MTB Instructor Training

WMBC’s vision is to encourage trail riding. There are many components to deliver on this vision.  You bring the bike and the desire.  Club members build and maintain the trails.  To make it enjoyable, you need to develop your riding skills.  Some riders can do this on their own, but the Club would like to give you a running start by offering skills clinics.

But, there is a gap.  Skills clinics need instructors and there are not many in Sudbury.  We need more instructors.  The Club is willing to help members obtain the basic training required to be mountain bike instructors. We’ll pay for your course registration fee, if you offer to be an instructor.

The great benefit of becoming a trained instructor is that you become a better rider.

To become a trained instructor, you need the two courses that make up Let’s Ride! Community Cycling- Initiation (CCI).  1) “Let’s Ride!” CCI workshop and 2) Basic Cycling Skills workshop.  Details are below.

These courses are offered by the Ontario Cycling Association (OCA).  Course are offered throughout the year in southern Ontario and appear at ontariocycling.org/oca-coaching/upcoming-courses/ as they are scheduled.  Registration is on-line through OCA.

Let’s Ride! Community Cycling Initiation
Let’s Ride! Community Cycling Initiation (CCI) is the NCCP context for coaches who will primarily work with novice, pre-competitive cyclists at the community level, including participants in the Active Start, FUNdamentals and early Learn to Train stages of athlete development. The program is simple, based on a number of pre-designed lesson plans, and adaptable to the varying skill and ability levels of participants. The focus of the program is on having participants develop skills which are basic to MTB, BMX, and Road, in a controlled, off-road, off-trail setting such as a sport field or parking lot.

CCI training has two parts – the “Let’s Ride!” CCI workshop (5 hrs), and a Basic Cycling Skills workshop (8 hrs). The first workshop provides information on ethical coaching, participants and their needs, basic practice planning, equipment and other important information for coaches of beginner cyclists. The second workshop provides an opportunity for “on-bike” practice in skill teaching and analysis, practice coaching and use of provided lesson plans. On completion, coaches have “Trained” status in NCCP.

For course description and details please click here

For a list of upcoming courses being offered in Ontario please visit our coach courses page.