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Level 1

Trail requirements: One to two miles of single or doubletrack trail - wooded is preferred. The trail should have climbs, descents and turns that enable the riders to go out of sight for short periods of time (2-5 seconds).

Skills area requirements: A flat area roughly the size of a basketball court that is either dirt, grass or cement. (grass or artificial turf preferred)

Facility requirements: A conference or classroom type facility that is adjacent or nearby to the skills practice area and trail. The room should be able to accommodate up to 18 people and store participant's valuables. Bathroom facilities, adequate parking and an area for short-term bike storage is also needed. If the course location requires a special use permit, additional fees may apply to participants.

Ideally, the site is centrally located in relation to an airport, lodging, and restaurants. Should be no more than a one-hour drive from the airport.

*A covered area or building that can accommodate participants and bikes must be available in the case of inclement weather.

Level 2

Trail and feature requirements: A trail that offers features such as logs, roll downs, and small drops no bigger than 24 inches.  Features need to be ½ mile or less from the trailhead. If the nearby trail doesn’t offer this range of drops, some type of man-made structure (such as a 2x8 ft plywood covered box with a ramp) will need to be constructed.  A materials list with construction guidelines can be provided prior to the course.

Skills area requirements: A flat area roughly the size of a basketball court that is either dirt, grass or cement. A small dirt or grass hill with a gradually increasing grade about 100 ft in length.

Facility Requirements: A conference or classroom type facility that can be used during the evening session, a few hours each morning, and for the final test on day four.  The room should be able to accommodate up to 15 people. Bathroom facilities, adequate parking and an area for short-term bike storage is also needed. If the course location requires a special use permit, additional fees may apply to participants.

Ideally, the site is centrally located in relation to an airport, lodging, and restaurants. Should be no more than a one-hour drive from the airport.

*A covered area or building that can accommodate participants and bikes must be available in the case of inclement weather.

 

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