Mountain Bike Skills Instruction

From weekend warriors who enjoy scenic trails and being fit, to a cross country national champion, to cross country and all-mountain racers who have competed in Leadville, Xterra, the Pisgah 36 Hour MTB Race, and the Breck Epic, to enduro and downhill athletes who are hitting large drops and challenging jumps, and everyone in between, I have already helped way over a hundred men and women from many states become more confident, all-around riders.

Some of the best coaches in every sport weren't the best players.  And what is considered difficult for one rider is easy for another.  Difficulty is always relative.  I know there are many riders who are better than I am.  Nevertheless, I hope these videos demonstrate some of the maneuvers I have been teaching successfully.  These same maneuvers can also be helpful and fun on trails that are not nearly as technically challenging.

While this is a double-black trail that won't be ridden in the "Ground Control 1" camp, the basic skills taught in that one-day camp are the only ones being used to conquer it. Never underestimate executing the basics correctly.

Instruction for All Abilities.  Whether you enjoy cross country, enduro/all mountain, or lift-serve bike parks, I can help you improve your technical skills.

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"We learn to ride at an early age, and most of us go with what we think is right.  Lon expands on our basic skills to teach us what IS best, safest, and optimal for varying terrain. It's basically a 'new normal' rather than old habits that are often bad habits. Even long-time, and well-rounded riders have learned from these classes."  Robby, 55+

"It was an amazing weekend, and Louis and I are fired up about practicing all we learned and becoming better and safer riders. Thanks Lon Cullen for teaching with clear and detailed instructions, constructive criticism, encouragement and praise when it was due."  Allison, 60+

"I have lived in Colorado for years and have ridden many of the double black diamond all mountain and downhill trails on a regular basis.  Lon is an excellent rider, and an even better mtb skills instructor/coach."  Trent, 45+

"I am an IMBA ICP Level 1 Bike Instructor and have also taught basic skills to over 300 'Trips for Kids' participants since 2013.  Lon studied my techniques and was able to improve many aspects of my riding.  He is a great teacher and gives you visuals to help in the learning process.  I am looking forward to working on the “homework” and then returning for more instruction."  Doug, 55+

"Take the skills camps because Lon is awesome, and you will be too!"  Nic, teen.

"Super cool MTB instructional class today. Lon Cullen is an amazing teacher. I have been riding for over 35 years, and I learned a lot today." Geoff, 40+

"Been riding for years, but learned several take homes, or take to the trail, within the first 20 minutes!" Kurt, 50+, third year NICA coach

"Took GC1 today and am impressed. Went over body position, braking, terrain awareness, riding hills, descending, and cornering (I'm sure I've forgotten something). Lon is really able to tell you what you need to do, demonstrating it, and then allowing you to do it while offering advice and suggestions. I highly recommend this class to any beginner or even someone who's been MTBing a while. It is money well spent and I look forward to GC2."  Joel, 49, NICA coach

"The tips I learned in these classes are what have me checking off a new expert feature every week.  You'd be surprised what proper body position and a well executed roll-down lunge will get your thru."  Chase, 25+

 "Recently took GC1/GC2 with Lon and my 15 yr old son. I learned more in the first 15 min than I did in months of watching YouTube instructional videos. Lon has a very encouraging style and teaches using simple visuals to help you digest what could be complex. His approach worked as well for my son as it did for me. But the proof is in the riding - I recently rode a local trail (River Loop, Ellijay, GA) that had previously been too technical for me to complete without walking some steep sections. Not only did I complete it all without walking I felt very comfortable and confident even in the most technical sections. Thanks, Lon - your system works. I'll be back for more!" Dustin, 40+

"I can't say enough good things about my group clinic with Lon. My skills were tested & I will be able to break my bad habits! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for everyone!!!" Laura, 25+

"Had a private lesson with Lon covering a lot of the material in the GC 1 class. Solid mix of discussion, demonstration and application out on the trail. Great instructor and great guy. Looking forward to going again." Bill, 60+

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