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Ronnie's Battleborn Prodigies

Truckee, CA, USA
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About Ronnie's Battleborn Prodigies
The most personalized and comprehensive Mountain Bike Coaching available in Lake Tahoe & Reno. My name is Ronnie Schoff. I am a professional Certified Mountain Bike Instructor living in beautiful Truckee, CA. I can teach any level of mountain bike rider from absolute beginner to the advanced rider looking to improve their race times. I particularly enjoy coaching youth riders & helping them to progress their skills. I have also coached a number of young special needs children, some from their first mountain bike ride & others, all the way up to riding black diamond mountain bike trails.
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Eddie P wrote a review Jul 2022
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My son and I recently had a private lesson with Ronnie over the weekend. Ronnie is an excellent MTB coach! Not only is Ronnie extremely knowledgeable, but he was able to connect with my son using examples he could relate to. I thought this was really unique. You get the sense right away that Ronnie is really passionate about teaching you the right fundamentals so your progression is safe and well founded. We did a 3 hour session with Ronnie and he kept the session engaging with great energy along with some really cheesy jokes that kept a smile on our faces. We can’t recommend Ronnie enough, he is a top notch MTB coach!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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lshah72 wrote a review Jun 2022
San Francisco, California33 contributions17 helpful votes
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There were limited mountain bike camps in Tahoe doe the under 12’s, so we organized one for the younger kids with Ronnie! Absolutely amazing coach! 6 kids all had THE BEST TIME! All talked about how ‘rad’ it was, hard but fun.my daughter really enjoyed Ronnie as a coach and is even more motivated now to challenge herself more! I hope we can organize another camp next summer! Thanks again Ronnie!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Mike M. wrote a review Oct 2021
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My wife and I booked Ronnie for a three hour session this past weekend. We have both been mountain biking on and off for over 30 years and consistently for the last 12. We initially inquired about focusing on jumps and cornering but Ronnie encouraged us to just work on fundamentals first before progressing to more advanced skills like jumping. Before the session even began he encouraged us to switch to flat pedals so we could learn how to properly weight the bike without being tempted to cheat with clipless pedals. So we spent ~3 weeks getting used to flat pedals before our first session. He warned us that we would have to take a few steps back before we could progress forward. He was right about that, but I was pleased that it only took me about 2 weeks to feel pretty comfortable on the flats. At the beginning and throughout the session Ronnie always asked for our input of what we wanted to focus on and where we wanted to do it. We ended up spending the 3 hours riding around in a parking lot working on braking, shifting, cornering, front wheel lifts, rear wheel lifts and an intro to bunny hops. He offered us a a "trail ride" many times but the parking lot format was really productive. Despite thinking we were reasonably solid in our fundamentals we learned a lot of skills and drills that we we will continue to work on. We both wished we had booked this session years ago to get rid of bad habits. Ronnie was very patient, clear with his instruction and gave inspiring demos complete with back flips. He interspersed his instruction with plenty of corny jokes to keep our spirits high. He also took video of us and of his demos so that we had those to reference back to after the session. All in all we can't wait for our next session with Ronnie! If you are on the fence about booking a session with Ronnie I would say don't delay, so that you can get going on learning proper riding techniques that will maximize your fun on the bike while keeping you safe at the same time.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from battlebornprodigies, Owner at Ronnie's Battleborn Prodigies
Responded Oct 18, 2021
Thank you guys for pushing pedals and getting after it. I can’t wait for our next trail session. This was so much fun, see you guys soon!
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David Murdock wrote a review Sep 2021
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Ronnie is not just a great rider, but he is also a great teacher. He is extremely observant. Nothing about the way you ride goes unnoticed by him. He picks up on everything that will help you be a better rider and makes you feel good about the things that you are doing right.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from battlebornprodigies, Owner at Ronnie's Battleborn Prodigies
Responded Oct 18, 2021
Thank you for the Great Session. Cant wait for our next ride.
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Daniel Ramsay wrote a review Jun 2021
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Ronnie is a very experienced teacher, he breaks down complex skills into their basics and has great techniques to help you practice them. One session with Ronnie made me a much better rider. He also has an amazing knowledge and appreciation for the area. I will definitely book again!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from battlebornprodigies, Owner at Ronnie's Battleborn Prodigies
Responded Jun 24, 2021
Thank you for sharing your experience. Im so happy to hear you enjoyed the session. Cant wait for our next session. Sending it. SENDO-METER on lock. Kind Regards
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