Getting Started

Whether you’re a novice or a pro, always get the basics right first.

Starting Up

If you’ve never ridden a bike before, it can be intimidating. That’s why we’re here to work with you from start to finish. It’s not all about speed and technicality – as long as you can keep your balance and feel comfortable on your bike, you can try mountain biking. To build confidence, it’s important to start as you mean to go on – here are some of our tips to get you safely on two wheels.

Get Your Gear

Make sure you have the right gear for your ride and skills levels. The first thing you’ll need is a helmet – no helmet, no ride. Protect your body with long sleeves and shorts, durable closed-toed shoes, and elbow and knee pads – for the two areas most likely to get scraped – and lastly, full-finger gloves.

Pick Your Bike

Pick your bike based on your ride. If you’re riding more of the downhill, uneven and challenging trails then choose a bike specifically for downhill – long-travel suspension and a lower seat position. For less technical riding which also involves some uphill pedaling and no jumps or drops, choose a simple mountain bike.

Start Slow, Speed Up

Whether it’s your first time on a bike, or just your first time on a particular trail it’s important to be safe and ride smart. Always warm up before you ride, and, if you’re riding a new trail for the first time; ride it slowly before you increase in speed. Once you’ve mastered the trail, you can progress to more advanced trails.

Happy riding!

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