Simsbury Culture, Parks and Recreation Department
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Mountain Bike Fundamentals - For Adults!

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This new program is for all types of riders, those who are new to mountain biking or are experienced riders looking to kick bad habits.  Our instructors will take you back to the basics with a progressive approach to teaching bike/body position, operation of controls, and navigating the trail.  Our goal is to have you dancing down the trail and having more fun on your bike!

Skills to be taught include:
Ready Position, Bike/Body Movements, Braking/Shifting, Climbing/Descending, Reading The Trail, Wheel Lifts, and Introduction to Cornering.

Everyone needs to have their own safe and working mountain bike.  If you are not sure about your bike's condition, we highly recommend having a local bike shop do an inspection.  No road bikes, hybrids, or cruisers. 
All participants must have a properly fitting bike helmet 

About our instructors:
About Justin Olewnik:
Coach Justin Olewnik is a 10 year Simsbury resident and is an avid cyclist who enjoys both road and mountain biking. He has been mountain biking for over 20 years and is excited to share his passion for bikes and trail riding with kids and adults alike. From his experience as a lifelong athlete, Justin values the importance of focusing on fundamentals to improve your skills. Whether you just picked up a bike or have many miles under your tires, Justin believes all riders can benefit from focused coaching to improve bike handling, confidence, and performance so that your next ride is your best ride.

About Mike Niziolek:
Mike Niziolek is a Simbury resident and has been an avid mountain biker for more than 20 years. In addition to his passion for riding he is a certified K-12 educator. Mike has taught at Somers High School for 17 years and has been involved with coaching youth sports and activities most of his career. Mike is always looking to improve his own riding, attending clinics and seminars and is excited to help others learn and enjoy the sport of mountain biking.

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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