Date(s) - 07 May
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The course will run with a minimum of 6 participants. It will be postponed if we do not have enough participants to run it on this date.
The aim of our intermediate course is to provide you with the techniques required to ride safely on moderately technical off-road terrain and will run by a qualified Swiss Cycling & Bike-Pro mountain bike guide. Skills will be explained and demonstrated before being practised in a controlled environment (gravel car-park or fire road). A large part of the course is aimed at getting you familiar and comfortable enough with your bike to ride on narrow trails with some small technical challenges such as roots, small rocks and low steps.
There are no prerequisites for the intermediate course and only very minor off-road experience is necessary, but those attending should be aware that the aim of the course is to get you riding on narrow trails with some small technical features, as such it is advisable that you are at least comfortable riding your bike in none technical terrain such as paved roads before signing up for this course.
Courses will be limited to a maximum of 8 participants and will include the following topics:
• Basic Position,
• Correct braking technique
• Getting on and off the bike in steep terrain
• Uphill/Downhill technique
• On the trail coaching
Contact: dave (at) swissalpineadventure.com
What you need:
• Mountain bike with minimum front suspension
• Helmet and gloves
• Drink backpack or water bottle
• Energy bar or snacks to eat during the day
• Rain gear
Max No. of Participants: 8
Course cost: 125CHF
Payment details will be provided by email once you have registered for a place in the event. Your place is only confirmed when your event has been paid for in full.
Safety is the highest priority for us at Swiss Alpine Adventure, however, mountain biking is a potentially dangerous sport. We can not guarantee total safety to anyone participating in our courses. There is always a chance of falling off your bike and while we do our best to minimise this the risk can not be totally eliminated, cuts, scratches and bruises are something that can not be totally protected against. Each skill will be explained and demonstrated before students attempt them and exercises will aim to slowly build up skills in as safe a way as possible. Participants MUST wear a helmet at all times when on any Swiss Alpine Adventure Mountain Biking course and everyone is strongly recommended to wear at least full finger gloves for additional safety. The use of knee or elbow pads is not necessary but if people feel more comfortable wearing them on their bikes then feel free to do so.
We also encourage participants to have cancellation insurance in case they can not attend events at the last minute due to illness, injury or any other reasons. We cannot give refunds for cancellations within the last 30 days before the event starts.
All participants take part in events or activities facilitated by Swiss Alpine Adventure entirely at their own risk. Swiss Alpine Adventure does not accept liability for damage to property, death or personal injury that may occur whilst taking part in activities or events organized by Swiss Alpine Adventure. It is your responsibility to make sure your equipment is maintained and in safe working order. We reserve the right to stop you from participating with us if your equipment is badly maintained or not in safe working order. Whilst we endeavour to make sure that the information on this website pertaining to routes and trails is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy.
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