Squamish is famous for its beautiful granite slabs & rolls and this program is your introduction to riding them! Designed for the intermediate rider looking to learn how to ride rock slabs & rolls confidently in order to take their riding to the next level. We will go over braking techniques and safe body positions that are necessary to ride these features. We will tackle rock slabs & rolls found on blue trails.
The ideal candidate has completed our Intermediate 4-pack or equivalent experience.
Bike skills needed: You enjoy riding blue trails in Squamish and can tackle most sections but want to gain confidence riding some of the more technical trails like Leave of Absence and Rupert.
Endurance needed: You lead an active lifestyle and are comfortable spending 2 hours on your bike, pedalling at a conversational pace uphill.
- 2023 Dates Coming Soon!
What will you learn?
- Braking techniques on smooth rocky terrain.
- How to approach slabs – where to look, where your tires should go and when to brake
- Safe body position and maneuvers for rock rolls and slabs.
- Line choice.
- Maintaining momentum going in, throughout and exiting slabs.
"I'm a rookie at MTB but with a lot of history riding around forests on bikes when younger, so I tend to tackle trails and features with zero knowledge, 100% instinct, so I decided to go get some professional instruction to see how I can up my game. The instructor was great and I really enjoyed the lesson and the chats we had on the climb up. I definitely discovered a few bad habits that I was able to pay attention to and hopefully have now rectified, and the instructor really helped me to understand how to take time to get off the bike and walk features, observing them from many angles before attempting them for the first time, picking a line according to my ability - this has given me a lot of confidence, culminating in me nailing a major rock roll the day after that I would have never tried before. Definitely worth it. Can't recommend enough."
"I had a great experience taking a mountain bike course this summer. Our instructor Gui was a great teacher, and I really learnt the foundations of the sport, which influence my riding today. A second instructor named Ryan even joined us at the end, so we got added support and guidance. The course did an excellent job covering the basic techniques and took us to a variety of trails in Squamish. Overall it's a fantastic value and a great course/company for anyone new or interested in the sport. Thank you!"
“Great place to rent bikes from in Squamish! You can ride to several trail networks directly from their location and their high-end Kona bikes are great and well maintained.”