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Skill & Fitness Levels
Fitness Levels

Level 1

– Daily life is easy going.

– Physically active one or two hours a week.

– No significant mobility issues.

– Able to ride a bike for one hour at a time on pathways.

– Consecutive ride days would be a challenge.

Level 2

– Physically active up to 3 hours per week.

– Able to tackle some hills on your bike rides.

– Wouldn’t mind a 2 hour bike ride at a moderate pace (with breaks)

– Might even consider going again the next day.

Level 3

– Over 3 hours of exercise per week.

– Comfortable climbing hills on a trail.

– Moderate pace over 2-4 hours of riding (with snack and chit-chat breaks) sounds good to you.

– Can ride multiple times per week.

Level 4

– High level of fitness

– Can maintain a steady pace on climbs for extended periods, with minimal breaks.

– Capable of riding at a moderate to strenuous pace multiple times per week.

– Can carry your bike.

Level 5

– High levels of cardio and strength.

– Comfortable with pushing the pace over longer periods of time.

– Capable of long hike-a-bike accesses.

– Can ride every day all day.

Skill Levels

Level 1

– Comfortable riding on pathways.

– Limited experience with dirt and trails.

Level 2

– Can ride wide dirt and not-steep trails (green level mountain bike trails)

– Have ridden a mountain bike before.

Level 3

– Can ride blue level singletrack trail.

– Comfortable with some rooty or rocky terrain, rolling over small obstacles with both wheels on the ground.

– Can climb and descend under control on moderately steep sections of trail.

Level 4

– Confident on blue trails, can tackle most black trails.

– Can assess and ride terrain on the go, (rocky, rooty, loose).

– Capable of getting over larger obstacles using dynamic movements such as front wheel lifts.

– Ready and willing to get your wheels off the ground (drops, jumps).

Level 5

– Confident on black trails (steep, loose, technical terrain).

- Able and comrtable getting your wheels off the ground (drops, jumps).

– Comfortable with a variety of corner types at higher speeds.

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