Riding Tips

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!

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, ...
4 Tips for Finding “The One”

4 Tips for Finding “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

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 ...
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 ...
How to Bunny Hop, Step-by-Step Guide

How to Bunny Hop, Step-by-Step Guide

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 ...

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