September 17, 2018
Last modified: March 21, 2019

​Recently some friends of iSSi participated in a mountain biking skills clinic with Roots MTB, where they learned how to tackle a wide range of single track challenges. In the video below, they share some new tips about how to handle one of the most intimidating obstacles of any mountain biking trail: drops.

As you can see, these brave gals learned a lot. So here is a quick rundown of how to tackle a drop:

  1. Approach the drop in a neutral position, centered above your bike with elbows bent out
  2. Stand with your feet evenly planted on the pedals at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock
  3. As your front wheel reaches the lip, push forward for a clean lift-off
  4. Land evenly on both wheels at the same time
  5. Don’t touch the brakes!

Follow these tips and soon you’ll be soaring off of those big drops like a majestic flamingo. Thanks to Roots Mountain Biking for the clinic, and be sure to check back here again soon for more helpful tips!