Introduction to Mountain Biking Class

Description: Our instructors will teach you the proper techniques of shifting, braking, hill climbing and descent, body and pedal position, and navigating minor obstacles on the trail. Proper trail etiquette and safety will also be addressed. This is designed as an educational ride, not a guided tour; we want to teach you how to get more out of your mountain biking experience. Don't have a bike? We'll provide Novara mountain bikes at no extra charge. Please feel free to bring your own personal helmet but we will have helmets available for those that do not have a helmet or would prefer to use ours and riding apparel. This outing is recommended for those 14 and older; under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

Skills you'll learn:

Learn how to mount and dismount a mountain bike both in stationary and moving environments. Learn the proper techniques of shifting, braking, hill climbing/descending, and clearing minor obstacles. Trail etiquette (LNT) and safety emphasized. Find local areas where you can begin to build your skills as a mountain biker.

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Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.

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Date / Time
Meeting Location / Class Notes
4/26/2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

Introduction to Mountain Biking Class
Lewis Morris County Park | More Information and Directions
Group Size: 12
Required Legal Form: Cycling (pdf)

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

Please fill in your contact information to be notified if a space becomes available. You may then register and pay for the class. You will not be charged while on the wait list.

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Introduction to Mountain Biking Class Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • Water Bottle
  • Daypack - Day pack large enough to carry water, food and layers.
  • Lunch & Snacks


  • Padded Cycling Gloves
  • Mountain Bike Shoes
  • Hydration Compatible Day Pack - 1000-2000 cubic inches with 70-100 oz water bladder
  • Personal Camera
  • Lip Balm/Protection
  • Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
  • Personal Bike - Recently tuned and appropriate for class. Also bring spare tubes.
  • Cycling Shorts/Pants
  • Energy Snacks

Gear provided by REI:

  • Cycling Helmet
  • Mountain Bike
  • Group First Aid Kit