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NEWBIE ON WHEELS

Build skills and learn techniques in 4 week program

  • Certified coaches (PMBI & BICP)

  • 4 week program (8hrs of instruction)

  • Options for Brand new Beginners to Beginners

  • Static, dynamic and riding demos with progressive skill building

  • Low Instructor to participant ratios

  • All inclusive 

No matter where you are starting at, improving your skills in 4 weeks you can't beat. Learn from certified mountain bike instructors the foundational skills to improve your riding, build confidence and get shredding!

Our most introductory program. Just starting off on your mountain biking adventure or never taken any bike lessons? This is the place for you! Focusing on fitting your bike to you, gearing and braking - all the things that get you ready for the trail! 

The next step is to make sure you have them dialed, while giving some extra tweaks. Then we add in some new techniques to help you conquer more trails (pressure control, climbing, & descending)

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LESSONS + PRACTICE

That's the design we follow in all our programs: take one topic in mountain biking (like positions or braking), have certified coaches talk about why it's important and break down how to do it. We show you some demos and then its time for you to practice gradually and with progressive challenges until we're feeling good.

 

We spend most of our time in the grass and lock in some foundational techniques. At the end, we take it to the trail, where we choose ability-appropriate trails and identify and practice our new skills on "real life biking". 

 

A special type of magic happens in the forest with a supportive crew!

LOCATIONS

Our program is split with the first two sessions in Capilano Park. We focus most of our lesson on skills and drills done on open grass fields and some short sections of trail. 

Our last two Lessons are held at Old Timers Cabin (Pioneers Cabin). Depending on group ability, about half of the clinic is on the grass, dialing in the techniques on easier terrain. Then we move to the trails to put those techniques to use. 

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ABILITIES

If you're out on the trails with SheShreds, 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.

Our Newbie on Wheels are for brand new beginners to beginner mountain bikers.

 

When finding the ability group that best suits you, consider your fitness level as well. This program has a short trail ride (less than 3 km) for the first two lessons and has a longer trail ride for the last two lessons (based on group ability) 

 

In addition, a detailed questionnaire will be a part of your purchase to better assess your abilities. 

 

​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 participants. 

  • Arrive prepared to ride, dressed for the weather with all mandatory equipment 

  • 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, pull over to the side to let others pass easily

  • Communicate with your fellow riders about trail intersections​

  • You are responsible for the rider behind you

  • 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.

  • Cancellations will be communicated to participants via email at minimum 2 hours prior to the lesson. Poor trail conditions may result in the lesson remaining in grassy or parking lot, but every effort will be made to choose alternate trails/locations in better condition. Lessons will not run if lightning is present and cancelled immediately if lightning is sighted. Or if the AQHI is 7 or greater (as outlined in our cancellation policy)

SHESHREDS RULES 

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PARTICIPANT INSURANCE
FOR MOUNTAIN BIKE INSTRUCTION

Our comprehensive insurance policy extends to include all instructional/coaching components of our programming.

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. Things like pandemics, injuries, illness or the changing mountain weather. Find out all your options here, prior to purchasing any of our services. 

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LEARN MORE

Newbie on Wheels 

We get to know our bikes - all the important parts and how to adjust your bike to fit your awesome body.  We learn about the main body positions when biking down a trail- and why they make sense (time for a little physics!).  We play some balance games to get a feel for our range of motion. Then we get into all the handlebar bits: brakes and gearing. A short trail ride concludes our Lesson. At the end, you'll be ready to shred your local trails!  

 

Date: April 18th - May 9th 

 

Date: May 30th - June 20th:

Date: June 3rd - June 24th: 

Edmonton Clinic link
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