WOMBEC

The first World Congress of MTB Education at Rychlebské Stezky aims to connect mountain biking instructors from all over the world. Sharing experiences of professionals with professionals and developing teaching skills through workshops, lectures, and informal discussions will benefit the entire region.

„In the mountain bike we unite“

IT IS A PLATFORM. TOGETHER WE MAKE IT A LIVING ORGANISM

What does the WOMBEC have to offer to you and what can you offer to the WOMBEC?


Ride, share, and learn
Present what you do and learn what others do through workshops and trail sessions. Contribute and benefit from healthy diversity.
Talk it through
Discuss important, interesting, or just fun topics with other educators during formal and informal meetings

Shape the industry

Take part in identifying opportunities and challenges. Help co-formulate a Memorandum of understanding. Vote for the next WOMBEC organizer. 

15-20.9.2024

PACKS

Kreativní Nadpisy
EARLY BIRD

What will you get if you register before June 15 as an Early Bird?

370€

  • First pick on workshops

    Pre-booked workshops

    If you register before June 15th, you get the first pick from all the offered workshops. The workshops will often be limited to a group of 8 and typically will only be done once. Only after the EB participants have booked the workshops they are interested in, the registration will be open to the rest of the group.

  • VIP time and space for your workshop

    Secured attractive time and space for your workshops

    We expect many of the participants to offer workshops to present their work. These workshops will define the overall quality of the congress and we take them very seriously. The organizing committee will therefore try their best to assign time slots to the participants taking into account paralleling attractive sessions as well as more and less attractive times of the day. As an EB, you get to discuss the time slot of your workshop according to your preferences.

  • Be a keynote speaker

    Possibility to offer or attend keynote presentations

    There will be several keynote presentations during the congress which will touch on important topics that define our industry. Besides the presentations by the guest speakers there are a couple of keynote slots reserved for the EB registrars. You can offer your own keynote presentation for the vote of the Program Committee. Of course, your presence and input in the follow up discussions will be welcome and highly appreciated.

  • Place by the Round Table

    Place by the Round Table (RT)

    Similar to the workshops, the spots at the Round Table with the invited speakers where strategic issues will be discussed will be first available to the EB registered delegates. The RT topics will include: Educational standards, cross-border recognition of licenses, inter-regional cooperation, legal topics, advocacy, politics and lobbying initiatives, potential for uniting forces with other organizations, etc.

  • Social time

    Social time

    There will be rich opportunities for socializing and networking: Group activities, early morning and late afternoon rides for a dip in a beautiful deep lake in some of the nearby former granite quarries, live music and dance, chats over a mug of coffee at the top of the mountain with a stunning view of the valley, and much more.

Gold standard accommodation
While there are plenty of beds available in Černá Voda, as the EB registrars you get the first pick and can look forward to most accommodation luxuries included in your congress fee. We will also assist you and provide all useful guidance we can. All depends on your preference. The possibilities include Nigra Aqua or Hotel Rychleby etc. We can offer a reservation of a nice place at the Rychlebské stezky base campground.
Meals
Enjoy air time
Test a bike
Test gear
You will be able to enjoy discussions with friends over two meals a day - a buffet breakfast accompanied with plenty of excellent coffee and tea, and delicious Czech cuisine for lunch.

Czech most enjoyable airtime tour

Czech top bikeparks are located within an hour from Černá Voda. The EB registrars will be offered guided rides on some of the most exciting and fun jump lines in the country.
There will be GT bikes as well as other brands (we will keep you updated) for you to test ride and use during the Congress to and save you the trouble of dragging your bike through airports or just to be able to try out something new.

Gear

We will keep you updated on the gear that will be available for testing.
REGULAR

What will you get if you register between June 16 and July 15 as a Bird?

370€

  • Attend keynotes

    Opportunity to attend keynote presentations

    There will be several keynote presentations during the congress which will touch on important topics that define our industry. Your presence and input in the follow up discussions will be welcome and highly appreciated.

  • Take part in workshops

    Opportunity to attend and reflect on workshops

    The workshops represent a key part of the congress. We believe you won’t miss the opportunity to provide valuable expert input together with a variety of other riders and coaches.

  • Run your workshop

    Opportunity to offer and run your workshop

    The workshops represent a key part of the congress and we welcome your offer to run one. It allows you to present your work and enjoy insider status among the congress community. We believe you won’t miss the opportunity to get valuable expert input from a variety of riders and coaches.

  • Social time

    Social time

    There will be rich opportunities for socializing and networking: Group activities, early morning and late afternoon rides for a dip in a beautiful deep lake in some of the nearby former granite quarries, live music and dance, chats over a mug of coffee at the top of the mountain with a stunning view of the valley, and much more.

