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Intro to Mountain Biking

Outdoor Chattanooga’s Introduction to Mountain Biking Program is designed for true beginners and those interested in formal instruction to learn and improve the skills needed to get the most out of mountain biking. 

Skills Builder Classes are offered frequently for participants to learn and refresh basic mountain biking skills. Receive instruction and skills demonstration from our experienced mountain bike staff while practicing new skills and riding techniques in a controlled setting.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Off road bike fit
  • Shifting and braking while climbing/descending hills. 
  • Correct body/pedal positioning for climbing/descending and turns
  • How to safely avoid or ride over obstacles
  • Advanced pedaling techniques
  • Techniques to avoid a crash 
  • Safest crashing methods
  • How to change an inner tube
  • Trail etiquette
  • Trail difficulty designations
  • Other tips and tricks to successfully start mountain biking

Classes are appropriate for ages 10 to 110.
All participants must know how to ride a bike and have basic bike handling skills such as starting, stopping, braking and the ability to turn a bike.

See our Learn to Ride a Bike Class to learn these skills

2017 Class Schedule

Friday, April 21

Friday, May 5

Friday, May 19

Tuesday, Aug. 8

Friday, Aug. 18

Friday, Sept 15

Tuesday, Sept 26

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m. (all classes)
Cost: 
$10 per person per 2 hour session
*Mountain Bikes and equipment are available for use at no additional charge with registration and payment. 
Location: Greenway Farms Park

Learn More and Register

Call: (423) 643-6888

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