Jumping for Oldies
For the experienced rider, age 30+, who didn’t get around to hitting jumps when youth was on their side. Two days of jump specific training
Cog Wild’s professional mountain bike coaches are trained to help you become a more confident, safer, and skilled rider. Oakridge has great terrain for skill building.
Scheduled group clinics are great ways to learn fundamentals or push your flow and technical skills. Private lessons are available daily for individuals and small groups.
Mountain biking becomes more fun as skill improves; take a private lesson with one of our PMBI certified coaches. Choose from full or half day options for individuals and small private groups.
Our coaches have experience instructing all skill levels. Lessons focus on what the client needs, which typically includes fundamental skills or advanced skills such as technical trail riding, jumps and high speed cornering. The content from our downhill, flow or e-bike clinics can be the focus of a private lesson.
Get down with the fundamentals of mountain biking from a PMBI certified instructor. Recent converts and long time mountain bikers can benefit from a skills clinic.
Dive into the nuances of riding with speed. Gain confidence to ride faster in technical situations, down fast flow trail and through tight switchbacks.
Flow trails are more fun when you feel confident in the corners, can carry momentum and know the fundamentals of riding berms, rollers and jumps.
E-bikes are similar to regular bikes, but with their extra weight and some extra pedal power, they require unique techniques.
Eugene is a long time Oakridge rider and loves to ride all kinds of bikes from gravel to e-bikes. He is a talented rider and has competed in cross country, endurance events, enduro races and loves to share his passion for mountain biking with riders of all levels, including the Oakridge NICA composite team.
Lev is Cog Wild’s head skills coach. Lev loves going fast downhill, and as a high level skills coach, he can break down the nitty gritty of becoming a faster/smoother rider.
A major passion for Dennis is introducing people to mountain bike skills-and introducing them to the joy of riding Oakridge trails. His focus is on fundamentals and intermediate skills for new riders, families and seniors.
Wade AKA Vulture is a legend in mountain biking. He is a kind and gentle individual who will help you discover a passion for riding bikes in beautiful places
Yes! Your own mountain bike is best because you are used to it, but we can get you a mountain bike if needed.
Our coaches have lots of experience with all skill levels. For more advanced riders, we can work on technical trail riding, jumps and high speed cornering.
We recommend doing more than one skills clinic or add day tours to enhance your riding experience. If you are in town for a few weeks, check out our skills progression sessions.
Cog Wild offers a variety of mountain bike skills instruction from private instruction to multi-week group instruction, after school and summer camp skills for youth and advanced skill instruction at Mt. Bachelor’s Bike Park.
Our PMBIA certified coaches work with you to become a more confident and skilled rider. Everyone benefits from mastering the fundamentals, getting personalized feedback, and working with the coaches to enhance your skills!
Our PMBI certified skills coaches are available for you, your family or small group for full or half day lessons. For riders of all abilities.
Join like minded Bend locals for multiple levels of our crowd favorite Progression Sessions: three weeks of skills progression with the same cohort.
For the experienced rider, age 30+, who didn’t get around to hitting jumps when youth was on their side.
For experienced riders, our PMBI certified skills coaches are available for you or your small group to work on advanced skills at the bike park.
Check out Cascadia Junior Cycling for junior-specific summer camps, mountain bike clubs & race teams.
Yes! Your own mountain bike is best because you are used to it and you’ll likely ride it after the lesson. If you’d like to try a different bike we have DEMO BIKES for rent.
If doing a downhill lesson at Mt. Bachelor, please contact Mt. Bachelor directly to reserve a rental.
Our coaches have lots of experience with all skill levels: beginners and intermediate riders really learn a lot from our skills lessons and tours. For more advanced riders, our instructors ensure your fundamentals are solid, then move into more advanced skills like drops and jumps, and maneuvers on technical terrain like rock gardens and higher speed corners.
For locals, we recommend our Progression Sessions and Signature Series for multi-week clinics. Additionally, we can schedule multiple private lessons or full day tours with a guide or skills instructor to enhance your riding abilities.
Ride Mt. Bachelor’s Bike Park with confidence after a lesson with a certified mountain bike coach. Cog Wild partners with Mt Bachelor to offer advanced downhill mountain bike skills clinics for solo riders or private groups. Please inquire for a Mt. Bachelor skills lesson.
Cog Wild’s professional mountain bike coaches will help you become a more confident and skilled rider. Sign up for a full or half-day private skills clinic by yourself or with friends so that you are ready to tackle any challenge on the trail.
Interested in conquering Mt. Bachelor’s downhill park? Check out our Mt. Bachelor skills page here.
Designed for groups of six or more, such as school groups, wedding parties, corporate retreats, family reunions and more, our private group tours are an ideal way to get your entire group on a bike ride. Cog Wild will collaborate with you to create a mountain bike experience to suit the needs of your group. We provide the guides, gear and the transportation to get your group on trail. Tell us how many people you have, how much time you have, the type of riding you’d like and we’ll take care of the logistics.
All group rides include a “hard tail” front suspension bikes with the option to upgrade to a full suspension bikes along with helmets, water bottles. Upon arriving at Cog Wild, the riders will be set up with bikes and take a warm up loop to make sure everyone is ready to ride before loading a shuttle up to the trailhead. On trail the guides will provide snacks, encouragement and riding tips to keep the crew happy. Each ride ends back at Cog Wild with social time in our outdoor gathering space and post ride beverages from Deschutes Brewery, Polar Seltzer and Humm Kombucha.
Bend, Oregon is a mecca for mountain biking in North America. We have hundreds of miles of trail to share; this ride samples the best of what Central Oregon has to offer. From the world famous Phil’s Trail to lesser-known singletrack loved by locals, we select a route based on your skill and fitness level. Looking for a fast-flowing descent? We’ve got it. Want to improve your skills on technical rocky sections? We have that too. Searching for that perfect ride? Let us help.
This is a great ride for the solo rider, a couple or for a group of buddies that regularly ride together. Your guide make sure your time with us is optimized for maximum fun and trail time!
Join Cog Wild for a morning or afternoon of family guided mountain bike adventure with an emphasis on fun: swoopy trails, plenty of snack stops, quality time in nature and perhaps a stop to dip your toes in the river. Our half-day rides are designed for your family’s needs to have a safe, low-stress mountain bike experience in beautiful Central Oregon.
Our goal is to get you all of you outside and enjoying mountain biking in the region, so these tours are designed specifically with your family in mind. We can help instruct a new beginner, or encourage a more experienced rider to try something new. From big to little, this ride inspires confidence and leaves everyone with a smile!