RideHub provides a wide selection of foundational and skills specific camps that allow riders to choose an area of focus and work on developing and improving their riding in a fun, social and exciting group environment. Many of the riders who take part in our group skills clinics make new friends during the course so it’s a great way to expand your network of riding partners.
Our skills camps and clinics provide a cost-effective way to continue improving your riding without the added expense of private lessons. Some riders see our clinics as an effective way to dust off the early season cobwebs and start the season off on a good foot.
Take your turning to the next level with this comprehensive cornering clinic
Learn to launch in a controlled environment with our intensive Drops camp
Master the skills needed to negotiate the challenging rock slabs in Squamish
What goes down must go up and this climbing camp will help you up the hill
Cornering for the most part is one of the most challenging maneuvers that riders struggle to master. In comparison to our Core Camps & Clinics where we develop the broadest set of fundamental elements, in this weekend camp we dive deep into the elements of cornering and give a broad progression strategy for refining your cornering abilities. In order to maximize the development of each rider, we cap the limit of students to 6 so you get the attention you need to see actual results.
Our expert instructors use a unique and differentiated approach to coaching that takes elements from each of the major industry coaching methodologies, something you can only get from RideHub.
If you have been struggling to rail those berms or have a tendency to wash out on gravel turns, book this camp, you won’t regret it.
There is no “one right way” to corner. Every corner and every rider is different and because of that, a rider needs to have an arsenal of fundamental elements at their disposal to adapt on the fly. In this camp, riders will learn and develop the core fundamentals used in every corner, and then progress their cornering by adding additional elements. Here is a quick list of a few of our target areas for the day:
- Range of motion & body position
- Leaning versus steering
- Pedal position
- Speed management & line selection
- Stability & balance
- Importance of eye movement
Drops require a lot of commitment and many people who have tried to learn drops out on the trail have experienced how challenging drops can be when things go well and how painful (or season ending) they can be when they don’t go well. At RideHub we understand how difficult it can be getting over the mental hurdle of launching yourself and your bicycle off a perfectly good obstacle. In our Drops Skills Camp, you and 11 other participants will work closely with our certified, expert instructors to learn, develop and ultimately master your mountain bike drop skills.
We have built a modular drop progression system that allows us to control all the variables from take off angle, drop height and landing angle so we can safely develop your drops skills in a fun and exciting group setting. It’s one of the safest and most effective ways to get your drop game on point!
We understand that there are 5 primary ways that a rider can execute a drop and it’s important that you know each of them, their mechanics and when it makes sense to use each technique. We will learn a lot in the 3 hours we are together, but more importantly, you will get A LOT of time to practice riding off of the ramps to build your confidence. Some of the things we will learn are:
- Range of motion & body position
- Suspension & tire pressure setup
- Timing & coordination
- Decisions based on speed
- Eye movement
- Lunges, stomps & preloads
Sometimes as riders we need to laser focus our learning in a difficult area of development. Squamish rock slabs are intimidating and diving in without the proper skills and know-how usually leads to a terrifying and not-so-great first experience. Riding steep, exposed rock slabs is as much a mental challenge as it is a technical challenge. In this course, we will address both areas head-on. In order to maximize the development of each rider, we cap the limit of students to 6 so you get the attention you need to see actual results.
The intended outcome of this course is for all riders to descend the main 3 part slab on the trail “Boney Elbows”. We have built a training program which rapidly develops the skills required to negotiate this massive rock slab with minimal consequence. Once we have mastered the skills, we can take what we learned to the trail. It’s awesome, and you’ll love it.
In this Slabs skills camp riders will learn and develop the core fundamentals necessary to riding every slab safely and in control. It’s all about very basic skills, dialed up to an extreme level of execution. Here is a quick list of a few of our target areas for the day:
- Body position to maximize traction
- High speed emergency braking using front brake only
- Speed management
- Terrain and traction profiles
- Commitment & letting go of the brakes
- Owning a line choice
- Bailing out when it goes wrong
Let’s face it, you hate climbing. It’s OK to admit it. Buying that $12k E-bike isn’t going to make you any better at climbing the uphill jank so you might as well save that cash and buy some lessons. The saying goes “Climbing never gets easier, you just get faster” but we think we can make it easier. In this mountain bike climbing clinic, we will focus on the tips and techniques you can use to make you a more capable technical climber so you spend more time pedaling up hill instead of falling up hill.
This clinic will help you with negotiating technical uphill switchbacks as well as getting you and your bike over obstacles while climbing. We know it doesn’t sound glamourous, but any time spend on the bike as opposed to walking is a win in our books.
Our climbing skills camp participants will learn to master technical climbs on green and blue level trails, which can be further developed to difficult black trails. If you struggle with techie climbs, you’ll want to take a look at a few of our target areas for the day:
- Body position to maximize traction
- When to “burn your match”
- Eye movement and line selection
- Lunging your bike over obstacles
- Finding traction when you need it
- Pedaling and timing your strokes
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!
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!