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Introduction to Mountain Biking Course

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Come hit the trails this season on a mountain bike.
  • Prerequisite: Basic comfort on a bike
  • Activity level: Easy to moderate
  • Minimum age: 10 (14 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

Course Description

Come join our expert instructors on our fun entry-level mountain biking class.

After reviewing biking gear, safety and basic techniques such as braking, shifting and downhill riding, we'll hit the trail for a new adventure. Starting on flat, double-track trails, we’ll gain confidence and abilities along the way. We'll also stop along the trail to practice skills and work on techniques needed to navigate around various obstacles.

For this course, we’ll be riding plus bikes which feature bigger tires that are better able to roll over obstacles and have enhanced traction for a much smoother ride than a traditional mountain bike.

All necessary biking equipment is included.

Our trips and tours are led by experienced guides who are passionate about the great outdoors and excited to share a new adventure with you. Please join us today.

L.L.Bean does not usually cancel events due to inclement weather. However, we reserve the right to cancel an event at any time due to severe weather, low enrollment or other concerns. If L.L.Bean cancels your event, you will receive a full refund for the cost of your reservation.

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*Synthetic clothing dries quickly and is the best choice for outdoor pursuits. Please do not wear cotton clothing. When wet, cotton rapidly robs the heat from your body and takes a long time to dry. We also recommend you dress in multiple layers, allowing you more flexibility to comfortably respond to the weather conditions and your level of exertion.

†Please call ahead if you plan to use your own equipment as it must pass inspection by L.L.Bean staff before use. If it's deemed unsuitable, we will provide you with the necessary equipment.

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What to Bring
  • Weather-and activity-appropriate clothing (preferably synthetic*)
  • Activity-appropriate, closed-toed shoes
  • One-quart water bottle or hydration system
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler

  • Camera
  • Lip balm with sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Cycling gloves
  • Helmet (no more than 5 years old)†
  • Bike (mountain, plus bikes or fat tire bike)†

What We Provide
  • Use of all necessary biking equipment: plus bike, youth bike, helmet, handlebar bag, etc.
  • First-aid kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Water
Average Ratings
5 / 5
July 21, 2021
Fun course for the Beginner
As a Beginner Mountain Biker, I took this course with my 10yo son and we had a blast. We got to do a significant amount of riding without too many hills... more
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5 / 5
October 12, 2020
Great Intro, Fun Afternoon
Definitely a good way to get an introduction into the sport of Mountain Biking, course takes you through all of the basics with plenty of riding as well.... more
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5 / 5
August 29, 2020
RAD class for my little dude
My son and I did this class together after doing the Discovery mountain biking class together. We had fun. Our instructor, Wilson was really kind and helpful.... more
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5 / 5
October 22, 2019
Great Intro to Mountain Biking
LL Bean's Introduction to Mountain Biking Course was a great time for my group of high school students. Eric and Tucker were fantastic instructors... more
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5 / 5
July 10, 2019
highly recommended!
My first experience on a mountain bike was on July 3rd with a small group of riders. Eric, our instructor, reinforced the safety points and watched my... more
South Portland, ME
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3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
June 29, 2019
Loved the Mountain Bike Course
Our guides, Eric and Wilson, were fabulous. Very knowledgeable and capable, they were also quite solicitous and encouraging, which means a lot to someone... more
Cape Elizabeth, ME
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3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
August 27, 2017
Intro to Mountain Biking at Pineland
Just finished my intro course on mountain biking held at Pineland Farms. Chris M. was the guide. I thoroughly enjoyed the course, the equipment was great... more
Portland, Maine
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10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
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