Introducing Momentum Mountain Biking

Feb 23, 2022 at 9:50
by Momentum Mountain Biking  
Instructional tours with Momentum Mountain Biking. Photo Julie Cornelius.
Introducing Momentum Mountain Biking. Photo: Julie Cornelius


Press Release: Momentum Mountain Biking

We just debuted our website offering bespoke private lessons, inclusive beginner group programs, all-level weekend skills camps, guided instructional tours, and full-service dream mountain bike vacation trip design.

All-level weekend skills camps. Photo Anne Keller.
All-level weekend skills camps. Photo: Anne Keller
On-trail skills instruction. Photo Corie Spruill
Skills instruction on and off the trail. Left photo: Corie Spruill.

We have also added a second year-round clubhouse location to our original base in Moab, UT. Momentum Mountain Biking now holds a spot as a founding tenant at FARM – Fruita Art Recreation Marketplace – an exciting new space for creative professionals and the outdoor industry in the heart of downtown Fruita, CO.

These developments represent steps towards our vision of utilizing our deep instructional expertise, local area knowledge, and inspirational leadership to deliver elite mountain bike instruction and tours in world-class riding destinations, with the added benefit of a fixed season-long presence.

Ride on world class trails with elite coaches. Photo Jake Johnson.
Ride on world class trails with elite coaches. Photo: Jake Johnson.
Private lessons with Momentum Mountain Biking. Julie Cornelius
Photo Jake Johnson
Private lessons with Momentum Mountain Biking. Photo: Left: Julie Cornelius. Right: Jake Johnson.

Decorated XC racer, Alison Dunlap, shares, “I’ve had the good fortune of doing three private clinics with this team and can honestly say they completely changed my riding. As an Olympian, World Cup Series winner, and World Champion, I considered myself a pretty good rider, but this coaching taught me to ride technical sections faster, more aggressively, and smoother than I ever had, even at the height of my racing career. They have a great teaching style, are easy to understand, and offer encouragement and feedback that takes you to a completely new level.”

Momentum’s leader, Sylvi Fae, brings a decade of knowledge as the owner and operator of Moab Mountain Bike Instruction, and nearly as long as a coach and camp manager for North America’s original traveling mountain bike camp series. Momentum Mountain Biking combines the best of her work to date with all she’s gained from years of relationship building, fine-tuning, and dedication to delivering truly next-level mountain bike instructional experiences.

Introducing Momentum Mountain Biking. Photo Jake Johnson.
Instructional tours with Momentum Mountain Biking. Photo: Jake Johnson

Sylvi says that Momentum’s people are the secret sauce, “We have an absolute dream team, with incredible local instructors who live and ride in our locations every day, guest coaching legends, a passionate office staff, and the world’s best mentors on our advisory board. You can count on us to pour our heart and soul into every lesson, camp, and tour that we run.”

Will you ride with momentum this year? Group lessons and weekend camps start in April; private lessons, instructional tours, and trip planning are all in full swing. Learn more at: http://www.momentummountainbiking.com

Group lessons with Momentum Mountain Biking. Photo Julie Cornelius
Group lessons with Momentum Mountain Biking. Photo: Julie Cornelius



