By: Aaron Lucy | Lead Skills Instructor Switchbacks tend to be corners with a lot of personality. Often an unpleasant personality and trust me, they do not care what you think of them! They are best approached with a healthy dose of caution, but if treated with respect you’ll often find the switchback is willing to make Read More →
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There are lots of ways to skin a cat, and four ways to get up a climb. Here they are: use often, and in any combination you need.  Seated Climb The first type of climb is the seated climb. It’s used for fire roads or trails with mellow grades. It’s a smooth and steady climb Read More →
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Announcing Coach Richard’s one-on-one MTB skills session schedule for October and November. I’m mixing things up a bit for these upcoming sessions offering skills training at Morley Field, Los Peñasquitos in San Diego and Santiago Oaks in Orange County. If you’re not sure which location would be best to help you take your riding to Read More →
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By: Richard La China | USAC Certified Cycling Coach I can’t believe Fall is already here again. The days are getting shorter, the shelves at Trader Joe’s are lined with pumpkin spiced everything, and football is on tv almost every night.  It’s tempting to let some cobwebs grow on your bike as you push all Read More →
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A Learning Experience In Colorado By: Aaron Lucy | Lead Skills Instructor Recently, after a decade and a half of sun baked fire road climbs in Southern California, I decided it would be a good idea to lead a more oxygen inhibited lifestyle and move to Colorado. Denver to be precise. A quick survey of my newly Read More →
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Ninja Mountain Bike Performance Instructors and Team Ninja Racers Riding RedMonkey in 2017 For the 2017 season, Ninja Mountain Bike Performance instructors and Team Ninja Elite racers are pleased and proud to be riding RedMonkey Grips. Thanks to generous support from RedMonkey Sports, all Ninja handlebars will be fashionable and functional. “The RedMonkey silicone grip Read More →
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This skill is used rolling over a pile of logs.   The face of the log pile can either be a small ramp made of logs or dirt. This is a low-speed skill and differs from riding over a log (when no log ramp exists) or jumping a log (high-speed skill). In this skill, our Read More →
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It’s Party Time!!

Join us for the annual Team Ninja Party!

Thursday November 3 :: 6-9pm

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We’d love for you to come join us at our official Team Ninja End-of-the-2016-Season-and-Beginning-of-the-2017-Season Party. We’ll be reliving the glory days of this past year (like our team race results, our community outreach projects, and more), having an awards ceremony to laud those Ninjas that went the extra mile (some of them quite literally), thanking our sponsors and talking about our plans for next year.

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In addition to reviewing our member benefits such as free coached workouts, free attendance to skills clinics, free team mountain bike camp in Big Bear, support at races, great sponsor and grassroots deals, etc, we’ll also be revealing our new 2017 sponsors!

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Now, a party wouldn’t be a party without a good venue, and we promise not to disappoint. Thanks to one of our newest sponsors, Stone Brewing Company, we’ve rented out a private area (equipped with a large movie screen, Rad anyone?!).

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Also, we will have delicious and (mostly)nutritious food taken care of. Don’t worry, there will be vegetarian and gluten free options for those with special dietary needs.

Free Ninja T-Shirts

Free t-shirt for all 2016 Team Ninja members and all new 2017 members!

Free Water Bottles

Free 26oz Purist Water bottle from Ninja Mountain Bike Performance for the first 50 people to join or renew their membership for 2017 (will be shipped with your jersey / clothing order)!

Door Prizes

We’re going to be having some great door prizes too!

Clothing Try-on 2017 Kits

ZOCA will be there with sample-size kits. We STRONGLY recommend you try on your team gear as we are offering new products with new cuts, different sizing, etc.

Discounted Ninja Gear

We’ll have Team Ninja gear there on sale for anyone that needs an extra jersey, shorts, jacket, etc.

So come on out and eat, drink, be merry, and talk about bikes with us. Bring your spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend/“special friend”/lover, kids… All are welcome. Seriously.


You must RSVP for the party.

Scroll down to November to RSVP on the schedule using the link below … https://sandiegomountainbikeskills.com/upcoming-clinics/

It’s Party Time!! Join us for the annual Team Ninja Party! Thursday November 3 :: 6-9pm We’d love for you to come join us at our official Team Ninja End-of-the-2016-Season-and-Beginning-of-the-2017-Season Party. We’ll be reliving the glory days of this past year (like our team race results, our community outreach projects, and more), having an awards Read More →
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There is something very special about Lee’s Cyclery in Fort Collins, Co..  You’ll love their immense selection of drool-worthy bikes, fantastic service, and selection of top quality threads.  But what really sets this place apart is their 50 plus year history of serving the Fort Collins area. Lee’s Cyclery was founded in 1963 with the Read More →
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