Professional Mountain Bike Instructor

The Level 1 PMBI 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 environements.  New instructors learn the tools they need to safely and effectively teach, while experienced instructors will increase their level skill and understanding in teaching and riding theory, that hte PMBI certifications uniquley provide.

A strong focus is given to learning skills in their own right, to develop a sense of this all important part of a mountain bike lesson.  As you learn and practive proven, modern teaching skills through the course, you'll see how being a good rider is only part of being a professional instructor.

Riding skills and theory are also covered along with plenty of time to practice as well as recieving personal feedback for your own improvement, each day.  The three day course is practical-based, spending each day riding and teaching on the trails.  

Course Length:

3 Days, 24 Hours

Recommended for:

Biking instructors, biking enthusiasts, college/university outdoor education programs, and trip leaders.


Confident riding at trail speed on technical, single track (strong intermediate) terrain.

A minimum of 36 months mountain biking experience.

A minimum age of 17.

40 hour wilderness first aid certification, or equivalent, strongly recommended.

Course Cost:

$100 deposit can be made to reserve your spot on this course



Cancelled - Rescheduled for Fall 2017


Rocky Knob Park

Boone, NC


No onsite lodging is provided.  For local lodging options please contact us.

Certifications Received:

Level 1 PMBI certification

Academic Course Credit:

Appalachian State University's Recreation Management Department  offers 3.00 credit for this course. The course number is TBD.  This is optional. Enrollment for this course can take place via ApplNet course registration. Payment for course may take place AFTER ApplNet registration. If you need any further assistance with academic course credit, contact Dr. Erik Rabinowitz , Recreation Management Area Director.

Course Paperwork:

           Download: Course Application

          Download: Broadstone Agreement

         Download: Health Form

Click here for additional course registration information.

For more information contact Eddie Simmons at, (828) 262-2100.

Contact OP


Physical Address:
Student Recreation Center
150 Bodenheimer Drive
Boone, North Carolina 28608

Phone: (828) 262-4077
A program area within UREC in the division of Student Affairs.

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