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!

8 Moves to Master Anywhere

8 Moves to Master Anywhere

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 ...
Pre-Turn: the Key to Smooth, Fast Corners

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 ...
7 Steps to Riding the Wet

7 Steps to Riding the Wet

We’ve officially entered one of our favorite seasons… the birds are chirping, the days are longer, and, depending on where you are, you might be seeing the ground for ...
3 Things That Will Make You Faster Today

3 Things That Will Make You Faster Today

Going fast on your mountain bike isn’t just about pedaling faster – it’s about being smooth! Using only what you have right now — your bike, your mind, 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 ...
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, ...
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 ...

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