Working with a coach one on one or in a small group will fast track your learning. We’re here to help you ride smoother, safer, and with more confidence!

One-on-One
Private Groups

Personal Guiding

Performance Private Lessons

  • Coaches
  • Patrick Nolan
  • Merin Pearce
Coaches

Performance skills coaching for athletes and experienced riders. Whether you’re training for a competition, or just want to get the most out of your epics. You’ll improve under the guidance of our full time professional coaches. Years of experience paired with top level industry training, we’re here to take your riding to the next level.

Performance Private Lessons offer:

  • PMBIA Level 3 or 4 Professional Coaches
  • Goal setting and custom lesson plan(s)
  • Biomechanical analysis & video 
  • Theme based teaching 
  • Blending of skills & tactics to improve your riding
  • Guiding, mechanical support, on trail first aid
  • Access to follow up and support after your lesson

3-Hour Private

$275.00

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Patrick Nolan

Intermediate – Advanced – Pro


  • 12 years of coaching experience
  • PMBIA Lvl 3 Instructor
  • PMBIA Course Conductor
  • BSc. Sports Management
  • NCCP Trained
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Enduro – DH
  • Racing & Performance Coach

Patrick has been coaching and guiding on the bike since 2011. Consistently committed to education and training, he’s crafted himself into a master coach and communicator over the years. He loves sharing his knowledge and passion with riders of all backgrounds, and finds success in their achievements both big and small.

From World Cup tracks to local trails, if you’re looking for top level coaching and instruction he’s your guy.

Merin Pearce

Athlete Development – Intermediate – Advanced


  • PMBI Lvl 2 Trail
  • BSc. Kinesiology
  • CSEP – CPT (Strength & Conditioning)
  • Cycling BC Affiliated Coach
  • NCCP Club Assistant – Trained
  • National & EWS Enduro Racer
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Bilingual – French

Merin’s racing experience and background in Kinesiology and athlete development has allowed him to build a keen eye for biomechanics. He enjoys framing learning through a wide lens to give perspective on all the small details he teaches.

If you are a person who enjoys looking at the picture and want detailed and specific feedback and knowledge as you learn to ride, Merin is the coach for you.

Classic Private Lessons

  • Instructors
  • Misha  Linehan
  • Connor Hallas
  • Ethan Olsvic Andrew
  • Merin Pearce
Instructors

Our classic private lesson is your fast track to improving your riding and skills. Investing in private instruction is a guaranteed path to more skillful riding, safer choices, and maximizing the enjoyment of your riding. These lessons are intended for any rider with at least a season of riding experience. Your instructor will work with you to identify your goals, and build up your existing skills. Let’s get you riding with more confidence, flow, and stoke.

Standard Private Lessons offer:

  • PMBIA Level 2 or 3 Instructor
  • Technique analysis
  • Video feedback
  • Goal oriented teaching
  • Blending of skills to improve your riding
  • Guiding, mechanical support, on trail first aid

2-Hour Private

$175.00

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Misha  Linehan

Jump/Drop – Beginner – Intermediate


  • PMBI Lvl 2 Trail
  • PMBIA Air Module
  • Wilderness First Aid




Misha loves to play on the bike. Aside from offering great instruction, Misha will help build your enthusiasm by jumping and playing on the trail. If you want to brush up on foundational skills and begin to build your journey into flow and style, Misha is the right instructor for you.

Connor Hallas
Connor Hallas

Beginner – Intermediate


  • PMBI Lvl 2 Trail
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Enduro Racer
  • BSc. Kinesiology Student




“The Prodigy ”

Connor has made his way through our programs, on our race team, and is quickly becoming one of our most experienced and certified instructors. Connor has a knack for connecting with and teaching to all types of people. A strong communicator with a smooth and effective teaching style, Connor is a rider favorite.


If you are looking to round out all aspects of your riding while having a good time with a great rider, Connor is the instructor for you.

Ethan Olsvic Andrew
Ethan

Jump/Drop – Kids – Teens – Intermediate


  • PMBI Lvl 2 Trail
  • PMBIA Air Module
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • BA. Psychology



Ethan is a dirt jumper from Calgary who make to move over to the Island to study psychology. Since then, he has been expanding his riding and instructing scope beyond jump and into trail riding. His methodical process to instructing wastes no time in delivering the exact feedback you need to improve upon a skill.


If you want to learn and improve upon mountain biking foundation or learn to ride jumps and drops, Ethan is the instructor for you.

Merin Pearce

Athlete Development – Intermediate – Advanced


  • PMBI Lvl 2 Trail
  • BSc. Kinesiology
  • CSEP – CPT (Strength & Conditioning)
  • Cycling BC Affiliated Coach
  • NCCP Club Assistant – Trained
  • National & EWS Enduro Racer
  • Wilderness First Aid

Merin’s racing experience and background in Kinesiology and athlete development has allowed him to build a keen eye for biomechanics. He enjoys framing learning through a wide lens to give perspective on all the small details he teaches.

If you are a person who enjoys looking at the picture and want detailed and specific feedback and knowledge as you learn to ride, Merin is the coach for you.

