FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I've never mountain biked, is your coaching right for me?
Absolutely. We are focused on helping you to learn the fundamental mountain bike skills necessary to help you be comfortable and in control on your mountain bike. When you leave our clinics we want you to be confident and empowered to ride beginner trails on your own.
How long is a lesson?
Our group lessons are typically two to three hours in length. Generally, we spend about an hour on skill development and then go practice applying those skills on the trail. Other options are available for private lessons.
How much are lessons and guiding?
Rates for group and private sessions vary depending on the host location. We accept cash and credit card. Private coaching rates begin at $75.00 per hour, please contact us regarding private group and guiding rates.
What do I need to bring?
A great attitude, helmet, and a trail-ready mountain bike that is in good working order. You will also need to bring: flat pedals (recommended), closed-toe shoes (tennis shoes), water bottle, snacks, repair kit with inner tube, and any extra layers to keep you comfortable outdoors for the duration of your clinic or guided ride.
You will also sign a liability waiver, please have the phone number available for your emergency contact.
What is your COVID-19 policy?
Client safety is of the utmost importance to North Star Mountain Bike Guides. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented COVID-19 policies and procedures to minimize risk for our staff and students. Social distancing measures will be in effect and enforced at all clinics, in addition to having hand sanitizer or hand washing stations, disposable masks, and gloves available. To view the policy in its entirety please click here.
Are North Star Mountain Bike Guides instructors certified?
Yes, safety and fun are our main priorities. North Star Mountain Bike Guides instructors hold multiple guiding and instructor certifications. Byron holds both BICP (Bicycle Instructor Certification Program) Level II Certifications and PMBI (Professional Mountain Bike Instructor) Level I Instructor Certification. Tara holds BICP (Bicycle Instructor Certification Program) Level II Certification and PMBI (Professional Mountain Bike Instructor) Level II "Air" Instructor Certifications. Both also hold NOLS Wilderness First Aid and American Red Cross CPR certifications.