Introduction to Mountain Biking Class
$89 for REI Members
$99 for non-members
- Minimum age 14
- Group size 8 people
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
What to bring with you
You will receive a pre-course email from our Austin Outdoor School Staff 2-3 days before your class with more information about what to expect from the class, what to bring, where to meet, etc...You will not need to pay a park entry fee for this course.
More directions and information
Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area is located on Lake Travis. There is a $5 entrance fee per person. Potable water, flush toilets, and an outdoor shower are available at the entrance to the park. Please meet the REI instructors at the main parking lot at the entrance. For questions, please email Austin-OS@rei.com or call 512-482-3357 Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm.