Riding Tips

It’s Homework Time!

Browse our riding tips articles below to further your journey to becoming a great rider!  We’ve broken these must-have mountain bike skills down into step-by-step instructions and progressions.  Enjoy!

9 Steps to Riding with Your Significant Other

9 Steps to Riding with Your Significant Other

We aren’t usually in the business of offering relationship advice but when it comes to riding with your +1, we have a few suggestions to help you both start

Ease the Freeze with 8 Cold Weather Riding Tips

Ease the Freeze with 8 Cold Weather Riding Tips

By Jeremiah Stone The days are cold and it’s dark by 5pm. We’re becoming one with the couch as cookie crumbs gather on our sweatpants, scrolling through Instagram and

Top 5 ‘Must Know’ Ninja Tips of 2018

Top 5 ‘Must Know’ Ninja Tips of 2018

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at the most popular Ninja Articles from 2018! #1 Manual Machine The manual is a useful skill for lofting your

10 Steps to Having a Wheelie Fun Time

10 Steps to Having a Wheelie Fun Time

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

6 Unexpected Ways to Find Your Flow

6 Unexpected Ways to Find Your Flow

What is Flow? You know that feeling when everything just clicks and you are one with your bike, the trail, the universe?  You lose all sense of time as

Top 10 Ways to Stay Motivated to Ride

Top 10 Ways to Stay Motivated to Ride

Let’s be honest, we all have those days when it’s a struggle to hoist ourselves off the couch and into the saddle.  Motivation levels fluctuate for everyone and it’s

Bike check, One, Two….is this thing working?!

Bike check, One, Two….is this thing working?!

Things on your bike can change from one ride to another – bolts loosen, tire pressure changes, parts wear down – and taking the time to regularly glance over

The What, Why, and How of Jumping your Mountain Bike

The What, Why, and How of Jumping your Mountain Bike

To really become good at jumping your mountain bike you must first understand the various types of jumps and related terminology.  From there, it’s time to understand the what,

MTBer Desperately Seeking “The One”

MTBer Desperately Seeking “The One”

A few reasons you might be looking for “The One”… Your friends are disappearing to seek new singletrack and you’ve been left behind plateauing with your boring old partner.

Top 10 Tips to Riding in Sand – Like a Boss

Top 10 Tips to Riding in Sand – Like a Boss

  (Photo courtesy of First Tracks Productions) Riding in sand can be challenging and even a little scary, which makes it a frequently discussed topic at our desert teaching

5 Pieces of Bad Mountain Biking Advice

5 Pieces of Bad Mountain Biking Advice

By Hannah Levine 1. “The bike knows what to do – just let it roll!” No matter how much money you spent on your fancy new mountain bike, I

Rock (Squirrel?) Dodge Technique

Rock (Squirrel?) Dodge Technique

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

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