ALBERTA 66 MOUNTAIN BIKING

Calgary, AB, Canada

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©2019 by Alberta 66 Mountain Biking.

Instruction ~ Guiding ~ Shuttle Services

Beginner Discovery Series

$220 4-Week Series

Join us for this confidence building series. Perfect for anyone new to the sport who wants to learn where to ride and some fundamental skills, while in a fun and encouraging environment. We will ride a new trail each week and focus on one skill each week.

 

Things you'll learn:

- How to check and set up your bike

- Where to ride and how to plan your route

- Riding Stance and Balance

- Climbing

- Braking

- Descending

The sessions will start with 30 minutes of skill sessions followed by a trail ride to apply what you've learned (1 to 1.5 hrs of riding). Sessions will begin at 6:30 pm. A shuttle to the trail head will be available in our certified commercial Van.

Recommended Minimum Ratings

Fitness - 2 

Skill - 2

Skill and Fitness Ratings Page

 

Intermediate Discovery Series

$275 5-Week Series

Riding the same trails every week? Want to see new areas, and improve your skills? Participants should be able to ride 2-2.5 hrs, be comfortable on "blue" XC trails, and have at least 1 season of experience on the mountain bike. We will ride a new area each week and focus on one skill each week.

Things you'll learn:

- Technical Climbing

- Braking 

- Descending steeper terrain

- Cornering

The sessions will start with 30 minutes of skill sessions followed by a trail ride to apply what you've learned (~2 hrs of riding). Sessions will begin at 6:30 pm. A shuttle to the trail head will be available in our certified commercial Van.

Recommended Minimum Ratings

Fitness - 2 

Skill - 3

Skill and Fitness Ratings Page

 

Intermediate PLUS Discovery Series

$275 5-Week Series

You can ride any blue level trail with no issues, and are ready to start increasing your speed, and facing some of the black trails. However you want to work in that direction while feeling under control.  

Things you'll learn:

- Confident line selection

- Increasing bike balance

- Experimenting with getting the wheels off the ground

- Body position for better traction

The sessions will start with 30 minutes of skill sessions followed by a trail ride to apply what you've learned (~2 hrs of riding). Sessions will begin at 6:30 pm. A shuttle to the trail head will be available in our certified commercial Van.

Recommended Minimum Ratings

Fitness - 3

Skill - 4

Skill and Fitness Ratings Page

 

Advanced Discovery Series

$220 4-Week Series

You ride all the trails, but perhaps there are some holes in your game?  Want to increase speed, be more confident in loose steep sections and read the terrain better? Perhaps you have been mountain biking for years, but your technique is having trouble adapting to the new bikes and trail building techniques.  This is intended to be a diverse group of supportive individuals who are ready to try some new things.

 

Things you'll learn:

- Advanced braking techniques

- Maximizing traction 

- Descending steeps

- Increasing speed through all types of corners

The sessions will start with either a shuttle or a climb and then much of our time will be spent sessioning sections of the selected trail (~2 hrs of riding). Participants should be prepared to do some pedaling. Sessions will begin at 6:30 pm. A shuttle to the trail head will be available in our certified commercial Van.

Recommended Minimum Ratings

Fitness - 3

Skill - 4 moving to 5

Skill and Fitness Ratings Page

 

New To Mountain Biking (Half Day)

$85

Perfect for anyone new to the sport who wants to learn some fundamental skills and get some tips without committing to the full Discovery Series. Participants should be able to ride a bike on pathways.

 

Things you'll learn:

- How to check your bike

- Where to ride and how to plan your route

- Riding Stance and Balance

- Intro to Climbing

- Intro to Braking and Descending

This program will start with a skill session followed by a trail ride to apply what you've learned (~2 hrs of riding broken up with additional skill work). 

Recommended Minimum Ratings

Fitness - 1

Skill - 1

Skill and Fitness Ratings Page

 

Private and Group Coaching

Instruction

Want to improve your confidence and skill on the bike?

Preparing for a Cross Country or Enduro race and want some advice to get you ready for race day?

We do one-on-one, or if you have some friends with similar goals and schedules who might be interested in splitting the coaching costs with you, it is an effective and economical way to learn. A popular option is to book several shorter sessions once a week. giving time to absorb and practice newly learned skills.

Click below link for pricing and contact us at info@alberta66mtb.com. We can build sessions to suit your needs and schedule.

 

Guided Rides

Custom Tour

Visiting southern Alberta and want us to take care of the ride planning, route finding and transportation?

Have a group of coworkers, friends or family that you want to go mountain biking with?

We can  arrange custom tours for single day or multi-day itineraries, and can handle groups from 1 to 12 participants.

Bike and helmet rentals can be arranged through our partners if needed.

Pricing dependent on group size and duration - see below for pricing, then contact us at info@alberta66mtb.com with the dates you have in mind and we can plan your ride!

 

Moose Shuttle Days

Full day of riding Moose $85

Our most popular offering!

A great way to ride the gravity trails of Moose Mountain without having to coordinate drivers and saving wear and tear on your vehicles. 

We start in the morning with the easiest trails, working our way through all the trails in order of increasing difficulty.  If ever a guest doesn't want to ride a particular trail they are free to ride any other trail on the side of the mountain where the van is picking up. We have found this works well for a variety of skill levels, and makes for a fun day for everyone. There will be options to sit out laps if desired.  The main group will be accompanied by one of our guides.

Link to dedicated Moose Shuttle Information Page.

Recommended Minimum Ratings

Fitness - 2 

Skill - 4

Skill and Fitness Ratings Page

 

Group Rides & Road Trips

Various Pricing

New for 2019!

We have scheduled a series of rides that are intended to get people out on trails or visit areas they wouldn't normally ride.   Each will be unique in terms of fitness and skill requirements, but the rides will be run in a no-drop group format. Take a look at the calendar and consider signing up early if you are interested, as if they are not at 1/3 capacity a week in advance we will likely cancel and book private sessions.  If you do sign up and we have to cancel you will receive a full refund.

Recommended Fitness/Skill ratings

Fitness - Various   

Skill - Various

Skill and Fitness Ratings Page

 

Custom Shuttle Hire

Various pricing and time options.

Oscar, our comfortable air conditioned van (commercially inspected, certified and insured) is ready for action!  Able to transport up to 10 people and bikes wherever you need to ride.  - DH shuttle days without sitting any out, or vehicle worries.

- Group transport to a resort, all in one vehicle with a safe sober driver.

- The best carpool solution for a larger group!

Click the button below for pricing, or shoot us an email at info@alberta66mtb.com to check availability.