Breakthrough Clinics

Weekly mountain bike skill clinics in Squamish, Whistler and North Vancouver designed and focused to get the most out of your riding. Our small group coaching class sizes and frequent schedule keep the focus on you and your development.

Build the strongest riding platform...

The RideHub Breakthrough Skills Clinics are designed to do just that – breakthrough the barriers in your riding to allow you to progress to the next level. This focused skills clinic has been optimized to produce the maximum rider development. These group coaching clinics are an affordable way for working professionals and parents with limited spare time to progress their riding as we divide the curriculum over four consecutive weeks (two hour session per week). Pair that with the fact there is no better place to learn than three of the best places for mountain biking in the world, Squamish, Whistler, or North Vancouver’s North Shore!

Over the four weeks, riders will work on advancing their mountain bike skills with each consecutive session, building on a strengthened riding platform. By focusing on and breaking down the core fundamental elements, we are able to rapidly improve a riders overall performance. If you feel as though your riding has plateaued and you are having a hard time advancing to the next level, this is the perfect fit for you.

Our Core Clinics are designed for Technical Level 1 & Level 2 riders looking to be able to master trail features on Green & Blue trails and you spend the majority of your time on those types of trails. Our Advanced Clinics are tailored towards Technical Level 2 & 3 riders who want to master features on Blue and Black trails. The progression within the courses is designed so that a rider could take the same level clinic repeatedly and continue to develop their skill set. Choosing the correct course will ensure you are teamed up with riders of a similar skill set with similar expectations. If you have questions relating to which course you should sign up for, please give us a call!

Rider Level

Technical 1-2

Endurance 1-5

Technical 2-3

Endurance 2-5

RideHub Breakthrough Clinics are available in two flavours, Core & Advanced. Trails are chosen based on the curriculum for the lesson.

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2019 Dates

CORE CLINICS

Tuesday Evening Sessions (6pm-8pm)

May 7th
May 14th
May 21st
May 28th

Thursday Evening Sessions (6pm-8pm)

June 6th
June 13th
June 20th
June 27th

ADVANCED CLINICS

Tuesday Evening Sessions (6pm-8pm)

June 4th
June 11th
June 18th
June 25th

Thursday Evening Sessions (6pm-8pm)

May 9th
May 16th
May 23rd
May 30th

CORE CLINICS

Wednesday Evening Sessions (6pm-8pm)

May 8th
May 15th
May 22nd
May29th

ADVANCED CLINICS

Tuesday Evening Sessions (6pm-8pm)

June 10th
June 17th
June 24th
July 8th

CORE CLINICS

Monday Evening Sessions (6pm-8pm)

May 6th
May 13th
May 27th
June 3rd

ADVANCED CLINICS

Wednesday Evening Sessions (6pm-8pm)

June 5th
June 12th
June 19th
June 26th

Pricing

Core

$ 185

per Rider

Advanced

$ 185

per Rider
  • Price listed is in Canadian Dollars
  • Price is exclusive of taxes
  • Includes 4 x 2 Hour Sessions
  • SORCA/WORCA/NSMBA High-Five
  • Book by selecting the first day of the clinic
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Let’s solve the problem!

We want to put the fun back into mountain biking for you. It wasn’t supposed to be this difficult was it? The truth is, most of us weren’t taught how to ride a bike. We somehow managed to figure it out on our own. If you are stuck where you are and aren’t progressing, give our skills clinic an opportunity to find out why! Here are some of the key areas we will focus on that are likely holding you back

  • Position & Balance

  • Operation of Controls

  • Terrain Awareness

  • Direction Control

  • Pressure Control

  • Timing & Coordination

Clinics Designed To Drive Your Mountain Bike Skill Development

I invested a few days into some private skills coaching with the RideHub team and I just want to say thank you for the tremendous support with my riding. I look forward to shredding the trails all season and coming for a refresher before the start of next season. Thank you!

Jessica R.Private Instruction

Breaking Skills Down, To Build Them Back Up

RideHub Mountain Bike Skills Instruction is guaranteed to improve your riding, or you don’t have to pay.

Being pretty new to mountain biking, I found the skills camp to be very helpful. The instructors helped me understand how to build stronger core riding skills which have helped me be more confident on the bike.

Paul A.Skills Camp: Core

What do you need to bring?

Mountain Bike

Your mountain bike should be in good working order and should have been recently serviced. Our Breakthrough Clinic instructors will perform a safety check on your bike prior to the course starting and while we will assist with any minor issues that are identified, participants are ultimately responsible for the condition of their own bicycle. Participants with unsafe bicycles will not be allow to participate.

To participate in our skills clinic, your bicycle should have the following minimum equipment spec:

  • 2″ or wider knobby tires
  • Front Suspension (with 4″ of travel minimum)
  • At least 10 Gears
  • Disc Brakes

If your bicycle does not meet the minimum specifications, rental bicycles are available at a preferred rate for participants.

Pedals & Shoes

Depending on the skill set that your lesson will be focusing on, you may be asked by your cycling coach or instructor to use flat pedals (no clips or clipless) for both safety and development reasons. Flat pedals force a rider to use correct pedal position while performing maneuvers. We have a limited stock of Flat Pedals so let us know as early as possible if you need to borrow some.

As equally important as pedals are your shoes. A good quality flat soled Mountain Biking shoe should be used with flat pedals. Flat pedal shoes can be purchased from your local bike shop and are a great piece of kit to invest in.

Otherwise, if you are renting a bike, please bring your clipless pedals and shoes that you are comfortable riding in.

Armor & Protection

Helmets are mandatory for all participants in any cycling activity. There are no exceptions to this rule.

It is advised that you also bring any body armor that you are comfortable spending the day in. Most riders in our Group Coaching sessions will bring knee/shin protection and some will also bring elbow protection. Your mountain bike coach may also wear armor they are comfortable in. If it helps your confidence and doesn’t hinder your endurance, consider bringing it. Ultimately, it is your decision how much you want to armor up for your lesson.

Gloves & protective eyewear are also recommended.

Hydration & Snacks

Because we will be spending a good portion of the day on the trails, it is your responsibility to keep yourself hydrated – and it’s easy to forget when you are having fun. Please make sure your water bottle or hydration pack is full of fresh water when you arrive. Remember, practicing Mountain Bike Skills can sometimes be more exhausting that just riding your bike!

For “high-output” individuals, please bring any additional snacks/bars that you will need to consume with you.

Paperwork

An understood & signed Liability Waiver is require from anyone who wishes to participate in our mountain bike group lessons or be provided with coaching through a skills clinic by the Archer Adventure Company Inc.

Please review our waiver here and if you have any questions regarding it, or the rights you are waiving by signing it, please contact us right away. You will be emailed a link to fill and sign your waiver digitally when you book your experience. Please follow the instructions in a timely manner to avoid delays on the day of your course.

Take yourself to the next level

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