Private Instruction

Get one on one mountain bike coaching, tailored riding lessons and video analysis with a certified, expert mountain bike instructor

Re-develop your riding…

While skills camps and clinics provide a cost effective way to help a rider improve, receiving dedicated one-on-one private coaching and mountain bike lessons with industry certified professionals will provide you with the fastest return on your training investment and skills development. Designed for individuals and private groups for up to 4 people, RideHub Private Coaching & Instruction enables riders with one of the industry’s most advanced skills coaching programs. No matter what it is that you are trying to accomplish through your mountain bike lessons, our focus and methodology will take you from the introduction of the skill to the mastery of that same skill in the shortest time possible.

Our coaches and instructors use high-speed video analysis tools to record video of you so we can review and compare the maneuver while on the trail and make immediate corrections with lasting results.

If you are from out of town, combine mountain bike private lessons with your guided rides and get the most out of your trip to the corridor.

We guarantee that when you spend a day with one of our cycling coaches, you will see that it is one of the best investments you can make to improve your riding skills.

Vitals

RideHub Private Instruction is suitable for Beginner to Expert riders with varying Endurance abilities. Trails are chosen based on the curriculum for the lesson

Technical

Endurance

Pricing

Half-Day Lesson

$195

$60 per additional rider
Price is listed in Canadian Dollars
Price is exclusive of taxes
SORCA High-Five included
Discounted 3 & 5 Lesson Packs Available

Full-Day Lesson

$320

$90 per additional rider
Price is listed in Canadian Dollars
Price is exclusive of taxes
SORCA High-Five included
Healthy Lunch is included
Discounted 3 & 5 Lesson Packs Available

Dates

Senior Instructors are available throughout the riding season, click below to check their availability.

If you are an advanced rider, you will be paired with an advanced coach. If you wish you may also request a coach by name in the notes of your booking and we will do whatever possible to accommodate your request.

  • Half-Day Lessons booked online can depart at 9:00am and 1:00pm.
  • Full-Day Lessons booked online depart at 9:00am.
  • Custom departure times are available by contacting the office.

Locations available: Squamish, North Vancouver, Whistler

Tailored Mountain Bike Lessons & Skills Coaching

Private mountain bike coaching & instruction allows you to get the greatest return on your training dollar. A few days prior to the lessons commencing, one of our principal coaches will contact you by phone to better understand what your goals are and to determine the best location to work on your personal, private mountain bike lesson plan. It is a highly intimate process and below are some examples of course content we coordinate with our clients

  • Terrain Awareness

  • Line Selection

  • Slabs

  • Technical Steeps

  • Skinnies & TTFs

  • Drop Progression

  • Jump Progression

  • Cornering Techniques

  • Pumptracks & Flow

  • and much more…

Experience the Ultimate Rider Development with Mountain Bike Private Lessons

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 MTB Instruction

Private Coaching, So You Ride Like A Pro

RideHub Mountain Bike Skills Instruction is guaranteed to improve your riding, or your money back.

By far the best skills coaching I have ever received on a bike. Matt took the time to break my riding down to it's core pieces and through his lessons help me understand why I had trouble progressing further with my skills. I Highly recommend mountain bike private lessons!

Anonymous RiderPrivate MTB Instruction
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What Do I Need To Bring?

Mountain Bike

If you require a rental bike as part of your Mountain Bike Private Lesson, please contact the office to coordinate your equipment rental. We have everything you will need!

If you are bringing your own, your mountain bike should be in good working order and should have been recently serviced. Our mountain bike coaches and instructors will perform a safety check on your bike prior to the start of any mountain biking lessons. 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 allowed to participate in our Mountain Bike Private Lessons.

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 on a first come, first serve basis.

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.

If you are renting a bike and want to use your own pedals and shoes, please bring them to your private lesson and we will get them switched over for you.

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 (including many of our mountain bike guides) will bring knee/shin protection and some will also bring elbow protection. If it helps your confidence and doesn’t hinder your endurance, consider bringing it.

Knee Protection and Helmets are available to rent.

Gloves & protective eyewear are also recommended.

