Testimonials

"First of all, Lon is a beast on the bike! But more importantly he's not there to show off his own skills, he's very aware and attentive to your personal skill level and wants you to be comfortable in everything you decide you want to try during his class. I came away with very practical knowledge and language to the varying techniques. I'm excited to take the next level up class sometime soon!" Emily, 30+

"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+

"Going fast or winning races does not mean one is a good MTBer with skills.  A skilled MTB doesn't just ride the trails; they feel and experience the trails.  They approach areas of difficulty with options and understand it is all about position, where to look, and even about knowing how to fall.  The best way I can relate this is with my kids and tennis.  Yes, I can go hit with them and maybe win a game or two, but anyone watching the match would quickly be able to tell who had been coached. The skilled tennis player knows what shots to use and when, how to mix up shots, when to use a kick serve vs flat serve, etc.  I might beat them once or twice but eventually the skilled tennis player with fitness is going to beat just a fit person. I just cannot say enough about what an awesome job Lon Cullen did and how lucky we were to have him come to Mississippi.  He taught us skills and then took us to the trails for practice. He was laid back, organized, and he just has an amazing ability to teach simply-advanced and basic skills within the same group."  Karen, age 50+

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