BIKE SCHOOL

WAY MORE THAN JUST A RIDE

  • 2 Sessions (Spring & Summer)

  • 12 Instructional weekly classes

  • Certified coaches (PMBI & BICP)

  • 3 Ability levels 

  • Low Instructor to participant ratios

  • Virtual Mechanical clinics

  • Discounts with Hardcore Bikes

  • Women & Non-Binary folk

  • Over 30 hours of instruction for $350  

Bike School is your mountain bike instruction and ride all in one. For 12 weeks, on Tuesday, we focus on one aspect of mountain bike life and structure the class all around it - could be finding the 'right' gear, conquering wood bridges, or cornering using your body.  Explore Edmonton's incredible trail system and river valley and get better on your bike with rad humans. 

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LESSONS + PRACTICE

 That's the design we follow in our weekly ride - take one topic in mountain biking (like braking or cornering), have certified coaches talk about why it's important and break down how to do it, based on your ability level. Then we show you some demos and it's time for you to practice gradually until we're feeling good. Afterwards, we take it to the trail, where we choose ability-appropriate trails and identify and practice those topics right on the trails you know and love. 

 

At Bike School, we aren't going for distances or your next Strava PB, but provide quality instruction on how to improve on your mountain bike, no matter where you start. 

A special type of magic happens in the forest with a supportive crew, for this reason we limit our Bike School participants to adult women and non-binary folks (we do have some awesome male coaches though!) If you are female or non-binary, know that you are welcome.  

BIKE SCHOOL CALENDAR

We meet on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm (find our Bike School Calendar here).  Ability groups are at different locations each week, and locations change weekly and are spread out all over Edmonton & area - experience your local trails

and learn some new ones.

 

We have two Bike School sessions, one in Spring (end April - mid July, then mid July- September) both having an identical curriculum. Each sessions has 12 lessons/rides and one optional trail day.

Please note that for each session there are two RECOMMENDED lessons at the start of your session. This establishes foundational skills that increase all participants' safety and help with time management for future rides/lessons. If you have taken previous lessons/clinics with us - exceptions can be made. If you cannot make these dates (and haven't had a lesson with us), it is your responsibility (and cost) to arrange a private lesson to catch up. This catch up must occur prior to May 31st 2023 (Spring session) or August 12th 2023 (Summer session). This is outlined in our Cancelation policy

Each ride and lesson has been revised to further tailor the lesson and the trail choices to the group's ability level. 

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ABILITIES

If you're hanging with SheShreds MTB in the river valley, we want you to have a blast! To make sure you have the best experience, we have to get to know you and your abilities on a bike better.

Bike School is a brand new beginner to intermediate level program. New to mountain biking?- great, we would love to have you! Got a bike a few years ago and would like to ride it with more confidence? - sounds like a plan! Done a few mountain trips and looking to slay those berms with a bit more technique? - we would love to help ya!

Looking to perfect your technique down a double-black trail and improve your race times - whoa pony! Bike School isn't the group for you. If you are a kick-ass advanced rider, contact us and we can direct you to another awesome ride group (like the Hardcore ride group) or join us on our weekend adventures (Golden BC or Valemount BC). If you are looking for advanced lessons we can also help you out with some tailored private instruction or our Corners & Jumps clinic!

 

When finding the ability group that best suits you, consider your fitness level as well. It is recommended that you speak with your physician about starting any new physical activity. In addition, a health-based questionnaire is required by all SheShreds MTB members.

Ability descriptions can be found here. When applying, please pick the category that suits you best so that we can pair you with a group with similar skill sets. Part of your application will ask some questions to better assess your abilities to pair you with an instructor and group to meet your current skill set and goals. ​

SHESHREDS MTB RULES 

  •  Arrive prepared to ride, dressed for the weather with all mandatory equipment (6:15 is the sweet spot!) 

  • Observe all laws

  • Ride Responsibly - always be in control of your bike (drugs and alcohol are not permitted during SheShreds events)

  • Be courteous to other trail users, ring your bell when approaching

  • Leave no trace and take care of our trails: no littering and no skidding

  • Leave a distance of 2 bike lengths between you and the rider in front of you

  • When stopped on the trail or sidewalk, pull over to the side to let others pass easily

  • Communicate with your ride group about traffic and route/trail intersections​

  • You are responsible for the rider behind you

  • Inform your ride leader if you are hurt, need to stop, or are leaving the ride early. Riders who leave are no longer covered by SheShreds insurance and do so at their own risk

  • Buffs/masks are optional but riders are strongly encouraged to have them close at hand in case of an emergency. Other COVID-19 protocols can be found here

  • Carry your own tube, multi-tool and tire levers

  • Cheer on and bring up your fellow rider! We are all trying our best and facing our fears. Any mean spirited comments or actions will not be tolerated.

  • Ride or event cancellations will be communicated to members 2 hours prior to event start times. Bike School will not run if lightning is present and cancelled immediately if lightning is sighted.  

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BIKE SCHOOL INSURANCE
FOR MOUNTAIN BIKE INSTRUCTION

Our comprehensive insurance policy extends to include all instructional/coaching components of our program as well as our social components (field trips, Shredders group). We are not affiliated with Alberta Bicycling Association (ABA)'s group ride insurance and do not offer their "Try-It-Out" ride coverage or a secondary membership. 

 

Mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport, even with instructors and practice, and we want to be sure that if something were to happen, we are all protected. 

CANCELATION POLICY

Life happens, for both our participants, our team at SheShreds MTB. Things like pandemics, injuries, illness or our fickle prairie weather. Find out all your options here, prior to purchasing any of our services. 

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BIKE SCHOOL
MEMBERSHIP

To allow for a more fair playing field, we are accepting applications this season for 3 days (or until we reach 60 applications for 40 spots). This allows us to get to know you and be sure we are the best fit for you. We also have detailed questions about your riding ability to better place you in the appropriate group (as well as taking into consideration where you place yourself).

 

Don't worry - it's fun and silly, just like SheShreds. Once opened, the ticket page has a 20 min time limit, so hustle!!

All applicants will be notified by Feb 27th.

 

With the support of Trek Bicycles, Bontrager Equipment, and Hardcore Bicycles, SheShreds is proud to offer you this awesome membership for $350 + tax & fees.

Fees include:

 

  • Certified Professional Mountain Bike Instructors instructors guiding and coaching you every ride (over 30 hrs of small group instruction)

  • 12 rides & events 

  • events include a welcome event (1), Bike Fit workshop, virtual mechanical clinics (3) and a trail day​ (1)

  • 10% off Bike Tune up & 5% off bike parts and accessories at Ottalaus Inc (in stock)

  • DirtSeries Discounts: 15% group discount (6 or more) for the same camp, 10% for any SheShreds members at any camp (cannot be combined) 

  • Comprehensive insurance that covers instruction and all participants 

Note: All events are subject to modification. Please review our COVID-19 safety Protocols and Level of Operations as well as our Cancelation policy. 

WAY MORE THAN A JUST A RIDE

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