Intro to Mountain Biking

Leave the asphalt behind and gear up for the trails with Outdoor Chattanooga’s Intro to Mountain Biking Classes. Learn the fundamentals of mountain biking from our experienced instructors through skills demonstration and practice in a controlled setting. Instructors teach in a format that’s structured to your pace and individual learning style. No experience necessary, but participants must be able to confidently ride a bike. Cost: $10 per person. Mountain bikes, helmets, and instruction provided. Fundamentals Courses meet at Greenway Farms Park. Take your riding even further with our Guided Trail Rides at a local trail. Online Reservations required in advance. 

Intro to Mountain Biking

Get in gear for the trails

Intro to Mountain Biking

Get in gear for the trails

Intro to Mountain Biking

Get in gear for the trails

Intro to Mountain Biking

Get in gear for the trails

Intro to Mountain Biking

Get in gear for the trails

Intro to Mountain Biking

Get in gear for the trails

Intro to Mountain Biking

Get in gear for the trails

Intro to Mountain Biking

Get in gear for the trails

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

FAQs

When and where are classes offered?

2020 Fundamentals Classes: April 15, April 29, May 14, June 12, September 18
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m. (all classes)
Location: Greenway Farms Park

2020 Guided Trail Rides: May 3, May 15, June 13, September 19
Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on May 3 and June 13.   ||   3:00 – 6:00 p.m. May 15 and September 19.
Location: Alternates. See our calendar of events

How much does it cost? Do I have to register in advance?

$10 per person per 2-hour session
*Mountain Bikes and equipment are available for use at no additional charge.
Yes, reservations and payment are required in advance. Register Online Here.

Do I have to have my own mountain bike to participate?
No, we can provide you with a mountain to use during the class for free. This way you can try out the sport before making a large purchase. If you have your own bike, feel free to bring and use it for the class. The instructors will go over bike fit, and a quick bike safety check before starting the class.
Do I have to wear a helmet?
Yes. Helmets are mandatory during the class. We recommend you always wear a helmet when riding a bike.
Do I need to know how to ride a bike to participate?
Yes. Participants need to be confident riders in order to learn advanced off-road riding techniques and skills.
What's the minimum age?
This program is most appropriate for ages 10+.
Who should take this class?
Classes are designed for true beginners that are curious about mountain biking but don’t know how to get started and for those interested in formal instruction to learn and improve the skills needed to get the most out of mountain biking. Classes are offered frequently for participants to learn and refresh basic mountain biking skills.

Events

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Calendar of Events

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Canceled: Family-Friendly “Bigfoot” Hike

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Cancelled: Fireside Outdoor Concerts Latino Nights at Tatum Park

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Cancelled: Mountain to Town – Downhill Bike Adventure

Canceled: Guided Hike: Little Cedar Mountain

Canceled: Grotto Meeting

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Cancelled: Fireside Outdoor Concerts Latino Nights at Tatum Park

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Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

Cancelled: Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

Cancelled: Learn to Ride a Bicycle Class

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Cancelled: Intro to Mountain Biking: Fundamentals Class

FIRESIDE Outdoor Concert Series: Latin Series at Tatum Park

Cancelled: Fireside Outdoor Concerts Latino Nights at Tatum Park

Cancelled: Mountain to Town – Downhill Bike Adventure

Cancelled: Guided Hike: Cravens to Sunset Rock

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Canceled: Cumberland Trail Guided Hike

Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

Chattanooga Bicycle Club – Monthly Meeting

Cancelled: Chattanooga Bicycle Club – Monthly Meeting

Cancelled: Rapid Learning Intro to Kayak Skills and Roll Practice

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FIRESIDE Outdoor Concert Series: Latin Series at Tatum Park

Cancelled: Fireside Outdoor Concerts Latino Nights at Tatum Park

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Cancelled/ postponed: Mountain to Town – Downhill Bike Adventure

Partner Program: On My Own 2 Wheels

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Cancelled/Postponed: Intro to Mountain Biking: Fundamentals Class

FIRESIDE Outdoor Concert Series: Latin Series at Tatum Park

Cancelled: Fireside Outdoor Concerts Latino Nights at Tatum Park

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Did You Know?

Chattanooga is a mountain biking mecca boasting over 100 miles of singletrack within 15 miles of downtown, thanks in large part to SORBA Chattanooga, whose volunteer efforts built and maintain the trails. Singletracks.com named  Chattanooga one of the top 10 best mountain biking destinations in North America in 2014 and ranked Chattanooga #5 of the 10 Best US Mountain Bike Towns with the Lowest cost of living in 2018.

Community Resources

Chattanooga Mtn. Bike Rentals

Battlefield Outdoors

Cycle Sports Concepts

Suck Creek Cycles

Trek Bicycle Store

Chattanooga Mtn. Bike Organizations

Chattanooga Bicycle Club

SORBA Chattanooga (IMBA)

TN Youth Mtn. Bike Racing Series

Velo Vixens Women’s Multisport Club

Cloudland Canyon Mtn. Bike Rentals

Cloudland Canyon State Park

Cherokee National Forest
Mtn. Bike Adventures + Rentals

Ocoee Adventure Center

Raft One

Scott’s Bicycle Centre

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