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.
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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Introduction to Mountain Biking Class Information
INTRODUCTION TO MOUNTAIN BIKING CLASS
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- Gear 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
- Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
- Energy Snacks
- Mountain Bike Shoes
- Padded Cycling Gloves
- Personal Bike - Recently tuned and appropriate for class. Also bring spare tubes.
- Cycling Shorts/Pants
- Personal Camera
- Lip Balm/Protection
- Hydration Compatible Day Pack - 1000-2000 cubic inches with 70-100 oz water bladder
Gear provided by REI:
- Mountain Bike
- Cycling Helmet
- Group First Aid Kit