COMBO offers unique and progressive mountain bike lessons by some of the raddest riders and certified mountain bike instructors in town. Offering three skill levels; beginner Dirt School, intermediate Shred School, and the advanced Flight School, we want you to join us to hone your skills and take your mountain bike riding to the next level.
In this inclusive and high stoke environment, each lesson takes place at different locations in Central Ohio, and at a price point that won't break the bank. The best part about admission is that money goes right back into maintaining the trails you love (and are learning) to ride! The COMBO instructor roster is full of fun faces that will get you smiling on the trails no matter your skill level. We’re all so excited for you to be here!
Got a question about our mountain bike classes? You can reach out to our Dirt School team here.
This class focuses on the fundamentals skills of Mountain Biking. It includes gearing, body position, stopping, and covers a general introduction to trail riding.
Considered more of an intermediate class, our instructors build on your existing skills and teach cornering, front and rear wheel lifts, and level pedal lifts.
For the intermediate rider who wants to take their skills to new heights. This class introduces bunny hops and the essential techniques for jumping.
Heidi Coulter is a mother of three and grandmother of two that fell in love with mountain biking over 18 years ago. She has been playing in the woods and racing ever since. She is an avid racer that has traveled nationally and internationally competing in 100 mile races and stage races. Heidi has won the women’s pro/expert Ohio Mountain Bike Series 6 times including 2019. She loves sharing her knowledge, experience and passion for mountain biking through instructing and mentoring. She is the former President of COMBO, Director of Education for Dirt School, Ohio NICA GRiT Coordinator, NICA Team Coach, and a Gators MTB Coach. She owns and runs Synergy MTB providing individual and group mountain bike instruction.
Brittany is a long time shredder, cross lover and climbing legend! Riding for Trailer Park Racing and Lady Gnar Shredders Race Teams, she’s got game and skills. Brittany is passionate about passing along her knowledge to new riders and encouraging women into the sport.
Keith Overton here, many know me as “KO”. I work as Program / Engineering Manager, and am an Ohio native currently residing in Galena. As an Ohio University Graduate, I am fortunate to sit on their Engineering & Technology Advisory Board. My passion is for outdoor individual type sports, so I also am the Volunteer Chair Lead for another local non-profit (Adaptive Sports Connection) that provides sports opportunities, equipment & training, for athletes with disabilities. As for my “Creds” I am a PSIA Ski instructor, ACA Kayak Instructor, with certifications in adaptive for both and am also a DSU Adaptive Mountain Bike Instructor. My most relevant & recent accomplishment is a PMBIA Level 1 instructor. As part of the Local Alum Creek Trail crew you can usually find me there (P1 mostly), so if you see me don’t hesitate to stop and say hi! Hope to see you on the trails!
Melany Lowe first had her mountain bike flames stoked back in 2018 when she attended Dirt School. She quickly fell in love with the sport and didn’t look back. Since then she has cemented herself as the Hardtail Queen, winning the FUNduro Race Series in 2021. Melany also continues to give back to the MTB community by serving on the COMBO board, participating on the race commitee, and now as a Dirt School Instructor. Melany is a member of the Lady Gnar Shredders, a local all female race team, and she is extremely passionate about getting more women involved in Mountain Biking. You will often find Melany leading the Wednesday women's group ride (Women Crush Wednesdays) with pink streamers.