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Rider Levels

Wondering what we mean by Intermediate?  Here are some descriptions of the rider levels, so you can match your experience to them, and figure out where you fit in.

L​evel One - New Rider/ Beginner

Level one riders have very little or no single track experience .  Trails will be our easiest available beginner singletrack, they are wide trails with few obstacles.  Level one riders will find these trails challenging but are able to ride most of the trail without getting off the bike.  In Rossland this includes trails like Louie Joes, Moes & Larry's. 

 
Level Two - Beginner

Occasional single track experience but still has a lot to learn.  Trails will be our green/blue variety with more small bumps, rocks, roots and switchbacks than level 1.  Level 2 riders will find these trails challenging and will still be learning how to navigate the obstacles on the trail.  In Rossland the trails include Cemetary, Green Door, Drakes.

 
Level Three - Intermediate

Ride Single track often and want to improve speed and confidence through small roots and rocks and corners up and down.  Trails have lots of challenging fun Blue switchbacks descending, some steeper descending practice and some blue rocky sections for challenges.  Level 3 riders are riding these trails with confidence, they are looking to improve their line selection, ride with more flow and conquer the rock and man made features on the trail.  In Rossland the trails include Milky Way, Dewdney, Tamerac to Doukabour Draw. 

 

Level Four - Intermediate/Advanced

Ride single track regularly with confidence on most trail features.  Have the ability to adapt quickly to changing terrain and are confident on new trails.   Looking to improve speed and flow on the trail through varied steep up/down terrain with good technique and reading of trail.  Level four riders want to improve all areas of their biking, build their speed and be confident riding all single blacks at speed and moving into be capable of any trail.  In Rossland trails include Pay Dirt, Larch/BS, SMD/SMA, Crown Point

 

Level Five - Advanced

Confident in varied rooty and rocky terrain with steep up/down terrain.
Desire to improve skills and confidence with black diamond terrain.  Trails have rocky, rooty, steep pitches, rock faces, man made stunts and log rides if desired. Must have padding, flat pedals, full face helmet recommended , and at least 6 inch front fork recommended.