Wilderness First Aid Course – August, 22-23 2015

August 22 – 23

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (each day)

Location – Aptos High School

Join the NorCal High School Mountain Bike League and Foster Calm www.fostercalm.com for an innovative Wilderness First Aid training created by and for mountain bike coaches and ride leaders. This 16-hour training is designed to prepare mountain bike coaches and anyone who rides bicycles in the wilderness to confidently and effectively respond to injuries and illness that can occur while riding. The training will focus on staying calm, making good decisions, and relevant hands-on practice, including on-the-trail scenarios specifically designed for mountain bike coaches. Upon completion, each participant will receive a Wilderness First Aid-Mountain Bike (WFA-MTB) Certification good for 3 years. Please contact robert@norcalmtb.org with questions.

Topics covered

  • Managing an accident scene out on the trail
  • Patient assessment
  • Shock & bleeding
  • Head & spinal injuries
  • Wound care
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Heat and cold illnesses
  • And much more


The benefits of getting the WFA-MTB certification include increased preparedness, professionalism, and confidence as well as eligibility for special fun rides during which we will practice scenarios in order to keep accident response skills fresh and accessible.

Certification Requirements for League Coaches

For 2015, the League requires WFA-MTB certification for Head and Assistant Coaches. WFA-MTB certification is recommended for Ride Leaders, but not required. For more information on Coaches Licensing, please go to the Coaches Resources Page.


Early registration (on or before July 24, 2015) is $195 per person (includes 16 hour training, light breakfast and full lunch each day). After July 24, 2015 the price increases to $205 per person. Late Registration begins August 14, 2015 and runs through August 21, 2015 for $225 per person.

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