About the Course
Ever felt a bit unsure about mountain biking in Castlegar? Maybe you've paused at the trailhead, wondering if you're really ready for the Selkirk and Merry Creek trails. We totally get that. That's why we've put together our new beginner mountain bike program in Castlegar, aimed at helping you feel more confident and comfortable, right in your own backyard.
Let's start at the Castlegar bike park. Here, our level 1 PMBIA certified coach will work with you to build up your basic skills. It's not just about learning techniques; it's about understanding how you ride, what you find tough, and what you want to achieve. The first week is all about getting to know you and your bike a bit better.
In the second week, we'll head over to the Selkirk trails. This is where you'll start using what you've learned, practicing in areas that are just right for your level. You'll find yourself handling those green and easy blue trails more comfortably, getting around rocks, roots, and corners with a bit more ease.
Then, the last two weeks at Merry Creek are where you'll really start to feel at home on your bike. This is where your skills get sharper, and you start feeling more confident about taking on trails that might have seemed a bit too much before. You'll learn how to balance better, control your path, and let your bike move just right under you. Those tricky corners? You'll be handling them much better, whether going up or down.
Now, you're not just along for the ride with your friends—you're fully part of the group. You might even surprise your adventurous 9-year-old with some neat moves on your next family ride. And if something doesn't go as planned? No problem. You'll understand what to tweak and be ready to try again.
So, if you're around Castlegar and looking to get more into mountain biking in a fun, supportive way, this program is just what you need. Come join us, and let's enjoy the trails of Castlegar together, turning those moments of hesitation into times of comfortable riding and personal achievement.
***Make this your best biking season yet and elevate your skills to new heights! Sign up for both our beginner and intermediate programs together and enjoy a 20% discount. These programs are crafted to complement each other, building on your progress over 8 weeks. Imagine dedicating this time with your coach, transforming your bike skills beyond what you thought possible.***
Meet Bonny Wright, a true mountain biking enthusiast with a deep-rooted passion for the sport. Bonny has spent years nurturing her love for mountain biking right here in Castlegar, where she also raised her family. Her connection to the local trails and community runs deep, and she's thrilled to share this passion with other women and youth in the area.
Bonny's experience is as rich as it is diverse. She's been at the forefront of running ladies' ride nights, creating a space where women can learn, grow, and enjoy biking in a supportive environment. Her work doesn't stop there; she's also played a pivotal role in the high school bike program, inspiring young riders to embrace the sport.
We're incredibly excited to have Bonny join our team this year. Her arrival marks a significant step in expanding our programs in the Castlegar area. Bonny is not just a coach; she's an inspiration. Her natural coaching style, combined with her genuine enthusiasm for mountain biking, makes her an ideal mentor. Under her guidance, you're not just building skills; you're growing in confidence and enjoyment of the sport.
Bonny is a certified PMBIA level 1 coach, a testament to her commitment to providing high-quality, safe, and enjoyable training. Working with her, you'll quickly see why she's loved and respected in the mountain biking community. Get ready to embark on a journey of skill enhancement and personal growth with Bonny as your guide.