Intro to Mountain Biking
Leave the asphalt behind and get in gear for the trails with Outdoor Chattanooga’s Intro to Mountain Biking Classes. Learn the basics 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 per 2-hour session. Mountain bikes, helmets, and instruction provided. Courses meet at Greenway Farms Park. Reservations required in advance. Email Outdoor Chattanooga or call (423) 643-6888 to register and learn more.
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
When and where are classes offered?
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m. (all classes)
Location: Greenway Farms Park
How much does it cost? Do I have to register in advance?
*Mountain Bikes and equipment are available for use at no additional charge.
Yes, reservations and payment are required in advance.
Do I have to have my own mountain bike to participate?
Do I have to wear a helmet?
Do I need to know how to ride a bike to participate?
What's the minimum age?
Who should take this class?
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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.
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