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Mountain Bike Professional Certificate

Mountain Bike Professional

Certificate I

The Mountainbike Professional certification integrates interpretive guide skills, Wilderness First Responder training and natural resource management with bike handling and mechanic skills. The student will spend time in both the classroom and on a variety of trail systems honing group management and bike-specific coaching skills for a career in the growing fields of mountain bike guiding, instruction, and sustainable trail development. 

Our college professors are dedicated mountain bike professionals who provide students with both classroom and hands-on training in mountain bike skill development and trail design and construction.

Course Number Course


ENR 2150 NAI Certified Interpretive Guide

3 credits

HLED 2010 Wilderness First Responder

4 credits

OEAC 1288 Mountain Biking

1 credits

OEAC 1380 Outdoor Multisport

1 - 3 credits

ORTM 1100 Bicycle Mechanic

3 credits

ORTM 2100 Mountain Bike Skills Instructor 1

2 credits

ORTM 2800 Outdoor Leadership

3 credits

Students choose a minimum of 4 credits from the following courses:

Course Number Course


EDUC 2470 Outdoor Education Practicum

4 credits

OEAC 2031 Combined Expeditions:

1 - 5 credits



Course Credits
Writing Level I (WR1)/ORAL *3 credits
MATH/APPM *3 credits
UNST   1 credits

Total Credit Hours: 30

More Information

PMBI in black with a black circle that says Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Ass. Blue background inside the circle               A green back ground with Certified Interpretive in white letters and Guide in bold yellow letters

Meet Your Instructors

Darran Wells

Darran was a competitive adventure racer who switched to enduro and park riding in 2014. He has been a certified professional mountain bike coach for 10 years, teaching clinics for summer camps and bike festivals as well as college students. He is also an experienced trail builder who has worked for Redbull Rampage and maintains the bikepark at the ASI Trail Lab.

Stacy Wells

Stacy has been mountain biking for 30 years and coaching professionally since 2012. She has certifications from both the Bicycle Instructor Certification Program (BICP) and Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Association (PMBIA). She leads clinics around the Rocky Mtn West each year for Pedal Militia, the NORCO Dirt Series and Wydaho Rendezvous and the Jurassic Classic.