top of page

Mountain Bike Skill Levels

ESC  is introducing a skill level system for its lessons and programs this 2023-24 winter season.

Green

Green classes are for riders who are new to mountain biking and trail riding, or for those who are returning from a long break.

Participants will learn the following skills:

Bike Check
Cornering/Bike Separation
Weight Shifting/Body Position/Proper Body Set Up
Braking/Pedal Position
Shifting Your Bike
Terrain Identification
Ascending/Descending
Safety Dismounts
Wheel Lifts onto Terrain
Root Riding

Blue

Blue classes are for riders with previous experiences.

Riders ages 6-8 must be confident on different terrains and will move onto Blue trails over the course of the program.

Riders ages 8 and up must have strong Blue trail ability and will move onto Black trails over the course of the program.

Participants will learn the following skills:

Bike Check
Terrain Identification
Ascending/Descending
Safety Dismounts
Body Position
Wheel Lifts Off Terrain
Intro to Steeps and Drops
Riding Berms/Cornering
Intro to Jumping

bottom of page