The International Mountain Bike Instructor Certification Releases 2011 Instructor Certification Course Schedule





The International Mountain Bike Instructor Certification (IMIC) brings a new standardized method of teaching to the mountain bike community and is leading the way for mountain bike instruction across the U.S. and Canada.

Squamish, British Columbia – As mountain biking continues to grow in popularity there has become an increasing need for individuals who are qualified to give lessons or lead groups on guided trail rides. The International Mountain Bike Instructor Certification (IMIC) is filling that need and taking mountain bike instruction to the next level by using proven methods and standardized guidelines to teach the fundaments of mountain biking in a safe and effective manner.   After completing five courses in 2010, we are pleased to announce five more courses for 2011.

April 1, 2, 3 Seattle, Washington

April 18, 19,20 Richmond, Virginia

April 29, 30, 1 Squamish, British Columbia

June 8, 9, 10 Brown County State Park, Indiana

June 13, 14, 15 Snowshoe, West Virginia

For information on custom events in North America and Europe, please contact

For the past 15 years mountain bike instructors in Canada have been taught and certified through the Canadian Mountain Bike Instructor Certification (CMIC).  Established in 1995, the CMIC has become the leading mountain bike instructor training and certification program and the first of its kind to be recognized in the mountain bike industry.  Since its inception it has taught mountain biking skills to over 4,000 individuals using proven methods and techniques developed over time by top mountain biking professionals.

In 2009, two-time World Masters Downhill Champion and CMIC Master Coach, Shaums March, acquired the CMIC program’s intellectual property and copyrights.  Since then, March has expanded the course offerings and made them available outside of Canada, thereby establishing the International Mountain Bike Instructor Certification (IMIC).  The IMIC builds on the same standardized theories and guidelines to now offer four (4) levels of certification: Ride Leader, Instructor, Coach and Master Coach.  To obtain certification an individual will need to meet the requirements of the certification level, successfully complete the class, and pass both a written and practical test.  For additional information on the IMIC program please visit


Shaums March
Mad March Inc.
CEO & IMIC Master Coach

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