What is your ability?
Mountain Bike Ability Guide
Please refer to the chart below to define your downhill mountain biking ability.
|Beginner||Limited mileage on city streets and paved bike paths. Possesses little to no experience riding on downhill mountain bike terrain. Can demonstrate some balance and control on a bike and can apply the use of hand brakes. Working on fundamental downhill bike handling skills.|
|Advanced Beginner||Limited experience on green and easy blue technical cross-country trails. Can demonstrate balance and control on a bike and can apply the use of hand brakes. Able to ride comfortably on green trails such as Holy Roller at slower speeds. Working on exploring more challenging intermediate terrain, while continuing to build upon bike fundamentals.|
|Intermediate||Comfortable at slower speeds on blue technical and flow trails with roots, loose rocks and single tracks, while retaining balance, changing gears and braking instinctively. Looking to learn how to drop and jump safely and continuing to explore more advanced terrain.|
|Advanced||Comfortable on all blue technical and flow trails, while retaining balance, changing gears and braking instinctively at higher speeds on steeper, more challenging terrain. Has significant mileage on black technical and flow trails with jumps and drops. Working on improving technique on black jumps and technical features.|
|Expert||Proficient on all black technical and flow jump trails. Very experienced, dynamic biker. Able to ride all trails confidently and quickly, while retaining balance, changing gears and braking instinctively at high speeds on steeper, more difficult terrain. Working on gaining experience on double black trails.|