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Private Lessons on green and blue rated trails

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Private Lesson for Beginner to Intermediate Level Trail Riding

Choose this lesson if you want to work on trail riding skills on Green (beginner) to Blue (intermediate) rated trails here at Kanuga. The focus of these lessons is helping you progress your ability by intentional skill application. Move from being a passive and defensive rider to being a proactive and intentional rider!
Example Lessons:

  • Strategies for tackling obstacles including rocks, roots, berms, rollers, steps, roll-down drops, slow tight turns.

  • Body position techniques for downhill and climbing

  • Better braking including ratio of front vs rear, when, and how much

  • Maintaining an efficient cadence

  • Have better terrain awareness through strategic data collection and decision making

  • Better cornering through body position, braking, line choice, rotation, etc.

  • How to tackle slow roll-down drops

  • Wheel lift techniques for front and rear wheel

  • Coaching and feedback for individual obstacles and features

  • This lesson requires the instructor to be a certified “Level 1 Instructor” through the PMBIA. This means they have gone through specific training and evaluation on teaching beginner to intermediate level riders on green to blue rated trails.
  • Level 2 and Level 3 instructors can also teach this lesson.
  • Certifications ensure instructors follow proven teaching techniques, excellent risk management, and ability to offer accurate feedback to help you progress in a safe, intentional, and controlled way.
  • We’ll start by listening to your specific goals, do a skills assessment to understand your current ability, then design a custom lesson that will help you reach your goals.
  • Depending on your starting ability, we may spend some time in the grass field working on basics, but aim to get practicing in the skills area quickly.
  • We also spend a lot of time practicing on the green and blue trails at Ride Kanuga like Evergreen, First in Flight, Rhodo Ruckus, GNCC, Bee Keeper, and Hemlock Epoch (minus the air drops).
  • Expect LOTS of practice time, drills, and plenty of feedback/video analysis to help you progress.

$90 per hour for the first rider with a 2hr minimum. $50 per hour for each additional rider. You can choose between 2hr, 3hr, or 4hr duration for this lesson.

In additional to the cost of instruction, you’ll need to purchase a day pass or membership to Ride Kanuga separately at our website or in person when you arrive at our Adventure Center.

We’ll meet just outside the main Adventure Center Building. Look for your instructor in MTB Skills Factory staff clothing.

You can cancel at any time for any reason for a full refund (minus our credit card and processing fees – 5%) up until the day before your lesson. If you cancel ON the day of your lesson, we keep the deposit. You can also reschedule your lesson for no additional cost up until the day before your lesson.

Questions? email: info@mtbskillsfactory.com

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