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Are you new to mountain biking, or want to learn new skills? Or are you a regular rider and ready to take it to the next level? Hiring a professional mountain bike coach can take your riding from “I’m just gonna try to hang on” to “I’ve so got this.” You’ll be ready to tackle that next obstacle in no time.

Cog Wild has professional mountain bike coaches to help you become a more confident and skilled rider. Signing up for a full-day or half-day private skills clinic by yourself or with friend will leave you ready for more challenges!

Need a rental bike? Check with our friend’s at Oakridge Bike Shop & Willamette Mountain Mercantile

Our Mountain Bike Skills Lesson Includes:


Half-day skills lesson– 3.5 hours (10:30am or 12:30pm starts):

  • 1 person – $200
  • 2 people – $150 per person
  • 3 people – $115 per person
  • 4+ people – $100 per person

Full-day skills lesson– 5+ hours (9am start): 

  • 1 person – $275
  • 2 people – $200 per person
  • 3 people – $150 per person
  • 4+ people – $125 per person

*Price does not include bike rental. See our bike rental page  for more information.

Meeting times

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled clinic start time.

Riding Distance

6 – 20 miles, depending on rider skill levels.


Varies for all lessons.


Beginner to advanced. Skills clinics are customized for you or your group.

Terrain & Trails

Local trails are mostly fast and flowy, but we’ll incorporate more technical or advanced features to challenge your newly developed skills.

Mt. Bachelor has machine and hand built downhill trails.

Recommended Clothing & Gear

Exercise clothes, such as comfortable shorts, t-shirts and tennis shoes are great, as well as a long sleeve sweatshirt or lightweight jacket. Hydration packs are recommended for carrying drinking water. Helmets are required on all rides. Gloves are recommended. Pads are optional if they will make you feel more comfortable trying new things.

For Mt. Bachelor lesson, full face helmets are recommended over standard half shell helmets. Gloves and protective eye ware such as sunglasses or goggles are recommended. Pads are a good idea for all riders, especially new riders. Mt. Bachelor is a volcano and has sharp lava rock off the trails.

Needed Information

During the reservation process you will need to share the below info for each rider:

  • Height and weight for the bike rental.
  • Ages of children or those over 60.
  • If each rider has mountain bikes before: beginner, intermediate or advanced and any additional details you would like to share.
  • Any dietary or medical restrictions.

Can I use my own bike?

Yes! Your own mountain bike is best because you are used to it, but we can get you a mountain bike if needed.

I have been riding for a long time, what can you teach me?

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.

I would like more than a one-day clinic. Do you offer anything?

At this time, we recommend doing more than one skills clinic or add day tours to enhance your riding experience.


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Oregon has hundreds of miles of mountain biking trails—enough to keep a rider busy for weeks on end! We can show you the goods. Talk to us about adding more rides, staying extra days, or finding more to do while on vacation.