Guided Ride at Rocky Point (Adult Beginners 18+) – 9/10

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Guided Ride at Rocky Point (Adult Beginners 18+) – 9/10

September 10, 2023 @ 9:30 am 10:30 am

Guided beginner mountain bike ride for ages 18+.

Join us for a guided ride on some of the best trails around! 

**PLEASE NOTE: Rocky Point trail system access requires NWTA membership. Join today at Membership supports trail construction, maintenance, and events like this to help increase access to the outdoors and this wonderful sport!

These rides will start out with reviewing the most basic skills and will offer light instruction as needed for particular features. We will have a single group and split the group into smaller groups as staffing allows. We will ride to the level of the least experienced riders. This is a no drop ride (no riders left behind).

We will regroup at trail intersections and as needed for snacks or layer changes.

Rider Experience: Beginner with very little experience on dirt trails

These riders are already comfortable riding a bike but have very little if any experience riding on dirt or gravel. They can shift gears and corner, but it might not go as smoothly as it could — or at the right time. They are interested in riding on dirt, exploring green trails and learning more about mountain biking. They can ride 1-2 miles on a trail or bike path.

During this ride: these riders will learn how to balance over varying terrain, braking and cornering techniques, how and when to stand on the pedals and shift. They’ll practice getting on and off the bike and learn how to push the bike up or down places they don’t feel quite ready to ride!

Maximum Number of Participants per class: 8 (wait list available). For ages 18+.

Bike:* The bike should have platform pedals, two hand brakes (front and rear), a seat that can move up and down, and is in good working condition. Single speeds are OK but a bike with gears will be more fun on the climbs. No coaster brakes, worn out tires or kickstands. 

Required Gear:

-A properly fitting helmet in good condition and is less than 5 years old*

-Water bottle that fits in a bottle cage or backpack with bladder 

-Clothing appropriate for the weather

-Tools for moving the seat up and down if necessary

-Backpack to carry layers, snacks, tools and water

Recommended Gear:

-Full fingered gloves

-Knee and elbow protection

-Eye protection

-Tools and supplies to change a flat tire (with assistance!)

*We have helmets and limited sizes of mountain bikes to loan! Please inquire upon registration if you need a loaner bike or helmet.