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Beginner Mtn Biking at Conestee Park


This will be tailored to those attending; from total newbie to beginners wanting to improve skills.


- optional: 30 min review of MTN Concepts Listed Below

- optional: 30 min easy riding drills

- An easy/beginner  30 to 90 min ride will follow for those that want get on the trails and practice.  Time and pace to match the stamina of people attending.



Mountain Bike Operation:

Bike Set-Up, how to fit the bike to you

Body position / shifting weight

Braking (front brake, rear brake, when and how), disk vs caliper

Shifting (front derailleur, rear derailleur, when and how)

Basic Mountain Bike Skills:

Riding circles and figure eights.  Flat and side hill.  Practice balance.

Ascending and descending hills

Riding in and out of the saddle

Roots, rocks and obstacles

How to avoid falling

Requirements: MTN Bike, gloves, helmet, and eye protection is suggested

Sign up 2 days ahead of time is required. If no person is signed up ahead of time, the event will be canceled.

Please be advised that mountain biking can sometimes be a dangerous sport and you are solely responsible for your own safety.



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  • Beverly

    Thanks Kel! Enjoyed the session!

    July 2, 2014

  • Beverly

    Kel did an excellent job as instructor!

    July 2, 2014

  • Kel

    Great job ladies, I took you through the paces and you both did very very well!!

    1 · July 1, 2014

  • Val

    Will it still happen if it rains?

    June 30, 2014

    • Kel

      Yes, we will meet under the pavilion for the review of mtn biking concepts, bike fit, etc. And I am hoping that the rain tapers off enough to do the practice drills and hopefully even take a ride on an easy trail afterward.

      June 30, 2014

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