Our mission is to help mountain bikers and event organizers ride and plan events with safety and emergency preparedness in mind. When an accident occurs, the first rider on the scene becomes the first responder. Knowing what to do if your friend crashes or you come upon another rider in need, can make a tremendous difference in the outcome of that event. For riding that is within an hour's reach of Emergency Medical Services, BCLL’s Basic First Aid for Mountain BikersTM is the training to start with.

Basic First Aid, CPR & AED training made accessible
Most riders WANT to know what to do in an emergency situation, but can’t find the time or the resources to get the training that fits their needs. BCLL works with local organizers to bring trainings to riders, in their own communities. If you are interested in bringing a course to your area, please contact flynn@backcountrylifeline.com.

Because you’d rather spend your time riding…
By providing only the most relevant and succinct content and instruction possible, participants will be able to complete training, and obtain First Aid, CPR & AED certification within an engaging and hands-on environment. Course topics include: First Aid Basics, Assessing a Patient, Traumatic Injuries & Bleeding, Musculoskeletal injuries, Head Neck & Spine, Cardiac Emergencies (CPR & AED), Sudden Illnesses, Environmental Emergencies, Communications, Incident Command, and First Aid Kits. 

Backcountry Lifeline's First Aid for MTB'ers training is recognized as NICA Approved 8 hour First Aid, appropriate for all NICA coaches operating within 1 hour of definitive medical care.

***CO and ID leagues require a 16 hour WFA training for Level 3 Coaches

Upcoming Courses

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​Completed CPR & First Aid Classes

  • Maxxis, HQ                                                                       Dec. 19th, Atalanta GA .                   2018
  • UCI Junior Camp                                                              June 26th/27th, COS, CO                  2018
  • Summit County                                                                June 16th, Silverthorne , CO            2018
  • Aspen/Snowmass                                                            June 9th, Snowmass, CO                  2018 
  • Yeti Cycles                                                                         May 21st, Golden, CO                       2018
  • Colorado Springs                                                             April 15th, Divide, CO                        2018
  • Colorowdies Crew                                                           March 17th, Golden, CO                   2018

  • SRAM R&D                                                                        Dec. 2nd, CO Springs, CO                 2017
  • NICA Coaches Training                                                   Nov. 4th & 5th, NC                             2017
  • Yeti Cycles                                                                        Oct. 10th, Golden, CO                        2017
  • Golden Giddyup                                                              Sept. 9th, Golden, CO                        2017
  • Shimano America                                                            Sept. 5th & 6th, Irvine, CA                2017
  • CB Devo & Alpine Orthopaetics                              July 2nd, Crested Butte, CO         2017
  • Vail Rec District Training                                          June 21st, Vail, CO                         2017
  • Yeti Cycles Training                                                   June 20th, Golden, CO                  2017
  • NICA Coaches Training                                             June 3rd & 4th, Atlanta, GA         2017
  • Sacred Cycles Training                                             May 20th, Basalt, CO                     2017

  • NICA Coaches training                                             Nov. 19th - Oak Mtn. Park, AL      2016
  • NICA Coaches training                                             Nov. 20th - Huntsville, AL              2016
  • BME Racer training                                                   May 20th - Santa Fe, NM               2016
  • BME/EWS Racer training                                          July 27th - Aspen, CO                     2016
  • ​​BME Racer training                                                   Aug. 31st - Crested Butte, CO      2016
  • NICA Leaders training                                              June 22-26, Eagle, CO                    2016
  • VVASA Coaches training                                          April 24th, Eagle, CO                      2016

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Basic First aid for mountain bikers 



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