-Select the bike that's right for you
-Find the right people to ride with
-Practice drills off the trail
This is an excellent video for beginners. Sue Haywood, Trek/VW pro cyclist, provides step-by-step instruction in a clinic setting. On-the-trail riders apply demonstrated skills and provide inspiration as they tell their stories of overcoming challenges such as logs and clipless pedals.
Skills include body position, ascending and descending, clearing obstacles, cornering, and slow speed riding.
Additional segments include bike selection and fit, basic bike care, fitness and safety.