5 Key Components to Keeping Your Feet on The Pedals While Jumping

Have you ever felt your feet come off the pedals while you’re jumping? Scary, right? This October, scary should be left for ghosts and goblins, not jumping your mountain bike. Here are the 5 key components to keeping your feet on the pedals and keeping your heart from racing. 1. Technique The most common reason Read More →

5 Reasons NOT to Mountain Bike

By Hannah Levine Thinking about getting into mountain biking, but coming up with all sorts of reasons why you can’t?  Or maybe you have a friend that is full of excuses for why they don’t want to try mountain biking? Here are 5 of the most common excuses (and my responses).  1. That bike costs Read More →

5 Common Jumping Mistakes (and how to fix ‘em!)

Why does jumping look so easy on youtube and feel oh-so-hard in person?! Jumping takes nearly every mountain biking skill and puts them all together into one beautiful harmony and with so many moving pieces, it’s easy to miss a note. Let’s do some troubleshooting and figure out why your jumping might be a little Read More →

Ninja in the News: MTBR Review

Our friends at MTBR joined us for a 2-Day Camp to dive into the Ninja experience, tune up skills, and answer the big question: “Can you really get anything out of skills instruction after twenty years of riding?” So… let’s find out! The A-Ha Moment One of my favorite techniques coming away from an NMBP Read More →

5 Reasons to Add Strength Training to your Weekly Routine

No more excuses! Ninja instructor and personal trainer Bekah Rottenberg helps us understand why every mountain biker should add strength training to their routine RIGHT NOW… and how just 2-3 hours per week will have you reaping huge benefits on the bike. Did somebody say #GAINZ?! Okay, I can hear you mumbling under your breath: Read More →

8 Moves to Master Anywhere

By Jeremiah “Scratch” Stone On your bike, the whole world is your playground and we’re not just talking about trails. Parking lots, grass fields, trailheads, driveways; they’re all prime spots for playing on your bike… and progressing. These 8 moves will develop your balance, control, strength, and coordination inching you closer to that feeling of Read More →

Ninja in the News: The Loam Wolf Review

Andrew Lee from The Loam Wolf joined us for a 2-Day Camp to break through a riding plateau that was holding him back. While he had no problem flying down his local trails, his buddies were dropping him on corners, was no longer progressing, and was struggling to adapt to new trails outside his comfort Read More →

Ridin’ Dirty? 5 Steps to a Clean, Fast Bike

By Jeremiah “Scratch” Stone There’s something disheartening about a dirty bike. You cringe at the creaks and grinds, avert your eyes from the grime, and roll out for a ride with shame that you haven’t maintained the machine that brings you so much joy. Good news: you’re just 5 steps away from breathing new life Read More →

Pre-Turn: the Key to Smooth, Fast Corners

Picture this: it’s the exact moment that you settle into the flow of a descent when the singletrack throws a hard left or right at you. You lay on the brakes, eek your way around the turn, pedal like mad to get back up to speed and do your best to find your rhythm again… Read More →

8 Steps to Successfully Introducing a Friend to Mountain Biking

If your introduction to mountain biking was anything like mine, you know that there is a right way and a very wrong way to introduce someone to the sport. My first singletrack experience? A backcountry shuttle ride in Utah on a borrowed bike with tennis shoes and an outdated helmet. On the first descent I Read More →

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