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Beginner Mountain Bike Class - Sandy Ridge

Dog Star Adventure Tours is proud to partner with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) by offering a beginner mountain bike class at Sandy Ridge. Sandy Ridge has become “the” spot to mountain bike within the last three years for Portlanders. The mixed terrain and diverse trails that IMBA has designed and implemented has developed into a great mountain bike destination. From Laura’s Loop to Rock Drop through Quid Pro Flow there is something for every skill of rider at Sandy Ridge. Mountain biking is an amazing activity with a nice learning curve with the right instruction.

Our Sandy Ridge Beginner Mountain Bike Class is the perfect class to begin your baptismal into the sport of mountain biking.

We will cover the following important skills for the beginner:

  • Basic Bike Handling
  • Bike Lean
  • Braking; when, why and how to brake
  • Weighting and unweighting the pedals, how and why this is important
  • Standing while descending with control
  • Berm turns with confidence
  • Bike Set-up and maximizing your suspension
  • Flat repair and basic trail side repair
  • What gear is necessary and what is optional

The Sandy Ridge Beginner Mountain Bike Class can be taken as a class or series, a private lesson or group experience. Let us know your preference and we will work with you.

Bike and gear are not furnished for this class.  We have partnered with Otto’s Ski & Bike Shop in Sandy, OR. Call Andreanne at 503-668-5947 for availablity and pricing.  For an additional minimal fee we can deliver the bike to Sandy Ridge for you. Please let us know and we will do whatever it takes to insure you have everything necessary to enjoy your Sandy Ridge Beginner Mountain Bike Class.