Backcountry Lifeline Announces Wilderness First Aid for Mountain Bikers

Mar 27, 2018
by Backcountry Lifeline  
Lifting a patient
Practicing a patient lift and learning to work as a team.

PRESS RELEASE: Backcountry Lifeline

Our Wilderness First Aid for Mountain Bikers training will take place over four days on the famous Amasa Back trail system in Moab, Utah.

Dates: Thursday, May 10th - Sunday, May 13th
Time: 8am - 5pm daily
Location: Kane Creek Campground/Amasa Back Trails, Moab UT

Advanced riders go further, faster, and bigger than the average recreational rider. The stoke factor is high... along with the risks. ‚ÄčIf many of your days are spent on your bike, you owe it to your friends - and to yourself - to know what to do when things go wrong.

This 32 hour Wilderness First Aid class is brought to you in partnership with SOLO School of Wilderness Medicine and includes CPR training. Focusing on the types of emergencies that mountain bikers may encounter on the trails, this course is taught by mountain bikers for mountain bikers. Avid mountain bikers not only need the right gear, the right skills, and the right knowledge, they need the right first aid training. These are the minimum requirements - the responsibilities of every advanced rider...

On-trail scenarios
On-trail scenarios are critical to practicing skills, and improvising with the gear you ride.

Working on a patient

Sign up and learn more here.

MENTIONS: @BackcountryLifeline


  • + 1
 Glad to see this is becoming more of a focus. That said, I am not sure how a MTB specific course would too much different than a regular WFA course. I did a "regular" SOLO WFA course a few years back, and we covered Skeletal injuries, C-spine injuries, impaling injuries, and severe bleeding amongst other things. Not sure what else a MTB would face that is different?

Shout out to Matthew Rosefsky for being a great instructor regardless!
  • + 1
 Its more Enduro focused.
  • + 1
 @connorjuliusjohnson: Transition from the medial ABC to F-ABC where the victim gets a fa...ahem...enduro pack clipped around their waist first!

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