Intermediate Bike Technique Class
This is a bike technique class for experiences mountain bikers on our own skills park. If you’d like to learn about how to move your rear wheel in a tight bend, then this is the right class for you! Our forest training ground with its natural and artificial challenges provides us with enough opportunities to learn. You’re going to learn how to have fun on your bike!
Especially since we want to take you to a safe level S2 or above!
Finally, you should learn with a lot of fun all the intermediate stuff in single tracks. 5 hours of lessons plus about 1 hour lunch break.
If you would like to travel with the ÖVs on this driving technique course, we recommend you to buy the tickets in the online shop of the SBB. For the arrival to Zurich HB in an IC, you need a bike reservation and here you can buy a ticket. If you want to bypass a Bike Reservation, we recommend the EVOC Bike Cover Bag, which you can purchase in our Adventure Shop.
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Technischer Level S2
Gruppen Grösse Kleine Gruppen
This is for people who would like to upgrade their skills level on bikes. Our groups are small with a maximum of 8 people per guide. This enables us to individually help each person to achieve his or her skill goals.
- Balance: Extremely slow rides, standstill
- Direction of sight: Tight bends, moving front and rear wheel, to brake and posture
- Downhill runs: Posture, timing and to brake on steep downhill runs.
- Bends: Sitting position, riding over roots and stones, to drive off on steep trails on the mountain, learn how to move your rear wheel in a tight bend
- To surmount an obstacle: To ride over tree trunks of 30cm width
- Steps: Driving over steps, wipe and over small bridges
- Tight passages: Riding wipes and small bridges
If you’d like to learn about how to move your rear wheel in a tight bend, then this is the right class for you!
- max 8 attendees / Guide
- 5 hours technique training
- a lot of fun
- Compulsory annulation cost insurance
- Travel there and back
- Lunch, drinks during the meal
- All insurances
We’re going to meet at 09:45am. Lunch will take place around 12pm. We’re going to be back at around 4pm.
How far in advance should I book my technique class?
We recommend booking at least 2 months in advance for most of our technique class. For our technique class weekends, we recommend at least 4 months in advance. Many of our bike technique class sell out well in advance so it is clever to put down your booking to guarantee you will get a spot.
How do I book my participation on a technique class?
You can book your spot on a technique class by clicking ’Book Now’ on any product page. An advantage for our well-known customers, they can book by calling us at +41 44 950 59 77. To secure your spot on a day event, the bill must be settled immediately. For Weekends, a deposit secures your place, with the balance due 2 months prior to the trip. This deposit is fully refundable for the first 14 days after you did your weekend booking, so you can hold your spot risk-free for a week and use that time to sort out vacation time, flights, etc…
Day events: the bill must be settled immediately.
For further details please read our Terms and conditions.
What technique scale do we use?
The single-track scale is divided in the three levels of difficulty light , medium and heavy
This difficulty classes are geared to the skill level of an average Bikers with a technically current mountain bike.
For the concrete classification and accurate differentiation of the routes (and difficulty classes) are six relatively well demarcated from each other levels of (S-grade) S0 to S5 used.
Thus, the lower end of the scale with for an average biker is ”loosely mobile” and the upper ”with unfahrbar” = “absolutely not rideable” equated.
The difficulty class light comprises the degrees S0 and S1, means is defined by S2 and heavy includes all beyond this S grade.
The classification of the single track is exclusively based on possible objective flat or sloping path (Wegcharakteristika) under ideal conditions as sufficient natural light and dry surfaces. The classification is therefore independent and cannot be influenced or subjectively classified by variable factors such as followed.
- the degree of danger (crash risk),
- the weather (rain, wind, fog and snow)
- the lighting conditions or
- the driving speed.
In the orientation according to S-grades will thus be appreciated that the running characteristics may shift claim significantly upwards, for example due to poor weather conditions or quicker pace.
How technical is the trip?
The difficulty of trails varies from trip to trip, and you can find the rating on every product page shown as Activity Level from S0 to S5, more information on the Skill Scale required by viewing the skills and fitness scale page. Please read this page carefully!
Shall I bring my own bike or should I rent one?
You have to; we do not offer rental bikes for technique class. How ever, you can rent them directely by Rent a Bike
Bike damage disclaimer
While participating in a Swiss Bike Tours trip, the rider assumes all risk and expense related to loss or damage to the mountain bike, whether rented from a third party or owned by the rider. This assumption of risk includes loss or damage due to transportation, theft, vandalism, accident, misuse, higher forces, or other events leading to the loss or damage of the mountain bike.
Armour and Helmet
We recommend leg soft protection like G-Form and a CC-Helmet. A Helmet is mandatory on all Swiss Bike Tours Events! Full-body protection and full-face helmets are not necessary.
Wether and clothing
The weather can be quite cool, especially in spring and autumn, with lows dipping below 15 degrees Celsius, so we recommend you pack accordingly. Daytime highs are usually quite ok in spring and autumn, ranging from mid 15 to low 25 degrees. During summertime, we will have from mid 20 to low 30 degrees.
Although rain is rare, we still recommend you bring quality rain gear or shell.
This event will take place in any weather!
Travel medical insurance and trip cancellation is mandatory for all of our trips. If you have your own travel medical insurance it needs to:
a) cover evacuation (e.g. air evacuation) and hospital costs while in other countries
b) cover mountain biking trips (some policies include mountain biking in their list of ‘extreme’ sports that are not covered).
c) Trip cancellation up to 100% of your trip cost
We strongly recommend also getting insurance that covers the following:
• Equipment protection for delay, loss, theft and damage (if traveling with your bike/expensive equipment)
• Trip interruption up to 100% of trip cost
• Medical expenses up to CHF 50’000
• Emergency medical transportation up to CHF1’000’000
Please note that our cancellation policy is strict. If you decide not to purchase cancellation/interruption insurance, and then get hurt or sick before or during your Ride, please don’t ask us for a refund.
For travelers from around the world, we recommend World Nomads.
For U.S. travelers, we recommend Global Rescue (Individual Medical Plan with Signature Travel Insurance Plan)
Another option for U.S. travelers, we recommend Travelex (we suggest the Travel Select Plan with the Adventure Plus Pak).
Our guides are all 1st aid trained and certified and know how to respond to emergency situations very well. They always cary very well-stocked 1st aid kits in their day packs.
Rest assured that your safety is our #1 concern, and steps are taken to mitigate risk and prevent incidents from happening. If you were to be injured on the trail, our guides will act as first responders and will look after you with proper and professional care. If emergency help or an evacuation is needed, our guides will have the contact information of the nearest hospital/emergency care facility, along with the required communication equipment (cell phones and/or satellite phones) and help will be on its way. If you are traveling in Switzerland, you are a lucky boy, Switzerland has one of the world best emergency organisations. Have a look at REGA.
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- Street: Schönaustrasse 1
- City: Hittnau
- Meeting time: 09:45