Mountain Bike Skills Coaching

Mountain Bike Skills Coaching

Aprogram from the Peel Compton Foundation and Cognition Coaching

Each session is instructed by Ben Tufford of Cognition Coaching. While often teaching and certifying others to teach MTB skills in the Bike Instructor Certification Program and NICA’s On The Bike skills program, he also contributes to our community by helping riders of all ages and abilities to ride with advanced skills and confidence.

These coaching sessions are limited to 6 riders to ensure every participant gets extensive 1-on-1 professional advice and attention from our certified instructor.

Course Descriptions

Technical Wheel Lifts: This session is for confident beginners and intermediate riders looking to learn technical wheel lifts for navigating bigger trail features. Topics will include Body Position/Balance/Pressure Control, Basic Front/Rear Wheel Lift, Level Lift, Intro to Manuals, and 1/4 Punch Wheel Lift.

Intro to Drops and Jumps: This session is for intermediate and up riders who are wanting to push their technical skills into dropping ledges and getting air on the trails. Attending a previous session is strongly encouraged. Students will learn the proper technique to manage drops or ledges of all shapes and sizes with the Cognition Portable Jump Line.

February 7th Sessions:

10:00am – 12:00pm Technical Wheel Lifts – This session is FULL!
12:30pm – 2:30pm Intro to Drops and Jumps – This session is FULL!

March 28th Sessions:
10:00am – 12:00pm Technical Wheel Lifts
12:30pm – 2:30pm Intro to Drops and Jumps – This session is FULL!

As our classes fill up you are welcome to email to be placed on our wait list.

How much does it cost?

Technical Wheel Lifts – $60 early bird // $80 week of

Intro to Drops and Jumps – $80 early bird // $100 week of

Who is this course for? Youth and Adults who are beginner-intermediate riders looking to increase their confidence and ability. Ages 13+.

What to bring? Weather appropriate active clothing, closed toed shoes, water bottle, a helmet, a face mask, and a mountain bike of any style in good working condition. Additional protective gear recommended but not required.

Where to meet? The Coler Grove Pavilion

Who?Contact Kenny Williams with any questions at

When? February 7, March 28

The Peel Compton Foundation connects the community through nature, education, recreation, and preservation! This is our mission and we are so excited to share this program with you.