Weekend Skills Program

Weekend Skills Program - 2021

These sessions run on Saturdays and Sundays. You have the option of signing up for a morning or afternoon course. We'll work together to improve your mountain biking skills and get you ready for the riding season! 


Who are these sessions for?

  • Adults [18+]
  • Weekend Skill Series are perfect for mountain bikers who want to improve their riding in a short period of time. 
  • They are divided into Level 1-2, Level 2-3 and Level 3-4.
  • Not sure what level is best for you? Check out the Rider Level Guide.

About the Sessions

Level 1-2 and 2-3 in West Bragg Creek: Focused on the basics - body position, bike handling and cornering. Designed to build confidence with new riders. Sessions will be at WBC and will be on green or blue trails.

Level 3-4 on Prospector: Introduction to riding new and varied terrain. Prospector has many different line choices and options to challenge riders. Day one will be an introduction to riding technical terrain and the skills required. Day 2 will give us an opportunity to challenge riders on familiar terrain and grow confidence on blue/black trails.


  • June 12/13 - Level 1-2, 9am-12pm
  • June 12/13 - Level 2-3, 1pm to 4pm
  • June 19/20 - Level 2-3 9am-12pm
  • June 19/20 - Level 2-3 1pm-4pm
  • June 26/27 - Level 3-4 9am -12 pm

Location and Weather

  • Levels 1-2 and 2-3 will typically ride the West Bragg Creek trails, SW of Calgary
  • Level 3-4 will usually ride Prospector in Exshaw, which has excellent intermediate to advanced terrain.
  • Rides go rain or shine, but if we feel that conditions are hazardous, we'll reschedule or attempt a different trail/riding location


  • $200.00 per series

Equipment/Gear Required

  • Mandatory:
    • a mountain bike in good mechanical condition
    • a properly fitting and functional bicycle helmet
  • Optional, but strongly recommended:
    • Food and water - it's hard to learn skills when you're hungry and thirsty.
    • Spare tube, pump, bike tool - it's always a good idea to have the items you need to fix your bike [we'll help]. Riding is more fun than walking!
    • Special items - bug spray, sunscreen, etc. We carry some of this stuff, but not much, and it might not be your favourite brand.
    • Someplace to put your stuff - a small backpack works great for putting your food, water, tube, pump, tools, etc. into

Details for the session will be sent to you via email approximately 1 week prior to the session start date.