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!
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
Someone who has never ridden a mountain bike before will benefit greatly from getting started the right way.
People who have already been riding a while but feel like they have hit a plateau in their ability will enjoy having intentional skills to apply at specific places.
Even advanced riders will benefit from a makeover of their fundamentals on intermediate level terrain.
$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.
Required equipment for this lesson:
Day-pass or membership to Ride Kanuga. If you don’t already have one, purchase separately at our website or in person at the Adventure Shop when you arrive.
A bicycle in good working order. You can bring your own bike (regular mountain bike or eBike) or rent an eBike separately from our shop at Ride Kanuga.
Helmets are required
Water and food to last the duration of your lesson
Closed toe shoes (no sandals, flip-flops, or crocs)
Optional (but highly recommended) equipment:
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.