Skills Camp – Core

Re-learn to ride from the ground up and open up a world of possibilities...
2018 Dates Coming Soon!

Isn't it time to break down some barriers?

One thing that most of us could benefit from, yet we completely overlook is investment in our Mountain Biking development. Think back to when you began riding a mountain bike. If you are like many of us, you never took a
Private Lesson, a Skills Camp or a Learn to Ride clinic and instead you threw a leg over the saddle, went out with a couple of friends and were graciously inducted into the school of hard knocks and shin scars. As time went on, you improved and began conquering your fears. While falling is considered by many as part of the sport, it’s never fun and can instantly ruin an otherwise wonderful riding season.

Whether you are looking to unlock a gnarly feature or open up an entirely new level of trails, our Skills Camp Core is designed to redevelop how you ride a mountain bike. The instructors at RideHub want to help you understand the underappreciated fundamentals of mountain biking and show how to build the broadest and strongest base that all other riding skills are built upon.

This camp will fundamentally improve the way you ride your bike.

Rider Level

Technical 1-3

Endurance 2-5

The RideHub Skills Camp Core is suitable for Beginner to Intermediate riders. We leverage the best trail locations in our area to ensure the broadest rider development

Here is some of what we’ll cover

We pack a lot into our single day, 6 hour Core course. Whether you are new and want to learn to ride or a seasoned veteran that wants to break old habits, look at the list below for an idea of some of what we will cover throughout our day together. The goal is to come out of the day with a re-built riding foundation from which all advancement will be platformed on.

  • Bike (Cockpit) Setup
  • Neutral Position
  • Ready / Aggressive Position
  • Extents of movement
  • Braking Techniques
  • Maintaining vs Reducing Speed
  • Seated Front Wheel Lifts
  • Wheelie Maneuvers
  • Rear Wheel Lifts
  • Pedal Positioning
  • Pedal Ratcheting
  • Cornering Techniques
  • Line Selection
  • and much more…

Pricing

$95

CAD per rider

Camps are run throughout the riding season. To check the dates of upcoming camps, click the button below

Unlock Your Potential

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

My husband and I attended the Core skills camp and even though our skill levels were very different, we both got a lot out of the session and had quite some fun too!

Anna E.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 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 in Group 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 at a preferred rate for participants.

Pedals & Shoes

For the Skills Boot Camp: Core, it is imperative that riders 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.

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 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.

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 keep a water bottle or hydration pack available and full of water throughout the day. We will have a water station available to refill your containers.

Lunch will be provided, 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 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.

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