Level 1.5 MTB skills at Sunset East Trails, Erie CO

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Sunset East Trails

Weld County Road 5 at Weld County Road 6

Parking area is just northwest of this intersection

Erie, CO 80516

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Learn to flow down all sorts of trails — especially the sweet green, blue and black lines at Erie's Sunset East.

This is a Level 1.5 class: more advanced than a Level 1 but less aggressive than a Level 2. Perfect for everyone who wants to have even more fun on their bikes!


• 3 hours: Noon to 3 p.m.

• Maximum 6 people per class.

• $99 per person.

• Learn and ride at the fantastic Sunset East Trails in Erie, CO. 20 percent of your clinic fee goes straight to the town.

Yummy flow on the green line.

Boosting the black line.

What to expect

You should be comfortable riding a bike and excited to learn to ride new-school flow trails like the ones at Sunset East (they are awesome).

If you’re newer, more timid or simply have less time, check out a Level 1 class at Valmont Bike Park in Boulder, CO.

This Level 1.5 class will cover the core skills (they are the key to higher level performance, not to mention confidence and safety), but we will move faster than in a Level 1 class, then we will climb higher into the skills tree.

Expect to quickly cover this Level 1 content …

  • Position
  • Braking
  • Basic cornering
  • Upper body control in bumps (basic pumping)

… then dive into:

  • Advanced pumping (on the pump track and in the rocks)
  • Drops
  • Jumps
  • Whatever else the group is ready for

When you finish this three-hour whirlwind tour, you’ll have a solid toolkit that you can use on any type of trail—and that you can refine infinitely. We give you the Path to Mastery, so you’re always in the sweet spot:

Learn more about the LLB Teaching Method >>>

Here's a note from one of our students:

Hey Lee,

I just did the black line at Erie last night.

I did my first run with you in October at 1:45 and last night I did it 57 seconds. I hit one jump and landed it on the down slope and it was SO smooth. I have a long way to go but your teaching has vastly improved my bike riding skills and has increased my passion for riding. I feel safe too.

Thank you for being as talented as you are. I will see you again soon for the next level :)

Andrew D.

Check out the trails

Sunset East has a mellow climb with three downhill options. It's a great place for riders of all abilities to share a great time.
(Lee rode there on his birthday with his wife.)

Video of Sunset East - Green Line >>>

Video of Sunset East - Blue Line >>>

Video of Sunset East - upper Black Line >>>

Improve on your own — and with our help

At LLB we believe the greatest improvement comes from a combination of individual learning and practice and in-person time with a qualified instructor.

Lots of riders all over the world—beginners to pros—are reaching new levels of shred with the LLBMTB online mountain bike school. When you combine the online learning with an in-person clinic or group ride, your skills — and fun — will skyrocket.

For the first time ever, when you sign up for an in-person LLB experience, you’ll receive a subscription to the LLBMTB online mountain bike school. We'll send details after you register.


Why are we covering the basics?

There are a few reasons:

1) We will not send you flying through the air without knowing, with high confidence, that you will land safely.

2) True mastery begins at the foundation. No matter how good you are (or think you are), you can always refine your fundamentals—and that’s how you get great. Check out 7-time XTERRA world champion Conrad Stoltz. He’s a big fan of LLB kung fu.

3) The basics give us a shared physical and verbal vocabulary. Once we program the core movements, higher level riding is just a matter of combining them and making adjustments with timing and power.

How much will I learn?

You’ll learn as much as you’re ready for. We’ll push you as quickly as we can, while maintaining quality and safety.

If you continue your studies with in-person or remote coaching, we’ll apply this $150 to your sessions, which will get you a lower rate.

I am total badass. Why do I need this?

The true badasses—riders like Brian Lopes, Curtis Keene and Conrad Stoltz—know they are on the path to kung fu awesomeness, and that path never ends. The moment you think you’re finished learning, you’re finished having fun (and your days of true shredding are over).

If you think you’re too cool for school, spend that $150 on some carbon handlebars.

In this video world champion Conrad Stoltz and Lee talk about kung fu and shred some Colorado trails. Watch it on YouTube >>>

Have questions? Email lee@leelikesbikes.com.

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Sunset East Trails

Weld County Road 5 at Weld County Road 6

Parking area is just northwest of this intersection

Erie, CO 80516

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