Hosting an ICP Course
ICP Host Duties
ICP hosts come in all forms – individuals, businesses, land managers, summer program directors and more. The host for an ICP course is IMBA’s point of contact and our on-the-ground local knowledge. A host’s duties are minimal at this stage in the program, but requirements will change as the ICP evolves. Some examples of host duties are:
- Confirming that the chosen site meets all requirements
- Gaining any permissions needed to use the land and providing permit fee information to the tammy [at] imba [dot] com (ICP manager)
- Suggest a meeting location for the course kick-off
- Pre-event communication with IMBA's Instructor Trainer to confirm details
- Receive course handout paperwork and deliver to the Instructor Trainer (IT) upon his/her arrival
- Meet the IT onsite on the morning or afternoon of day 1
- Give the IT a tour of the area that will be used for the certification course
- Be present or nearby at the start of each training day for last-minute logistical issues
- Make sure any facilities that the ICP will be utilizing are unlocked prior to course start each day
What Happens When You Host
If your location is chosen to host an ICP course, an event registration page will be created on IMBA.com and added to our calendar of events and the ICP schedule.
IMBA will market the course to our wide network of mountain bikers, retailers, public land managers and others, which is accomplished via regional email newsletters, Facebook, Twitter and, occasionally, via IMBA’s print publication, IMBA Trail News.
Hosting a course at your location exposes it to a much larger group of riders than just the individuals participating in the ICP training. Those certified instructors often return to the same location to hold their own mountain bike skills clinics, broadening the audience for your riding area.
Working with the IMBA ICP demonstrates that you and your facility recognize the importance of certification training and will be on the forefront of this movement.