Mountain Bike Skills :: Fundamentals

mountain_bike_roll_down_dropMaybe you’re completely new to mountain biking, or perhaps a little more experienced, but you’ve never been taught the fundamentals of riding off-road. Possibly you’ve tried some technical trails, but lacked confidence and scared yourself a few times?

Our Mountain Bike Skills :: Fundamentals coaching course will give you the core skills to get out in the woods tackling technical trails with confidence and commitment.

Following training you will see an immediate improvement in your riding and a boost in confidence. You’ll understand how changes in your body position, footwork and where you are looking affect the way your bike behaves on single track trails. You’ll be able to tackle steeper terrain, corner with greater control and negotiate small trail obstacles with ease.

“Although I’ve ridden a fair amount, I’ve never bothered to member_69539632learn much technique so this was a great class that showed the basics. Can’t wait for the next one!”  ~Greg Moninger

Course outline

The skills taught and practiced on the Mountain Bike Skills :: Fundamentals course include:

  • Mind skills
  • The Ready Position
  • Dynamic weight shift
  • Effective braking
  • Negotiating trail obstacles
  • Cornering skills
  • Negotiating steep terrain

“This clinic was PERFECT for me…as a very experienced member_96539522roadie but pure beginner on mtbs, Richard’s instruction was clear, detailed, and specific, so that I could start to get the feel of how to work effectively on trails instead of asphalt. He mentioned the possibility of doing some intermediate and more advanced clinics in the future, I’m they’ll be as excellent as this one. Jeff (a former elite cyclocross racer) also joined us and added some solid hints and comments. All in all, you couldn’t get more for your money than this clinic.” ~Mike Sofen

2013-07-31 11.51.35 amThe Schedule

Although the course is flexible it will usually keep to the following program:

  • 08:45-09:00 Arrival at course venue
  • 09:00-09:30 Course commences, introductions and equipment check
  • 09:30-09:45 Warm-up ride to skills area
  • 09:45-12:00 Single track skills coaching and practice
  • 12:00-12:15 Review and next steps

“Great clinic. Just what I needed to better know how to member_43156162handle situations on the trail to maintain speed/momentum and be more efficient.” ~Harper

At the end of your course you will receive

  • Personalized Feedback
    to remind you of your performance on your course
  • An Action Plan
    to help you consolidate your new skills and progress your mountain biking into the future
  • 30 Days Free Support
    if you have any questions about what you’ve learned or need any other advice

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