Women's Introduction to Fat Biking

9:00am2:00pm

$79 for REI Members

$99 for non-members

Overview

  • Fitness level 3 Moderate
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Minimum age 14
  • Group size 3 people

Experience the thrill of fat biking with enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructors! We'll start this women's specific course by addressing proper bike fit and appropriate tire pressure based on conditions. Next we'll demonstrate riding techniques specific to fat biking, including body and pedal position, shifting, braking, climbing, descending, and basic cornering. We'll also go over important communication skills and mountain biking trail etiquette. Don't have a bike? We'll provide fat bikes for participants at no additional charge. Recommended for those 14 and older; those under 18 must be accompanied by parent or responsible adult.

  • Introduce riders to groomed fat bike trails, or sandy trail conditions
  • Learn how to mount and dismount a fat bike, both in stationary and moving environments
  • Learn the proper techniques of shifting, braking, hill climbing/descending, dabbing, cadence through snowy/sandy conditions, and cornering in snowy/sandy conditions
  • Learn proper Trail etiquette (LNT) and risk management
  • Find local areas where you can begin to build your skills as a fat biker

What to bring with you