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Intro to Mountain Biking: Guided Trail Ride
October 10 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Mountain biking is a fun way to exercise and connect with nature. If you’re curious about leaving the asphalt behind and gearing up for the trails, this Intro to Mountain Biking Guided Trail Ride is designed for you! Take your riding even further by taking the skills you learned in the Fundamentals Class out onto the trail with our experienced instructors. They’ll guide you on a group ride allowing time for skills demonstration and practice on singletrack trails. Even though these are intended to be group rides, our Instructors teach in a format that’s structured to your pace and individual learning style.
The course will cover the following, in a fun and relaxed riding atmosphere:
- Safety check and bike fit
- Body positions and bike handling for off-road terrain
- Shifting, pedal positions, and braking
- Maneuvering techniques and drills
- Climbing and descending
- Singletrack riding techniques and trail etiquette
You don’t have to have prior mountain biking experience to participate, but you must be able to ride a bike confidently and we highly recommend taking the Fundamentals Class before going on a guided trail ride. Don’t have a mountain bike? No problem. We have mountain bikes for use at no additional charge so you can decide if this sport is for you before making a big investment. Appropriate for ages 10+. Cost: $10 per person. Mountain bikes, helmets, and instruction provided. Online Reservations required in advance. Fundamentals Courses meet at Greenway Farms Park. Complete course details are given with paid registration. Email Outdoor Chattanooga or call (423) 643-6888 to learn more.
Fall 2020 Intro to Mountain Biking Courses:
Fundamentals: Oct. 8, 15, and 22 | 5-7 PM
Guided Trail Ride: Oct. 10 and 24 | 9:30-11:30 AM
COVID-19 Statement: We are implementing new policies and procedures to help protect you and our instructors from contracting COVID-19. This includes proper disinfection of all equipment and gear used for programs and activities before/after each use, enforcing physical distancing during activities, as well as personal responsibility in the form of wearing face-coverings and frequent hand-washing are expected.
**Please do not attend this activity if you are sick or knowingly have been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 14 days. Anyone that shows signs or symptoms associated with COVID-19 will be excluded from our activities and asked to quarantine themselves. This includes our instructors. We reserve the right to refuse participation and/or cancel this activity due to exposure or other concerns.**
Physical Distancing: We ask that everyone practice physical distancing of at least 6 ft between others not in your own household. Please understand that the nature of our activities doesn’t allow that to occur 100% of the time. We will be in the great outdoors, with fresh air and bright sunshine and we have implemented strategies to reduce exposure and transmission. We promise to do our best to provide the safest environment.
Face Coverings: Per the Hamilton County Mask mandate, we REQUIRE EVERYONE to have and use a face covering when in close proximity to others during the activity to help reduce possible transmission and protect others. These face coverings may include a cotton face mask, a disposable face mask, a bandana, or a neck gaiter (Buff style). There are times during your activity or tour where it will be ok to take those off, but because of the closeness of individuals during instruction, face coverings need to be worn during those times. We want to keep everyone safe while enjoying nature.
Personal Sanitation (handwashing & sanitizer): Everyone should wash their hands regularly and thoroughly before, during, and after the activity. While we will strive to provide soap and hand sanitizer, please bring your own to guarantee availability.
Online Waivers: Outdoor Chattanooga is implementing an online waiver system. One waiver per person per activity is required to participate.
Check-In: Please wear a face-covering during check-in and the safety briefing.
Equipment Care: Please limit contact with the equipment you are not personally using. Our staff have put extra cleaning procedures in place and will instruct you on proper adjustments for sizing from a distance.