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Evergreen East’s mountain bike skills classes are designed to make you a better rider — whether you’re brand new or have been mountain biking for years. Our certified instructors are dedicated to helping you have fun, ride confidently, and overcome obstacles while advancing to the next level of riding.
Our classes offer a low student-to-instructor ratio for personalized feedback and instruction. Each skill is carefully demonstrated and broken down before progressing onto practice and drills. We incorporate trail riding throughout the class so you can try out your new skills as the class progresses. We hope to see you in one of our skills classes this year.
We teach Mountain Bike Technique classes all season long. We offer weekend, weeknight and women’s only programs. We also teach Freeride Classes at Silver Mountain Bike Park, and will be offering kid’s programs too. Classes are located at Camp Sekani unless otherwise noted. Check below to find out more about each class or email us at classes[@]evergreeneast.org.
We offer special pricing for members. Not a member of Evergreen East? You can join via Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance. Be sure to select “Eastern Washington” as your chapter. Join Evergreen East here
Mountain Bike Techniques/Mountain Bike Techniques for Women
In the Mountain Bike Techniques class, we teach you everything you need to know to be confident on the trail and have tons of fun. New and experienced riders alike can benefit from a focus on fundamental bike handling. We start with proper balance and efficient body positioning, developing a solid understanding of ranges of motion over the bike and how to apply them. Those skills and movement patterns are blended to create a variety of techniques for braking, climbing, descending, and tight turns. In the second portion of this class we build off of that foundation, adding more cornering skills, developing line selection, a variety of wheel lifts, navigating climbing and descending switchbacks, and roll-downs. Finally, we will work on negotiating trail obstacles using all of those techniques.
Each skill is discussed, demonstrated and then practiced with the instructors. Throughout the class, we’ll take to the trail for real-world practice of the skill.
This class is offered as a two-part (two session) 3.5 hour class, or a full day session,for ages 14 and up.
April 16 & 23 – two part Saturday class 10-1:30 (co-ed) SOLD OUT
May 7 & 14 – two part Saturday class 10-1:30 (women’s)
May 15 & 21 – two part Sunday class 10-1:30 (co-ed) (note date changes)
June 4 – one day class 10-4:30 (women’s)
Cost: Members $100/ Non Members $135
Coed and Women’s classes are available. The women’s classes are for ladies only, with all female coaches for a super fun, supportive experience.
Trail Skills/Trail Skills For Women
This class is a follow up to Mountain Bike Techniques (required), and focuses on applying those skills on the trail. We take all the skills from the Mountain Bike Techniques course and apply them on the trails. There will be tons of opportunities to session segments of trail and trail features to hone your new skills. Climbing, descending, cornering, rocks, switchbacks and other trail features will all be tackled on the trail. The coaches will ride with the class, demonstrating, assisting, and providing feedback throughout the day to build your confidence and increase your skill. This class is 100% trail riding.
This is a four part class, 4 -2.0 hour weeknight evening sessions. MTB Techniques is a prerequisite.
June 6,13,20, 27 Monday evenings – Coed
June 8,15,22,29 Wednesday evenings – Women’s
Coed and Women’s classes are available.
The women’s classes are for ladies only, with all female coaches for a super fun, supportive experience.
Cost: $100 Members/$135 Non Members, for ages 14 and up.
Introduction to Freeride Skills
Attack the trails and get some air as you take the plunge into freeriding. Dial in your trail skills with a variety of wheel lifts, advanced cornering, jumping techniques, and drops. Requires completion of Mountain Bike Techniques or instructor approval. Bonus: This class will be held at Silver Mountain Bike Park, Kellogg, ID. Lift ticket is included in class price.
Dates coming soon
This class is Co-ed
Cost: Members $95/ Non-Members $110
More information coming soon!
Need to Know
Participants are required to bring a mechanically sound mountain bike and helmet in order to attend.
Class details will be sent out upon registration.
Liability waivers are required for all classes. Participants ages 14-18 much have a parent present the day of class to sign the waiver.
Class fees are non-refundable, but can be transferred or credited to a future class during the same year.
Please email us at classes[@]evergreeneast.org if you have any questions.