Mountain Bike Instruction


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We offer mountain biking skills clinics and private instruction for beginner to intermediate level riders. Our classes are designed to help you build your skills, increase your confidence and enhance your enjoyment on the trail.  All our teachers are certified mountain bike instructors and are passionate about helping you take your mountain bike skills to the next level.  

 

Our Offerings

 

Level 2 Mountain Bike Clinic (coming up next!)

This clinic will cover more advanced skills including wheel lifts, level lifts, and application of skills over obstacles.  We’ll divide the time between focused skill building drills, on trail practice, and a group ride at the end of the clinic.  

Price:

  • Individual- $85

Next Clinic Date:

  • Date: October 22nd
  • Time: 10am
  • Location: Placitas trailhead
  • To register call 505-242-9253 or stop into the shop

 

Introductory Mountain Bike Clinic

This clinic provides instruction on basic mountain bike skills that are essential for safe and competent riding.  We will cover basic bike handling, real time trail riding and skills application.  This clinic is great for riders who are new to mountain biking and those who have been riding for a while and would like to improve their riding with skills based instruction.   Participants will also learn about trail etiquette, trail safety, how to prepare for a mountain bike ride,  and how to do a basic equipment safety check.  The class is 3 to 4 hours long and is divided into 3 segments.  

  • Skills Introduction and Drills  off-trail  
  • Skills Practice on the trail
  • Putting It All Together (Fun Group Ride)

Price:  

  • Indivdual – $85
  • Customized  Clinics Available

Next Clinic:

  • Date: September 24
  • Time: 10 am
  • Location: Oak Flats 
  • To register call 505 -242-9253, email info@thebikesmithllc.com, or sign up on line at New Mexico Sports Online.

 

Private Instruction  

We customize our individual lessons to suit your specific needs and skill level.  The sessions can be one-on-one or you can schedule semi-private lessons for you and your friends.   Based on the skill(s) to be sessioned, we have a wide variety of outdoor classrooms available to us including the Bosque, Foothills, Sandia and Manzanita mountains.  

Rates:  

  • Individual, Semi-Private and Group Rates
  • Call for pricing information

 

Meet Our Instructors

 

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Rose Noland

Rose is Co-Owner of The BikeSmith, a Certified Mountain Biking Instructor through the Professional Mountain Biking Instructor Association (PMBI) and races with Echelon Racing NM.  She is also a board member of the Albuquerque Mountain Biking Association (AMBA),  guides AMBA rides and loves teaching mountain bike clinics & private lessons  to help riders of all skill levels create amazing mountain biking experiences.  

 

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Rick Noland

Rick is Co-Owner of The BikeSmith, a PMBI Certified Mountain Biking Instructor, AMBA board member and has been mountain biking for over 20 years.  He is passionate about sharing his experience and experitse to help riders enhance their mountain biking skills, build their confidence and experience  the ultimate adventure.   

 

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Corey Spoores

Corey is an IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association) Certified Instructor and Guide, ACA (American Canoe Association) Level 4 Kayaking Instructor, experienced climber (rock and ice), and former park ranger turned guide.  He has been mountain biking for over 14 years and loves helping beginner to advanced riders improve their mountain biking skills and confidence and connect with the outdoors.  

 

Call our store at 505-242-9253 or email us at info@thebikesmithllc.com to get started!