Beginner Private Lessons

  • Instructors
  • Diego Permansu
  • Micah Morris
Instructors

If you are looking to get into mountain biking and/or are just starting out, our beginner private lessons are a great way to start your journey into mountain biking. Focusing on introductory skills and an introduction to the trail networks, these lessons will introduce the foundational building blocks to get you riding with more control and confidence.

Beginner Private Lessons offer:

  • PMBIA Level 1 or 2 Coaching
  • Guiding, mechanical support, on trail first aid
  • Beginner skills instruction
  • Beginner trail loop recommendations


*Bike rentals are available. Please contact us for more information

2-Hour Private

$150.00

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Diego Permansu
Diego

Beginner – Adults


  • PMBI Lvl 1
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • XC Racer
  • Engineer
  • Bilingual – Spanish




Diego made his way from Mexico to Canada and found a calling to instruct and guide. He is a XC and Cyclocross racer who is starting his journey into the technical terrain BC has to offer. Combining a super personable presence along with a patient and considerate teaching style, Diego loves working with beginner to intermediate riders.

Micah Morris

Beginner – Intermediate


  • PMBI Lvl 2
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • BA. Psychology – Student





Kids Private Lessons

If you are ready to have fun, brush up on skills, and receive some one-on-one attention come join our kids private lessons. These lessons are for kids aged 8 – 18 and focus on developing biking skills in a fun and engaging way based on their age, interests, and skill.


Kids Private Lessons offer:

  • PMBIA Standard Coaching (level dependent on riders skill)
  • Instructors trained and certified to deliver skills instruction to kids and youth
  • Guiding, mechanical support, on-trail first aid
  • Age appropriate skills instruction

2-Hour Private

$120.00

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Group Private Lessons

  • 2-Hour Classic Group
  • 3-Hour Performance Group
  • 2-Hour Beginner Group
  • Organizations & Businesses
2-Hour Classic Group

2-Hour Classic Private Group Lesson

Grab your friends, grab your riding group, and come together and build a custom private group lesson. These lessons are tailored to your group’s wants and needs.

Give you and your group of riding friends an opportunity to learn and improve together by building out a private group lesson. These private group sessions are set up and tailored to the goals and needs of your group. You will receive specific skills instruction with your friends, in a more cost-effective package for everyone!

How it works:

  • Gather a group of friends interested in learning together
  • Email us or purchase a Group Lesson’ button by clicking “Learn More”
  • Meet up on the trail with our Coaches
  • Learn and have fun!
  • Save money on professional skills instruction by distributing the cost
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If you have any questions or would like to organize a custom group session contact us by filling the form below or email us at

info@nolanriding.com

Private Lesson Inquiry Form

3-Hour Performance Group

3-Hour Performance Private Group Lesson

Grab your friends, grab your riding group, and come together and build a custom private group lesson. These lessons are tailored to your group’s wants and needs.

Performance Private Group Lessons offer:

  • PMBIA Level 3 or 4 Professional Coaches
  • Goal setting and custom lesson plan(s)
  • Biomechanical analysis & video 
  • Theme based teaching 
  • Blending of skills & tactics to improve your riding
  • Guiding, mechanical support, on trail first aid
  • Access to follow up and support after your lesson


How it works:

  • Gather a group of friends interested in learning together
  • Email us or purchase a Group Lesson button by clicking “Learn More”
  • Meet up on the trail with our Coaches
  • Learn and have fun!
  • Save money on professional skills instruction by distributing the cost
LEARN MORE

If you have any questions or would like to organize a custom group session contact us by filling the form below or email us at

info@nolanriding.com

Private Lesson Inquiry Form

2-Hour Beginner Group

2-Hour Beginner Private Group Lesson

Grab your friends, grab your riding group, and come together and build a custom private group lesson. These lessons are tailored to your group’s wants and needs.

Beginner Private Group Lessons offer:

  • PMBIA Level 1 or 2 Coaching
  • Guiding, mechanical support, on trail first aid
  • Beginner skills instruction
  • Beginner trail loop recommendations


*Bike rentals are available. Please contact us for more information

How it works:

  • Gather a group of friends interested in learning together
  • Email us or purchase a Group Lesson button by clicking “Learn More”
  • Meet up on the trail with our Coaches
  • Learn and have fun!
  • Save money on professional skills instruction by distributing the cost
LEARN MORE

If you have any questions or would like to organize a custom group session contact us by filling the form below or email us at

info@nolanriding.com

Private Lesson Inquiry Form

Organizations & Businesses

Nolan Riding has offered custom group lessons and programs for a wide variety of organizations and businesses. Here’s a list or organizations we have and continue to build custom programs for:

  • Camosun College
  • Strathcona Park Wilderness Lodge
  • Power to Be
  • Capital Regional District
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District
  • Cycling BC
  • Windigo Adventures
  • City of Langford
  • Vancouver Island Brewing
  • Trek Bicycle Store Victoria
  • Parkway Physiotherapy
  • Variety of elementary, middle & high schools

Contact-us for more information and quotes

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