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COACHING

IMPROVE YOUR CYCLING SKILLS

Want to hone your skills on the bike, including bike handling skills, group ride etiquette, and more? We’re here to help.

What We Offer

Women's Progression Sessions

Take your mountain biking skills to the next level with instruction from Trek Dirt Series instructor Kat Power! 4 week intermediate and advanced courses available.

Intermediate Progression Sessions

Dates: Mondays April 12 - May 3 from 6-8 pm

Cost: $175 for all 4 sessions. If space is available sign up for one session for $50

Capacity: 6 participants

Registration deadline: April 5, 2021 if registering for all 4 sessions. Registration for attending only one session will open up on April 6 and close on April 10, 2021.

Session Full. Please email rideyourbike@methowcyclesport.com to be placed on waitlist.

Are you interested in learning some new mountain bike skills and increasing your confidence on the bike this spring? Improve your mountain bike skills in this 4 week progressive course with one-on-one coaching in a small group setting. Each week we will target a new skill such as bike balance, descending over obstacles, climbing steeper terrain, and cornering technique. We’ll work specifically on skills in an open area before we practice on features on the trail. 

Week 1: The Basics - body position, bike balance, braking

Week 2: Descending - rolling down obstacles, building confidence, increasing speed

Week 3: Climbing - climbing over obstacles, efficiency, switchbacks

Week 4: Cornering - carving corners, bike-body separation, leaning the bike

Riding Level: Comfortable riding blue trails and can get through some easy black trails with ride arounds. Interested in confidently riding more features while descending, improving cornering technique and climbing switchbacks. 

Advanced Progression Sessions

Dates: Wednesdays April 14 - May 5 from 5-7 pm

Cost: $175 for all 4 sessions. If space is available, sign up for one session for $50.

Capacity: 6 participants

Registration deadline: April 5, 2021 if registering for all 4 sessions. Registration for attending only one session will open up on April 6 and close on April 10, 2021.

Session Full. Please email rideyourbike@methowcyclesport.com to be placed on waitlist.

Are you interested in taking your mountain biking skills to the next level in a small group setting with one-on-one coaching? This 4 week progression course is designed for women who want to develop their technical maneuvers on the bike as well as their air skills. Each session will focus on a new skill such as bunny hops, manuals, drops, and jumps. We will discuss and learn skills in an open area before we practice them on specific features on trail.  

Week 1: Technical maneuvers - wheel lifts, bunny hops, manuals

Week 2: Intro to drops - small to medium size drops

Week 3: Dynamic riding - pumping to jumping

Week 4: Catching air - jumping technique

Riding Level: Comfortable riding black trails and like to get wheels off ground. Looking to ride more features on black trails and get better at timing and speed with drops and jumps.

Kid's Summer Mountain Bike Camps

Methow Cycle and Sport is excited to be able to offer kids mountain bike camps this upcoming summer while adhering to local and state guidelines for COVID-19. Led by Trek Dirt Series instructor, Kat Power, all camps will take place on the trails at Sun Mountain. Cost of the camps is $150 per child. If the cost is prohibitive for your child to participate, please contact Julie at juliem@methowcyclesport.com 

Girl's Mountain Bike Camp

Mountain bike skills development camp designed specifically for girls. Open to all girls between ages 10 and 14.

Available Camps:

June 14 - June 17 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


July 26 - July 29 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Register Here


Mountain Bike Adventure Camp

Co-ed adventure camp is action-packed with skill building drills, trail rides, swimming and games. All abilities welcome.

Available camps:

Ages 10-12

June 28 - July 1 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


August 2 - August 5 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Register Here


Ages 7-9

July 12 - July 15 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

1 spot left!

Register Here


August 9 - August 12 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Camp session full. Please email rideyourbike@methowcyclesport.com to be placed on waitlist.

Joe Brown and Julie Muyllaert, co-owners of Methow Cycle & Sport, offer individual and small group coaching for mountain bike and all-road skill building. We’re also happy to lead guided rides for your club, organization, or group of cycling friends.

Joe is a certified PMBIA coach with many years of competitive cycling under his belt. Julie is a cycling advocate, and also has extensive experience as a commuter and recreational cyclist.

Private Lessons

all abilities / one-on-one or bring some friends / ages 8+

$65/hour + each additional student $30/hour

  • One-on-one instruction is the quickest way to reach your riding goals
  • Select specific skills that you want to master or leave it to us to plan the lesson after a quick consultation and assessment
  • Two hour minimum. Recommended 3-4, depending on lesson goals
  • Do you have a few friends with the same riding goals? Bring them along too so you can practice and do homework together (max 3 students)


Small Group Lesson

all ability levels / 4-7 students / 4+ hours / one & two day options

$55/hour + each additional student $25/hour

  • Perfect for teams, clubs, and groups of friends who want to grow their riding together
  • Have more than 7 people? No problem! We can accommodate that too with a bit more planning - just let us know what you need
  • Options are virtually endless but we recommend a minimum 6 hours for 6+ students


Guiding Services

you just want to ride / explore North Cascades

$60/hour for groups up to 4

The Methow Valley contains a dazzling array of single track mountain bike trails covering a variety of terrain.  There is something here for everybody and we love to share it with you.  Let us show you the way and help you make lasting memories of your visit here.

No bike? We also rent bikes.

Please inquire about pricing for groups larger than 4 riders.


Call or email Methow Cycle for additional information.

“SEE YOU SOON”

Methow Cycle & Sport is involved in school bike programs, kid’s bike rodeos, charity rides, cycling clubs, trail development and were instrumental in helping to start the Evergreen Bike Alliance – Methow Chapter. We believe cycling is an important part of a healthy community so you will also see us teaming up with the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, Winthrop Planning Commission, Methow Recycles, and Methow Valley Long-Term Recovery.

We hope to see you on the trails but we also look forward to working with our local organizations to help create a friendly and sturdy Methow Valley.