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Learning to Ride: Set yourself up for success

If you go

What: Private bike lesson

Where: Steamboat Bike Park

Cost: $39 per person per hour, bike rental extra

Online: http://bike.steamboat.com

Today’s tip: speed

You can be just as out of control by riding too slow as riding too fast. Find a speed that’s slow enough to be comfortable but fast enough to maintain your balance on your bike.

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Nicole Miller follows Steamboat Bike Park instructor Andrew Burns' tips as she navigates turns on the Wrangler Gulch trail.

As with any sport, having the right equipment and learning from a professional can make all the difference.

My first mountain biking experience was riding with a now ex-boyfriend down a partially snow-covered Spring Creek Trail with my legs splayed out in an attempt to stay upright.