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This ride is technically pretty easy. This was in fact the second mountain bike ride I ever did. You need a lot of wind to get to the top of the hill but it is sooo much fun.
There are a few technical elements and they are very short (a few yards). If you know how to ride a bike and what the gears do, and like going down hill at a good pace (after the puffing to get up hill first) then this is a great ride.