Introduction to Mountain Biking Class

9:00 AM  –  3:00 PM

Elm Brook

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  • Fitness level  2: Easy Active
  • Skill level  2: Intermediate
  • Minimum age: 14
  • Group size: 5
  • Instructor: REI Mountain Bike Instructor

Experience the thrill of mountain biking with our enthusiastic, knowledgeable instructors! You'll practice various riding techniques, including body and pedal position, shifting, braking, climbing, descending, and navigating minor obstacles on the trail. We'll also go over important communication skills and mountain biking trail etiquette with the aim of keeping multi-use trails open and safe for everyone. And finally, we'll practice all these new skills on a beginner friendly trail ride! Don't have a bike? We'll provide mountain bikes for students at no additional charge. Recommended for those 14 and older; those under 18 must be accompanied by parent or responsible adult. This class is for those who are already comfortable riding a bike on flat and even terrain.

  • Learn techniques for effective bike handling on the trail
  • Practice mountain bike skills in a protected environment
  • Enjoy a beginner friendly trail ride with REI's expert instructors

Notes

Plan to meet your instructor at the trailhead. we will be parked just outside of the main entrance to Echo lake Sate Park on the left. Look for the bike trailer and the REI sign! We also offer private sessions for individualized learning in a smaller group setting, at a date and time that works best for your schedule. Call us at (253) 318-4842 to inquire about rates and let us help you plan your next adventure!

More directions and information

Please park outside of Echo Lake State Park.