“Being able to do a wheelie on demand is good for when you’re on single track and have to get up on something or navigating stuff at slow speed and need to get up and over. Mastering this skill will increase your confidence on the mountain bike and open the door to next level progression,” said McQuaid.
The key, she says, is to spin a quick/fast acceleration from an easy gear to give yourself a burst of power and simultaneously pull your handlebars up to lift the wheel.
Mel’s Rad Skills Series Part II – Standing Front Wheel Lift
Mel’s Rad Skills Series Part III – Standing Rear Wheel Lift
Mel’s Rad Skills Series Part V – Terrain Awareness