If you've been riding for awhile and feel comfortable with your bike and want to take your riding performance to the next level, join our expert mountain biking instructors as they teach you to navigate advanced terrain and master singletrack portions of some great local rides. We'll build on the skills you've learned in Introduction to Mountain Biking with more practice handling obstacles, switchbacks, ascents and fast-paced descents. Learn to ride the areas you've wanted to explore but were afraid to attempt on your own. We'll also teach and enforce proper trail etiquette to make sure trails stay open and safe for well-behaved mountain bikers and all other trail users. New Novara mountain bikes provided for those without a bike of their own at no extra cost. NO RIDER IS LEFT BEHIND, but this trip is not for beginners, as we ride at a faster pace and cover tougher terrain.
Recommended for those 14 and older; those under 18 must be accompanied by parent or responsible adult.
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Mountain Biking or equivalent skill level is mandatory. In order to successfully complete this outing, you must be able to comfortably:
• Mount and dismount your bicycle
• Ride, shift and brake on varying levels of terrain including dirt, sand, mud, gravel, etc., basic knowledge of how to climb and descend hills
• Ride over minor obstacles, through turns and switchbacks, etc.
• Choose lines, anticipate corners, obstacles, and steep or rough terrain (rocks, tree roots, etc.)
• Maintain safe riding distance in single file line while riding in groups (2-3 bike lengths)
• Repair a punctured inner tube, change a flat
• Consistently ride at a 6-8 mph pace on varying terrain
NO RIDER IS LEFT BEHIND, but this trip is not for beginners, as we ride at a faster pace and cover tougher terrain.
* Advance registration is required. Call or visit any San Diego area REI to sign up.
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Meet at the location or REI store listed below. Directions to locations other than REI stores can be found by clicking on the link below.
To be courteous to all customers, we request you notify REI Outdoor School at least 48 hours prior to the trip if you intend to cancel; late cancellations will not be refunded. Class or Outing cancellations on the part of REI Outdoor School will be refunded in full, regardless of timeframe. Inclement weather does not necessarily cancel an event; REI Outdoor School will contact you in the event of a cancellation.
REI Outdoor School strives to provide the best outdoor education programs possible. Our 100% satisfaction guarantee ensures that our classes and outings at REI Outdoor School meet your high standards - or we will gladly offer your choice of a refund or a chance to re-take the class/outing.
In order to keep our instruction personable, space on our classes and outings is limited. If you are interested in an activity that has filled, we would be happy to place you on a waitlist for that event. If space opens, we will contact the list in the order you signed up, but we are unable to hold that spot if we're unable to speak with you directly. Providing us with your best contact information increases your chances of joining us.
Classes and outings are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. Should a program be cancelled or a rescheduled, all registered participants will be notified.