BECOME A CYCLING MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR

Cycling MBC Counselor Information

Looking to becme a Cycling Merit Badge Counselor? Then make sure to attend a Scouting MTB Cycling Merit Badge Counselor training class. 


Program Fee: $25 (includes lunch)


Make sure to email us at info@ScoutingMTB.org to find out when our next class is taking place.

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CYCLING MBC PROGRAM SYLLABUS

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Welcome

  • Program Specifics - Cycling Merit Badge
  • Trail Development, Lnad Use Agreements, Partnerships, etc.
  • Trail Map, Trail Features and Signage
  • Expectation/Role of Guides/Participants
  • Challenge By Choice
  • Flora, Fauna, and Snakes
  • Leave No Trace

Safety Briefing

  • Preparation/Anticipation of Trail Hazards
  • Riding Techniques
  • Communication
  • Rider Spacing
  • Trail Etiquette
  • IMBA Rules of the Trail
  • Emergency Procedures/Risk Management

Introduction to Mechanical Components and Bike Functionality

  • Bike Type
  • Bike Quality
  • Bike Size
  • Tire Pressure
  • Bost Hubs
  • Gearing
  • Brakes

Safety Gear

  • Helmet (proper helmet sizing)
  • Knee & Elbow Padding
  • Body Armor
  • Neck Braces
  • Eyewear
  • Body Armor - What and When to Wear
  • Proper Clothing

Bike Fit

  • Are you on the proper size bike?
  • Pre-ride Bike Fit Assessment Checklist

Complete Bike Inspection

  • Bike Inspection Checklist

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Practice Ride

  • Each counselor will go through a practice ride in the assembly area to evaluate each riders skills 

Rider Assessment

  • Rider Assessment Guide

Bike Ride

  • Each counselor will receive an additional evaluation during a required 2-mile bike ride
  • Time permitting an additional 5-mile bike ride will take place.
  • Guides will lead by example and show responsible riding techniques
  • Guides will keep the group informed of upcoming trail information and hazards
  • Reinforce Challenge By Choice
  • Stop frequently to monitor group (head counts)
  • Utilize teachable moments

End of Program, Debrief & Wrap-up

  • Post Ride Maintenance Check and Bike Inspection
  • Discuss the importance of disinfecting your helmet, gloves, pads, and other personal equipment upon returning home
  • Towel off bikes and prepare for next use
  • Inform participants of other mountain biking opportunities and all  skills progressions through the Scouting MTB Advanced  Skills Clinics

Lunch

Each participant will receive a free lunch and refreshment.

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