ARU Skills Clinics

A series of mountain bike skills clinics built to increase confidence out on the trails and connect our riding community. Welcome to the Arbutus Routes University.

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ARU clinics take aim at introducing what we believe to be the key ingredients for enjoying your riding even more, both as a beginner or intermediate rider. The focus is on fun with great instruction thrown in.

With the support of our shop we will ensure you pick up skills both on and off your bike, with hints and tips for bike maintenance shared during the clinics.

Weekly group sessions.

Same instructors, same group. Book now and plan your summer of riding improvement. 

  • Tuesday nights, 5pm to 7pm.
  • 4 sessions over 4 consecutive weeks to maximize your instruction and practice.
  • Join a group of up to 7 riders.
  • Choose a block of sessions starting May through to August (4 week blocks).
    • 3rd May to 24 May.
    • 31st May to 21 June.
    • 28th June to 19 July.
    • 26th July to 16 Aug.

Who are these skills clinics suited for?

We have designed these mountain bike skills clinics to support the progression of the beginner to intermediate level rider in a fun and safe environment. If you are relatively new to the sport join our Fundamentals Sessions and maximize your riding enjoyment. For those looking to refine those intermediate skills join our Progression Sessions. These clinics are also a great opportunity to meet more riding partners.

The Price:

$249 for a block of 4 sessions, in either our Fundamental or Progression sessions.

The Sessions:

Fundamental Sessions

We Cover: Body positioning, Fundamental Braking & Cornering while descending. Riding with more flow & approaching drops through exercises in pressure and timing

Progression Sessions

We Cover: Advanced braking & climbing techniques along with the introduction of jumping and manoeuvres to add even more fun to your riding.

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