Mountain Biking for Oldies Courses

Choose the course that covers the skill you want to work on, or do all three throughout the year. 30 years old is “old” for jumps, drops and bike park but no one will be checking ID, everyone is welcome! 🙂
Geared towards experienced riders who may have attempted some jumping and drops before, and are now ready to understand the fundamentals so skill development can happen safely.
Each course has a specific schedule, look through the details of each course for specifics. Each course has focused instruction covering body movements, anatomy of a features and merciless practice with individual and video feedback (and more practice).

Jumping For Oldies

About Coach Erika

Erika Schmid has been riding her mountain bike forever, and she continues to push herself with the more extreme parts of mountain biking as she gets older. Erika is a PMBI Level 2 certified instructor with a major in jumps and drops and Bike Park riding.

Rider Level and requirements

JFO is geared towards experienced riders who can trail ride well, has maybe attempted jumps before and now looking to understand the fundamentals so you can develop your air time and control.
-Bring a well maintained modern mountain bike. hardtails are ok, a full suspension with disc brakes is reccomended.
-Either a full face or open face helmet is ok, knee and elbow pads are reccomended
-Must be willing to push your bike back to the top of the Phils jumps or Lair jumps repeatedly
-Meet at the class start time ready to ride with your bike ready to go

Terrain & Trails

Students will spend day #1 at Phil’s Trailhead mercilessly drilled in safe fundamental technique on jumps.
Day #2 has students applying their new skills at the The Lair

2024 Dates, 5 to 7 PM

  • May 7 and 9
  • May 21 and 23
  • June 4 and 6
  • September 17 and 19 (4:30 PM to 6:30 PM due to shorter days)

The class meets at Phil’s Trailhead on Day 1. On Day 2 meet at Cog Wild to ride to the Lair.

  • $175 for two days of jump progression

Drops for Oldies

About Erika

Erika Schmid has been riding her mountain bike forever, and she continues to push herself with the more extreme parts of mountain biking as she gets older. Erika is a PMBI Level 2 certified instructor with a major in jumps and drops.

Rider Level and Requirements

-DFO is geared towards experienced riders who can trail ride well, has maybe attempted drops before and now looking to dial in the fundamentals to progress safely.
-Bring a well maintained bike with disc brakes and at least a 120mm of full suspension travel.
-Wear a helmet and knee pads, elbow and other body armor is reccomended. All are available to rent at Mt Bachelor.
-Meet at class starting time at the Seventh Mountain Resort Skills Area

Terrain & Trails

The class will take place at a skills park at the Seventh Mountain Resort just outside of Bend. The coach will mercilessly drill in safe fundamental technique on drops. Deep Dive into the body movements, speed and timing of drop technique. Start with Rolling drops and progress from 1 to 3 foot drops depending on readiness

2024 Drops classes

  • June 13, Thursday 5 – 7pm
  • June 27, Thursday 5 – 7pm
  • August 17, Saturday, 10am-Noon

Choose ONE session. This is not an all day course or designed as progression.

The class meets at the Skills Park at the Seventh mountain Resort. Park in any spot and find the skills park to the north near the tennis courts

  • $95 for a two hour drop progression course

Bike Park For Oldies

About Coach Erika

Erika Schmid has been riding her mountain bike forever, and she continues to push herself with the more extreme parts of mountain biking as she gets older. Erika is a PMBI Level 2 certified instructor with a major in jumps and drops and bike park riding.

Rider Level and Requirements

-BPO is geared towards experienced riders who can ride blue and some black trail but have little to no bike park experience
-Bring a well maintained bike with disc brakes and at least a 120mm of full suspension travel.
-Wear a full face helmet and knee pads, elbow and other body armor is reccomended. All are available to rent at Mt Bachelor.
-Must be willing to push your bike up the Magic Carpet repeatedly
-Meet at class starting time ready with lift pass, bike, and equipment
-Purchase at least a Little Pine lift ticket on day one, a full bike park ticket for day two

Topics Covered

-Bike Park bike set-up
-Loading bikes onto lifts
-Bike park etiquette
-Body Positioning
-Braking 
-Rolling Drops
-Cornering & Berms
-Steeps
-Pumping and pressure control

Terrain & Trails

Two days at the Bachelor Bike Park. Day 1 will use the Little Pine lift to develop the fundamentals needed to have a fun and safe bike park experience. On day two the class will progress to the Pine marten lift for the Big mountain experience.

2024 course, Two days, 10am-1pm both days

  • August 10th and 11th

The class meets on the West Village deck at Mt Bachelor

  • $190 for two days of bike park coaching
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