The "First Ride" Program is a two-hour clinic for beginner to intermediate level riders wanting to receive some coaching, insight and tips into the world of downhill mountain biking. Riders must demonstrate basic bike-handling skills and maneuvers prior to progressing onto the downhill trails.
Each two-hour clinic will start with laps in our Skills Park near the Grand Avenue Chalet. All riders will be instructed on fundamental skills to enhance their downhill riding as well as build confidence. Following these initial laps, the clinic will then move to the chairlift and all riders will be guided down one of our beginner-level mountain bike trails for that "First Ride" experience.
Offered every Saturday during Mountain Bike Season
Sessions available are 10am-12pm (morning) or 1pm-3pm (afternoon)
Ages 10 and up
Cost = $79. Includes all day mountain bike ticket, 2 hours of coaching, full suspension bike rental for the day and helmet
Reservations are required 24 hours in advance
Our model of teaching and skill progressions are based on the Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Association (PMBI). Our coaches are either certified PMBI instructors themselves, or they are trained in-house by one of our certified PMBI instructors.