Ability Levels

Biking Ability Levels

Level Ability
Level 1 - Beginner

Has never ridden a Bike Park. Limited mileage on city streets and paved bike paths. Little experience on a mountain on off-road terrain of any kind. 

Level 2 - NoviceLimited experience in a Bike Park. Has some experience on green XC trails but limited mileage. Good balance and control on bike and can use hand brakes.
Level 3 - Intermediate

Has some experience in a Bike Park (5+ times). Comfortable on technical blue trails with roots and loose rocks and on tight single track. Potentially has more experience on a XC mountain bike than a DH bike. Can ride, balance and change gears and brake without hesitation - little to no jumping or drop experience. 

Level 4 - Advanced

Can ride technical trails including steep sections, small jumps, small drops (1-2 feet). Can ride switchbacks with confidence, and rougher sections of trail. Knows what they can and cannot ride safely. Working on finesse, technique and timing. 

 

Level Ability
Level 1 - Beginner

No experience on XC trails. Limited mileage on city streets and paved bike paths. No experience on a mountain or off-road terrain of any kind. 

Level 2 - Novice

Limited experience on XC trails. Has some experience on unpaved trails but limited mileage. Good balance and control on bike and can use hand brakes.

Level 3 - Intermediate

Has some experience on XC trails (5+ times). Comfortable on blue XC trails with roots and loose rocks and on tight single track. Comfortable riding up and down hill. Can ride, balance and change gears and brake without hesitation.  

Level 4 - Advanced

Can ride technical trails including steep climbs and descends, small jumps, small drops (1-2 feet). Can ride switchbacks up and down with confidence, and rougher sections of trail. Knows what they can and cannot ride safely. Working on finesse, technique and timing. 

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