How To: Manual Front Wheel Lift

Flashy AND practical? Yep! The manual is a useful skill for lofting your front wheel over a trail obstacle.  Yes, lofting as opposed to lifting. Once you add the manual to your skills toolbox, you’ll start to see the trail completely differently. You’ll be able to effortlessly loft the front end of your bike using your hips instead Read More →

MTB Rules of the Trail

Mountain biking is having a big moment right now. New riders have been hitting the trails in droves and we are over the moon that they are discovering the freedom, exhilaration, and connection with nature (and each other!) that mountain biking provides. So, let us start by saying: Welcome to the mountain biking community! Disclaimer: Read More →

Ninja Joins Forces with Ryan Leech Connection

For nearly 10 years, Ninja has been committed to helping riders reach their personal riding goals by offering in-person, real-time feedback at clinics and camps around the country. Even with the current COVID 19 crisis, our commitment to helping you gain confidence and skills on the bike has not wavered. We want you to keep practicing Read More →

5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I Started Mountain Biking

I have a confession to make. When I first sat down to write this list, I came up with 18 things. EIGHTEEN! And that’s the problem. The well-meaning friend or loved one who’s encouraging you to mountain bike is so dang stoked about you riding bikes, they FIREHOSE you with information. Tips, tricks, specs, gear, Read More →

Kids Clinic Recap / The Next Generation of Ninjas

The Next Generation of Ninjas has officially hit the trails for the first ever Nina Kids Clinic! With the help of their Ninja Instructors, these kids left with an entirely new level of confidence on their bikes.  During the Sunday morning class at Lake Hodges in San Diego, young riders reviewed all the important foundational skills Read More →

Top 5 “Must Know” Ninja Tips of 2019

Let’s take a spin down memory lane with the 5 most read / shared / liked / commented Ninja skills articles of 2019. #1 How do you maintain flow and momentum through corners and switchbacks? It’s a huge challenge for many riders and the Pre-Turn is a game-changing technique that you can start using today! Read More →

Finding Joy at Every Turn

As we enter the season of reflection and gratitude, we’re taking the time to focus on the joys found in the everyday mountain biking experience.  We’re not talking about the epic once-in-a-lifetime bike adventures –  these are all the tiny joys that keep us returning to the bike day after day; the smell of the trail, Read More →

Sorry, but we’re closing

We’re shutting it all down… Website (dark)Phone (voicemail)Inbox (ignore)LiveChat (crickets)Smoke signals (hmm… maybe!?)  For the fifth year in a row, this Black Friday we encourage our employees, our customers, and our communities to #OptOutside.  We joined this movement because we believe that being outside (and on our bikes) makes us our best selves. Our bodies are Read More →

Trails 2 Ales Podcast “Sharpens the Saw” with Ninja

Every Wednesday the Trails 2 Ales Podcast dives into “a Bike Thing, a Beer Thing, and a Bonus Thing.” They joined us for two Ninja skills events in Stokesville, VA and guess what?! Last week’s “Bike Thing” was all about their experience! Have a listen to find out about “sharpening the saw”, their biggest takeaways, Read More →

Ninja’s Turning 9!

It’s hard to believe it’s been 9 years since the first Ninja Instructors gathered on a sunny fall afternoon to translate what they knew about riding into a teaching curriculum. Those instructors focused on sharing both their success and failures and pushing one another to a common goal. What was that goal? To help others Read More →