Mountain Bike Skills Building Sessions

Mountain Bike Skills Building Sessions (4 classes per session)

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These 4 week programs start with the foundation of body and bike awareness. Each class builds upon the skills learned in earlier sessions and allows for individual practice between sessions.  Each program includes basic bike maintenance, trail etiquette and being prepared for your trail adventures.  Each class may consist of both off and on trail riding and learning opportunities.

  • Location: The trail system at Predator Ridge – meeting location TBA
  • Participants: minimum 3 students | maximum 5
  • Sessions: 4
  • Two levels available
  • Cost: $250 (* plus NOCS Membership)

 

♦  LEVEL 1

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Riders who are new to mountain biking but can ride a bike and may have some trail riding experience - typically on smooth, wide open trails, gravel paths or roads.  Will typically dismount when encountering small obstacles or hills on the trail.  These sessions

  • Build confidence and see progression to open up new riding territory and trails.
  • Learn skills to help
    • Establish your base – the fundamental skills of position and balance
    • Gearing and braking – get comfortable with operating these controls
    • Cornering
    • Stay on your bike while riding over small roots, rocks and other varying trail surfaces.
    • Climb and descend gentle hills
  • Requirements:
    • Mountain bike - in good working order
    • Good fitting helmet
    • Be able to carry own water, weather appropriate clothing and supplies
    • Look forward to practicing skills, riding and having fun on and off the trail.

 

♦  LEVEL 2

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Riders with some trail riding experience but want to become more confident riding trail sections that have bigger challenges including larger grade changes, roots, rocks and other features.  Ideally a rider that has been through the level 1 course or is already comfortable riding, green to blue, singletrack trails.

  • Learn skills to help:
    • Build and strengthen your fundamental skills
    • Keep an efficient cadence
    • Make it up steeper climbs and become more confident on the way down.
    • Cornering
  • Requirements:
    • Mountain bike - in good working order
    • Good fitting helmet
    • Be able to carry own water, weather appropriate clothing and supplies

 

♦  BEYOND LEVEL 2

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Every rider can benefit from the skills taught in Level 1 and 2, however, Dialed Rides is not currently offering advanced rider training.  If you have not taken a lesson before, we do suggest you contact us to determine how we can help you achieve your goals or point you in the right direction.

 

 

Book your Mountain Bike Skills Building Session

 

*IMPORTANT NOTE: You must be a current North Okanagan Cycling Society (NOCS) Member to participate in these sessions.  Membership can be purchased via the NOCS website for $28 and if you sign up for one of these sessions, you will receive a 20% discount on your membership. After you register for one of these sessions, you will be provided with a discount code. Use the code when you sign up online with NOCS to receive a 20% discount (does not apply to family memberships). Bring proof of membership to your first session/group ride.