How To Ride A Wheelie On Your Mountain Bike

The wheelie is really a useful riding skill, particularly for getting over trail obstacles, as well as a great way to practice balance and bike control. But maybe even more importantly than that (for all the attention-seekers out there) it looks cool. Wanna be YouTube-famous?  You gotta learn to do a wheelie. This skill is Read More →

Ninjas are Heading Back to Arizona

We’re heading 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 on the National Register of Historic Places. This venue has features that Read More →

Saturday Night Social Combines Fine-Tuning With Friendly Folks and Free Food

At the beginning of every Ninja Mountain Bike Skills clinic, we talk about ways to improve your riding by improving the positioning and adjustment of your shifters, brakes, suspension, saddle and more.   To really dial in your cockpit, with your rider specific settings, can easily require more time then is available during the clinics. That’s Read More →

Ninja Mountain Bike Skills Jerseys Have Arrived

Our ‘Official’ 2015 Ninja Mountain Bike Skills jersey is now in stock! We worked with Zoca to create a super sweet and super comfy jersey for all your trail needs. The white background, airy cut, and 3/4 length zipper will keep you cool as you explore a new trail or throw down the hammer on Read More →

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 →