All courses are held in Nanaimo, BC unless otherwise stated.
All attendees must be over the age of 16 or accompanied by an adult that is also participating in the class (unless otherwise stated).

Private Sessions

$60 hour/single person

$40 hour/per rider in a group session (Currently groups must be 4 riders or under or from the same house hold due to COVID-19 distancing)

Private sessions are available to help mountain bikers progress at their own speed on a flexible schedule that suits the rider’s needs. You can book as an individual for one on one instruction or as a private group. Please feel free to call for more information or about private group rates.

Guided Group Rides

$30 per rider in a group ride setting of 3 to 8 riders. Rides are 1 1/2 hours long.

Private group rides are available to help mountain bikers learn the tails at their own speed on a flexible schedule that suits the rider’s needs. Some basic instruction will be given throughout the ride.

Experience Mountain Biking

$50

Rider Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None
Age: 16+ Under 16 requires adult supervision
Helmet required

For the first time mountain biker. If you don’t know where to start and are nervous to join a group ride, this is the best two hours your money can buy! No mountain bike? No worries! We can provide a bike, if you don’t have one, through Arrowsmith Bikes, at no extra charge. This is a great way to meet fellow new riders and see why others love this sport.
We will be going over basic bike setup and then you get to enjoy your first single-track experience in a safe and fun group on green trails. You will be introduced to the different levels in the trail system so you know what to look for when you are out on the trails. During the ride, we will cover the basics of bike stance, balance, trail observation, and etiquette.
Come join us in the woods!

Introduction to Mountain Biking

$75

Rider Level: Beginner
Prerequisite: None

You’ve got a bike, helmet, and you’ve bashed around in the trails a few times. Now what? Intro to Mountain Biking is where you learn the basic techniques of mountain biking and build confidence in a safe environment.

Included in this course is bike setup, riding position and balance, how and when to properly use your brakes, gear choice with proper shifting techniques, trail awareness, and line selection.

Mountain Biking Fundamentals

$75

Rider Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Prerequisite: Recommended to complete Experience Mountain Biking or Intro to Mountain Biking

This course is a great starting point for new riders as well as a perfect refresher for intermediate level riders that would like to learn to ride smoother. We work in a safe, controlled environment and focus on building confidence while learning fundamental skills that you get to take into the trail.

We cover body position and balance, bike handling, climbing and descending body positions, and the basics of cornering.

Tune Up Sessions

$50

Time: 2 hours

These tune-up sessions are perfect for mountain bikers that want to work on a specific skill to improve their riding. Each session will focus on one skill and give you the opportunity to practice and perfect a specific technique.

  • Bridges and skinnies
  • Cornering and switchbacks
  • Wheel lifts
  • Climbing
  • Roll downs

Please visit our registration page for the next scheduled session. If you are unable to attend the dates scheduled, you are welcome to get a group of riders together and set up dates that work for you. All clinics are held in Nanaimo, BC.

Bike Mechanic Sessions

$40

Time: 1 1/2 hours

These mechanic sessions are perfect for mountain bikers that are looking to learn more how their bike works or to be able to do some wrenching on their bikes at home. Each session will focus on one area of the bike give you some knowledge on the mechanics of how your bike operates. All our bike mechanic classes are taught by a professional mechanic at Arrowsmith Bikes.

  • Brakes
  • Drivetrain
  • Suspension

Please visit our registration page for the next scheduled session. If you are unable to attend the dates scheduled, you are welcome to get a group of riders together and set up dates that work for you. All clinics are held in Nanaimo, BC.