Mountain Bike Racing
Coaching for Success on the Trail
Wenzel mountain bike coaches guide riders to everything from beginning skills to peak performances in cross country and short track racing as well as endurance mtb events. For each athlete, we work to match a personal coach that is familiar with the distances, kinds of terrain and conditions similar to that the client experiences in his or her racing. (See the Endurance Mountain Biking page.)
Programs in this focus include exercises aimed at speed, power, endurance and strength as well as work specific to mountain bike cadences, climbing, descending and riding on various surfaces. You’ll learn pedaling, gearing and weighting techniques for mud, gravel, sand, steep inclines and other challenges. Programs are built on mountain bike and road riding as well as strength through either gym work or on-bike-strength or a combination of the two.
You’ll learn pedaling, gearing and weighting techniques for mud, gravel, sand, steep inclines and other challenges. Individual and group skill sessions are available.
Off-season training allows for cross training (such as cyclocross, running or skiing) in addition to other cross training arranged by you and your coach. Mountain bike-specific strength can include gym strength or on-bike strength or a combination of both. Athletes who also dabble in downhill and super-D racing can also find guidance from our coaches with experience in those disciplines.
Wenzel Coaching offers a variety of mountain bike training programs for all levels of mountain bikers. Though the majority of our mountain bike coaches coach a variety of racers, be sure to check for specialties in endurance MTB events or short track. Skills sessions and lessons are also available for those who want to take their skills to the next level or who want to hone their confidence and handling on the dirt for beginning racing.
All monthly Wenzel Coaching programs include at least 60 minutes of open consultation time each month to accompany the written program.
Mountain Biking programs are offered at the following levels: