What do you need to bring to the lesson?
We want you to have a great lesson and we want you to be safe.
If you're into mountain biking you probably have most of the gear below already. Please review this list to be sure.
An Open Mind and Positive Attitude
Please come prepared to learn and improve! We will do our best to make your session enjoyable and super-fun. If you are excited to learn and are prepared to receive new ideas and personal feedback to your technique, you’ll get the most out of your session.
A Bike In Good Working Order
For most of our sessions, any bike is fine. An xc, trail or all-mountain bike is ideal. Your brakes need to be in excellent working order and the tires must be relatively new so you won’t flat.
If you aren't sure about the condition your bike is in, be sure to take it to your local mechanic for advice and a tune-up.
Adjustable Seat Post or Dropper Post
To maximize your fun and safe learning during the lesson you will need to be able to quickly lower your seat about 3” during the lesson so a quick-release seat collar or dropper post is required. If you aren't sure about how to lower your seat please check with your local bike shop prior to your lesson.
A Good Helmet
If your helmet is 10 years older than your bike, time for a new one. A good-fitting helmet is mandatory for all lessons.
We are out on real trails during our sessions and we recommended riding glasses or sunglasses for all riders. Inexpensive safety glasses from the hardware store will work too.
Knee pads & Gloves & Additional Protection
You do not need to wear any body protection for most of our sessions.
We recommend that everyone wear knee pads and gloves for maximum safety. We also appreciate elbow pads and sometimes shin guards while learning. Your safety is our number one priority, but we can't prevent every small tumble. If you have pads, bring them please.
We will explicitly indicate in any course outline when pads are mandatory for added rider safety or trail access.
Trail Tools & Emergency Gear
Our instructors carry some emergency gear and supplies, but every rider needs to bring spare inner tubes, a puncture kit, tire levers, a pump, and a multi tool. It’s also a good idea to bring a rain jacket and carry everything in small backpack or hydration pack. Keen students also bring a pen and paper.
Water & Snacks
We get hungry just thinking about spending hours on our bikes. Plus we really like snacks. All participants should bring their own snacks and water. 2 energy bars and 2 liters or 2 bottles of water is a safe bet. Riding can easily deplete your body so please be prepared.