Wilderness First Aid

WFA options for 2016 to be announced soon!


10% discount for Damien HS WFA through 11/01/15 by entering code WFA15 at checkout.

Registration closes Thursday November 12th at noon.


10% discount for San Jacinto HS WFA through 11/29/15 by entering code WFA15 at checkout.

Registration closes Thursday December 10th at noon.

Final details and directions will be emailed to registered participants by Thursday before class.

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Join the SoCal High School Mountain Bike League and Emergency Medical Services and Beyond (EMSB) for an innovative Wilderness First Aid training created 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 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. Certification is through the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Please contact matt@socaldirt.org with questions.

CPR Saturday at 6:00 PM This optional class allows you to complete all of your medical aid requirements in one weekend.

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

Registration includes continental breakfast and picnic lunch both days.

Certification Requirements for League Coaches

For 2016, NICA 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 NICA Coaches Licensing page.


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