Intermediate MTB Skills Course in Anchorage, Alaska

$55 per session
$55 per session
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Availability : June - July
Min Age : 16+

Jumps, Drops, Banks — Mountain Bike Skills Course

Have you learned the basics of mountain biking? Are you ready to progress by focusing on particular skills at a higher level?

Our progression session skill days are exactly what you’re looking for.

Join Alaska Trail Guides once a week for an MTB skills course that focuses on one of the following:

– Jumps

– Drops

– Banks

We keep group sizes small, so our instructors have time to provide every participant with all the individual attention they need.

Under the guidance of our experienced riders, you’ll be able to hit the trails with confidence this summer!

If you have any questions about this intermediate mountain bike skills course in Anchorage, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

For more skill sessions at an intermediate level, check out our mountain bike skills training on technical trails.

Learn to Jump

  • Mirror Lake
  • June 12th
  • 1 - 4 pm

Learn to Drop

  • Kincaid
  • July 6th
  • 6 - 8 pm

Learn to Corner

  • Kincaid
  • July 8th
  • 6 - 8 pm
  • A reliable, well-maintained mountain or fat tire bike with hand brakes and functioning gears
  • Prerequisites: Beginning Mountain Biking Clinic or comfortable mountain biking Hillside or Kincaid singletrack.
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Helmet
  • Fitness Level: Recreational - Active
  • Skill Level: beginner - intermediate
  • Minimum Age: 16
Intermediate MTB Skills Course: Skill and Fitness Overview
  • Mountain Biking Skills
  • Beginner – I know how to ride a bike, shift gears, and use hand breaks. I can control my speed and direction on the pavement, however, I am new to mountain biking and have never ridden dirt trails or ride off-road once or twice a year.
  • Novice – I have some experience riding dirt trails or off-road terrain and have been mountain biking several times. I can control my bike speed and direction on smooth trails and moderately uneven terrain, but often walk my bike when things get rooty. I am able to anticipate the terrain and know when to shift gears some of the time.
  • Intermediate – I have been mountain biking for at least 2 years and ride regularly. I am able to control my speed and direction on moderately steep and technical singletrack trails which may include tight trees, mud, loose rocks, and sand. I can roll over small obstacles but I don’t take my wheels off the ground. I can anticipate the terrain and know when to shift gears.
  • Advanced – I am a strong rider who has been mountain biking for 5 or more years. I am comfortable climbing and descending steep, technical and exposed terrain that includes rocks, tree roots, primitive trail, tight switchbacks, short drops, and jumps.
  • Fitness
  • Leisurely: My main source of exercise is walking or light workouts once or twice a week. I enjoy getting outside and walking or light activity. I prefer mostly flat or downhill terrain. Short, small hill climbs are doable, but less is ok with me. (Less than 200 feet of climbing)
  • Recreational: Weekend warrior or commute to work or do spin classes in the gym, I enjoy an active lifestyle, working out 2 to 3 times a week with an occasional physical challenge. I enjoy gentle rolling terrain and feel great after reaching the top of a hill climb. (Less than 500 feet of climbing)
  • Active: Fitness is central to my life. I ride my bike regularly weekly (spin classes count!) or I work out 4 to 5 times a week physically challenging myself with almost every workout. I enjoy hills and like getting some speed. (Less than 1,000 feet of climbing)
  • Avid: Fitness is my life and everything I do revolves around my workouts and nutrition. I ride my bike an average of 100 miles per week and enjoy a fast pace for an extended time. I love to train, improve, and maybe even race my friends. I enjoy all-terrain!