The PMBIA stands for Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Association and was founded in Whistler BC in 2006. It was created to fulfil the demand for a professional and modern certification course. The program includes the physics and biomechanics of mountain biking, alongside relevant teaching skills that can be applied to the world of mountain biking.
The certifications are constantly being developed and improved, using feedback from instructors, staff, clients and the industry as a whole. The syllabus was created to include elements of psychology, physics, sports science and began following experience gained over 15 years of training and certifying mountain bike instructors.
PMBIA Instructors must re-certify every 3 years and pay their membership dues each year to maintain their standing as a certified Instructor.
The PMBIA currently provides training in Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Czech Republic, Japan, Netherlands and Spain.
PMBIA Mission Statement
“The purpose of the PMBIA is to inspire excellence in mountain bike instruction, guiding, and coaching. Through industry-proven content and instruction, the PMBIA assists mountain bike instructors, guides and coaches to deliver consistent, professional, training standards, worldwide.”