Lessons, Clinics, & Guides

Private Instruction

Lesson & Guide Pricing

  • Half Day (3hr) Lesson: $215
  • Full Day (6hr) Lesson: $395
  • Half Day (3hr) Guided Laps: $165
  • Full Day (6hr) Guided Laps: $299
  • Discounted Day Pass: $40
  • Discounted Rental Bike: $100


Meet Walker Shaw

My name is Walker Shaw, and I’m happy to be offering mountain bike instruction at both Rock Creek and Ride Kanuga bike parks. Whether it’s your first day riding mountain bikes or you’re looking to take your riding and race craft to a new level, we have something for you. 

I’m 27 and have been living in WNC for almost 20 years. I’m a huge fan of this area and all the amazing riding this place has to offer. Growing up, I played a wide array of sports and ultimately cycling became my passion. Originally, I raced BMX on the national circuit before making the switch to primarily mountain bike racing at the age of 16. Mountain biking has given me the opportunity to travel to some amazing places and meet some lifelong friends. 

I’m excited to share my cycling knowledge both on and off the bike with you!

Racing Career Highlights:

  • 5 x USAC Collegiate Individual National Champion
  • 1 x USAC Junior National Downhill Champion 
  • 1 x Sea Otter Classic Elite Downhill Winner 
  • 2 x UCI Downhill World Cup Elite Finals

Whether your goal is simply to become more comfortable on your bike, more efficient riding difficult terrain , or improve your overall riding speed, we have something for you. Our mountain bike instructors will tailor each lesson to your current skill set and goals.

What to expect

  • Bike evaluation
  • Core skills assessment
  • Personally tailored instruction
  • Individual attention to your goals and needs

Equipment Recommendations

At Ride Rock Creek, safety is always our top priority. Our coaching staff generally recommends a full-suspension bike with disc brakes. However, jump-specific hard tails may be appropriate for dirt-jump sessions. Full-finger gloves, knee/elbow protection, and full-face helmets are also strongly recommended. Some equipment is available to rent and the rest is available for purchase on-site at the Ride Rock Creek shop if needed.



All coaching sessions must be booked in advance to ensure a time slot and/or specific coach. A 48-hour cancellation policy is enforced for a full refund. Cancellations made within 48 hours of a booking forfeit 50% of the booking cost.


Additional Rider Policy

Add additional riders to any private session at $35/hr. Please contact us prior to booking for additional rider requests.

Half Day lesson

Full Day lesson

Half Day Guided Laps

full Day Guided Laps