Lower SFU (Burnaby Mtn) - Beginner Ride

Welcome to a new season of mountain biking!

This is a Beginner* ride that will introduce you to single track trail riding. Each week in April we will cover different mountain bike topics including:

1. Stance and Balance

2. Operations of Controls (gears, shifting, brakes)

3. Gravity Management

4. Cornering & Line Selection

This ride is more cross country riding than downhill at this stage (but there is a couple of downhill sections near the end of the ride). This ride stays on the Lower sections of SFU.

Route: We'll head up and then come down North Road, Dead Moped.

Depending on the group we'll decide whether to head all the way down North Road to Jim's Jungle and back up to Lower Snake to finish.

*Beginner

You have limited experience with trail riding on a mountain biking.

You have reasonably decent general riding skills and good fitness.

You have done some road riding.

 

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Waiver

All organizer(s) are volunteers who do not accept responsibility for rider safety and health state before, during and at any time after this event.

Your Assumption Of Risk:

By agreeing to participate in this ride you acknowledge that mountain biking is considered a high risk activity and injuries are a common and ordinary occurrence of the sport. These risks include and are not limited to equipment failures, weather conditions, collisions with natural and man-made objects, including, but not limited to exposed rock, trees, snow, ice, earth stumps and man-made obstacles on or adjacent to the mountain bike terrain, collisions with other cyclists, pedestrians, animals, et al; becoming lost or separated from the group; failure to ride safely or within your own ability, and you accept these risks and the possibility of personal injury, death or property damage and the loss resulting therefrom due to any cause and without limitation. In the event of injury or loss, you and/or next of kin waive all future claims against the organizer(s), et al.

Organizer(s) reservations:

The organizer(s) shall reserve the right to turn away any participant who shows up without RSVP, unprepared and/or ill-equipped to handle this ride. A helmet, water, good sense of humour and a sense of fun are required no exceptions. Other required items are appropriate clothing, armor, food and a trail side repair kit.

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  • 李嘉安

    Hey I cant really make this month, but will you be running these workshops again ?

    April 7

    • Anne blossom

      Thank you for even considering another round

      1 · April 9

    • Anne blossom

      I know I can't make the next two Saturdays so I would love another session

      1 · April 9

  • Irina

    Great photos Jeff, thank you. I have a new FB profile photo now :)

    1 · April 6

  • Mackoy

    thank you richard, andrea, and jeff good ride see you next week

    2 · April 5

  • Fiona

    Aww, great photos! Richard, Andrea and Jeff, you're all awesome! I so appreciated the beginner rides last season. I got off to a shaky start and the rides were just so supportive!

    2 · April 5

  • Sharon

    Great morning! Thanks Richard, Jeff and Andrea for your instruction and patience! Looking forward to next week - and thanks Jeff, I have a profile picture now.

    1 · April 5

  • Warren

    Great ride! Great pictures! Great group of people! Thanks Richard, Jeff and Andrea

    2 · April 5

  • davemud

    195 photos?! LOL When did you have time to ride? Glad everyone had fun!

    April 5

  • Paul

    Fun ride today! Great pics Jeff!!

    2 · April 5

  • Jeff B

    Super impressed with the riders today. Glad us three got the chance to show you a few tips and lead you down the trails. Enjoy the photos!

    3 · April 5

  • Kyle

    Sorry I missed you, had chance to demo a rather nice Felt carbon bike (Virtue Nine 3, 29er), courtesy Dandy Bikes and the kind Felt rep. And then there were the hotdogs, hot cross buns, and some spectacular turkish delight to nom on.

    April 5

  • Andrea

    Fantastic group and surprisingly dry conditions. Thanks everyone!

    1 · April 5

  • Irina

    Great time, thank you Richard, Andrea and Jeff.

    1 · April 5

  • Richard

    Here is a link to the GPS: http://email.strava.com/wf/clic...­

    April 5

  • Richard

    Excellent ride today with an awesome group of people. The trails were great and weather was perfect... rain held off until we were finished. Thanks everyone for coming out and to Andrea and Jeff for helping!

    April 5

  • Colleen

    Awesome. Can't wait for next week. Great instruction by Richard, Andrea and Jeff.

    1 · April 5

  • Paul

    Had some technical difficulties. New Shifter broke, gonna come out anyways to test out the bike. I got 3 climbing gears lol should be all I need

    April 5

  • davemud

    Come by Dandy Horse Cycle for some birthday cake. Come before the ride and take a Felt demo for the ride on the mountain.

    1 · March 30

    • Kyle

      I like cake....

      April 4

  • Angela

    Forgot I have class on Saturdays. See everyone soon!

    April 4

    • Richard

      Ah - too bad... Look forward to seeing you soon.

      April 4

  • Rick M

    Hey, I'm really sorry for the late notice, but I've got to head into work tomorrow morning now and won't be able to attend the ride. Sorry!

    April 4

    • Richard

      No worries... thanks for letting me know! Hope to see you out next weekend.

      April 4

  • Jeff B

    I will come along to help and be Richard's official ride photographer. Always nice to have a cool profile pic.

    2 · April 2

  • Mubina

    parking lower lot or at the end of road?

    March 31

    • Richard

      Lot by the trail head... Not the end if the road. When you clicked on the location link was it showing the end of the road?

      1 · March 31

  • Richard

    I'm going to raise the limit to 20 for this ride. Those of you who rode with me last year may want to head off to ride while Andrea and I run the beginner session or you can hang around and help out.

    March 17

  • Richard

    What happen to the Begintermediate rides?
    If you rode with me last year you'll see that I have started posting Intermediate rides. I'm setting my rides between Beginner and Intermediate. Beginner rides will be more instructional this year; Intermediates more riding. Nevertheless everyone is welcome!
    Have a question- email me...

    March 15

  • Christine W.

    Aargh can't believe I'm missing your 1st ride....have to work!

    March 15

  • Paul

    Hopefully I can get my bike done by then.

    March 14

    • Richard

      You've had all winter! :-)

      March 14

    • Paul

      Sold my other one and am building a new bike!

      March 14

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