Mountain Bike Courses

Ladies CAN ride!


Mountain Bike Courses

Ladies CAN ride!

This course is designed to introduce ladies to the basics of Mountain Biking, in a safe and comfortable environment. 

Day 1 will be based out of Wheel Life Cyclery in Okotoks. We will be focusing on building rider confidence and basic bike handling skills. Techniques such as proper braking, gear changing, slow speed handling, climbing hills, cornering, and navigating obstacles will all be covered. Additionally, we will be covering basic bike set-up and maintenance.

Day 2 will be a guided group trail ride in Fish Creek Park. Here everyone will get to take their new skills from Day 1, and put them into practice. 

While both days will contain reasonable amounts of physical activity, the emphasis is really on just getting out, learning new skills, becoming more comfortable on your bike, and most importantly, having fun! Our goal is that everyone smiles so much that their cheeks will be the muscles that ache the most!

Please see the “More Info” section below for further details.

Price $220.00 per person

Co-Ed Beginners Mountain Biking

Co-Ed Mountain Bike Course!

This course is designed beginners to the basics of Mountain Biking, in a safe and comfortable environment. 

Day 1 will be based out of Wheel Life Cyclery in Okotoks. We will be focusing on building rider confidence and basic bike handling skills. Techniques such as proper braking, gear changing, slow speed handling, climbing hills, cornering, and navigating obstacles will all be covered. Additionally, we will be covering basic bike set-up and maintenance.

Day 2 will be a guided group trail ride in Fish Creek Park. Here everyone will get to take their new skills from Day 1, and put them into practice. 

While both days will contain reasonable amounts of physical activity, the emphasis is really on just getting out, learning new skills, becoming more comfortable on your bike, and most importantly, having fun! Our goal is that everyone smiles so much that their cheeks will be the muscles that ache the most!

Please see the “More Info” section below for further details.

Price $220.00 per person

Other services

We also offer one to one and small group lessons,  as well as guided rides for intermediate riders in the Okotoks and Fish Creek areas. 

We will also be offering Fatbiking during the winter months.


Please contact us for details and pricing.

Events

No upcoming events.

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Ladies CAN Ride!

CA$220.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellation 10 days or more prior to the program will receive a full refund with an administration fee of $40. Cancellation in writing less then 10 days prior to the program start date will not be refunded or credited.


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Co-Ed Beginners Mountain Biking

CA$220.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellation 10 days or more prior to the program will receive a full refund with an administration fee of $40. Cancellation in writing less then 10 days prior to the program start date will not be refunded or credited.


More info

Official Partners

http://wheellife.ca/

https://www.facebook.com/wheellifecyclery/


We have partnered with Chris and Mark at Wheellife Cyclery who will be able to help with all things mechanical, advice on bikes, parts, repairs, equipment, and accessories as well as allowing us to use the shop as a base for the parts of the course held in Okotoks.

They are also very generously offering FREE pre course bike safety checks, as well as providing an expert input on bike maintenance and trail repairs.

Great guys who want to help you keep riding safely and on fantastic bikes!

What you'll need

A Mountain Bike that can be ridden on trails with some bumps, rocks, and roots on. It has to be safe and in good working order.


A Canadian Standards Association or ANSI approved helmet

A water Bottle or hydration pack

Any other queries or concerns?  Please ask.


FAQs

Please get in touch and we'll do our utmost to get back to you with an answer but here's one or two we thought of.


Will we be riding downhill fast on difficult trails?

Not on the beginners course. It's all about getting confident on the bike. Intermediate riders will be able to try more challenging trails as their skills progress.


How fit do I need to be?

The beginners course will mostly concentrate on getting comfortable riding your bike offroad. Some fitness will be good but it's ok to push from time to time (we do!).




Our Instructors

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Sally

Sally is a PMBIA qualified instructor and has been mountain biking for about 10 years Sally is also LEBA (Law Enforcement Bicycle Association) trained. She is also a qualified AFLCA fitness instructor, and has current first aid.

Sally has a passion for helping people, particular ladies reach their full potential and loves pink bikes!

She is also an Ironman finisher, Xterra Athlete, MTB and Cyclocross Racer.

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Jason

Jason is a PMBIA instructor and also LEBA trained. He's been riding mountain bikes since the mid 80's and before things like suspension were invented!

He's even recently expanded his love of baggy shorts to the sleekness of lycra, and admitting to liking the road riding!

He loves competing in events like Xterra and Cyclocross, and is great motivator and encourager to others getting into biking!

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Gerry

Gerry is a PMBIA certified MTB instructor. We're not quite sure how long he's been riding mountain bikes but we think it's been a long time.

Gerry is also LEBA  trained and has a long background in coaching and development.   

He's a fantastic guy who will help and encourage you to build your skills and confidence. 

If you can tell Jason and Gerry apart - its by the colour of their bikes!