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 will cover different mountain bike topics including:

1. Stance and Balance 

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

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.


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.




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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  • SarahK

    Got my bike fixed so looking forward to having brakes! That was a great ride - I'll definitely be doing some practicing this week. The instruction and positive energy in this group is awesome! Thanks guys!

    1 · April 14, 2014

  • Jeff B

    Well done everyone. Glad you all learned something today. I uploaded some pics, not the greatest as they were taken with my phone. Make sure you get some practice in this week! Until next time.

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Brad

    Great ride this morning! Thanks so much Richard, Andrea and Jeff!

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Christine W.

    Thanks Richard, Andrea & Jeff, as always great instructions, nice to meet everyone.

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Dirty M.

    The sun was shining, great people and I learned something! That was a great morning. Thanks to all and see you next week!

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • racsO

    Thanks richard, jeff and Andrea for the very useful lesson today!

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Richard

    Great, great day! Covered our new skills today and got to see people put them into action. Thanks for coming out and have such great attitudes. Here is a link to the GPS: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/478537313

    Pictures will be up shortly. Hope to see you all next week.

    April 12, 2014

  • Colleen

    Another amazing morning of tips and tricks from Andrea, Jeff and Richard. Thank you!

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Mechthild

    Awesome!! Step by step, getting back in the saddle and learning new essential skills... :-) Thanks, Richard, Jeff and Andrea!!

    2 · April 12, 2014

  • Andrea

    Love seeing big smiles at the end of a ride. Thinking everyone seemed to get a chance to do at least one new thing today - well done!

    2 · April 12, 2014

  • Richard

    Just a heads up - we're going to combine this week's and next week's topics - they actually fit together as you'll see tomorrow. :-) So we'll be covering Operations of Controls (gears, shifting, brakes) and Gravity Management.

    April 11, 2014

  • Mubina

    Finals over next couple weeks, def gonna have to miss this again, have a blast everyone, look forward in meeting everyone soon

    April 10, 2014

  • stacy

    Hey. How long is the ride going to bw

    April 9, 2014

    • Richard

      Last weeks's ran just over an hour and half... I would say 2:00 hours max.

      April 10, 2014

  • 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, 2014

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