Beginner Downhill Mountain Bike Lessons

Apr 29, 2023
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Do you want to learn basic mountain biking skills or refresh your fundamentals? Are you comfortable on a bike but new to downhill? Sign up for an “Intro to Spider” lesson and get ready for some serious progression!

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Intro to Spider – Beginner Lessons
A guided introduction to the sport of downhill mountain biking at Spider Mountain Bike Park. If this is your first time experiencing lift-served mountain biking, this lesson will get you started on the right track. If you have been downhill biking before but are looking to build your confidence and skills, our lessons will reinforce the fundamentals you need to conquer the trails.

Lessons are available on Saturday & Sunday mornings at 9am. We start with the very basics on flat ground and prepare you for a guided top to bottom run on the beginner green trail, Itsy Bitsy. Intro To Spider lessons are designed to offer new riders a safe way to learn the joys of mountain biking and build confidence and skills on the trails.

The Flow:
Go over equipment and safety fundamentals.
Start with flat ground training focused on bike/body position, braking, tracking, balance, and confidence.
Practice descending and cornering in our purpose built beginner skills zone, Creepy Crawly. Put your freshly learned fundamentals into real trail scenarios.
Learn to load your bike onto the chairlift like a pro and soar to the summit on the Texas Eagle.
Conquer Itsy Bitsy on a progression filled party lap with your new riding buddies.
Go again! Ask your coach for some pro-tips about which to trails ride when you’ve conquered Itsy Bitsy.

The Specs:
Ages 13+
With Spider Mountain approval, kids ages 10-12 can register for Intro to Spider if a parent/guardian age 18+ is participating in the same lesson group. Please call us at 512-456-4878 for booking requests and questions. If a guardian is not participating, please check out our seasonally offered Power Kids 101 Lessons for kids ages 5-12.
$69 per person
Cost does not include lift ticket or equipment rentals

Lesson participants receive 20% off of lift tickets and bike rentals at the ticket window. You can save even more on lift tickets by booking in advance. Savings subject to dates selected.

9am-10:30am = 90 minute lesson

Meet by the ticket office. Tires roll at 9am. We recommend arriving early so you have time to get any lift tickets, rentals, or gear that you need.
These are small format lessons with a maximum of 7 students. This ensures you get personalized tips, tricks, and feedback from your coach.
Registration is available online or at the ticket window. Registrants get 20% off rentals and day-of lift tickets onsite
Online registration is processed through our calendar. Select your date, number of participants, and enter accurate birthdates. Then available lessons will be shown. See FAQ below.


Spider Mountain is home to Texas’ only lift-served mountain bike park & the only lift-served, year-round mountain bike park in the U.S.