Skills and Thrills

This day on the bike is focused around a one-hour lessons with a certified instructor followed by a 2-3 hour ride to practice your newly acquired skills. We will cover proper gear shifting and braking techniques, how to navigate technical uphill and downhill terrain, when to power up difficult inclines and correct body ergonomics for shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees.

If you are looking to hone in your skills or just new to mountain biking, this is the perfect day for you. All of our trips are private, which means we will cater the day around your needs and goals. Once we complete the skills portion of the day, we will go to the trail and focus on riding with proper technique or session a particular challenging piece of trail. 

What To Pack:
  • Helmet
  • Sunglasses
  • Clear or low-light riding glasses
  • Full finger gloves
  • Arm and knee warmers
  • Padded chamois riding shorts
  • Riding shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • Windbreaker
  • Small backpack or hydration pack

Bikes
Modern bike technology has come a long way in the past decade and it can be difficult to keep up with industry trends and changes. So, if you don't have your own bike or want to enjoy the comforts of a new full suspension bike, we suggest renting one from the Alpineer, a sporting goods store located in downtown Crested Butte. They have a rental fleet of Yeti, Trek and Santa Cruz mountain bikes. Crested Butte is also home to two other bike shops, Big Al's Bicycle Heaven and Handlebar Bike Shop, as well as a number of bike shops in Mt. Crested Butte.

Shipping
If you need to ship your bike, we would be happy to receive and assemble your bike so it's ready upon your arrival. We have had great success with Bike Flights, a service dedicated to bike shipments. Do note, we are not responsible for your bike during shipment, this service is here to make your mountain bike trip to Crested Butte more convenient.

Weather
Weather in the Colorado high country can be very fickle. One minute it can be bright and warm, the next minute it can be hailing, rainy and quite chilly. Having proper gear in your pack is imperative. Lightning is also a real possibility during our monsoonal storms. We may suggest an earlier start if there is an active weather pattern present.

Forgot something
If you happen to forget an item for your trip, we have you covered. Our office has a full retail shop stocked with sensible layers such as rain jackets, insulated jackets, bike apparel, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and more. We are open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm all summer long.

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