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FREE Intro To Bike Park Lessons

FREE beginner mountain bike lessons are offered select Saturdays at 9:00 am for ages 10+. Drills and skills on flat ground progressing to a guided beginner trail ride riding up the Texas Eagle chairlift. Register for yours today by filling out the form below!

A guided introduction to the sport of downhill mountain biking at Spider Mountain Bike Park. If this is your first time experiencing lift-served mountain biking, this lesson will get you started on the right track. If you have been downhill biking before but are looking to build your confidence and skills, our lessons will reinforce the fundamentals you need to conquer the trails.

Lessons are available on select Saturday mornings at 9:00 am. We start with the very basics on flat ground and prepare you for a guided top-to-bottom run on the beginner green trail, Itsy Bitsy. Intro To Bike Park lessons are designed to offer new riders a safe way to learn the joys of mountain biking and build confidence and skills on the trails.

The Flow

  • Go over equipment and safety fundamentals.
  • Start with flat ground training focused on bike/body position, braking, tracking, balance, and confidence.
  • Practice descending and cornering in our purpose-built beginner skills zone, Creepy Crawly Skills Park. Put your freshly learned fundamentals into real trail scenarios.
  • Learn to load your bike onto the chairlift like a pro and soar to the summit on the Texas Eagle.
  • Conquer Itsy Bitsy on a progression-filled lap with your new riding buddies.
  • Go again! Ask your coach for some pro-tips about which to trails ride when you’ve conquered Itsy Bitsy.


This lesson is completely FREE to sign up for. Lift tickets and proper bike and safety equipment are required. Lesson participants receive 20% off of lift tickets and bike rentals at the ticket window. You can save even more on lift tickets by booking in advance. Savings are subject to the dates selected.

Start Time

All lessons start at 9:00am and last 90 minutes. Meet by the bike shop by 8:45am. Tires roll at 9:00 am. We recommend arriving early so you have time to get any lift tickets, rentals, or gear that you need.

Skills Requirement

We require that you have some experience biking on trails and have experience on slopes that require the use of both brakes.

We highly recommend the use of armour pads and full face helmets during lessons. Better safe than sorry!


Intro to Downhill Lesson Request

Thank you for your interest in taking a bike lesson with us here at Spider Mountain Bike Park. Tell us a little about yourself, and we’ll reach out to schedule your lesson.

Do you meet the minimum skills requirements?
We require that you have some experience biking on trails and have experience on slopes that require the use of both brakes.

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    8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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    8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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