Silver standard accommodation
There are plenty of beds available in Černá Voda. As a regular registrar you have secured standard accommodation in the Radost pension or Ubytování u stezek included in the congress fee. the first pick and can look forward to most accommodation luxuries included in their congress fee. We will also assist you and provide all useful guidance we can.
Enjoy air time
Meals
Test a bike
Test gear

Top Czech bikepark riding

The best Czech bikeparks are located within an hour from Černá Voda. The regular registration includes transport for you and your bikes so you can enjoy some of the most exciting and fun air time in the country.
You will be able to enjoy discussions with friends over two meals a day - a buffet breakfast accompanied with plenty of excellent coffee and tea, and delicious Czech cuisine for lunch.
There will be GT bikes as well as other brands (we will keep you updated) for you to test ride and use during the Congress to and save you the trouble of dragging your bike through airports or just to be able to try out something new.

Gear

We will keep you updated on the gear that will be available for testing.
LATE BIRD

What will you get if you register between July 16 and August 15 as a Late Bird?

370€

  • Attend keynotes

    Opportunity to attend keynote presentations

    There will be several keynote presentations during the congress which will touch on important topics that define our industry. Your presence and input in the follow up discussions will be welcome and highly appreciated.

  • Take part in workshops

    Opportunity to attend and reflect on workshops

    The workshops represent a key part of the congress. We believe you won’t miss the opportunity to provide valuable expert input together with a variety of other riders and coaches.

  • Social time

    Social time

    There will be rich opportunities for socializing and networking: Group activities, early morning and late afternoon rides for a dip in a beautiful deep lake in some of the nearby former granite quarries, live music and dance, chats over a mug of coffee at the top of the mountain with a stunning view of the valley, and much more.

Bronze standard accommodation
There are plenty of beds available in Černá Voda. As a late bird registrar you have secured simple accommodation at the Černá Voda Elementary school or at the Rychlebské stezky base campground equipped with showers and toilet facilities.
Meals
Rent a bike for 50%
Test gear
You will be able to enjoy discussions with friends over two meals a day - a buffet breakfast accompanied with plenty of excellent coffee and tea, and delicious Czech cuisine for lunch.
You will be able to rent a GT bike at the trail center for half the price.

Gear

We will keep you updated on the gear that will be available for testing.

Program

Šestisloupcový Layout
1
15.9.2024
Recommended arrival.

Registration

Introduction and organization

Keynote by speaker 1

Welcome speech/Welcome party
2
16.9.2024
Teaching children-Bike school

Trailbuilding craft: Traditional stone work of the granite quary land

Outdoor workshops
(2 paralel workshops by special guests)

Selected workshops from participants A
Indoor lectures

Guided trail riding in groups
Round tables - our role in preserving the grassroots MTB culture while
contributing to the growth of the industry

selected workshops from participants B
Screening videos with author commentary

Keynote by speaker 2

Social evening
3
17.9.2024
Teaching children-Bike school

Imprint: Tuning in with the locals: Aesthetic creations

Outdoor workshops (2 paralel workshops by special guests)

selected workshops from participants C
Indoor lectures

selected workshops from participants D
Round tables - certification standards across the globe

Jump session 1
Photo exhibition with author's commentary

Keynote by speaker 3

Tančírna - evening in the dancing-hall with live music
4
18.9.2024
Teaching children-Bike school

Imprint: Tuning in with the locals: Playground

Outdoor workshops (2 paralel workshops by special guests)

Guided trail riding in groups
Indoor lectures

Selected workshops from participants A(round 2)
Round tables - outlining a Memorandum of cooperation,
licence acceptance and mutual permeability

selected workshops from participants B (round 2)
Presentaion of partners

Labyrinth session

Camp fire dinner
5
19.9.2024
Teaching children-Bike school

Imprint: Tuning in with the locals

Outdoor workshops (2 paralel workshops by special guests)

Selected workshops from participants C
Indoor lectures

selected workshops from participants D (round 2)
Plennary meeting: Introducing and voting on the agreed on memorandum,
vote on the organizer of the next WOMBEC

Jump session 2
Presentation of industry partners: Healthcare, Education,
Insurance, MTB Industry, Tourism

Keynote by speaker 4

Closing speech and announcement of the next organizer

Farewell party
6
20.9.2024
Field trip/Excursion - optional, extra charge

Departures

Who You Can Look Forward To 

Paul Howard

  • Methodologist, founder, and long-time president of PMBIA - Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Association

  • Owner and director of Whistler's ZEP Mountain Bike Camps & Instructor Training, established in 2006

  • Author of PMBI educational supports, which represent the pinnacle in the field

Ryan Leech

  • Professional trial mountain bike rider

  • Founder of RLC Online MTB Coaching

  • Long-time coach and trainer (Online coaching)

Shaums March

  • Three-time member of the USA national team

  • Two-time Master World Champion

  • Participant in Rampage

  • Methodologist and president of BICP Bike Instructor Certification Program

  • Co-owner and director of March Northwest school

Chip Rafferty

  • Executive director of MBCUK

  • Founder and president of AMBG

  • Long-time coach and trainer, successful manager


Partners 

Rychlebské Stezky / Czech Mountain Bike Association / Palacký University in Olomouc / Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Association / Olomouc region

Learn - Share - Connect

Rychlebské Stezky Czech Republic

+420 608 859 879 - Luki Sebek

janinka@bikelicence.cz