Hydration & Snacks

Because we will be spending a good portion of the day pedalling and working on skills, it is your responsibility to keep yourself hydrated – and it’s easy to forget when you are having fun. Please bring a water bottle or hydration pack and make sure it is full of fresh water – Our mountain bike guides will be making sure you are drinking it!

Lunch will be provided for Full-Day mountain bike lessons, however 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 a cycling related activity (Mountain Bike Skills Coaching) with 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. If you are booking a Private Mountain Biking lesson for more than one participant, please ensure that all participants in your group have completed their paperwork.

Common Questions

I want to hit the "INSERT CRAZY ASS FEATURE HERE", can you teach me how?

Absolutely, but we are going to teach you our way using our process – and a lot of that is going to happen somewhere with way less consequence than your bucket list feature. We take a drastically different approach to coaching than many of the other coaching businesses out there. It’s part of the reason we see so much success from our participants without needing to visit the hospital. Much of what we will teach you will improve your skill set broadly which will help with *ALL* of the features and trails that you ride and we will focus the development on the areas that will help drive to your goals.

Do you use video analysis?

Video is one of the best ways to see what you are doing, which is especially helpful for visual learners. We can shoot 240FPS High-Speed footage on trail to slow down what you are doing and to analyze what is happening. From there we can determine the proper correction to help improve your riding. When we are done with your lesson, we will upload your videos to a private shared folder where you can watch or download the videos for review later.

What is the BICP, PMBI and NCCP? Why the alphabet soup?

Recognized globally, there are two Mountain Bike Skills Instructor certification paths. The PMBI is the Whistler Bike Park standard and has been adopted by many bike parks across Canada and throughout the world and is based in Whistler BC. The BICP was born from the original CMIC (Canadian Mountain Bike Instructor Certification) program. It is recognized worldwide with a heavy focus on trail riding and is now headquartered in Bellingham, WA. Both programs provide certifications that are recognized around the world for Mountain Bike instructors. The interesting thing about these programs is that they are *VERY* different but both are very valuable. Our head instructor is certified in *BOTH* of these certification programs. This experience has allowed RideHub to develop a coaching curriculum and protocol that is entirely unique and draws on the best parts of these two global certifications. The NCCP is a Coaching Certification program that is sport agnostic which focuses on how to be a coach, not specifically teaching Mountain Biking skills. Again a very valuable program and we have staff certified through this nationally recognized organization.

Do I want a private lesson or should I do a skills camp?

Do you like meeting new people? Do you like saving a bit of money? Are you OK sharing your instructor with a few other strangers? Booking a camp or clinic with other riders is a great way to get some focused skill development and it’s great bang for the buck. Now if you are looking for the absolute best investment of your training dollar, Private Mountain Bike lessons are hard to beat. You get one-on-one time with an instructor and we can tailor the lesson to focus on the key areas you want to develop and we can skip the rest. Remember, you also get video feedback, something we can’t do with group sessions. All of the attention is on you and your riding.

Why are private lessons so expensive?

But are they? Everyone’s perception of value is different and if you shop around for Mountain Bike Private Lessons with some of our competition you will actually see that we are very competitively priced – but when you add all of the experience and certifications that we bring to our programs, our client reviews and our commitment to excellence, the choice is simple. Remember, we guarantee it. Now think about this – how much does it cost to have a shop change both your tires and set them up for you. For about the same price, you can get a Full Day private lesson that will do more for your riding than new tires ever will.

The weather looks terrible that day, do we reschedule?

Unlike a lot of other riding areas, coastal British Columbia is actually a temperate rainforest, which means it rains – a lot. But alas, that also means many of our trails were designed to deal with the rain. Also thanks to an incredibly dense canopy even though it may be slashing rain outside, under the canopy is pretty well protected from the harshest of the elements. So do we ride mountain bikes in the rain? Yep. If the weather is going to be a safety risk (ie. Lightning, Windstorms), we will look to reschedule your mountain bike lesson. If you are a fair weather rider only (not that we are judging you!) and you want to cancel or reschedule our normal cancellation policies will apply. Remember, #itsalwayssunnyinsquamish

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