Learn How to Mountain Bike

Learn To Mountain Bike

Have you always wanted to try mountain biking but didn't know where to start?  Have you wanted to see if you like mountain biking but don't have a bike?  Have you mountain biked before but want to improve your skills and speed?  If so, these training classes are for you!

DIRO Outdoors is partnering again this year with North Star Mountain Bike Guides to offer beginning and intermediate training sessions to help you ride correctly and safely.  Tara and Byron are professional, certified instructors that will definitely shorten your learning curve and prevent you from developing hard to break bad habits.

This course series consists of three sessions designed to maximize your learning and skills.  Classes may be taken individually provided you already have the skills taught in the previous sessions.  Call if you have questions.  All sessions are taught by coaches who are certified PMBI Level I Instructors and IMBA Certified Ride Guides. 

Don't have a bike and want to experience all this sport has to offer before buying one?  No worries.  Package options include using our fat bikes during the sessions. You may also rent a fat bike between classes which allows you to practice your newly gained skills (Contact DIRO Outdoors for more details on post class bike rentals - 651-233-6059)

Fundamental Mountain Bike Skills

Ride your mountain bike better by learning basic mountain bike skills to help you become a more confident rider in a safe, supportive, and fun atmosphere.

You will learn about bike set-up, proper balance and bike/body separation, pedal position, shifting, and braking, to help you stay in control on the trails. You will first practice skills on an open grass field to boost your confidence, then we will apply your skills on wide beginner trails. This clinic is designed to help you build fundamental skills and safely progress your riding in a safe and encouraging environment.

Available Dates:  Date Changed Due Trail Conditions:  Sunday, 4/22/2018 10-12:30 pm 
Location: Lake Elmo Park Reserve - Lake Elmo, MN

Group Performing Training Mountain Bike Ride as Part of Class

Riding Intermediate Terrain

Riding intermediate terrain involves learning how to ride log piles, rock gardens, and other trail obstacles with confidence and control. Learn front wheel lifts and techniques to help you navigate rocks, small log piles, and more.

Available Dates:  Wednesday, 5/23/2018 5:30-8:00 pm
Location: White Tail Ridge, River Falls, WI

instructor giving one-on-one instruction

Advanced Intermediate Mountain Bike Techniques

Become more playful on the trail and improve your riding by learning hops, how to navigate tricky rock gardens, large rocks, and other trail obstacles. Start to flow down the trail with style and greater ease.

Available Dates:  Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 5:30 - 8:00pm
Location: White Tail Ridge, River Falls, WI

instructor demonstrating mountain bike technique

Options and Pricing

We want you to be successful in your pursuits of mountain bike nirvana and have created options to help.  Regardless of which option you choose, it's important to practice after your class to further ingrain those skills.


Class Only Class + Fat Bike Rental
Fundamental  MTB Skills  $60.00 $80.00
Riding Intermediate Terrain $60.00 $80.00
Advanced Intermediate MTB Techniques $60.00 $80.00

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