Beginner Mountain Biking Skills: Dupont State Forest


$79 for REI Members

$89 for non-members

6 spots left


  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Minimum age 14
  • Group size 6 people
  • Instructor REI Local Experiences Guide

Join REI to experience the thrill of mountain biking in Dupont State Recreational Forest! In this introductory class, we'll practice riding techniques, including body and pedal position, shifting, braking, climbing, descending, and navigating minor obstacles on the trail. We'll go over communication skills, mountain biking trail etiquette, and we'll practice these new skills on a beginner friendly trail ride! Don't have a bike? We'll provide full-suspension mountain bikes for participants at no additional charge. Recommended for those 14 and older; participants 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 expert guides

What to bring with you

Map image of Dupont State Recreational Forest - Guion Farm Parking Area

More directions and information

From Dupont Road, turn onto Sky Valley Road (smooth gravel). Travel 1.6 miles and turn right into the Guion Farm Parking Area. Please meet your guides in the main parking lot.