Private Lessons

Private Lessons for Kids and Adults

General Information

We offer Private Lessons for Kids and Adults. We practice skills on the grass and dirt first, before heading on a coached ride, to practice these skills. We recommend approximately 1 1/2 – 2 hours per lesson. If forming your own group in a private, all participants must be of the same level. Maximum group size for a private is 5 people. Please fill out the Private Lesson form below and email it to us. We will then contact you to talk further about setting up your private lesson.

Ability Level

All lessons take place on the dirt. Kids in private lessons must be 7 years of age or older. All participants in a private, must be very comfortable riding on the pavement, able to shift gears comfortably, and able to ride up to 6 miles.

Skills We Teach

  • All skills are taught on grass first
  • Balance exercises
  • Cornering practice
  • Front-wheel lifts, rear-wheel lifts
  • Bunny hops
  • Switchback practice
  • Balance board, teeter-totter, and jump where appropriate
  • A coached ride to follow practicing all the skills taught

What to Bring

  • Your tuned-up mountain bike with gears
  • Helmet
  • Camelback or water bottle on the bike
  • Snack to be carried on the bike/pack
  • Gloves and bike shorts are encouraged
  • Light Rain Jacket


  • $80/hour for 1 person
  • $45/hour per person for 2 ($90/hour for 2)
  • $33.33/hour per person for 3 ($100/hour for 3)
  • $27.50/hour per person for 4 ($110/hour for 4)
  • $24/hour per person for 5 ($120/hour for 5)

We recommend approximately 1 1/2 – 2 hours per lesson. When forming groups, all riders must of of similar ability.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations within 48 hours, No Refund; Cancellations outside of 48
hours, Full Refund


At Base Camp Sports (a Venture Sports Store), in Vail Village at the top of Bridge Street.

Waivers to Complete & Return

Waivers must be submitted to us prior to attending the Private Lesson.

VMBC Waiver
Vail Resorts Waiver

Scan completed forms and email to or mail to
VMBC, PO Box 3073 Vail, CO 81658

Contact Us for More Information

Need a Bike Rental?

Venture Sports Logo

We work with Venture Sports. When you call to reserve, say you’re coming to Vail Mountain Bike Camps to get a discount. We encourage you to rent well in advance to the first day of camp to get used to the bike.

Two Locations

Vail Base Camp – located at the top of Bridge St. (970-477-8095)
Avon – 100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd. (970-949-1318)

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