I joined the Ninja team as the Conductor of Stoke back in April so if you follow us on Instagram or like us on Facebook (which you should!) then you’ve gotten to know me a bit over the past few months. Even though I’ve been riding for seven years, I’ve never had any formal skills …Read More →
Maybe you’ve heard it, maybe you’ve even offered it. Advice given out on the trail can be downright terrible with frustrating and painful results. Here are the five worst pieces of riding advice we’ve heard out on the trails. 1. “The bike knows what to do – just let it roll!” No matter how much …Read More →
Saturday, October 6th, IMBA is celebrating its fourteenth-annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD) and this is a great opportunity for you to share your passion for pedaling with the next generation of Ninjas! This will be our 8th year celebrating in San Diego and we have an exciting afternoon planned. We will set …Read More →
You had big goals for the Summer of 2018; you were finally going to take your riding to the next level and put it to the test on a grand adventure. Summer may have snuck away from you, but you still have plenty of opportunities to dial your skills and explore a new bike destination …Read More →
You have options when it comes to where you take your mountain bike for a weekend getaway. We are here to make that decision easy for you. Pack your bags. It’s time to get away to Stowe, Vermont. It didn’t take much convincing for us to add The Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont to …Read More →
Have you ever been riding down the trail, turned your front wheel to avoid a large rock and then BUMP, your back wheel hits that same darn rock you were trying to avoid? As you’ve likely figured out, the back wheel doesn’t follow the same path as your front wheel when turning. The Solution? Introducing …Read More →
We cordially invite you to celebrate the union of Kingdom Trials and Ninja Mountain Bike Performance. That’s right – another EPIC trail network added to our lineup of bucket list events. It’s rare to find an area that truly has it all; stunning vistas, trails that take your breath away, and a supportive community with …Read More →
While Stokesville may sound like a fantasy land, it is, in fact, a real place. And you don’t know it yet, but by the end of your Ninja weekend, you are going to be STOKED on STOKESVILLE. As you make your way to the Village of Stokesville, you will find yourself driving through the rural …Read More →
As the Ninja Family continues to grow, please join us in welcoming Amy Black as our Conductor of Stoke. Amy will be the driving force behind all things social media, marketing, and the general administrator of getting people stoked to get outside on bikes. Amy’s relationship with mountain biking had a rocky start. While working …Read More →
The Wheel Lift Family is comprised of all sorts of maneuvers; front wheel lifts, rear wheel lifts, level lifts, manuals, pedal wheelies, stoppies and of course, the queen of them all, The Bunny Hop. The Bunny Hop goes beyond being a cool trick to master; it’s incredibly practical on the trail. Use bunny hops to clear …Read More →
Enrolling in the Intermediate/Advanced clinic was the best thing I’ve ever done to improve my speed and ability on the bike.
Hands down, enrolling in the Intermediate/Advanced clinic was the best thing I've ever done to improve my speed and ability...
Hands down, enrolling in the Intermediate/Advanced clinic was the best thing I've ever done to improve my speed and ability on the bike. I am so much faster on singletrack and through technical sections/jumps that even if people are more fit than me, I still keep up with them (and kind of love watching them do a lot more work than they need to). Richard and Kris are fantastic and break things down in a way that makes sense and is manageable. By the end of my first clinic, I was jumping off ledges and power climbing up sections that I couldn't drive a car up. You could buy a $5,000 carbon bike and do 10,000 ft rides every day, but you will get the best return on any investment you make in your riding by attending a Ninja Skills Clinic. ~ Regina J.
My 14 year old son and I (I'm 43) went to the Intermediate/advanced skills clinic at Malibu Creek State Park....
My 14 year old son and I (I'm 43) went to the Intermediate/advanced skills clinic at Malibu Creek State Park. We both race and ride at a very fast pace. Getting faster for us is about making sure our fundamentals are solid and we can continue to use those fundamentals to smooth out our flow to increase our skills and confidence. Richard has a way of breaking down all the information to make it very understandable and usable. My son and I have been to other skills classes before and knew what to expect, mostly. Richard was able to coach us to better form riding high speed flat corners! We brushed up on and cleaned up some less helpful habits. We really worked to understand the how and why behind some skills that we already had but didn't know we that we did. All in all we had a blast! Richard was fun and informative. Taylor was helping Richard out for the day. It was fun to watch her demo some skills at speed. Her input throughout the day was informative and light hearted. It was a fun day on the bike with some great people and coaching. This will not be our last Ninja training clinic! Thanks for everything Richard and Taylor! ~Eric Zubick
I have, like many cyclists, been riding bikes since childhood. Feeling like I hit a plateau in my technical riding...
I have, like many cyclists, been riding bikes since childhood. Feeling like I hit a plateau in my technical riding skills (because I had), I began searching for a mountain bike skills camp. I wanted to attend a camp that would push me to be a better rider, but I needed it to be in a great location on actual trails. After a fair amount of searching, I decided that spending a weekend at a Ninja Mountain Bike Skills camp would be perfect. It didn't hurt that the camp was in Big Bear. The condensed review: It took only a few hours of trail riding with Richard and Daniel to drastically change my riding for the better. The long review: The camp was broken into morning and afternoon sessions, separated by an amazing lunch on each day. The morning sessions were, in general, based on technique and riding isolated technical features. The afternoon sessions functioned more like a capstone; we rode incredible trails, like Fall Line and Skyline, and put our newly-learned skills into action. Richard and Daniel were attentive to both the class as a whole as well as each individual. The pacing of each individual lesson (I'm a teacher, so I viewed each piece as a lesson) was wonderful. There were constant checks for understanding as well as incremental assessments of our skills on the bike. We were never once, all weekend, bogged down in repetition, nor were we rushed through a skill or concept. I was blown away by the sheer volume of skills that were taught in such an easy-to-grasp manner. Of course, we were not standing by our bikes the whole time listening to a lecture: we were actively riding while Daniel and Richard looked on with critical eyes. Richard was clear in his introduction...
G2 Bike looks forward to many more of these clinics in this area.
Ninja Mountain Bike Skills is a warm and friendly environment to learn new skills and hone ones you already know....
Ninja Mountain Bike Skills is a warm and friendly environment to learn new skills and hone ones you already know. It's a non intimidating environment where mistakes are welcomed so corrections can be made. I own G2 Bike is Aliso Viejo and this clinic has been ran out of the Aliso Woods area and when I interviewed the clients they had all but great things to say. None arrogant instructors and easy to follow steps. The biggest bang for many was meeting new area riders at their skill level, gaining confidence, and getting the bike set up and fit properly. G2 Bike looks forward to many more of these clinics in this area. Thanks Richard for all you do for the MTB community! ~ AJ S.
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.