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Intro to Mountain Biking Course

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Intro to Mountain Biking Course

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Colorado Adventure Guides is thrilled to offer our Intro to Mountain Biking Course again this Summer! We have designed this as an introductory course to help you learn the foundational skills necessary to mountain biking. In this 1-day course you will practice fundamentals such as bike and body positioning, shifting, braking, steering, climbing, descending and more!

Whether you just started getting into the sport or you have some experience and are looking to formalize your skills and progress, this course is for you!

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Introduction to Mountain Biking Course
Gain your foundational skills here

Mountain biking is one of our favorite summer activities and we are not alone! While most of us have ridden on bikes since we were kids, bringing your bike into the mountain bike scene can open up a whole new world. In doing so, you want to make sure that you have the foundational skills to get you out there.

This is where our Intro to Mountain Biking course comes in. This 1-day course will be a hybrid of skills sessions and on-trail application to help you develop a solid foundation of skills to take with you on the rest of your mountain biking journey. Whether you just got a bike or are an experienced rider, this course should be your first step to developing or formalizing your biking skills.

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What You'll Learn


Bike Anatomy Overview
Helmet and Clothing Overview
Basic repair and med kit Overview


Pre bike checks
On trail awareness
Trail Etiquette


Basic Climbing and Descending techniques
Body Positioning
Bike / Body Separation
Braking and Shifting

Women's Specific Courses
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Lead by our head mountain bike instructor, Sam Streletsky, our women’s specific courses are a great way to get out with likeminded people and have fun! Sam is a BICP Level 2 certified coach and loves to share her knowledge with others!

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Why Choose Us?
Local, passionate, friendly, experienced, and certified

There are many places to mountain bike and there are different options for how you seek to get your instruction. Here at Colorado Adventure Guides, we pride ourselves on offering the best mountain bike education and guiding that you can get. We have amazing trails with a vast array of options for varying skill levels and abilities. To top that off, all of our mountain bike instructors are certified through the BICP, are intimate with the trails that we will be taking you on, and are passionate about delivering you the best experience possible!

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No Bike? No Problem!
Mountain Bike Rentals

Don’t have a bike? Don’t stress, we partner with a wide variety of rental shops in the county and can help you setup the best rental for you based on your location. For all of our mountain biking courses and guided rides we do require that you are on a bike with at least front suspension, front and rear brakes, and ideally a seat dropper post. Contact us for any questions!

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General Info

Course Duration

Full Day (8 Hours)

  • May 27th
  • June 10th
  • June 24th
  • July 8th
  • July 22nd
  • Aug 5th
  • Aug 19th
  • Sept 2nd
  • Sept 16th

$200/person.  3 person min. to run course

Student:Instructor Ratio

5 Students : 1 Instructor


Summit County, CO and surrounding locations.

Silverthorne Basecamp:

204 Ryan Gulch Rd

Silverthorne, CO 80498

Required Equipment

Mountain Bike

Close-toed Shoes


Gloves (recommended)

Small pack for snacks

Recommended Clothing

Synthetic Shorts or Pants

Synthetic Shirt


Gloves (recommended)

Close-toed shoes

Light Rain Jacket

Rental Gear

Bikes can be rented through us here at CAG. We will setup your rental for you at a partnering rental shop based on your location and where you will be riding at.

Local Accommodations

Joining CAG for a Summit based adventure? Check out our partners at The Pad, Silverthorne’s first boutique hotel/hostel, centrally-located along the Blue River, in the heart of Colorado ski country. Built for the modern traveler, their affordable, yet high-amenity, lodging in beautiful Summit County, Colorado allows our guests to prioritize experience, adventure and to focus their spending on activities and experiences in the Rocky Mountains and our community. Just ask the folks at CAG for details or click the button below for 10% off your stay!

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Reschedule/Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be honored for cancellations more than 14 DAYS PRIOR to a course or a camp start time. An administrative fee of 10% will be assessed for all cancellations.

Rescheduling will be honored 14 days prior to course start date. An administrative fee of 10% will be assessed for all rescheduling. This allows us the time to contact those who have been put on the wait-list.

All activities are Rain or Shine. In case of operator cancellation due to adverse or unsafe conditions prior to start time, first the operator will attempt to reschedule. If rescheduling is not possible, the client will receive a full refund. Operator, including guides in the field, reserve the right to shorten or reroute activity in the case of unmanageable hazards or inability of guest to complete the objective. Completion of objective-based routes is not guaranteed.


Students must be on a mountain bike with at least front suspension, front and rear brakes, flat pedals, and a seat dropper post is also strongly recommended.

No prior mountain biking experience is necessary for this course although you must be able to ride a bike on the road.

Price Includes
  • Local experienced, professional, and certified Instructors/Guides
  • 8-hour course with a 5:1 maximum instructor to student ratio
  • Discount on lodging
Price Does Not Include
  • Air­fare
  • Accommodations
  • Trans­porta­tion to and from designated meeting place
  • Food
  • Clothing and gear (see FAQ for recommendations)
  • Guide gra­tu­ities
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads)

Frequently Asked Questions

How physically fit do I need to be for this course?

Colorado Adventure Guides is priority is keeping our patrons and students safe. Our instructors are trained to recognize potentially hazardous situations in the backcountry; they plan and operate accordingly. Prior to the start of any course or backcountry trip you will be asked to complete a brief health history. The failure to disclose pertinent information on the health history form could result in serious harm, even death, to the signing participant, other guests and/or the guide. All information submitted is completely confidential; it is for the guide’s use and would only be shared in the event of an emergency with medical and/or rescue personnel directly caring for the guest. This can be a physically demanding course, and your ability to enjoy the adventure depends on your health and fitness, thus it’s recommended that you are in good physical condition.

What if I would like to book a private group course?

For those who would like to select all the members of their party, you may book a private group course. If you are interested, please let us know!

When and how do I meet up with the group?

Your instructor will contact you at least 48 hours prior to the course to discuss meeting time and location. Location varies based on course, number of students, weather, and trail conditions.

Should I tip my instructor?

Your instructors work hard before, during, and after your course to provide you with a great experience and while not expected, gratuities are always highly appreciated and if you had a safe, educational, and fun experience. Gratuities typically range from 15-20%.


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Our courses tend to book up months in advance. It is strongly recommended that you reserve your spot soon than later!

204 Ryan Gulch Rd Silverthorne, CO 80498

(970) 893-8007


    204 Ryan Gulch Rd Silverthorne, CO 80498


    (970) 893-8007

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