Groundwork MTB Fundamentals
Spend winter dodging snowbanks in the comfort of Joyride 150's indoor facility!
The Groundwork MTB Fundamentals Course is designed for beginner riders looking to build their foundation on their bikes this winter. Led by the experts at Minii Adventures, you'll build all the basics in a safe and fun environment.
Joyride's indoor facility offers a unique opportunity to introduce, practice and develop mountain bike skills all year round. Consistent and dedicated time practicing your bike skills is the best way to build your foundation and see progression.
JOYRIDE 150 is the largest indoor bike park in Canada, with over 100,00 sq ft of riding for all abilities. Featuring beginner to expert sections, cross country trails, pump tracks, jump lines, skinnies, and much more, making it the perfect facility to keep working on your mountain bike goals and confidence during the colder months.
4 Week Beginner/Novice
When you graduate from the Groundwork MTB Fundamentals Course, you will:
✓ Be more relaxed and comfortable on your bike
✓ Walk your bike less and experience less frustration
✓ Ride safer
✓ Increase your confidence
✓ Have a strong foundation on the bike
✓ Have new people to connect and ride with
✓ Have a new way that you enjoy improving your fitness & health
The Groundwork MTB Fundamentals course was created for those who are
> New to mountain biking; you either just got started this year, looking to get started or maybe in your second year of riding but still really struggling to get going.
> Attempting to put the pieces together and having no idea what you're doing on the trails.
> Wanting to ride comfortably and confidently. You don't want to be fearful anymore.
> Frustrated with not being able to ride sections of the trail and are tired of walking your bike a lot, crashing, and maybe even injuring yourself.
> Looking for people to ride with and a community of like-minded riders to be a part of.
> Looking for an active hobby that you enjoy and will improve fitness and health.
What you will Learn in the Groundwork
MTB Fundamentals Course
Our professional, knowledgeable and inspiring instructors break down the below fundamental skills into simple and actionable steps that are easy to remember.
Utilizing drills and the features and obstacles on hand, we'll practice them first in a safe and open area before taking it to the features and obstacles at each station. By the end of the Groundwork MTB Fundamentals Course, you will be comfortably, confidently and consistently executing the below skills.
All Skills and Stations are transferable to the trails!
/ Intro to Joyride
Learn the Park's layout & flow. Discover all of the stations & what you can practice at each.
/ MTB Foundations
Learn a variety of body positions that will help you stay relaxed and mobile through various terrain, control your speed confidently and use your vision and focus to boost success.
/ Slow Speed Skills
Build proper balance and control over the bike without relying on speed and allowing you to slow things down and ride more smoothly.
/ Pumping, Rhythm & Flow
Ride the pump tracks for improved riding efficiency and a full-body workout.
Tackle technical lines & features to test your skills and help you progress.
/ Send It!
Take all of your newly learned skills and apply them to the 800m Cross-Country mountain bike trail featuring climbs & descents, log-overs, rock gardens & other features.
Build confidence. Ride safer. Meet other riders.
Have more fun on the trails.
✓ 4 x 2 Hour sessions learning from professional mountain bike instructors.
✓ Dirt Jumper Rental Bike for the entire program [we do not recommend using a mountain bike for the program]
✓ 3 Hour All-access pass to Joyride for the entire program- stay the hour after the class!
✓ Small Group Sizes (max eight riders): To ensure an effective, safe and personal learning experience
✓ Personalized Feedback & Video Analysis
✓ Weekly Skills Recap
✓ A private online platform to connect with your fellow students and coach
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Round 1: January 11 - February 1
Round 2: February 15 - March 7
What past Riders have to say....
Highly recommend this team of coaches. I joined a group private lesson held at Joyride 150, and it was amazing to see the skills I gained. Don't hesitate, invest in yourself!
Awesome and professional Staff! They are very patient as well as knowledgable. Riding was educational yet fun! I overcame many riding anxieties with their help. In my opinion Minii Adventures are the best there is to teach MTB skills.