Mountain Biking Program
The mountain biking program provides students with multiple opportunities. The curriculum takes a twofold approach. The first is to provide instruction for the students to lead group rides or to teach mountain bike basic skills. This aspect could be combined with the Certified Interpretative Guide credential to produce group leaders trained to deliver a comprehensive interpretative experience while leading a group on a trail ride. The second aspect is to be trained to perform basic bicycle repairs. This would enable the student to work at local bike shops or to open a bike shop of their own.
Mountain Bike Maintenance
Learn the basics of bicycle repair to keep your bicycle working optimally. Learn to perform basic bicycle tune up and repair, routine adjustments, identify and use basic tools, select and install replacement parts, determine appropriate bicycle repair kit for home, as well as determine items needed for on trail repair kits.
Learn the basics needed to effectively lead groups on biking excursions. The course covers trip planning and preparation, trail etiquette, how to design and represent an education and interpretive program, managing and reducing risk exposure, principles of leadership, and communication with participants. In addition, the course covers how to conduct pre-trip bike inspections, safety and best practices, and fundamental bike adjustments. Basic riding skills will be demonstrated and practiced.
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