Riding Tips

Browse our riding tips articles below to further your journey to becoming a great rider!  We’ve broken these must-have mountain bike skills down into step-by-step instructions and progressions.  Enjoy!

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

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 ...
7 Steps to Riding In Wet Conditions

7 Steps to Riding In Wet Conditions

We’ve officially entered one of our favorite seasons… the birds are chirping, the days are longer, and, depending on where you are, you might be seeing the ground for ...
3 Things That Will Make You Faster Today

3 Things That Will Make You Faster Today

Going fast on your mountain bike isn’t just about pedaling faster – it’s about being smooth! Using only what you have right now — your bike, your mind, and ...
Top 5 ‘Must Know’ Ninja Tips of 2018

Top 5 ‘Must Know’ Ninja Tips of 2018

Let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at the most popular Ninja Articles from 2018! #1 Manual Machine The manual is a useful skill for lofting your ...
How To Ride A Wheelie: 10 Easy Steps

How To Ride A Wheelie: 10 Easy Steps

The wheelie is really a useful riding skill, particularly for getting over trail obstacles, as well as a great way to practice balance and bike control. But maybe even ...
How To Do A Basic Bike Check in 13 Easy Steps

How To Do A Basic Bike Check in 13 Easy Steps

Things on your bike can change from one ride to another – bolts loosen, tire pressure changes, parts wear down – and taking the time to regularly glance over ...
8 Key Steps to Jumping Your Mountain Bike

8 Key Steps to Jumping Your Mountain Bike

To really become good at jumping your mountain bike you must first understand the various types of jumps and related terminology.  From there, it’s time to understand the what, ...
Top 10 Tips to Riding in Sand With Confidence

Top 10 Tips to Riding in Sand With Confidence

  (Photo courtesy of First Tracks Productions) Riding in sand can be challenging and even a little scary, which makes it a frequently discussed topic at our desert teaching ...
5 Pieces of Bad Mountain Biking Advice

5 Pieces of Bad Mountain Biking Advice

Maybe you’ve heard it, maybe you’ve even offered it. Advice given out on the trail can be downright terrible with frustrating and  painful results. Here are the five worst ...