skills

YYCMTB Coaches

Mike getting busy in West Bragg. Photo: Reuben Krabbe

To learn mountain bike skills, you need good mountain bike skills coaches. YYCMTB has three excellent instructors to help you learn to ride better. Coaches All of our coaches have extensive experience and knowledge of mountain biking. They all have at least a PMBIA Level 1 or equivalent, and at least a 50-hour wilderness first aid certification or similar. Stephanie After racing downhill in AB & BC Cups in University, Stephanie discovered the world of freeriding in the concrete jungles of […]

We’re Here to Help

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At YYCMTB, our goal is to help you be a better mountain biker. We are focused on increasing your technical skills so you can tackle roots, rocks, drops, jumps and all the other things that you’ll find on the trail. More skills mean more smiles, and less time picking yourself off the ground! Before we can help, we need a little information about what everyone wants to ride. The most effective way to get that info is with a short survey […]

Fish Creek Skills Park

Fish Creek Mountain Bike Skills Park

It has been way too long since my last post, but I have a good excuse – getting the Fish Creek Mountain Bike Skills Park built. As the lead manager for this project, it kind of took over my life from the end of August until… actually, it’s still eating up a lot of my time! There is so much paperwork associated with doing something like this in a Provincial Park. Still, it was totally worth the effort! Fish Creek Skills […]

Aug. 2 Bike Park Sessions Postponed

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The Calgary area has been hit with an entire year’s worth of rain in July, according to Environment Canada. This means the Chestermere bike park has been wet for most of the month, and has suffered a fair bit of damage. The jumps are going to be closed for repairs for the next week, which means we can’t do the Aug. 2 sessions for kids and adults. YYCMTB sessions are still scheduled for Aug. 9, 16, 23 and 30, assuming the […]

Bike Park Series

Learn to Ride the Skills Park Being able to ride trail features like jumps, berms and rollers is a great skill to have when mountain biking anywhere, and gives you a great base for when you’re heading to bigger bike parks in places like Silver Star and Whistler. As more trails like Merlin View and 7-27 get built in the Calgary area, those skills are going to be more and more important to have. In 2017, YYCMTB is offering the Bike […]