Jumps: Taking flight on one of park’s finely crafted jump lines is some of the most fun you can have on a bike. Want to learn how? Our “Air” certified instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of how to get those wheels off the ground in a safe, intentional, and controlled way.
Drops: Looking to tackle the wooden drops in the skills area or eyeing up the rock drops on the Hemlock Epoch Trail? A private lesson is the perfect way to guide you through the techniques to handle different height drops, at different speeds, with intention and control.
Choose this lesson if you are looking for private instruction specifically for Jumps or Drops.
All level riders can take this lesson, whether this is your first time getting your tires off the ground or if you have regularly been riding jump lines (like Tortuga at Kanuga) but want to jump with more control or style!
Choose one of our other private lessons for trail riding if you want to work on things like cornering, handling more technical trails, or the essentials like body position, braking, etc.
This lesson requires the instructor to be a certified “Air Instructor” through the PMBIA. Level 2 or Level 3 PMBIA Air Instructors have gone through specific training and evaluation on teaching jumps and drops. This ensures they follow proven teaching techniques, excellent risk management, and ability to offer accurate feedback to help you progress in a safe, intentional, and controlled way.
We’ll start by listening to your specific goals with jumps or drops, do a skills assessment to understand your current ability, then design a custom lesson that will help you reach your goals.
We typically do an assessment and possible makeover with some fundamentals in the grass field or practice jumps / drops in our skills area. Then we start practicing and applying on the lower jump lines. We can also use the trails “First in Flight” and “Tortuga”.
Expect LOTS of practice time, drills, and plenty of feedback/video analysis to help you progress.
$90 per hour for the first rider with a 2hr minimum. $50 per hour for each additional rider. You can choose between 2hr or 3hr duration for this lesson.
In additional to the cost of instruction, you’ll need to purchase a day pass or membership to Ride Kanuga separately at our website or in person when you arrive at our Adventure Center.
Required for this lesson:
Day-pass or membership to Ride Kanuga. If you don’t already have one, purchase separately at our website or in person at the Adventure Shop when you arrive.
A bicycle in good working order. You can bring your own bike (regular mountain bike, eBike, or dirt jumper) or rent an eBike separately from our shop at Ride Kanuga.
Helmets are required, full-face or half shell are acceptable
Water and food to last the duration of your lesson
Closed toe shoes (no sandals, flip-flops, or crocs)
Optional (but highly recommended) equipment:
Full Face Helmet
We’ll meet just outside the main Adventure Center Building. Look for your instructor in MTB Skills Factory staff clothing.
You can cancel at any time for any reason for a full refund (minus our credit card and processing fees – 5%) up until the day before your lesson. If you cancel ON the day of your lesson, we keep the deposit. You can also reschedule your lesson for no additional cost up until the day before your lesson.