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How to Go Faster on Your Mountain Bike | Basics Skills Course

Maybe you're completely new to mountain biking, or perhaps you're a little more experienced, but you've never been taught the fundamentals of riding off-road. Possibly you've tried some technical trails, but lacked confidence and scared yourself a few times?

Our Mountain Bike Skills :: Basics coaching course will give you the core skills to get out in the woods tackling technical trails with confidence and commitment.

Following training you will see an immediate improvement in your riding and a boost in confidence. You'll understand how changes in your body position, footwork and where you are looking affect the way your bike behaves on single track trails. You'll be able to tackle steeper terrain, corner with greater control and negotiate small trail obstacles with ease.

member_[masked] "Although I've ridden a fair amount, I've never bothered to learn much technique so this was a great class that showed the basics. Can't wait for the next one!" ~Greg Moninger

Course Outline

The skills taught and practiced on the Mountain Bike Skills :: Basics course include:

  • Mind skills
  • The Ready Position
  • Dynamic weight shift
  • Effective braking
  • Negotiating trail obstacles
  • Cornering skills
  • Negotiating steep terrain

The Schedule

Although the course is flexible it will usually keep to the following program:

  • 07:45-09:00 Arrival at course venue
  • 08:00-08:30 Course commences, introductions and equipment check
  • 08:[masked] Warm-up ride to skills area
  • 08:45-11:00 Single track skills coaching and practice
  • 11:00-11:15 Review and next steps
member_[masked] "Great clinic. Just what I needed to better know how to handle situations on the trail to maintain speed/momentum and be more efficient." ~Harper

At the end of your course you will receive

  • Personalized Feedback
    to remind you of your performance on your course
  • An Action Plan
    to help you consolidate your new skills and progress your mountain biking into the future
  • 30 Days Free Support
    if you have any questions about what you've learned or need any other advice

San Diego Mountain Bike Skills | Ride Like a Ninja!

Details here..


This course is lead by Crank Cycling Coach Richard La China. Richard is a USAC Certified Cycling Coach specializing in Mountain Biking and a proud member of the PowerBar Team Elite.

Meetup at the entrance of the San Diego Velodrome.

San Diego Velodrome
[masked] Florida Drive
San Diego, CA 92104

We start this clinic with a talk about specific bike handling skills and technique. From there, we'll do some simple drills. The drills will be on a soft, flat section of the park where you'll feel comfortable trying something new.

After everyone's got the hang of things, we'll head out to the trails to employee what we learned on a real ride.

This session is designed to be educational, fun and challenging.

This class is appropriate for beginner to intermediate riders. This clinic is $49 and meetup time is 7:45am with the clinic starting at promptly at 8:00am Saturday morning ending at 11:00am.

This clinic is sponsored by PowerBar who has graciously provided samples of their sports performance products for everyone to try.

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  • Robin A.

    See you then, can't wait to learn how to fall faster i mean how to go faster!

    March 20, 2013

    • Coach R.

      Hah! Looking forward to sharing many MTB secrets with you.. :)

      March 20, 2013

  • Coach R.

    We have 4 people already registered on the site for this skills clinic -- we'll open it up for just 2 more. If you're interested in joining us, please RSVP ASAP! Thanks.. R

    March 16, 2013

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