Kids Clinic Recap / The Next Generation of Ninjas

The Next Generation of Ninjas has officially hit the trails for the first ever Nina Kids Clinic! With the help of their Ninja Instructors, these kids left with an entirely new level of confidence on their bikes.  During the Sunday morning class at Lake Hodges in San Diego, young riders reviewed all the important foundational skills Read More →

These MTB Trends Might Surprise You

A personal reflection on “what’s in” and “what’s out” from Ninja’s Captain of Global Development Regardless of whether you are celebrating 2020 as the start of a new decade, or just another new year, January seems like a great time to reflect, am I right? This month I’ve been reflecting back on my progress as Read More →

[LISTEN] Trails 2 Ales Podcast Rides With Ninja

Every Wednesday the Trails 2 Ales Podcast dives into “a Bike Thing, a Beer Thing, and a Bonus Thing.” They joined us for two Ninja skills events in Stokesville, VA and guess what?! Last week’s “Bike Thing” was all about their experience! Have a listen to find out about “sharpening the saw”, their biggest takeaways, Read More →

5 Tips for Keeping Your Feet on The Pedals While Jumping

Have you ever felt your feet come off the pedals while you’re jumping? Scary, right? This October, scary should be left for ghosts and goblins, not jumping your mountain bike. Here are the 5 key components to keeping your feet on the pedals and keeping your heart from racing. 1. Technique The most common reason Read More →

5 Common Excuses NOT to Mountain Bike (DEBUNKED)

By Hannah Levine Thinking about getting into mountain biking, but coming up with all sorts of reasons why you can’t?  Or maybe you have a friend that is full of excuses for why they don’t want to try mountain biking? Here are 5 of the most common excuses (and my responses).  1. That bike costs Read More →

5 Common Jumping Mistakes and How To Fix Them

Why does jumping look so easy on youtube and feel oh-so-hard in person?! Jumping takes nearly every mountain biking skill and puts them all together into one beautiful harmony and with so many moving pieces, it’s easy to miss a note. Let’s do some troubleshooting and figure out why your jumping might be a little Read More →

Ninja in the News: MTBR Review

Our friends at MTBR joined us for a 2-Day Camp to dive into the Ninja experience, tune up skills, and answer the big question: “Can you really get anything out of skills instruction after twenty years of riding?” So… let’s find out! The A-Ha Moment One of my favorite techniques coming away from an NMBP Read More →

8 MTB Moves to Master Anywhere

On your bike, the whole world is your playground and we’re not just talking about trails. Parking lots, grass fields, trailheads, driveways; they’re all prime spots for playing on your bike… and progressing. These 8 moves will develop your balance, control, strength, and coordination inching you closer to that feeling of your bike being an Read More →

Ridin’ Dirty? Clean Your Bike In 5 Easy Steps

There’s something disheartening about a dirty bike. You cringe at the creaks and grinds, avert your eyes from the grime, and roll out for a ride with shame that you haven’t maintained the machine that brings you so much joy. Good news: you’re just 5 steps away from breathing new life into your bike and Read More →

Pre-Turn: A Must Know Skill For Smooth, Fast Corners

Picture this: it’s the exact moment that you settle into the flow of a descent when the singletrack throws a hard left or right at you. You lay on the brakes, eek your way around the turn, pedal like mad to get back up to speed and do your best to find your rhythm again… Read More →