Mountain Biking Skills + Ride Sessions

Location: Rockwood Park, Saint John NB

Skills + Ride Sessions are designed to help participants practice the fundamental skills required to participate in the adventure sport of mountain biking both efficiently and safely. Our certified Instructors motivate our students in a safe environment, help them to build trust, provide encouragement, and improve their mountain biking skills.

SESSION 1 - Monday, October 19th

1.5 hours

Safe Riding Practices

Our certified Instructors will help you identify the proper gear, understand how to navigate a new trail network, identify trail grades, complete a bike check prior to each ride, know how to ride within their own limits, and understand good trail etiquette.

Operation of Controls

How to control your speed and brake without skidding & change gears and achieve proper cadence.

Body Positioning

How to maintain an equilibrium between stability & balance when you are climbing, on flat terrain, and when descending.

SESSION 2 - Monday, October 26th

1.5 hours

Terrain Awareness

How to achieve flow and efficiency through awareness of upcoming terrain and the line choices available.

Rolling Features

How to peak and push over small features.

SESSION 3 - Monday, November 2nd

1.5 hours


How to separate your body from your bike for better control and stability in corners.


Application of all skills on a guided trail ride.

Cost for Registration all 3 Sessions: $99 + HST

Certified Mountain Bike Instructors:

Globally, there are two associations that are recognized as the standard for certification of Mountain Bike Instructors; Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Association, and Bike Instructor Certification Program. Specific for youth, the Sprockids Program is recognized as the standard for certification of Youth Leaders.

Sam, Owner | Certified Mountain Bike Instructor/Guide

Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Association - Level 1 Certification

Sprockids - Mountain Biking Youth Instructional Leader Certification

Mountain Bike Atlantic - Project Manager


Please refer to our Cancellation Policy, and Gear List (below). By registering, you agree to the Cancellation Policy and to arrive to the event prepared. Please note, your Instructor can refuse your participation in an event if they deem you to be unprepared or unsafe. Being prepared and safe on the trails is integral to a great riding experience!

Please sign our online Release Agreement (Waiver) by following the link below or by clicking on the Release Agreement tab under the Menu. You must sign the Release Agreement in order to participate.

Be Rad Adventure Company reserves the right to cancel events at any time for safety reasons.

Payment can be e-transferred to [email protected] - Thank you

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 approaching the event or on the event date, we ask you to stay safe and stay home. Contact Sam to postpone or cancel your registration.

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Thank you! You have been registered for the Skills + Ride Fall Sessions in Rockwood Park! We sent an email to Sam, so she will be in touch by email! Your registration of $113.85 ($99 + HST) can be e-transferred to [email protected] Please be sure to sign the electronic Release Agreement (Waiver) prior to the first Session on October 19th. Thank you!

By registering, you agree to the Cancellation Policy.

Cancellation Policy

By registering, you agree to arrive for the event prepared.

Gear Checklist

By registering, you agree to the terms listed in our Release Agreement (Waiver).

Release Agreement (Waiver)