Riders Can Take Their Skills To The Next Level With An Extra Layer Of Confidence Mountain bikers looking to ride like a ninja will love the lightweight, bulk-free protection offered by G-Form — that’s why Ninja Mountain Bike Skills is proud to partner with them to provide pads at a discount to interested clinic participants. …Read More →
Pocket-Size Repair Kits For Bike And Body Come With Special Ninja Discount Ninja Mountain Bike Skills (NMBS) is thrilled to announce it has partnered with Hero Kit, the repair kit revolution that helps bail riders out of sticky situations. “There are few certain things in life, but if you’re a mountain biker, flat tires or …Read More →
For those ninjas-in-training that want test their skills in a race environment–and have a blast doing it– we recommend participating in the Quick n’ Dirty Race Series. The course is fast, fun, beginner friendly, and spectator friendly due to its multiple loops. To ride like a ninja you must have great skill; to race like …Read More →
The Seated Climb The seated climb is used on moderate grade, steady climb with limited technical features like loose rocks, roots, mud and sand. The secret to the seated climb is to deliver controlled, steady, consistent power to your rear wheel while maintaining proper weight distribution. Proper Weight Distribution Having your tires weighted evenly is …Read More →
We had so much fun in Arizona earlier this month, we decided to head back for another taste of the region’s distinct singletrack. Join us we partner with local shop Landis Cyclery to offer skills clinics at every level. We’ll be riding at the famous Papago Park — home to beautiful sandstone buttes and listed …Read More →
Next Stop: Agoura Hills, CA Coming February 2014 There is something magical about JRA Bikes and Brew in Agoura Hills, CA. Like other high-end bike local bike shops, the hand-picked bikes are drool-worthy, the service is fantastic, and the threads are quality. But what really sets this place apart—what we feel makes it magical— is …Read More →
Ninja Mountain Bike Skills is proud to support the YMCA Bike-A-Thon happening this Saturday, February 8. Jump on a bike, stop by for health and safety fair, or contribute through the silent auction to show your support for a great local event. There are amazing items up for grabs, including an Electra beach cruiser and …Read More →
Second Series-Stop Benefitting San Diego Monarch School Expected To Sell Out (December 2, 2013 – San Diego) Fledgling cycling club Team Ninja announced today it will host its next mountain bike event, the USAC-sanctioned Ninja Night Race, at 7:00 p.m., January 16 2014 in San Diego’s popular Balboa Park. “Judging by the feedback and excitement …Read More →
Launch of Volunteer-Run Team Whose Mission Is Community-Minded (November 19, 2013 – San Diego, CA) San Diego cyclists have worked together to launch a cycling team open to riders of all disciplines and categories with members sharing a common interest in strengthening their communities. Team Captain, Richard La China, a USAC-certified cycling coach, IMBA-certified mountain …Read More →
Woohoo! As good as it gets is appropriate! Richard is not only a great rider, he is a great teacher!...
Woohoo! As good as it gets is appropriate! Richard is not only a great rider, he is a great teacher! I would encourage everyone to stay away from the mind trap that buying a more expensive mountain bike is what you need to ride better. Spend the money on lessons instead, and I know you will be happier (and safer) in the long run. I can't say enough positive things about the Bike Skills clinics. ~ Chris G.
Within one hour we we clearing a 5 foot jump easily and with confidence!
Wow, a friend and I just did a one day private lesson with Richard and I can’t believe how much...
Wow, a friend and I just did a one day private lesson with Richard and I can’t believe how much we learned. I’ve been riding for over 10 years but with all self taught skills. We wanted to learn fundamentals the right way and Richard took us through all of that (along with critical bike setup) and the intermediate stuff that they teach in one day plus he spent an extra hour at the end to teach us jumping which I had always been nervous about. Within one hour we we clearing a 5 foot jump easily and with confidence, we even learned to move the bike in the air on a crossed take off and landing. I think my favorite part though was riding fast on the very gnarly technical descent. We will be booking up more private lessons during the summer at Big Bear. Thanks Richard you are a very good teacher! ~John U.
I took a Fundamental Skill clinic last weekend and learned so much! I've been riding for a few years and...
I took a Fundamental Skill clinic last weekend and learned so much! I've been riding for a few years and felt stuck and was not improving at all. Aaron was a great instructor! Very patient and broke down everything step by step and we repeated the skills until we felt comfortable. I look forward to mastering the skills I learned and taking another clinic in the spring. ~Jody Hachenberger-Amend
Special thanks to Santa Fe Fat Tire Society for bringing you in!
My wife and I had the privilege of attending the skills 2 day camp in Santa Fe New Mexico August...
My wife and I had the privilege of attending the skills 2 day camp in Santa Fe New Mexico August 20th and 21st. Richard and Aaron and Catherine where fantastic trainers and teachers they brought new light into basic skills of riding each person in the group was able to excel in what we were doing before we moved on to some other awesome skill or task individual attention was felt by all in the group and visible Improvement was seen in all Riders when we have you back next year you should plan on doubling or tripling the number of riders thanks for a super fun weekend and special thanks to Santa Fe Fat Tire Society for bringing you in and of course thanks to Richard and Aaron and Kathryn. ~Bruce Hamby
This past fall I finally broke down and upgrade my mountain bike. I was riding a hard tail bike mostly...
This past fall I finally broke down and upgrade my mountain bike. I was riding a hard tail bike mostly for the workout. After racing in an Xterra, I realized that a new bike was in my future. ( I could tell a huge story about the process of purchasing a new MB and the massive amount of miss information you can obtain from bike shops. Especially when you know nothing about bikes. ) Not long after I purchased the new MB, I had my first over the handle bars wreck. I still cannot remember the actual crash. I can see the rut that I am about to hit on the downhill, and then I remember waking up on the trail barely able to breath. The crash gave me some time to catch up on email. One of those emails was a beginners MB clinic hosted by Richard and the Ride Like a Ninja crew. I swallowed my pride and signed up. To date I have done everything I was taught. I made every adjustment to my bike that was recommended. I then had the bike fitted. The skills taught that day are priceless to me. For the first time I understand what position my body needs to be in for each type of terrain. I am not perfect by any means, but in my mind I am shouting the word NINJA to remind myself. I practice the techniques ever time I ride. ~ Hal N.
We are a group of passionate, dirt-loving, community oriented, world class mountain bike skills instructors committed to helping you reach your personal riding goals through clinics and camps. We are excited to work with riders of all ability levels and share the joy (STOKE) of mountain biking.