Frequently Asked Questions
We know for many of you, this may be your first time seeking professional instruction for how to ride your mountain bike, traveling to mountain bike, or both! Below you will find information on many commonly asked questions we receive about our services and attending a lesson.
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Can I bring a friend(s) to a Private Lesson?
Yes! If booking a private lesson, this option can accommodate up to 6 participants total. See our options for add-on per person pricing.
Do you offer lessons for advanced riders?
Yes – quite often!
Like skiing, golf, fly fishing, etc., one of the things that makes mountain biking so exciting is that there is no end to your skill progression.
We work with riders of all skill abilities, including intermediate and advanced riders. There are always techniques and skills to improve upon while mountain biking, and our expert coaches help even the most advanced riders become faster, take on even more challenging terrain, and have the most fun while doing it.
Do you offer Public Lessons?
Yes! These are called group lessons and are scheduled throughout the year in both Moab, Utah, and Fruita, Colorado. Click here to learn more about group lessons and see the calendar.
Do you offer Guided Tours?
Yes! These are called guided instructional tours and are scheduled throughout the year in both Moab, Utah, and Fruita, Colorado.
These tours are a fun way to spend a half or full day on your bike, following our knowledgeable coaches on some of the most epic mountain bike trails in the country. The best part? This hybrid approach of instruction and guiding means you will end the session as a better rider than when you started.
Our trails have spectacular views, but also some amazingly unique obstacles and terrain. Walk less, ride more, and hone your skills with an expert local rider who knows the area like the back of their hand.
Learn more at this link: momentummountainbiking.com/guided-tours
Where do you offer lessons and tours?
Do you offer Youth Lessons?
Heck yes we do! Teaching them young is the way to do it. We offer youth private lessons at 2-hour, half-day, and full-day options. While there is no age limit, we do require the child to be proficient at riding a bike with two wheels. Bring a friend or two for an additional fee. Youth lessons can be booked via our private lesson options.
All kids must arrive prepared with appropriate attire, food, water, and functional bikes/safety equipment. If you aren’t sure about what that means, just give us a holler and we will help you out.
Does Momentum provide a bike and helmet?
We do not. Each participant is responsible for arriving with a bike suitable for our trails as well as a helmet. Moab has several fantastic bike shops in town with the latest full-suspension mountain bike rentals and gear.
Can I use my electric mountain bike (eMTB)?
While we do not allow electric mountain bikes in our group lessons or camps (due to trail restrictions on motorized use), we DO offer private lessons for eMTBS. We are constantly working on and developing curriculum specifically designed for eMTBs.
Electric mountain bikes are becoming popular in mountain biking, and we see them as so much more than just making it easier to climb. eMTBs change the nature of the adventure, opening up opportunities to go bigger, farther, higher. Somewhere between mountain biking and Moto and with a riding style that is different from both, in many ways, eMTB is almost like a new sport. We will select trails and locations that allow motorized use.
If you are interested in booking a private lesson for an electric mountain bike, click here to book your private lesson, or feel free to email us if you have any questions.
Do I tip my instructor?
Yes! Tipping is customary and is greatly appreciated. Our instructors accept cash or Venmo, or you can also call or email us to add a gratuity to your original payment method.
Do you sell gift certificates?
Yes! Gifting a lesson or camp is such a great idea, as it lets the mountain biker in your life choose what works best for them.
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What is "detection & correction" training?
Detection and correction training is a process of a coach describing and demonstrating a skill, followed by student practice. Our instructors watch and provide highly specific feedback, often a tiny correction in your form that can make all the difference.
What should I bring with me to my lesson?
This is a great question, as arriving prepared will lead to an even better experience!
Please view our “What To Bring” page for the full list.
What if it rains?
We ask that our participants arrive for the scheduled activity to be prepared for any conditions: From hot and sunny (pack the sunscreen and plenty of water!) to cold and raining (pack that rain jacket too!)
We will try to ride no matter the weather conditions because riding is extra fun in weird and wonderful weather.
It is extremely rare, but of course, if it is truly terrible and the trails and bike park are inaccessible, or if there are flash floods or other obvious danger, we will work hard to reschedule you as close to your original lesson as possible.
How do I meet my instructor?
What is the cancellation policy?
Private Lessons, Group Lessons, Instructional Tours:
100% refundable until two weeks, 100% re-bookable until 48 hours.
100% refundable up to one month, 100% re-bookable up to 7 days, fully transferrable to a friend up to 3 days.
If booking your trip far in advance, consider seeking third-party travel insurance for your trip.
Why Choose Momentum?
Our instructors are nationally certified through Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Association (PMBIA) and Bike Instructor Certification Program (BICP.)
Our 5-star reviews speak for themselves regarding the service we offer our clients (from beginner to expert) and the benefits they receive.
All private lessons are geared towards YOU, the participant. From time and date, to pre-lesson assessment, to detection and correction training.
We love to teach mountain biking because we thoroughly love to mountain bike. Period. We want to ride with you.