2 hours
All year round
Cunningham Park, New York

Always wanted to try mountain biking but never knew where and how? Do you think MTB is not possible in NYC? This course proofs you can also learn to mountain bike in NYC!

The “MTB for newbies in NYC” course is designed to:
(1) show you how easy and fun mountain biking can be with an appropriate introduction,
(2) to prove that New York City has plenty to offer!
Are you ready to enter a new period in your life? Mountain biking is pretty addictive so don’t hold us responsible once you hit that Book tour button and get yourself addicted.

Exact location:

Cunningham Park is a quick drive from the city and a perfect playground to introduce mountain biking. Even though it may seem dangerous, feel hard, and unreachable, it actually really isn’t. Once you learn how to trust a good bike and you have a couple of laps under your belt, we promise its just pure fun!
And Cunningham has it all to prove that. From absolute beginners to skilled XC’ers in search of a challenge. Cunningham’s trail run the gamut-tight and twisty, technical singletrack, technical rock features, and log-overs galore, relatively smooth and wide beginner trails (wide enough to pull a baby trailer behind your bike) to fast and fun intermediate trails. The only thing it doesn’t have is significant climbing. The total elevation difference in the park is only 40 feet. This makes trails perfect for single speeders, and the biggest climbs can be cleared with no more than 10 pedal strokes. But don’t let that fool you. Cunningham provides a great workout with constant speed-ups and slow-downs, short and sharp power climbs, and some wide-open, full-speed fast trails.

The course:

During the 2hrs of this introductory course we will cover all the key basics of mountain biking that every beginner should learn:
  • Intro 15′ Introductory discussion. Different types of mountain bikes, gear walkthrough and warm up.
  • Riding 90′ In this 2-hour session, you will learn about basic skills every rider should learn: breaking safely, riding over small obstacles, riding down slopes, changing gears, lifting the front wheel, body position. This is a “hands-on or rather wheels on the session”, learning while riding the tracks. The pace of activity will be adjusted to the individual.
  • Wind down 15′ Cooldown session and new experience discussion

Customized course?

Write to us and we will make it happen! We strive to maintain the number of people per group to a maximum of 4 people in order to be able to offer individual attention and full focus on learning. The minimum number of people inscribed for a customized course to happen is 2.

MEETING POINT  Cunningham park
START TIME Morning tour: 09:00 am
Afternoon tour: 03:00 pm
WEAR Comfortable bike or athletic clothing, sports shoes, jacket and sunglasses
experienced local guide with extensive MTB knowledge
first aid kit
basic tools, spare tube, pump and extra disc brake
mountain bike
mountain bike helmet
plenty of water in water bottle or hydration bladder
daypack and snacks
travel and activity insurance
tips are optional and not included in price
biking or other comfortable pants
flat sneakers and biking gloves
sport sunglasses
We are passionate adventure travelers ourselves. We have spent our lives in search for the ultimate outdoor experiences. You will gain skills in outdoor activities and meet like-minded individuals to share wonderful adventures. Passion and full dedication to details for each itinerary as well as an excellent relationship with our suppliers in Slovenia have built up the Bikehiketours brand.
Your adventure guides are local and experienced professionals who have a real passion for outdoor activities and for the culture and nature in general.
 Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of the tour. They will always be on hand reach to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip. We choose our guides for their expertise in outdoor activities. They are experts in their fields.
We only run small group adventures to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible and not get lost in the crowd. There will be min 2 & max 4 people per group.
Our tour caters for a wide age range, typically between 30 and 60 years old, but age is simply a state of mind, as they say, and we welcome anyone over the age of 18! 
Tours are designed at your own pace and you will enjoy no matter what your age.

We recommend following a general training in the weeks leading up to your trip.
 Your guide will be very happy to give you some bike skills training during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your bike adventure.

As fellow sports enthusiasts, we understand the comfort you may find in riding with your own gear. During this course, we do demand to bring your own bike and accessories.
Medical insurance is mandatory on all of our holidays and courses.
Attention to the smallest details, expertise, and great local guides are the key to a successful adventure.

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