EO-MTBing is the European Organisation of Mountain Bike Instructor-Guides. We came into existence from the first ever collective pooling of skills, knowledge and experience from leading MTB training organisations across Europe, creating the world’s foremost source of expertise on the subject of MTB instructor-guiding. Our goals are to help define, develop and represent the profession of mountain bike instructor-guide on a national and international level.
Our first main project is the creation of a standard qualification level for MTB instructor-guides across Europe, with the EO-MTBing European licence. The project, called CAPS-MTB (Creating a Professional European Standard in MTB Instructor-Guiding) is being jointly funded by our partner organisations and the Erasmus+ scheme from the European Commission.
The CAPS-MTB project will be delivered by existing national training organisations. Our role is not to provide the training directly ourselves but to work with our member organisations to ensure that their own schemes all reach a common European standard. Students who successfully qualify to their highest national level will then be able to proceed to a final EO-MTBing examination, held twice a year in Europe, to obtain their EO-MTBing European licence.
In the future mountain bikers will be able to consult a single resource to find friendly, professional, expert instruction and guiding no matter where they are in Europe. Whether they’re introducing their kids to the local forest singletrack or taking their friends on the biking holiday of a lifetime, EO-MTBing will ensure they can always find the same high standards of professionalism wherever they are in Europe.
In doing so we also aim to be the catalyst for a whole new era in the profession of mountain bike instructor-guiding, with higher and more consistent levels across Europe and massively increased work opportunities in this young and exciting profession we love so much.
WE ARE ALL PROUD OF OUR WORK, NOW IT’S TIME TO BE PROUD OF OUR PROFESSION