Riding Training Courses

Here is a list of the main mountain bike techniques :

  • the basic position
  • the braking
  • the turns
  • ride up and down
  • padeling/braking
  • pumping or winding a bump
  • the bunny-up
  • the jumps
  • the crossings
  • the movements

There are many different underlying techniques. It all depends on your experience, your level, and what you want to achieve.

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Here is how a weekend training course takes place :

Friday evening :

  • briefing of the week end

Saturday :

  • Departure at 09:00 by shuttle to a technical spot.
  • 09h30 : on a trial course with technical challenges. Set individual goals.
  • 10h15 : Series of exercises on a workshop. Work on a specific technique.
  • 11h00 : Short hike to go on the next workshop and put into practice the technique in natural environment.
  • 11h15 : Series of exercises on a new workshop. Work on a new technique.
  • 12h00 : Lunch Break.
  • 12h45 : Back to the training with a hike of about 30 minutes.
  • 13h15 : Last workshop and series of exercises on a new technique.
  • 14h30 : Hike of about 30 minutes and put into practice the new techniques.
  • 15h00 : Return to the original spot. Final evaluation on the same course.
  • 16h00 : Results according to the set objectives. Debriefing and questions answers.
  • 16h15 : Return to the house by shuttle.

Sunday :

  • Departure at 09:00 by shuttle to a technical spot.
  • 09h30 : Level evaluation on a trials course with technical challenges. Set individual goals.
  • 10h15 : Series of exercises on a workshop. Work on a specific technique.
  • 11h15 : Hike to the lunch spot by putting the technique into practice.
  • 12h00 : Lunch Break
  • 13h00 : Back to riding with a hike of about two hours.
  • 15h00 : Back to the house by shuttle.
  • 15h30 : Debriefing of the day and the weekend at the chalet around a drink with snacks.

 

Working on technique can be physically demanding.

This is why Sunday is a little shorter and more relaxing with only one workshop in the morning. However, a natural progression

is expected between Saturday and Sunday. The evaluations and objectives are put in place to improve your technique in the

most efficient way possible.

- These courses are not competitions -

Each person progresses and develops at his or her own pace. This being said, we also learn a lot by observing and motivating each other.