Foundations of Mountain Biking

New Riders on the Eastern Prom

New Riders on the Eastern Prom

Mountain Bike Skills Classes and Rides, hosted by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, in Portland, ME!


Skill Classes will be held every other Wednesday from 6-8pm (weather-dependant) on the Eastern Prom, meeting at the WW2 memorial, near the tennis courts and softball fields.

Skills covered to include:

  • Fit and familiarization with your bike and its controls
  • Proper body positioning for riding in different terrain
  • Braking technique and timing
  • Shifting technique and timing
  • Climbing and Descending techniques
  • Trail etiquette

Trail Rides are held the opposite Wednesdays from 6-8pm (weather-dependant) on the Stroudwater Trail. These rides will enhance the skills sessions by reinforcing the use of the skills you’ve learned in real on-trail venues. We will have ample opportunities for group discussion and practice of specific skills, as well as to gain an understanding of the different trails systems available in the area, particularly the great Portland Trails network.


All classes and rides are BYO-Bike and 18+. HELMETS ARE MANDATORY. Also consider bringing water, a snack or two, and appropriate clothing. Check in with the Portland Gear Hub or other local bike shops if you need to rent a bike.

Click on any event below to see more information and register to attend.

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