Endorsed by Curators:
New to mountain biking or just want to brush up on the basics? This is for you! Get introduced to the sport in a fun, friendly, safe and non-intimidating environment.
Suspension setup and tire configuration. What settings should you use?
How to ride with balance on different terrain so you're confident and safe.
Basic braking techniques. Ride faster and safer with proper brake setup and use!
Basic shifting techniques. Your bike has a transmission - do you know how to use it efficiently?
Basic climbing techniques. We're Riding bikes, not hiking. Learn to climb the hill, not walk it!
Basic descending techniques. Scared to go downhill? Not after this class.
Who should attend:
This is for the novice rider. You are new to the sport, and are looking to start off with a good foundation of skills. Or maybe you've been riding for awhile, but feel you need to brush up on the the basics to get you to the next level. If you're not sure, please don't hesitate to ask.
This might seem obvious, but just in caseitems to consider:
Eye protection / sunglasses
Cycling specific jersey / shorts
Elbow / knee pads
Adequate water supply via bottles or hydration pack
Food / energy bar
Quick release seat post clamp or adjustable height seat post
A note on pedals / shoes:
Well be getting on and off the bike quite a bit and not going for any particularly long rides. If you have platform pedals, or flats that you can temporarily change to, it might be something to consider. It just takes a variable out of the equation when learning new skills versus using clip-in style shoes/pedals. If you dont have flats, or prefer to learn with the setup that your most comfortable with, thats fine too. I have a couple extra pairs of flat pedals if you would like to borrow them, just let me know.
3 students minimum for the session to take place, 8 students max!
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Vets! Thank you for your service.Enjoy a 10% discount (refunded upon arrival, Meetup doesn't provide me with a means of discounting)How to find us:Look for the Niner / pedalTherapy tent at the Competitive Track parking lot in the McDowell Park (first left after entering the park). Annual pass or park entry fee is required.