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Rise and Ride are mountain bike and road programs for beginner and intermediate riders. We welcome all levels or cyclists and encourage those who are new. If you are new to road cycling or mountain biking, we want to help you get riding!

All instructors/coaches are certified mountain bike instructors/coaches through either or both: 

  • Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Certification (PMBIA)

  • National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) 

  • all coaches are certified in Standard First Aid or higher such as Wilderness First -Aid.


Rise and Ride
Mountain Bike Skills Clinics



1 Day

4 Week

Learn to Race 


I cannot say enough good things about Rise and Ride and Coach Richelle. She has an amazing talent of making all feel welcome and capable. In a group of 6 I was amazed at how she was always able to find the “just right” challenge for all of us to learn, yet never feel unsafe. Much of that is due to Richelle’s ability to explain and demo each skill in a way that we could all understand. In my four week course I learned an incredible amount and feel so much more confident on my bike. I also feel like I’ve found a lifelong passion in mountain biking thanks to this course. If you’re on the fence - TAKE THE COURSE (I promise you will be so happy you did it)!   

                                                                           - Leslie Kimmett

Our community thrives to be diverse, regardless of your race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, age or ability - you are welcome here. We want our community to be welcoming for all, which means we rely on our community members to hold similar values of respect, community empowerment, and inclusivity.

Mandatory Gear List for Clinics


  • mountain bike (no fat bikes or other bikes please) in good working order.

    • please have a tune up PRIOR to the start of the first session. Gears and brakes in working order.

  • bike helmet – fits properly and is no more than 5 years old

  • appropriate riding clothing such as cycling shorts and jersey

  • appropriate foot wear (we recommend a MTB shoe such as a Ride Concept with a  flat, soft, sticky sole). Running shoes are not ideal. 

  • full fingered bike gloves 

  • a light jacket - the weather can turn quickly in the mountains

  • snacks and hydration - snacks are not only delicious, but they are essential to keep you riding at full speed all the way back to the parking lot


ADULTS ONLY (add-ons):

  • bear spray 

  • full charged cell phone

  • flat tire repair kit

    • tire levers

    • spare tube - even if your bike is set up with tubeless tires, it is a good idea to carry a tube as a backup.

    • bike pump or CO2 Inflator

  • bike-specific multi-tool

  • a chain and a quicklink/masterlink

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