CANCELED Introduction to Mountain Biking

By Detweiler Park (other events)

Sunday, November 5 2023 10:00 AM 2:00 PM EDT

Experience the thrill of mountain biking with the care of our enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides! You'll learn and practice various riding techniques, including body and pedal position, shifting, braking, climbing, descending, and navigating minor obstacles on the trail. We'll also review important communication skills and trail etiquette to keep multi-use trails safe for every user. And finally, we'll use all these new skills on a trail ride! Bikes can be provided for an additional charge. Students under 18 years of age may only attend with a registered, participating adult. (Helmet, Gloves, and Glasses are Required)

Participants will meet us at DETWEILER PARK, 1451 Peters Mountain Rd, Dauphin, PA 17018


  • Participants must be at least 14 years of age to participate.
  • No one under the age of 18 can participate without a parent, adult family member, or guardian.
  • The parent or guardian doesn't need to be "registered" for the program, they would need to be present onsite throughout the program.

Additional information:

In the event of severe weather conditions, the trip will be canceled. If we cancel the trip, we will provide a full refund. At that time, you can re-register for any available program. If the trip is canceled, notification will occur 1-2 hours pre-trip via personal phone call, text, or email. Otherwise, this is a non-refundable program

You are required to sign a waiver of liability with Adventure Explorations, the facilitator of this program, before participating. Each participant must complete a waiver. Click HERE to get started. 

What's Included:

  • First Aid (Hopefully, this won't be necessary) guides are certified as Wilderness First Responders
  • Instruction
  • Training
  • Repair Station

What to Bring (REQUIRED)

  • Trail Ready Mountain Bike (Tire Size 26-29+)
  • Daypack - Large enough to carry water, food, and layers.
  • Weather Appropriate Clothing - Moisture-wicking synthetic or wool layers to help keep you comfortable and/or dry.
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Personal Prescription Medications - Including, but not limited to, epinephrine auto-injectors for anaphylactic allergies.
  • Cycling Gloves
  • Sunglasses/Eye protection
  • Bike Helmet

What to Bring (RECOMMENDED)

  • Energy Snacks
  • Lip Balm/Protection
  • Hydration Compatible Day Pack - 1000-2000 cubic inches with 70-100 oz water bladder
  • Cycling Shorts/Pants
  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • 64oz of Drinking Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray

Please Note: We are trying to do our part to help the environment and are kicking plastic. If you would please help by providing your own bottle it would be a huge help.

If you are not sure if your bike is appropriate for this course or are in need of a loaner bike please contact [email protected] for assistance.

Gratuity: Tips are not required but highly suggested, your guide works very hard to make your trip top-notch. It’s customary to present a 10-20% tip to your guide.

This is a Park Rx program sponsored by Highmark and supported by UPMC. Their sponsorships help us to defray program costs and offer some programs for free of cost. We appreciate their support. 

Program Services Provided By: Adventure Explorations

Adventure Explorations is a multi-disciplined, concierge adventure company with expert guides and high-quality equipment, creating exciting and memorable experiences in the Hershey and Harrisburg area. Possible adventures include Climbing, Kayaking, Fishing, Hiking, and More. If you’re not sure what path to take or have specific needs, we’ll create a tailor-made experience that perfectly suits you. We’ll take care of all of the details so you can enjoy your adventure! Gather friends and family for a unique outdoor adventure or connect with your co-workers through one of many meaningful team-building opportunities.

To learn more visit: or call 888-ADV-EXPL / 888-238-3975

We will also have a representative of the Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) onsite. SAMBA works to protect and encourage Mountain Bike trail access in Central Pennsylvania. They will assist with the program and share details on exciting local places where you can test out your new skills after the program. Learn more about SAMBA here - WWW.SAMBABIKER.COM

Program Contact: Nancy Gates | Assistant Program Manager | [email protected] | 717-599-5188, ext. 2113

Note: By processing your ticket to this program you agree to the Dauphin County Waiver of Liability for yourself and any under-age individual that you are registering for this program. 


Participants must be at least 14 years of age to participate.

No one under the age of 18 can participate without a parent, adult family member, or guardian.

Detweiler Park

Mailing Address

100 Fort Hunter Road Harrisburg, PA 17110