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Bike Lessons

Bike instructor teaches lesson on how to corner a berm in the skills park

Our lift-served trails require a certain level of experience to negotiate, and lessons are highly recommended and encouraged. With expert instruction and separate learning terrain areas, you can progress your downhill and/or cross-country mountain bike skills in a fun and low-risk environment, or work on tackling tougher trails and certain features.

Learn the basics, brush up on your skills or take a guided tour with the purgatory bike park team!

Lesson Options

Review our lesson and tour options below. To reserve a lesson or inquire about your skill level, please call (970) 385-2181 or visit Cycle Works Bike Shop, located at the Village Center, 2nd floor. Walk-ins are accommodated as availability allows but we generally recommend reserving your lesson at least 24 hours in advance.

  • Ride 100
    Group Lesson Beginner
    Family with young girls rides mountain bikes at Purgatory Resort

    7 students
    Beginner/limited experience
    2 hr sessions
    Daily 10:30am & 1:30pm
    $89 – lesson only
    $69 – lesson purchased with Purg Bike Rental

  • Ride 200
    Group Lesson Advanced
    Group of advanced mountain bikers ride down the mountain in a line

    5 students
    Experienced riders – skills focus
    2 hr sessions
    Daily 10:30am & 1:30pm
    $89 – lesson only
    $69 – lesson purchased with Purg Bike Rental

  • One-on-One
    Private Lessons
    Bike instructor guides his student around a berm

    1 – 4 students
    Any level
    2 hr sessions
    Daily 10:30am & 1:30pm
    $120 – lesson
    $60 – per additional person (max 4)

  • Tour the Mountain
    Ride Guide
    Mountain bikers take on the twist and turns of the bike park trails

    1 – 5 students
    Intermediate to advanced downhill riders
    1.5 hour sessions
    Daily 10:30am & 1:30pm
    $59 – max 5 participants

  • bike instructor shows student how to drop off a small ledge
  • Bikers ride across the mountain looking down at the base areas
  • Bike instructor leads student down Divinity trail
  • Drone captures the amazing views at the top of 7th heaven blue trail
  • Mountain bikes hang on the mountain bike carrier hooks on the back of a chairlift
  • Instructor and student in an advanced lesson ride over the flyover
  • Mountain biker rides a berm on the Shangri-La trail
  • Mountain bikes loaded on bike carrier trays
  • Mountain bike rides downhill with views of the needles range

The fine print

  • All summer activities at Purgatory Resort are weather permitting.
  • Rates are subject to change at any time without prior notice.
  • All guests are required to complete a Release of Liability.
  • For more information, including updated weather conditions and operating schedule, call (970) 385-2181.
  • Gratuities for instructors are not a requirement, but an appropriate and appreciated gesture.