5 Steps To Riding Up & Over Obstacles

By Aaron Lutz You’re out on the trail having an epic ride and then the inevitable happens –  you come up on a large obstacle in your way. Could be a rock, a log, or anything else big enough to force you to dismount your bike. In this article, I’m going to share a special…

6 Steps to Becoming a Mountain Bike Instructor

By Joanna Yates / @joannajyates Have you ever wanted to ride your bike for a living? Have you considered becoming a certified mountain bike instructor? If yes…keep reading!  In this article, we asked a Professional Mountain Bike Coach (And Ninja!) Joanna Yates to share her top 6 Steps to becoming a mountain bike instructor.  1.)…

6 Tips for Learning How to Endo 180

Being able to do a front wheel pivot on your bike has a pretty big “cool” factor, but it’s also remarkably useful on the trail. Most often, the front wheel pivot is used to navigate tight switchbacks or turns. But before you can show off your endo 180 skills (aka a front wheel pivot that turns your…

When To Shift Gears

The goal of having gears is to keep your pedals moving at an even cadence (speed), while each pedal stroke gives you the most bang for your buck. You shift to keep your speed and efficiency on the bike. Uphill ↗️ If you want to stay seated, you’re going to need to shift into an…

The Future is Bright: Q&A with Tessa, Age 11

Thanks to the global pandemic, 11 year old Tessa has found herself with more free time to pursue her passions this year. Tessa really enjoys writing AND mountain biking, so we decided to put her skills to the test. We hijacked her English homework this week with a very important writing assignment; a Ninja Q&A.…

6 Tips for Getting The Most Out of Your Skills Clinic

by Ninja Lead Instructor Hillary Marques So, you’ve pulled the trigger on your Ninja skills clinic. Congratulations! You are one step closer to riding like a Ninja. Here are a few things you can do to make sure you get the most out of your clinic! 1. Enjoy This may seam obvious, but it can…

[LISTEN] Singletracks.com Podcast w/Jeremiah Stone

Ninja Lead Instructor Jeremiah “Scratch” Stone is not only a world-class instructor, but also an expert rider and professional trail builder. Listen as Jeremiah chats with Jeff from the singletracks.com podcast, Mountain Bike Voices. Jeff and Jeremiah will have you LEARNING and LAUGHING as they dive into: Overcoming fear on the bike Why do people…

7 Must Know Skills for the New Mountain Biker

Would you ever hand your keys to someone who’s never driven a car before and say, “Here ya go! Figure it out and good luck!”. We hope not!  With great power, comes great responsibility… and we would argue that mountain biking is a great power. So if you are a new mountain biker, or if…

4 Tips for Keeping the MTB Spark Alive

No one said mountain biking was easy, but that doesn’t mean it’s not 100% worth the effort! If you feel like your relationship with your bike is on the fritz, take a minute to evaluate your problem areas before you resort to drastic measures. A subtle shift in your habits or perspective might be all…

Night Riding 101: Getting Started

Winter can be kind of a bummer for Mountain Bikers in most parts of the country. Unless you live in the Nation’s warmer regions like Arizona or Florida, it becomes downright difficult to ride in those winter months. It’s cold(er), the days are shorter (with much less light) and in a lot of places, the…