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Agenda for a Typical Mountain Bike Skills Class

This is what a typical class looks like

We’ll use a parking lot or field to:

  • Demonstrate and Practice Basic MTB Skills
  • Discuss Scaled Learning and the Interconnectedness of MTB Skills
  • Develop a Strategy for You to Acquire MTB Skills

Then, we all jump on a trail and ride our bikes. It’s time to apply your newly learned skills

Max time: 2 hours

You should bring:

  • bike
  • helmet
  • other protective gear
  • water & food
    -and be prepared for fun
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Bike Tools

It was 1979 and I was a trainee-bike mechanic at Open Air Bicycles in Santa Barbara, CA. The thing I was most impressed with at OAB were the amazing bicycle tools. That’t when I started collecting my own tools. My love of tools has followed me. I like the heft, feel and precision of a good-quality bike tool in my hand.

The bicycle is a tool also. With a bike, we can do amazing things. We can climb steep trails and do wheel lifts over exposed tree roots. While descending on trails, a bike (with the manipulation of body movement) can navigate jumps, berms and switchbacks.

Mountain Bike Classes at Mountain Crossing help people connect their body with a wonderful tool – the bicycle. Check out our classes and mountain bike tours