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!

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 ...
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

Want to progress your riding?  Master your wheels lifts! All types of wheel lifts – front wheel lifts, rear wheel lifts, level lifts, manuals, pedal wheelies, stoppies and  bunny ...
How to Ride Drops with Confidence

How to Ride Drops with Confidence

You’re smoking down some sweet single track and right as you nail that last high-speed corner you see your friends seemingly float down a steep drop. You choose the ...