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Mountain Ravens Whistler Skills Day for Beginners


Mountain Ravens Whistler Skills Day for Beginners

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Are you fairly new to the world of mountain biking and eager to build your skills and confidence from the ground up? Join Sweet Skills for a full day of immersive instruction and riding that will ignite your passion for the sport.

Led by our experienced and supportive female coaches, this clinic is designed to equip you with the fundamental skills and knowledge you need to thrive on the trails. Throughout the day, you’ll receive personalized guidance as we cover everything from bike setup to technique along with a lot of on-trail sessioning and riding.

The morning kicks off with focused practice of fundamental bike skills in an open area. Here, you’ll master essential skills such as maintaining stable body positioning, utilizing gears and brakes effectively, navigating corners and obstacle, and most importantly how to relax and have fun!

After a quick lunch, we’ll hit the trails and put your learning into action with time to session technical portions of the trail, cheering fellow riders along the way.

After the exhilaration of riding and accomplishments, we’ll wind down and have an hour to review some basic bike maintenance skills to complete your toolbox of knowledge.

This clinic is aimed at Beginner to BegIntermediate riders who can comfortably ride level pedals on crushed gravel and easy singletrack trails and looking to improve their skills on more technical trails. Whether you’re brand new to the technical or just starting to get into it we’ll have a group for you.

*Includes an alcohol free casual apres. Lunch is not included. Please come prepared with lunch, snacks and water to fuel your day.

Skill & Fitness Level:

Skill Level: B-BI  Fitness Level 2-4 *Unsure if this is the right clinic for you? Please email us with questions.

Price & Payment:

$140 + gst (MBR special price! Regular price $170)

*Payments by credit card incur an extra 2.9% fee, Etransfer payments have no fees.  Send Etransfer payments to info@sweetskills.ca

$5 of your registration fee is automatically donated to the local trail association

  • More Details


    Meet up spot and reminder details on what to bring will be sent out at least 1 week in advance by email.


    Participants will be grouped together by their ability level in cases where we are more than 1 coach.  The questionnaire that you fill out during registration will guide us on where to place you. Please sign up for the appropriate clinic for your ability and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We do our best to match similar levels together, but given the nature of the sport there will always be some differences in ability and fitness levels within every group.  These differences can offer a great opportunity to peer learn – the most advanced rider can always benefit from ‘slowing down and getting back to basics’ and a less experienced rider can progress from riding with more advanced riders in a supportive environment.


    Bike: All-mountain or XC bike in good working order.  Ebikes are allowed at this clinic, however if you have both please ride your regular Mnt bike.  If riding an Ebike make note of it during your registration.  Protective Gear/Attire: The following is mandatory for this clinic; helmet, knee pads, and full finger gloves.  Elbow pads, and other protective gear not listed above are optional.  We highly recommend dressing in appropriate bike clothes for the weather that day, and packing/wearing extra layers just in case – we ride rain or shine! Participants must also also have a multi-tool to repair anything on their bike as well as tube, tire levers and pump.  *Please ride in shoes/compatible pedals that you normallyride in – this is not the time to be learning a new system. For example learning to ride clipped in or vice versa. 


    Please bring snacks and enough water to sustain you through this 3 hour session.


    Each guest will be required to sign a Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement at time of registration, prior to start of trip. Click here to view and fill in the online waiver at time of booking.  Participants are required to inform Sweet Skills of any allergies, medical conditions or injuries that might affect their riding or health and any medications taken.


    Minimum required age is 18 for our camps and clinics. Requests can be made on a case-by-case basis. It’s recommended for youth between the ages of 14 and 18 to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

  • Cancellation Policy

    Guest Cancellation

    Outside of 30 days: Payments made for any lesson outside of 30 days before the start date of your booking will be refunded less $30. Or transfer 100% of balance to another clinic during the current season. After which time it is non refundable.

    Within 29-15 days: Payments made for any lesson cancelled between 29-15 days of the start date of your booking will be refunded less 50% of the total fees paid. Or transfer 100% of balance to another clinic during the current season. After which time it is non refundable.

    Within 14-0 days: Payments made for any lesson cancelled within 14 days of the start date of your lesson are non-refundable and no credit is available for future lessons. If Sweet Skills is able to fill your spot you will receive a refund less 50% of fees paid or a 75% credit towards another clinic within the current season. After which time it is non refundable.

    Sweet Skills Cancellation

    Sweet Skills reserves the right to cancel or adjust a reservation at any time due to minimum participation requirements not being met, or any other circumstance that arises. Should Sweet Skills need to cancel or reschedule your reservation you will be offered 100% credit to reschedule for another date, or option of a full refund.

    Cancellations due to a 3rd Party/Unforeseen Circumstances:

    Should your booking need to be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances beyond our control, including (but not limited to): border closures, government-initiated shutdowns due to a pandemic or wildfire, extreme weather which is deemed by Sweet Skills to be a safety issue. Sweet Skills may offer you a 100% credit to reschedule for another date, or give you the option of a full refund minus 10% of payments made.


    Every attempt will be made to adhere to our scheduled itinerary. However, there are possibilities of unexpected changes to our route, timings and itinerary at any time. Safety issues, weather and/or any extenuating circumstances beyond our control may contribute to this possibility. Should these changes affect your pre and/or post-tour travel plans, Sweet Skills will not be responsible for additional expenses incurred by guests (non-refundable hotel or travel reservations, etc.)


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MBRiders Whistler Beginner
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$ 147.00


May 18
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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