The PMBI Association trains and certifies mountain bike Instructors & Guides to effectively teach mountain bike riding skills in both cross country and downhill environments, while guiding students safely on varying degrees of technical terrain.

The PMBI Association is the not-for-profit, governing body for mountain bike Instructor certification courses, within the mountain bike industry. It was established through a partnership between two industry-leading providers of mountain bike Instructor courses; ZEPtechniques and Endless Biking. These two companies have a combined experience of over twenty years of training and certifying mountain bike Instructors & Guides.

Using the internationally recognized PMBI Certifications (the most widely available courses in the industry) from ZEP Techniques and bringing in many core concepts and elements from the highly successful MBIT curriculum from Endless Biking, the PMBI Association has developed a single, stronger, streamlined Instructor & Guides Certification System.


“To deliver one united and globally accepted, professional Instructor & Guides certification standard to the mountain bike industry, while promoting the profession of mountain bike instruction & guiding, and the sport of mountain biking overall. Ultimately, our goal is to get more people on mountain bikes by improving the standards of Instruction & Guiding within mountain biking, making the sport safer and easier to teach and to learn for new and current riders alike”.