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Mt. Fromme -Mountain Bike - Train & Play (All Levels Welcome) · Saturday, August 22nd

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Organized by: Kevin Woo.

Start: Saturday, Aug. 22nd, 9:30 am


***Please note the TIME CHANGE. We are meeting at 0930 to accomodate bike rental people. 


This is a followup on Katie’s message thread on the lack of Mountain Biking VOC trips….so…here’s one! 

Train and play means that we will be spending some portion of the trip learning, building, and sharing the fundamental techniques of mountain biking with each other, with the remaining portion shredding (biking). 

The techniques we will go over will largely depend on the average skill level attending the trip, but some things include:

Basic Fundamentals 

-         Wheel Lifts (Bunny, Manual, Rear/Front, Level)

-         Cornering (Flat)

-         Pedalling (Full, quarter)

-         Bike positioning (Ascending/Descending/Level/Bike-Body Separation)

-         Braking (Ride don’t Slide!) 


-         Technical Climbing (I am horrible at this FYI)

-         Drop offs/Step-Ups

-         Skinnies/Log Rides/Teeters/Rock Gardens

-         Cornering (Berms, Obstacles)

-         Bailing/Biting it (West Coast Bail FTW)


Mount Fromme is a great place to learn with an ample amount of choices for all skill levels. On the flip side it is a non-shuttle mountain, therefore you will have to bike your butt up to all of the trail heads, so make sure you stay hydrated, fuelled, and stretch prior to starting. 

If you would like to co-lead I would love the help, we may have to split into diff groups depending on skill levels and numbers and I would love some team leaders to ensure everyone is safe and having a good time. 


Saturday, August 22, 0930 @ the second yellow gate near the bathrooms and water towers. There is a parking lot just below the second gate you may park at.


Below is a reference guide if you're unsure of your skill level


  • You have some experience (less than one year) of riding a bike off-road
  • You occasionally bike on canal paths, forest roads and other double track
  • You may be a road biker who has seen the light and wants to do some more mountain biking


  • You have been mountain biking regularly for at least one year
  • You have reasonable bike handling skills, and are confident riding non-technical double track and singletrack
  • You are competent at riding undulating trails with moderate climbs and descents, but tend to get off and walk technical sections


  • You are generally comfortable riding most types of terrain in different conditions: singletrack, double track, muddy, dry, loose…
  • You’ll have a go on smaller technical features, such as roots, rock gardens and small drops, but may get off and walk sections
  • You have good bike handling skills and can brake, use your gears and corner confidently


  • You are very confident handling most types of riding and obstacles, including drops (up to 1 foot), rocks, logs, switchbacks
  • You have excellent bike handling skills and can lift front and rear wheels, do small jumps, corner, climb and descend well
  • You have considerable experience of riding on a wide variety of technical terrains including: rocky, rooty, muddy, loose, fast singletrack, exposed trails
  • You can climb and descend comfortably on technical singletrack for as long as required


  • You can tackle anything the trail throws at you and have experience of riding all types of trail and obstacles (large, loose rocks, roots, drop-offs, logs, north shore)
  • You can tackle double blacks with ease and can chew up Whistler and spit it out. 










Posted: 2015-07-29 22:48:15
Last modified: 2015-08-21 16:06:44