Where to Start
When it comes to downhill mountain biking, making sure you know how to be safe is the best place to start. Here are a few of our safety tips:
- Ride within your abilities and take your time.
- Right hand brake is the RIGHT brake to use most of the time.
- Constant pressure when braking is better than on/off or slamming the brakes.
- Altitude is a factor. Trestle is about 10,000 feet above sea level. Drink water and take rests!
- Your eyes guide where the bike goes. The faster you are going, the farther you should be looking ahead on the trail.
Riding with a buddy is always a better choice!
Trails may contain berms, rolls, drops, jumps, rocks, and roots.
Slow Down Before You Speed Up
Crashes can happen on your first lap. Ride the trail multiple times to get familiar with the features and equipment you’re on so you can more confidently increase your skills without exceeding your limits. Jumping skills are required for freeride trails.
Warm up the brain and body and inspect the trail at low speed.
Lap the trail a few times and get to know the flow of the features.
Start small and work your way up to faster speeds and larger features.
know your bike
We recommend downhill specific bikes
It's important that you choose the correct bike for the type of riding that you are doing. Mountain XC bikes often come up short on the following features:
Know Your Gear
What to wear?
All gear is available for rent/purchase in our Rental Shop. Full armor is included in bike rentals.
learning to ride
get a coach
Never tried Downhill Mountain Biking, but always wanted to? Try one of our private lessons to improve your skills quickly and safely. Confidence is the key to progression, and there is no better way to build confidence than by going out with a bike park pro.
Which Trail is best for me?
Picking the right trail is an important part of having a great day. Learn what each trail rating means below.