The Story of the Modern Mountain Bike Class

The most popular of our more specialized classes, Modern Mountain Bike Maintenance and Technology, was designed to fill much needed niche for our community. With the beloved course entering its third year, we are excited to unveil exclusive insight from our skilled mechanic, instructor, curriculum designer, and collective member Linus. Read the full interview below!

The class that feels the most personal to me is the Modern Mountain Bike class, because I designed the curriculum for it. There are a lot of people who need to know how to work on their bike when camping on their bikes or going on long, remote rides. It’s awesome to offer a class specifically for that.

I’ve been mountain biking since I was a tiny child, to the point where I don’t remember when I started. I was lucky enough to have people around me to mentor and teach me. This allowed me to access more bikes and further distance and ensure I was self-sufficient on long rides. I know there a lot of folks who want to have that range, but don’t have the confidence.

The modern mountain biking class focuses on maintaining your bicycle to keep it safe ahead of time and address problems when they happen out on a ride. We focus on regular maintenance so your bike is least likely to break when you’re out in the middle of nowhere.

It can be hard to find easy, low barrier education on one-by drivetrains, tubeless tires, and both
mechanical and hydraulic disc brakes. We try to fill that gap here.

Program participants often come in with some type of goal they’re pursuing, like a long, remote bike tour. They’re wondering what to do if they bend their derailleur or blow a tubeless tire. We’re able to address that and empower them to ride their bike further, more independently, and more safely.

Our next Modern Mountain Bike class is Sunday, February 25th, 11 AM to 2 PM. Can’t make that date? This class is held regularly, so check our classes page and our instagram for updates!