Mountain Bike Skills :: Fundamentals

Maybe you’re completely new to mountain biking, or perhaps a little more experienced, but you’ve never been taught the fundamentals of riding off-road?

Possibly you’ve tried some technical trails, but lacked confidence and scared yourself a few times?mountain_bike_roll_down_drop

Our Mountain Bike Skills :: Fundamentals coaching course will give you the core skills to get out in the woods tackling technical trails with confidence and commitment.

Following training you will see an immediate improvement in your riding and a boost in confidence. You’ll understand how changes in your body position, footwork and where you are looking affect the way your bike behaves on single track trails. You’ll be able to tackle steeper terrain, corner with greater control and negotiate small trail obstacles with ease.

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I swallowed my pride and signed up.

This past fall I finally broke down and upgrade my mountain bike.  I was riding a hard tail bike mostly…
5.0
2014-03-19T14:37:51+00:00
This past fall I finally broke down and upgrade my mountain bike.  I was riding a hard tail bike mostly for the workout.  After racing in an Xterra, I realized that a new bike was in my future. ( I could tell a huge story about the process of purchasing a new MB and the Read More →

Everything you need to learn to fully enjoy mountain biking.

Mountain biking is a relatively new sport compared to road biking. So the opportunities to find a good mountain biking…
5.0
2014-03-19T14:39:15+00:00
Mountain biking is a relatively new sport compared to road biking. So the opportunities to find a good mountain biking skill clinic are quite scarce. Richard La China and his team offer such clinic! Richard has the training as a Coach from USA Cycling and the experience as an expert racer to develop in you Read More →

Best investment ever.

Best investment ever. The Ninja mountain bike skill clinics will definitely bring up your riding level a notch or two.…
5.0
2014-03-19T14:41:16+00:00
Best investment ever. The Ninja mountain bike skill clinics will definitely bring up your riding level a notch or two. Being able to get instant feedback from the instructor (s) in this case Richard La China and his assistant is invaluable. From getting the correct riding position to improving the skills necessary to have a Read More →

My riding improved instantly!

I attended an intermediate skill clinic last year and had an awesome time.  My riding improved instantly and I have…
5.0
2014-03-19T14:16:07+00:00
I attended an intermediate skill clinic last year and had an awesome time.  My riding improved instantly and I have really enjoyed the increased confidence jumping my bike over obstacles. My muscle memory takes a while to kick in and Coach Richard and his crew of master Ninjas were really patient with me.  I even Read More →

Richard and Kristen were awesome!

Went to the beginner Ninja clinic at Alison. Richard and Kristen were awesome!  We all got the opportunity to work…
5.0
2014-03-19T14:41:56+00:00
Went to the beginner Ninja clinic at Alison. Richard and Kristen were awesome!  We all got the opportunity to work on improving our skills with their feedback. Next time I would definitely do the intermediate clinic or do a one-on-one session. Richard is super patient and provides great feedback and riding tips. ~ Lisa D.
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Course Outline

The skills taught and practiced on the Mountain Bike Skills :: Fundamentals course include:

  • Mind skills
  • The Ready Position
  • Dynamic weight shift
  • Effective braking
  • Negotiating trail obstacles
  • Cornering skills
  • Negotiating steep terrain

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The Schedule

Although the course is flexible it will usually keep to the following program:

  • 08:45-09:00 Arrival at course venue
  • 09:00-09:30 Course commences, introductions and equipment check
  • 09:30-09:45 Warm-up ride to skills area
  • 09:45-12:00 Single track skills coaching and practice
  • 12:00-12:15 Review and next steps

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At the end of your course you will receive

  • Personalized Feedback
    To remind you of your performance on your course
  • An Action Plan
    To help you consolidate your new skills and progress your mountain biking into the future
  • 30 Days Support
    If you have any questions about what you’ve learned or need any other advice

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Sign up for an upcoming course here.. Register Today!

 

I swallowed my pride and signed up.

This past fall I finally broke down and upgrade my mountain bike.  I was riding a hard tail bike mostly…
5.0
2014-03-19T14:37:51+00:00
This past fall I finally broke down and upgrade my mountain bike.  I was riding a hard tail bike mostly for the workout.  After racing in an Xterra, I realized that a new bike was in my future. ( I could tell a huge story about the process of purchasing a new MB and the Read More →

Everything you need to learn to fully enjoy mountain biking.

Mountain biking is a relatively new sport compared to road biking. So the opportunities to find a good mountain biking…
5.0
2014-03-19T14:39:15+00:00
Mountain biking is a relatively new sport compared to road biking. So the opportunities to find a good mountain biking skill clinic are quite scarce. Richard La China and his team offer such clinic! Richard has the training as a Coach from USA Cycling and the experience as an expert racer to develop in you Read More →

Best investment ever.

Best investment ever. The Ninja mountain bike skill clinics will definitely bring up your riding level a notch or two.…
5.0
2014-03-19T14:41:16+00:00
Best investment ever. The Ninja mountain bike skill clinics will definitely bring up your riding level a notch or two. Being able to get instant feedback from the instructor (s) in this case Richard La China and his assistant is invaluable. From getting the correct riding position to improving the skills necessary to have a Read More →

My riding improved instantly!

I attended an intermediate skill clinic last year and had an awesome time.  My riding improved instantly and I have…
5.0
2014-03-19T14:16:07+00:00
I attended an intermediate skill clinic last year and had an awesome time.  My riding improved instantly and I have really enjoyed the increased confidence jumping my bike over obstacles. My muscle memory takes a while to kick in and Coach Richard and his crew of master Ninjas were really patient with me.  I even Read More →

Richard and Kristen were awesome!

Went to the beginner Ninja clinic at Alison. Richard and Kristen were awesome!  We all got the opportunity to work…
5.0
2014-03-19T14:41:56+00:00
Went to the beginner Ninja clinic at Alison. Richard and Kristen were awesome!  We all got the opportunity to work on improving our skills with their feedback. Next time I would definitely do the intermediate clinic or do a one-on-one session. Richard is super patient and provides great feedback and riding tips. ~ Lisa D.
5.0
5
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