenty of time to practice as well as receiving personal feedback for your own improvement, each day. The three-day course is practical-based, spending each day riding and teaching on the trails. Additional PMBI Workshops covering topics such as bike-fit, mechanics and first aid, take place at the start or end of each day, to further build your knowledge and skillset during the course.

– See more at: http://www.pmbia.org/level-1/

PLEASE NOTE: This course includes a teaching and riding assessment. Please ensure you make yourself familiar with the riding and teaching standards, as well as the prerequisites before registering. Further information on these standards can be found at :  http://www.pmbia.org/level-1/

 

This course will be delivered in FRENCH. However English reading and writing skills are required in order to complete the pre-reading and worksheets

To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, health officials around the world might advise that all non-essential travel should be avoided until further notice. This could include travel into and out of your area and between regions of your country. It is therefore your responsibility to consult any travel advisories put in place where the course is located and to decide whether traveling to this course is essential.A travel advisory or local recommendation by Health Authorities does not trigger an automatic cancellation of the scheduled course. In most cases the expectation is that everyone uses their best judgement to decide whether their travel is essential. More information about Travel Advisories will be available on local government websites.

Level 1 – Whistler, BC – Sept 24-26 2021

The Level 1 course is for both new and experienced instructors alike, looking to learn how to skillfully teach and guide beginner to 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. As you learn and practice proven, modern teaching skills through the course, you’ll see how being a good rider is only one part of being a professional instructor.

Riding skills and theory are also covered along with plenty of time to practice as well as receiving personal feedback for your own improvement, each day. The three-day course is practical-based, spending each day riding and teaching on the trails. Additional PMBI Workshops covering topics such as bike-fit, mechanics and first aid, take place at the start or end of each day, to further build your knowledge and skillset during the course.

– See more at: http://www.pmbia.org/level-1/

PLEASE NOTE: This course includes a teaching and riding assessment. Please ensure you make yourself familiar with the riding and teaching standards, as well as the prerequisites before registering. Further information on these standards can be found at : http://www.pmbia.org/level-1/

Level 1 – Camp Fortune, QC – Sep 24-26 2021

The Level 1 course is for both new and experienced instructors alike, looking to learn how to skillfully teach and guide beginner to 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. As you learn and practice proven, modern teaching skills through the course, you’ll see how being a good rider is only one part of being a professional instructor.

Riding skills and theory are also covered along with plenty of time to practice as well as receiving personal feedback for your own improvement, each day. The three-day course is practical-based, spending each day riding and teaching on the trails. Additional PMBI Workshops covering topics such as bike-fit, mechanics and first aid, take place at the start or end of each day, to further build your knowledge and skillset during the course.

– See more at: https://pmbia.org/level-1/

PLEASE NOTE: This course includes a teaching and riding assessment. Please ensure you make yourself familiar with the riding and teaching standards, as well as the prerequisites before registering. Further information on these standards can be found at :  http://www.pmbia.org/level-1/

Trail passes must be purchased in addition to the course fees. This course will be taught in ENGLISH

Level 2 AIR – Whistler, BC – Sept 23-26 2021

The PMBI Level 2 course focuses on teaching and guiding strong-intermediate to advanced riders. Skill development is typically much safer and easier when students learn techniques in terrain appropriate for their ability level. Candidates will learn how to further consolidate intermediate skills in their students, while introducing more advanced skills at higher speeds, mostly on green and blue terrain.

A strong focus is given to further analyzing the Six Skills of riding during the course, to ensure a deeper understanding of the physics, skills, and biomechanics involved in riding at the advanced ability level. In addition, advanced teaching skills are also presented on the Level 2 course that requires a consolidation of the Level 1 Teaching Material. Typically, at least a season of full-time teaching is required between the two courses for a successful result.

Split into halves, one side of the course looks at teaching the fundamental “Six Skills”, through skill-based lessons. The other side looks at teaching advanced maneuvers.

The “AIR” Level 2 maneuver module trains instructors how to introduce intermediate riders to jumps and drops.

More details on the Level 2 course can be found here https://pmbia.org/level-2/

 

You must be a current member to register for this course.
Bike Park courses require a lift ticket to be purchased in addition to the course fee.

Level 3 Module – Whistler, BC – Sept 20-21 2021

This module includes two days of on-bike training, rider improvement, teaching practice, assessment and feedback, plus access to the PMBIA Reference Guide & Level 3 Course Booklet. The two-day L3 Module is a professional training module for Level 2 Instructors preparing for the Level 3 course, Level 3 instructors looking for continuing development, and Level 3 candidates who need to retest either their teaching or riding.

The first day focuses on Theme and Skill-based teaching, reviewing the teaching concepts on the Level 3 course, while riders receive riding skill development and feedback. Day two will see continued rider development and instructors practice present and gain further training on the Level 3 Course Materials and Course Standards.

 

Level 2 Trail Module – Whistler, BC – Sept 18-19 2021

The two-day L2 TRAIL Module is a professional training module that can be used in a variety of ways, by either PMBI Level 1 or 2 instructors and guides;

  • PMBI Level 1 Instructors wanting to improve their own riding and advanced maneuvers, such as basic wheelies, manuals and bunnyhops
  • PMBI Level 1 Instructors preparing for the Level 2
  • PMBI Level 2 Instructors wanting to update their skills and re-certify
  • PMBI Level 2 “Air” Instructors keen to learn about teaching technical maneuvers, such as basic manuals, wheelies, bunnyhops and endos.

This course includes two days of on-bike training, rider improvement, teaching practice, assessment and feedback, plus access to the latest PMBIA Reference Guide & L2 TRAIL Module Booklet.

The first day focuses on Skill-based teaching, reviewing the skill development ideas on the Level 2 course, including example lesson presentations and practice teaching. Day two will see instructors review the maneuver component of the ‘TRAIL’ Level 2 Course, as instructors explore the progressions for safely introducing riders to basic manuals, wheelies, bunnyhops and endos.

For further information please see https://pmbia.org/level-2-trail-module/

You must be a current member to register for this course.

Level 1 – Kamloops, BC – Sept 17-19 2021

The Level 1 course is for both new and experienced instructors alike, looking to learn how to skillfully teach and guide beginner to 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. As you learn and practice proven, modern teaching skills through the course, you’ll see how being a good rider is only one part of being a professional instructor.

Riding skills and theory are also covered along with plenty of time to practice as well as receiving personal feedback for your own improvement, each day. The three-day course is practical-based, spending each day riding and teaching on the trails. Additional PMBI Workshops covering topics such as bike-fit, mechanics and first aid, take place at the start or end of each day, to further build your knowledge and skillset during the course.

– See more at: http://www.pmbia.org/level-1/

PLEASE NOTE: This course includes a teaching and riding assessment. Please ensure you make yourself familiar with the riding and teaching standards, as well as the prerequisites before registering. Further information on these standards can be found at :  http://www.pmbia.org/level-1/