The program will start the day with a morning of mountain bike skills sessions in a green field. In the afternoon we will hit the trails to go practice what we’ve learned.
Our weekend workshop is the perfect way to improve your skills, to be more confident on your bike, and have fun with your new Shred Sisters friends!
- Review of Basic Body Positions
- Review of Shifting and Braking
- Pumping / Pressure Control
- Roll Down Maneuverer
- Wheel lifts
- Cornering Switchback and High Speed
- Descending Strategy /Line selection
- Technical Climbing
Skills & Fitness Level
Intermediate: You are a capable rider with a fair amount of experience on a mountain bike and/or have taken a course or two before. You are able to ride any green and most blue trails with confidence. You can climb and descend under control on moderately steep singletrack, are comfortable and confident rolling over small obstacles, and may have experimented with black trails. You occasionally find challenging sections, however you know when to walk a section that might be too difficult. You are looking to tackle these challenging sections, to increase confidence on challenging blue trails, and improve your skill through roots and rocky sections.
Example of trails you can ride: CBT, Mountain Shadow Blue trails, Merlin, 727, Family Guys, Ridgeback, Juniper Heights, Arch potential, Johnson trails, Magic Line, Horseshoe, Montane, Elephant Run, FiftySix Twenty, FlowDown
Example of trails you may ride in this course: Mighty Queen, Kobe, Highline, part of Horseshoe, part of Montane, Traverse, Kloosifier/Johnson, Race of Spade, SHAFT,
FITNESS LEVEL 4
You are capable of riding for multiple days in a row at a moderate pace for an average of 2-hours of pedal time each day. You could handle adding in a day requiring up to 3-hours of pedal time.
You are capable of climbing up to 200 vertical metres (650 ft.) in a day.
You exercise on average 5-hours per week.
Your exercise regime includes a combination of endurance training like riding a bike and strength training.
- Must have read our booking information prior to booking our programs
- Must have Read & Agreed to our Waiver
Each course has a different cancellation policy, all details information are written at the bottom of each course. Below are the two mains one, retreats, and custom program cancellation policy will be written within the contract or on advertise page.
Cancellation Policy – Programs
Written cancellation 14 days or more prior to the program will receive a full refund minus an administration fee of $85. Cancellation in writing less than 14 days prior to the program start date will not be refunded or credited. Programs under $150 cancellation fees are $50.
In the event of mutual cancellation, a credit will be provided to another program or a replacement lesson will be provided.
If for medical reasons you cannot attend and you notify us 14 days prior to the start of the program, you will be eligible for a free transfer or credit with a note from your doctor. The free transfer can only be used once.
Transfer – Programs
Written requests of transfer 14 days or more prior to the program start date will be eligible for an administration fee of $50.
If a mistake is made while registering and you notify us within 24 hours of payment and 10 days prior to the course start date. No cost will be applicable for this change.
Program Dates & Location
*Note that some places in Canmore are paid parking
*This course can be offered on customized dates for groups of 4+ who want to learn with their friends.
- Length: 9:30am to 4pm with one hour lunch break
- Ratio: 6 riders per instructor
*We require a minimum of 4 participants to run a program.
I haven’t been on a mountain bike for several years. Taking the intermediate course has helped provide me with the tools and techniques to ride trails that I would once never even think of riding. Audrey was extremely encouraging and helpful throughout the duration of the program and took the time to help and provide feedback to every rider in the group. I have been already talking to friends about the program and would recommend it to anyone at any level who is looking to improve their riding skills.Thanks! – Kerri Dance