WFA for Mountain Bikers (WFA)

This course is designed for the mountain biker interested in learning more about how to respond in the event of a backcountry emergency.  The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is a great introduction to wilderness medicine and basic life support skills. This training focuses on prevention, assessment and treatment of injuries and illnesses common to cross country and downhill mountain biking.

This specialty course is taught by Desert Mountain Medicine instructors who are employed as either professional mountain guides, or outdoor educators, in combination with emergency medicine (e.g., emergency department, mountain rescue, bike patrol or EMS).

All WFA for Mountain Biker courses are designated with the  on the course schedule.

Upcoming WFA Backcountry Courses:

November 13-14, 2021 – Waitsfield, VT
This course will be hosted by Downstream Adventures and the Vermont Mountain Bike Association

VMTA members get a 10% discount on this course!
The coupon code is available in your VMTA membership account.

Hours: 16

Length:  2 Days

Certifications:  CPR, WFA

Prerequisite: None

CEU: None


  • Traumatic Injuries Associated With Mountain Biking
  • Environmental Medicine
  • Intro To Backcountry Communication Devices
  • Specific Litter Building
  • Basic Documentation
  • Basics Of Calling A Rescue
  • Urban Vs Wilderness Medicine
  • Intro To Wilderness Recreation Law & Liability
  • Basic Wilderness Medicine Guidelines
  • Intro To Wilderness Risk Management
  • Patient Assessment
  • Basic Life Support
  • Red Flag Backcountry Medical Problems
  • Wilderness Anaphylaxis Training