Welcome to Natural Terrain

We summarize terrain as being man-made or natural. Natural terrain covers steep descents, rock gardens, roots, etc., all of which can create fear in riders. Learning to descend steep terrain properly will lead to enhanced confidence and control. Many untrained riders get back before a descent, and as a consequence are pulled forward in a scary way. Understanding and practicing correct technique will allow you to not only survive the steeps, but to thrive when things point down.

  • Learn the basics behind dropping into steep terrain
  • Discover how creating proper movement makes riding steeps easier than walking them
  • Develop the habit of moving forward into steep terrain
  • Progress to more difficult trails