Women's Introduction to Mountain Biking

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$79 for REI Members

$99 for non-members

Limited spots left


  • Fitness level 3 Moderate
  • 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 with other like-minded women! Don't have a bike? We'll provide mountain bikes for students at no additional charge. Recommended for women 14 and older; those under 18 must be accompanied by parent or responsible adult. No rider will be left behind!

  • 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

Map image of Fraesfield Trailhead - McDowell Sonoran Preserve

More directions and information

CLOSED TOED SHOES REQUIRED. From the Loop 101 in the East Valley, take Exit 36 for N Pima Rd and travel north on N Pima Rd for 6.7 miles. Turn right on E Dynamite Blvd and travel east for 2.9 miles. E Dynamite Blvd becomes E Rio Verde Dr. Continue east on E Rio Verde Dr for 3 miles. Turn left into the Fraesfield Trailhead parking lot. Call 520.477.7344 with any questions day of course.