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

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 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.

Each day of the three-day course, instructor candidates will learn riding skills and theory, have plenty of time to practice, and receive personal feedback for your own improvement. 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 skill set 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 :  https://pmbia.org/level-1/#assessment

Level 4 Module – Canada – British Columbia – Whistler Bike Park – October 3-4 2022

The two-day L4 MODULE is a professional training course to help Level 3 Instructors prepare for the full, five-day Level 4 Expert Skills Coaching Course. This module includes two days of on-bike training, rider improvement, teaching practice, assessment and feedback, plus access to the PMBIA Reference Guide & L4 MODULE Booklet.

The first day focuses on reviewing the teaching concepts on the Level 4 course; including Theme-based teaching, blending multiple skills together and a refined understanding of ‘when and how much’ together with the PRE-CAP Skill Development Model and Performance Factors, to help instructors transition towards expert skills coaches.

Day two will see continued rider development as instructors explore how to safely progress students towards larger jumps and drops, while also introducing them to basic tricks such as tabletops and whips.

The module will provide a detailed look into what the riding and teaching standards of the full Level 4 course, while providing an opportunity for instructors to calibrate their own performance and skill level, against these standards.

 

For more information and to check out the pre-requisites for this course click here https://pmbia.org/level-4-module/

A lift ticket will be required for each day of the course and is not included in the course fees.

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

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 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.

Each day of the three-day course, instructor candidates will learn riding skills and theory, have plenty of time to practice, and receive personal feedback for your own improvement. 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 skill set 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 :  https://pmbia.org/level-1/#assessment

 

This course requires a minimum number of registrations to run. We will notified those registered on Monday September 26th if we have enough to run the course. Thanks for your patience!

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

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 need to safely 8and 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.

Each day of the three-day course, instructor candidates will learn riding skills and theory, have plenty of time to practice, and receive personal feedback for your own improvement. 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 skill set 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 :  https://pmbia.org/level-1/#assessment

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

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 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.

Each day of the three-day course, instructor candidates will learn riding skills and theory, have plenty of time to practice, and receive personal feedback for your own improvement. 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 skill set 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 :  https://pmbia.org/level-1/#assessment,

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

 

Kids Module – Canada – Quebec – Bromont – September 26 2022

The one-day L1 Kids Teaching Module as a professional training module to further the skills and knowledge of PMBI Level 1 Instructors, specifically for teaching kids. It is also a pre-requisite for your Level 4 Instructor Course.

This training module is perfect for Instructors working regularly for kids mountain bike programs.

Instructors will spend the day exploring the PMBIA course content in more detail, as it relates to kids. More time will be spent discussing the different teaching considerations for the different physical and mental conditions of each specific age group. 

Instructors will see and practice different kids teaching scenarios as well as explore trail and guiding options for each specific age group.

You must be a current member and have completed the Level 1 to register for this course.

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 – Canada – British Columbia – Whistler Bike Park – Sept 26-29 2022

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 introdcing 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.

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 tickets must be purchased in addition to the course fees.

Level 2 TECH – Canada – British Columbia – Whistler Lost Lake Trails – Sept 26-29 2022

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 introdcing 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.

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.

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

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 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.

Each day of the three-day course, instructor candidates will learn riding skills and theory, have plenty of time to practice, and receive personal feedback for your own improvement. 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 skill set 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 :  https://pmbia.org/level-1/#assessment,

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

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 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.

Each day of the three-day course, instructor candidates will learn riding skills and theory, have plenty of time to practice, and receive personal feedback for your own improvement. 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 skill set 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 :  https://pmbia.org/level-1/#assessment

Level 4 – Canada – British Columbia – Whistler Bike Park – Sept 19-23 -2022

The 5-day Level 4 course is for very experienced instructors wanting to learn the necessary skills and tools to transition into coaching advanced to expert riders, during long term skill development coaching programs. The Level 4 Certification Course trains instructors how to assess and develop the technical skills of riders on any terrain, up to and including black diamond and double black diamond ability levels. Instructors will also learn more about instructing vs. coaching skills, providing them with the tools necessary to either teach an expert rider on a half-day lesson, or coach students over a weekly, monthly or even seasonal period.

This is particularly relevant for instructors who are wanting to work on long term coaching programs, including instructor training camps or race (competition) development programs, for example. This course therefore requires a mastery in riding and teaching skills expected from full-time, professional, career instructors or coaches.

