Soul Ride offers Prescott area mountain bike classes to new riders who want to learn how to ride a mountain bike in a non-threatening, safe environment. Our mountain bike classes are designed for people who have always wanted to learn how to mountain bike but have reservations about getting on a bike, or the novice rider that wants to brush up their bike skills. At Soul Ride we foster a secure, skilled, and encouraging environment where you can get to get to know your bike while learning the basics of mountain biking. Our skills classes will get you up and riding with confidence.
Let our mountain bike guides teach you proper body position, cornering dynamics, braking strategies and gear selection. Learn about how to maintain traction while climbing as well as descending. Improve confidence with line selection and begin to understand how to better read trail conditions and correct balance to maintain control at all times. Our mountain bike guides teach in a no pressure, calm and supportive atmosphere. Finally, for those interested in getting the entire family up and riding, we offer kids only beginner mountain bike classes customized to the unique biking needs of young riders, ages 8-13.
Soul Ride also offers private classes. Please contact us for more information, or click the button below to register for a group class!
Group Shop Rides:
Soul Ride is offering group rides some that meet on the trail and some that meet at our shop.
Ladies Wednesday Morning Group Ride: This is a beginner-intermediate friendly ride that is offered by some of the nicest women in Prescott. Join us every Wednesday from 9-11 at a new location each week. Wednesday is Free parking at all locations. Every ride is an open ride you can make it as short or as long as you would like. Be sure to check us out on Face Book and Instagram
This ride is self supported and free, all are welcome. Join our Facebook group for ride details and information. Wednesday Morning Ladies Ride sponsored by Soul Ride on Facebook.
UPCOMING Winter and Spring CLASSES!
Intermediate to Advanced Skills Clinics:
Soul Ride is proud to announce the continuation of our group skills clinics with a INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Skills clinics, for both Men and Women.
Expert rider and skills coach Sara Stanford will share her extensive knowledge of technical riding, in a small group, highly personalized setting. If you want to take your riding to the next skills level these are the skills clinics for you! These classes will be small group skills progression sessions. Sara will cover technical climbing, high speed/sharp cornering, technical descending, rock drops and hops, and beyond. This will be a technical skills class, we recommend you have experience riding technical single track, extensive experience riding as well as, taken a beginner level skills class prior to this class.
Men and Women Advanced Skills Clinic– Saturday, January 13th 2018 Location: The Granite Dells Time: 10am-12:30 Price: $90.00 Meet at the Phippen Museum on Hwy 89 This will be a mixed gendered, small group skills clinic. Each participant will receive plenty of individualized personal attention. The Granite Dells offer some of the most scenic and technical riding in the State. 2 spots left!
Men and Womens Intermediate Skills Clinic- Wednesday, January 24th 2018 Location: Whiterock Parking lot. Time: 9am-12pm Price: $90.00 Meet at Whiterock parking area off Thumb Butte Rd. From the parking lot we will ride to local trails Honeybucket and Bearclaw, each trail offers ample opportunity to practice technical riding suitable to the intermediate rider that wants to practice technical features in a small group highly personalized setting. Sold Out!
Womens only Advanced Skills Clinic– Saturday, February 10th 2018 Location: The Granite Dells Time: 10am-12:30pm Price:$90.00 Meet at the Phippen Museum on Hwy 89. This course is designed to partner with our intermediate skills clinic and is suitable for any rider looking to advance their mountain biking on highly technical trails. 3 Spots left!
Call the shop to register: 928-445-1662 These clinics are going to be small, call today to reserve your spot.
Women’s Beginner Skills Class February 3rd, 10am-12:30pm, Brownlow Trailhead
This clinic is back by popular demand. Join the skilled instructors at Soul Ride as they guide you through the basics of mountain biking and mountain bike mechanics. This course is designed for the beginner mountain biker or those looking for an introduction to the sport. We will cover all the introductory skills, such as, gearing, getting on and off the mountain bike, breaking, climbing, descending, cornering, bike body separation, timing and coordination. This is class creates a friendly and inclusive environment where all are welcome. Let us get you up and riding!
$60.00 includes; a light lunch, skills class and guided trail ride.
Spring Kids Adventure Ride Series: March 20th- April 22nd
Adventure Ride Group Ages 11-14 Give your child an after school experience like no other. This Six Week Adventure Series: $200.00 per 6 week session/per athlete
Sessions will include; skills training, adventure rides, exploration, making new friends, endurance training, strength building, and developing character through challenges met on the bike. Register today, space is limited to 15 riders per group.
Time: Meets Every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:45pm-6:45pm Spring Session: March 20th – April 26th Tuesday-Thursday
SUMMER 2018 Kids Camps:
We have a lot of fun camps in the planning stages for the 2018 Summer season, call Soul Ride for more information or check back to our website in early Spring. These camps are a hit with kids and parents alike. COMING SOON.
