Mountain Bike Instruction
There is no faster way to learn and grow your own riding ability than with a private session with Simon or one of his instructors. Fluidride was built by a rider, for riders and we want to help you reach your goals. From learning tips and tricks on racing enduro, catching some air for the first time, or just pushing your personal best times, we can’t wait to ride with you.
Simon Lawton is the owner of Fluidride, and the creator of the Fluidride Teaching Method. With his hands-on teaching, Simon has helped riders all over the US, Canada, Europe and Central and South America to achieve their riding goals. He has also reached riders in over 100 countries through his free and premium video content.
Fluidride is proud to welcome Chris Severns as an Affiliate Instructor. Chris has been working with Simon as an Assistant Instructor for over a year, and is now moving to doing Private Instruction as well as helping Simon with larger groups. Chris has good availability Friday-Sunday, and is also available for morning sessions mid-week. Says Simon: “Chris has a very welcoming and non-intimidating demeanor, and an excellent eye for details.”
Dan is a full-time instructor and business manager for Fluidride. Formerly the Education Manager for the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, he has been instructing in the outdoors for years and holds a master’s degree in Outdoor and Environmental Education. Along with being FIT 1 and FIT 2 Trained, Dan also holds a PMBIA Level 2 certification. He loves Mountain Biking in all its forms from flowy jumps trails to big, epic, technical rides in remote locations. Dan is available for private and group lessons weekdays and weekends when not managing Fluidride and being a dad to his little one.
Fluidride would like to welcome Dave Thoms! Dave recently joined Fluidride as a part-time Instructor. Dave is FIT Level 1 and Level 2 certified, has been shadow-teaching Fluidride classes for over a year, and has been a long-time student of Fluidride. He is particularly passionate about helping coach people who have struggled to improve their riding because of fear, long-term habits, or other limits. Dave says “There’s nothing quite like breaking through to a new level of skill and possibility, and getting to be a part of that moment is why I love to teach.” When he’s not riding or teaching, he applies that same philosophy and his many years working in finance to building his company to help people improve their financial health.
Dave is available most weekends, and is often available for evening sessions during the week.
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Most schools of thought and common sense suggest a rider move back in preparation for riding a steep descent. However we need to move forward in order to not get pulled over the bars!
Improve your drop technique in order to access turns right after a drop.
Improve your switchbacks with this tip and start to find flow on parts of the trail you never thought possible.
Immediately upon learning to jump, and sometimes before, riders become taken with the idea of creating some style in the air. While the temptation to get stylish can be strong, it’s important riders get the basics down first.
I often hear riders talking about ‘not having gone fast enough’ into a jump they were unable to successfully clear. While speed is one component of jumping successfully, we can actually jump the same jumps at many different speeds, all with the same outcome in terms of distance.