Mountain Bike Pro Skills Development Course
MTBing in Scotland and Canada BC. This is the ideal prerequisite course to working as a Mountain Bike guide or just an awesome way to enjoy 3-6 weeks of mountain biking and MTB skills coaching. This course develops your mountain bike skills, leadership skills and takes you riding in some of the most epic places on the planet to enjoy the riding. Live the MTB dream
So it is true there are people who spend their whole lives travelling the world mountain biking. Here‚¬„¢s what you do: you get the skills, you get the experience, make the contacts and then develop a lifestyle to suit you. For example, you could find employment such as:
- Mountain bike guides work in New Zealand running heli-biking tours
- Mountain bike guides work in Canada, both guiding in bike parks and shuttling bikers on 4WD minibus accessed all mountain riding and well as cross country guiding
- Mountain bike guide work in Scotland guiding cross country, coaching bike skills and running training courses and assessments for multi-activity bike instructors in outdoor centres
You will develop your own contacts to ride and guide beyond the course. This course is our prerequisite to taking the NGBs in mountain bike guiding and starting your path to living the dream.
Week 1 Based in Scotland (Hostel accommodation)
One of the top designations in the world for mountain biking is our base. Scotland has numerous natural mountain riding opportunities, add to that the growing number of high quality bike parks and check out riders like Danny Macaskill to see the stuff on offer in our Aviemore base.
The first week we explore natural single track trails, cross country or all mountain bikes required. We will develop your mountain biking skills to tackle the riding to come.
Week 2 Based in Scotland (Camping and Hostels)
Well one week simply isn‚¬„¢t enough to enjoy the range of riding in Scotland on offer. This week we hit the expedition trail, using specially made mountain bike trailers we do a five day long distance mountain bike journey across Scotland.
Weeks 3-5 Based in British Columbia, Canada (Hostels)
Week 3 and 4 are a MTB road trip across BC riding at variety of MTB bike parks and cross country venues. BC has it all, man made north shore wooden challenges, dry sunny weather to enjoy the great single track. Loads of bike parks with uplife in a small area means lots of all mountain and down hill experience time. After years of riding these trails we know where the best parks and natural ride are. We will do classics like the Seven summits trail in Rossland other places visited will include Fernie, Silver Star, Sun Peaks, Golden and then arriving in Whistler.
Week 6 Based in BC Canada, Whistler
Hostel or upgrade to Luxury Chalet with full catering and hot tub
(see note for upgrade pricing)
Whistler is famous in the MTB world and for good reason, loads of great down hill trails, fast lift service and loads of valley cross country and free ride trails. We spend the week fully guided, exploring both, continuing the skills coaching and development to hone you into an amazing rider.