Kids Summer Mountain Bike Camps: Join us for our mountain bike summer camps! Last year we had so much fun riding with kids all summer long. This summer we plan to offer two options a beginner camp that will run for two days, in early June. This is the perfect way to introduce mountain biking to your child. This camp will focus on developing fundamental skills as well as increasing confidence and most of all having FUN! The intermediate camp will take place in late June and offer longer rides and ample trail time. This is an excellent chance for your older child to develop skills and gain confidence for longer more challenging mountain bike rides. . Kids Mountain Bike Summer Camp Dates.
Beginner Kids Camp: Ages 6-9yrs. Cost is $125.oo Dates, TO BE ANNOUNCED This camp is for riders that are new to mountain biking, riders must be able to ride 2 miles. Call Soul Ride to register, space is limited. 928-642-872 or 928-445-1662
Intermediate Kids Camp: Ages 8-12 yrs. Cost is $275.00 Dates, TO BE ANNOUNCED, This camp meets a different locations throughout the Prescott Natl. Forest. We will cover skills as well as miles. This is a camp for kids who are comfortable on their mountain bikes and want to increase skills, have fun and find adventure. Space is limited as we plan to keep this camp small, Call for information 928-642-8727 or 928-445-1662
Keep an eye on this page or subscribe to our newsletter to get updates on upcoming bike repair classes. Often, these gatherings go beyond just the wrench and touch on topics such as what to bring with you, ride nutrition, suspension setup and more advanced maintenance skill clinics. These are a great way to listen and learn as well as ask questions. The intent is to educate riders and make the cycling experience more fun and less problematic. Nobody wants to walk home and with these classes that risk will be far lower. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
Soul Ride also offers private instruction for individuals or couples looking to increase their mountain bike technique and develop confidence, skill and understanding of body/bike mechanics. Classes are year round and cater to your busy schedule; weekends, weekdays, early morning, evenings, we’ll make it happen! There is nothing more empowering than knowing how to safely move your body with your bike. Read our testimonials to see how our individualized coaching can improve your riding in one session!
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What to Expect
- Skill overview for beginner and advanced riders alike. Soul Ride will lay out the basics of how to stay safe and get the most out of your riding.
- Beginner trail ride with skill demonstrations.
- Personalized instruction with a skilled professional guide.
- Wrap up question and answer session.
- Ride checklist and skills manual.
Don’t take our word for it hear what our customers have to say about our private classes and clinics.
Sally – “Well there I was…60 years old and hadn’t really ridden a bike since college but was hooked on mountain biking after the first ride. I needed to gain some skill and confidence pronto! Soulride with Kate and Cina was the answer to my prayers. They are great at “meeting you where you’re at”, providing great instruction on the fundamentals you need to stay safe, progress in your skills, and enjoy your ride. Always professional, they also are also supportive and listen to what your needs might be, from a beginner like me to someone wanting to race. They have a thorough knowledge of the trails in the area, provide workshops in bike maintenance and give back to the community with service projects I am so glad that they got me off on the right foot and now am loving mountain biking. I look forward to gaining more skill via these ladies’ instruction in the future!“
Sylvia – “Soul Ride is a rare and unique gem in our Prescott Mountain Biking community!, Cina and Kate, co-founders of Soul Ride, provide exceptional service and instruction.During my private lesson, I had the good fortune to have both ladies as my guides. Their teaching style was clear, concise and relevant to my biking level. Not only do they teach from the IMBA model, but from their personal experience. The functional analogies they used during our session gave me a deeper understanding of why certain biking techniques are encouraged. After the lesson, they provided me an email summary of the areas I can focus on to improve my skill and fun-awesome learning tool! Above all, Cina and Kate left me smiling, and loving being on my bike! –S. Garcia, Owner Garcia Physical Therapy, LLC”
Gita- ” If you are thinking about taking a mountain bike clinic with the ladies at Soul Ride… I say YES!!! I was that person who made falling off a bike look like it was my job! In fact, I was so nervous before the clinic, that I almost called and canceled. Boy am I happy that I didn’t! I learned not only proper body positioning and braking, but also how to relax enough to have fun on a bike… not to mention staying upright, mostly ha ha. Cina and Kate make such a great team, playing off of each other’s strengths. They made me feel at ease, made me laugh, and all around have a fantastic time. All the while learning key body mechanics to enhance my riding skills ten fold. Even if you aren’t a beginner like I am, but just want to hone your skills, I say do it. Cina and Kate are extremely knowledgeable, competent and well versed in all aspects of mountain biking. Go get your Soul Ride on!”