It is the aim of the PMBI Level 4 course to also complement and support existing coaching certification programs, such as those provided by the Coaching Association of Canada, to provide mountain bike coaches the full detail of information and tools they need to deliver the best possible results for their students.

The PMBI Level 4 (previously known as the PMBI Level 3, prior to 2022) was developed from the ground up in the early 2010’s, with the intention of always being the top-tier certification. For 2022, this course has simply been rebranded ‘Level 4’, as PMBIA have introduced a new, modular Level 3 Certification that sits between the previous Level 2 and 3 programs. Questions about the new 4-tier Certification System? Visit the Level 4 FAQ page here for all the details. 

Course Duration: Five days + pre-course reading and worksheet (2-3hrs), totalling 43hrs, including assessment.

For more information and to check out the pre-requisites for this course click here https://pmbia.org/level-4/#course-prep

 

A lift ticket will be required for each day of the course and is not included in the course fees.

Level 2 AIR – Canada – British Columbia – Whistler Bike Park – Sept 19-22 2022

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 introdcing 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.

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 tickets must be purchased in addition to the course fees.

Level 2 TECH Module – Canada – British Columbia – Whistler Lost Lake Trail – Sept 17-18 2022

The two-day TECH MODULE is a professional training course that can be used in a variety of ways, by PMBI instructors beyond the Level 1 Certification.

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

The first day focuses on skill-based teaching, reviewing the intermediate to advanced skill development ideas on the TECH Instructor Course; including concepts such as skill blending, what/why/how/when/how-much, plus example lesson presentations and practice teaching. Common example lessons reviewed in the TECH Module include technical climbing, pedalling technique, descending on steeps and cornering.

Day two will see instructors review the maneuver component of the ‘TECH’ Instructor Course, as instructors explore some of the progressions for safely introducing students to basic wheelies, manuals, bunnyhops and endos. Additional workshops including the TECH Module worksheet (to be completed before the course), goal setting and suspension set-up, will also be included.

The module will provide a detailed look into the riding and teaching standards of the full Tech Instructor course as they relate to the Level 2 and 3 standards, while providing an opportunity for instructors to calibrate their own performance and skill level against these standards.

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

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/

 

A trail pass will be required for each day of the course and must be purchased in addition to the course fees

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

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 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.

Each day of the three-day course, instructor candidates will learn riding skills and theory, have plenty of time to practice, and receive personal feedback for your own improvement. 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 skill set 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 :  https://pmbia.org/level-1/#assessmentLevel 1 – Canada – British Columbia – Whistler Lost Lake Trails – Sep 23-25 20228

Kids Module – Canada – Alberta – Canmore Nordic Centre – September 15 2022

The one-day L1 Kids Teaching Module as a professional training module to further the skills and knowledge of PMBI Level 1 Instructors, specifically for teaching kids. It is also a pre-requisite for your Level 4 Instructor Course.

This training module is perfect for Instructors working regularly for kids mountain bike programs.

Instructors will spend the day exploring the PMBIA course content in more detail, as it relates to kids. More time will be spent discussing the different teaching considerations for the different physical and mental conditions of each specific age group. 

Instructors will see and practice different kids teaching scenarios as well as explore trail and guiding options for each specific age group.

You must be a current member and have completed the Level 1 to register for this course.

Level 4 Module – Canada – British Columbia – Whistler Bike Park – Sept 13-14 2022

The two-day L4 MODULE is a professional training course to help Level 3 Instructors prepare for the full, five-day Level 4 Expert Skills Coaching Course. This module includes two days of on-bike training, rider improvement, teaching practice, assessment and feedback, plus access to the PMBIA Reference Guide & L4 MODULE Booklet.

The first day focuses on reviewing the teaching concepts on the Level 4 course; including Theme-based teaching, blending multiple skills together and a refined understanding of ‘when and how much’ together with the PRE-CAP Skill Development Model and Performance Factors, to help instructors transition towards expert skills coaches.

Day two will see continued rider development as instructors explore how to safely progress students towards larger jumps and drops, while also introducing them to basic tricks such as tabletops and whips.

The module will provide a detailed look into what the riding and teaching standards of the full Level 4 course, while providing an opportunity for instructors to calibrate their own performance and skill level, against these standards.

 

For more information and to check out the pre-requisites for this course click here https://pmbia.org/level-4-module/

A lift ticket will be required for each day of the course and is not included in the course fees.