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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.

Our scheduled group clinics are great ways to learn fundamentals or push your flow and technical skills, while private lessons are also available daily for individuals or your own small group.

Fundamental Skills Clinic

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.

  • For new riders, seniors and families and long time riders who want to reform their riding habits 🙂
  • Skills will be introduced and developed through drills and games during trail riding
  • Meets at Cog Wild
  • 9:00 AM to 3 PM
  • Includes lunch, snack, Cog Wild water bottle, post clinic beverages and transportation during the clinic.

  • June 5, Sunday
  • July 2, Saturday
  • August 27, Saturday
  • September 11, Sunday
  • $145 per person for one full day of instruction

Flow Clinic

Flow trails are more fun when you feel confident in the corners, carry momentum and know the fundamentals of riding berms, rollers and jumps.

  • For intermediate & experienced riders ready to improve flow with a focus on cornering technique and jumping.
  • Meets at Cog Wild
  • 9:00 AM to 3 PM
  • Includes lunch, snack, Cog Wild water bottle, post clinic beverages and transportation during the clinic.

  • May 8, Sunday
  • July 9, Saturday
  • August 28, Sunday
  • September 10, Saturday
  • $145 per person for one full day of instruction

Downhill 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. 

  • For intermediate and advanced riders ready to progress their skill and confidence.
  • Session rock features, switchbacks and other obstacles on the way down the trail
  • Detailed, personalized feedback
  • Meet at Cog Wild
  • July 8th: 9 AM to 3 PM Lawler
  • August 12: 8:15 to 2:15 Moon Point
  • Includes lunch, snack, Cog Wild water bottle, post clinic beverages and transportation during the clinic.

  • July 8th, Friday Lawler
  • August 12th, Friday Moon Point
  • $145 for one full day of instruction

E Bike Skills Clinic

E-bikes are similar to regular bikes, but with their extra weight and some extra pedal power, they require unique techniques.

  • For beginner and intermediate e-bike riders.
  • Learn the fundamentals of e-bike riding including bike setup, uphill riding, descending and cornering.
  • Meet at Cog Wild at 9:00am
  • Lunch, snack, a Cog Wild water bottle and post clinic beverages

  • May 14th, Saturday
  • July 3rd, Sunday
  • $145 for one full day of instruction

Private Skills Lessons

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.

  • Available Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
  • Midweek dates upon request.
  • Meet at Cog’s patio in Uptown Oakridge

Choose 10:30 am or 12:30 pm start time. Typical duration is up to 3.5 hours.

  • 1 person – $200
  • 2 people – $150 per person
  • 3 people – $115 per person
  • 4+ people – $100 per person
  • Includes snacks, Cog Wild water bottle, transportation during the lesson and post lesson cold beverages.

9:00 start time with a duration of at least 5 hours.

  • 1 person – $275
  • 2 people – $200 per person
  • 3 people – $150 per person
  • 4+ people – $125 per person
  • Includes lunch, snacks, Cog Wild water bottle, transportation during the lesson and post lesson cold beverages.

Oakridge Mountain Bike Coaches

Eugene Cathcart

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.

Qualifications

  • PMBI Level 1 Instructor
  • NICA Level 2 coach
  • Wilderness First Aid certified

Dennis Sibilia Young

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.

Qualifications

  • PMBI Level 1 Instructor
  • NICA Level 3 coach and National Trainer
  • Wilderness First Aid certified

Wade Beauchamp

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

Qualifications

  • PMBI Level 1 Instructor
  • Wilderness First Aid certified

Lev Stryker

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.

Qualifications

  • PMBI Level 2 Instructor
  • PMBI Level 1 Coach Course Conductor
  • Wilderness First Aid certified

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?

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.

Overview

LOCATION
Oakridge
DURATION
1 Day, 1/2 Day
SKILL LEVEL
1 - 9
FITNESS LEVEL
1 - 7
Tour Style
Clinic
Tour Size
Custom



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