What should I bring?
After signing up, you will be sent a detailed welcome packet that will have everything you need to know for a great weekend! Packing lists, weather updates, what to expect, and things we should know about you prior to coming to Monticello.
Below is a great article that describes Bikebags & how to pack:
How do I know what my riding level is?
Beginner has little to no mountain biking experience; the rider is not comfortable on blue level runs. Blues are steeper, require knowledge of braking, steering and bike handling. If a rider can’t pump, manual, brake without skidding, front wheel lift, corner quickly, or ride technical terrain, the rider is classified as a beginner.
Intermediate is a wide range, but you are comfortable on terrain where you have to maneuver the bike. If you’re able to get off the ground with the bike, consider yourself intermediate. This means getting your front wheel up, pumping, using manual, braking effectively, getting air, and controlling the bike.
Advanced is comfortable with everything listed above and likes to ride steep, loose, and gnarly trails.
Is bike set up going to be reviewed?
You should already have your bike set up for you, however, if you have a question, we are happy to help!
Are the coaches certified?
Yes. Guides are PMBI (Professional Mountain Bike Instructor) certified and are certified in First Aid.
What if there is something I am not comfortable with riding?
Participation for everything is voluntary. Riders are NOT required to do anything that makes them uncomfortable or is above their skill level. If the coach feels the rider isn't experienced to be on the trail, the coach has the right for the safety of the rider to send them home. Each rider will fill out a survey prior to arrival to assess experience.
Should I bring tools?
If you have a multi-tool, spare tubes, and tire irons, please bring them. Coaches will have tools also.
Should I use flat pedals or clip ins?
Flat pedals are preferred if you have them.