***This Class is for Intermediate Mountain Bike Riders. For riders with Mountain Biking experience, please look for our Beginning Class: #22279***
Learn to be comfortable on the trail. Learn braking, shifting, body position, pedal position, climbing, descending, cornering and navigating minor trail obstacles on the trails at Luscher Farm. Bring your own working bike and helmet.
*SAFETY REQUIREMENT FOR CLASS*
Bike & Helmet Safety-Check and Fit-Check:
In order to provide the safest possible environment for class participants and spend more time riding, we ask that every bike and helmet gets inspected and fit-checked by a professional mechanic at a local bike shop. Your child needs to accompany you to this bike safety-check and fit-check. Even if your child’s bike is new, we ask that all bikes go through a bike safety check. We want to make sure that the bike is the right size for your child. A bike too big or too small can pose safety concerns. We also want to make sure tires and brakes are not worn. If we feel that your child’s bike or helmet are not safe, they will not allowed to ride during class.
Skill Level: II (Intermediate)
Fitness level: Easy / active
Come learn the fundamentals of mountain biking in a fun and safe environment.
We will review the fundamental skills including:
- Body position
- Pedal position
- Eye movement
and improve skills such as
- Cornering: Switchbacks and higher speed corners
- Roll downs
- Climbing and descending
- Dismounts while climbing and descending
- Getting started on a climb
-Pumping for momentum and traction
Skills will be taught using the following structure:
-Explaining the skill and where you would use it.
-Demonstrating the skill to provide a visual of what the skill looks like.
-Practice the skill in a progressive manner with lots of encouragement and assistance, if needed.
-Apply the skill out on the trail (if conditions allow).
The focus will be on progression of skills according to each rider’s abilities. Our goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment for all riders to improve. We will make sure no one gets left behind, and will provide different progressions if necessary.
We will also cover group communication, trail etiquette, and basic bike maintenance. Classes will be led by a BICP certified mountain bike coach.
The majority of the classes will be at "The Quarry," Lake Oswego Parks and Rec's new bike park near East Waluga Park. One or more session will be at Luscher Farms where we can work on certain skills in an open area for an excellent learning environment.
_PS East Waluga Park Picnic Shelter at East Waluga Park
. Sports Staff