Girlz Gone Riding: Thank You For a Fabulous Weekend

The Ninja Mountain Bike Skills team was thrilled to lead women from the Girlz Gone Riding (GGR) club through a weekend of clinics at Malibu Creek State Park. According to GGR’s website, they’re a “positive, supportive group for all levels of riding,” and after spending a couple days laughing, joking, and smiling with these gals, Read More →

Montrose Bike Shop Joins The 2015 Ninja Mountain Bike Skills Schedule

Ninja Mountain Bike Skills has planned an action-packed 2015, and we’re excited to announce that Montrose Bike Shop is joining in the fun! We are partnering with this bike-loving crew to offer and Intermediate / Advanced skills clinic at Cherry Canyon.Montrose has been serving cyclists since 1955, and it’s their mission to  “provide a welcoming, Read More →

The Most Important Position – Ready Position

At the heart of every tremendous mountain biking trick you’ve ever seen on the trail, in that sick edit, or read about in a magazine is one common theme: The Ready Position. If good riding is a house, then the Ready Position — or “Ninja” position, as we’re fond of calling it — is the Read More →

Mountain Bike Skills You Need to Know

We’ve organized some of our favorite skills for you here — including a couple new skills and a bonus top 10 ways to go faster… Enjoy! How to Ride Over a Log How to Track Stand How to Ride Off a Drop How to Ride in Sand How to Do a Rock Dodge How to Read More →

How to Track Stand

The track stand is a relatively simple mountain biking skill. It’s very useful when tackling technical sections of a trail or for just showing off. Steps 1. Put your bike saddle in a lower than normal position. 2. Roll up to a grassy, slightly uphill area in a standing position. 3. Come to a stop Read More →

Fireroad 100 Mountain Bike Camp – Recap 2014

No matter how you define success—by race wins, accumulation of belt buckles, PRs, having fun, or consumption of celebratory beers—our Fire Road 100 Camp was just that. It was a success. In fact, we will even borrow the phrase from everyone’s favorite Kazakh journalist, Borat, and say it was a “great success!” Our group left Read More →

Fire Road 100 Course Pre-view | Cedar City, Utah – July 1-2, 2014

Endurance races seem to take on an almost mythical appeal. They become larger than life,  something people dream about doing and place on their bucket list. For triathletes, it’s Ironman events. For runners, it’s Ultras like Badwater. And for mountain bikers, its the Leadville Race Series with events like the Fire Road 100k in Cedar Read More →

Top 10 Tips to Mountain Bike Riding in Sand

Mountain Bike riding in sand can be challenging and even a little scary, which made it a frequently discussed topic at our team camp in Big Bear this past weekend. It seems like patches of this dreaded substance are never on a straight-away and always appear after a nice hard-packed section where you’ve managed to Read More →

Rock Dodge

The Rock Dodge is a sharp, short turn used for avoiding a rock or other small obstacle you might encounter on the trail.    The idea is to avoid a small obstacle with your front and back tire while tackling varied technical terrain.  To accomplish this, allow your front wheel to pass the obstacle on Read More →

Free ‘Ride Like a Ninja’ Jersey – Spring Special

Bunny-hop into Springtime with Ninja Mountain Bike Skills! Spring is our favorite season here at NMBS, and it makes us so happy that we want to spread our springtime cheer to you with our ‘Hop Hop Hooray It’s Spring!’ Special. After all, what’s not to love? We’ve got longer, lighter, and warmer days. There are Read More →

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