Mountain Biking I - Learn to Ride

Course Info

This course is geared towards people who want to learn the basics on their mountain bikes. The course consists of on- and off-the-bike instruction and riding. The morning hours of the clinic will consist of outdoor classroom lesson instruction and bike handling drills. The afternoon hours of the clinic will consist of a moderate level 6-8 mile ride through the famous trails of the Marin County or the Santa Cruz Mountains!

Specific instruction will be given on:
General Bike Fit Guidelines
Mounting and Dismounting Technique
Body Position, Focus and Balance
Pedaling techniques
Braking Techniques
Climbing Technique
Cornering Techniques, on uphill, downhill and switchbacks
Bike Handling Drills
Trail Repair, fixing a flat, and chain maintenance.
Trail Etiquette and general discussion on bike “anatomy”, hydration, eating, recommended bike clothing for the micro-climates of Northern California as well as stretching and conditioning.

Dates Offered:
Clinics offered year-round, 1-2 times per month. For a complete list of dates, visit our: Activity Calendar.

Your clinic includes:
Professional instruction on biking technique and safety as well as bike maintenance, and a guided ride with frequent regroups through the trails of the Marin Watershed District, or the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Directions? Details? How do I sign up?
Clinics are held in Marin as well as the Santa Cruz Mountains. Enter your party size below and click “Show Availability” to select class dates. Directions, maps, recommended packing lists, and other details will all be provided during the registration process.