61 Comments

  • 5 0
 Congratulations Sylvi and the Momentum team! I am so thankful that I got to spend time learning from Sylvi and Beth this past Fall. They are amazing. As a former professional cyclist and Olympic medalist on the road, I had never taken the time to learn the technical skills of mountain biking. Sylvi and Beth were patient and incredible instructors who could adjust the lesson to really help me get the most out of my time with them. I can't wait to go back and learn more. Anyone considering mountain bike lessons should talk to Momentum. You will not be disappointed!
  • 4 0
 This is awesome!!! I've ridden and coached with many of the people involved and I can't say enough good about them. And, the destinations are an absolute must. You will ride away a better rider and get to see some amazing trails!
  • 4 0
 Congratulations Sylvi!!
I’ve coached with Sylvi and gang and I have no doubt their clients will not be disappointed by booking a lesson or tour with Momentum. These are people who are passionate about mountain biking and have years of experience developing the perfect cocktail to help you get stoked on the sport too!
  • 4 0
 Can’t say enough good about the high quality instruction, personalized coaching, and just plain fun that Momentum MTB provides. We hired MMTB to work with a group of folks who were headed out on a white rim trip. The group had a bit of everything; total newbies to very experienced riders with 40+ years of devotion to the sport. By the end of day 1, every single participant was challenged and engaged…..even the poo pooers who came into it sure they already knew everything. The instruction was fun and effective. The communication and psych were excellent. The lessons learned were the constant subject of discussion and improvement as we made our way through paradise on the White Rim.
  • 4 0
 I can't say enough about the quality of instruction offered by Sylvi and the Momentum Mountain Biking team. They are exceptional coaches and whether the class was for a few hours or a weekend clinic, the increase of a participant's confidence and skill level I witnessed was truly amazing. Whether a beginner new to the sport or a highly skilled rider, Momentum Mountain Biking offers something for everyone and will greatly enhance one's riding abilities and enjoyment.
  • 4 0
 I feel pretty lucky to be working with this crew, teaching the skills that I feel most passionate about in the world, in a beautiful place! Come on down to Moab at any time, we look forward to working with you!
  • 4 0
 I rode with Sylvi and Beth last year in Moab. They are the best - teaching me great new technical skills. It was such a great time I went back to St George with Sylvi a month later.
  • 4 0
 Come shred the gnar with us! Moab has so many new wonderful trails at all levels of riding challenge. It is an amazing and fun place to improve your skills and Momemtum MTB has a wonderful collection of MTB coaches.
  • 3 0
 Thrilled to learn more about this local organization. Their passion for all things mtb is contagious and their reputation as excellent teachers and coaches precedes them. Looking forward to learning, teaching, and sharing the stoke with the Momentum crew in Fruita, Moab, GJ and beyond!
  • 3 0
 I'd been riding for almost 30 years when I took a weekend clinic with Sylvi and her crew. They corrected some bad habits I'd developed over the years and introduced me to new techniques that dramatically improved my ability to select fast lines and get myself out of trouble when my line selection was less than optimal. Super good people, great coaches. Psyched to see their organization continue to grow!
  • 3 0
 First off, Sylvi is a rad instructor. Her team brings together all the knowledge and expertise anyone could ever dream of learning. Additionally, the skills that can be achieve from learning to ride the various trails in Moab allows riders from brand new to professional to increase their riding ability. I’m stoked that this company is getting some recognition and hope to see more riders utilize this incredible resource that Moab has to offer.
  • 3 0
 Bravo Sylvi et son équipe!!!! Sylvi saved my first Moab trip with my wife when she took charge of her. She was able to teach her how to ride mtb in only a few hours where I had failed for years…. Sylvi and her team are definitely the best.
Bonne chance avec le nouveau projet!!!!
Guy
  • 3 0
 Very excited to see this crew taking it to the next level!
A very talented group of instructors. They came to me highly recommended from Moab locals who had taken instruction thinking “sounds fun, but what more do I need to learn?” Turned out, a lot!—and thus we followed suit! One session in I learned a number of things that helped improve my riding immediately.
  • 3 0
 This lady has been classing this town up since she got here! You never know who she is going to be riding with but they always have a smile on their face! Great to see the bond with Fruita - the trails there are ok I guess!!! MOMENTUM
  • 3 0
 Ayy,bike addict,these lessons are for real! Breakin' bad patterns you found in a thousand miles while having smiles.Cost less than it should.. that's somthing i can't explain.. much more helpful than a diamond chain. Get some momentum and back in the game.
  • 3 0
 Really exciting to see this growth for them! I’ve only ever had great interactions with the coaches and I’m excited for Sylvi and crew to share their knowledge and stoke with people! Desert riding season is about to be in full swing! Get in on this.
  • 3 0
 I've had the pleasure of riding and coaching with Sylvi. If you have a skill you want to work on or even just an awesome guide to take you around Moab, I would highly recommend signing up with Momentum. As every good rider should know, you will always have something to work on and having a coach to help with you is invaluable.
  • 3 0
 Silvi and her crew are incredible instructors who are kind, compassionate, and fun to ride with. I have worked with companies and coaches across North America and my experiences working with Silvi and working for her company are some of my fondest memories. You won't be disappointed when you book with Momentum.
  • 3 0
 Hurray for the Momentum Team! I personally know most of the instructors and see the passion that they have for “all that is mountain biking”. They genuinely care about the riders that they work with and promote positive trail etiquette. Taking a clinic or attending a camp with them is a WIN for everyone!
  • 3 0
 I couldn't say enough positive things about this crew, but I will say that they are a great bunch of folks that are passionate about what they do. Always stoked with a smile and an energy that's rippin'. Book with confidence and enjoy your ride. You will not be let down!
  • 3 0
 If you are thinking to head down south to the sunshine and Moab is on your list get in touch with Sylvi and her team at Momentum Mountain Biking, Having coached with Sylvi, her manner and approach to all levels of rider is second to non. Highly recommended if you want to improve your skills or just know how to tackle a trail.
  • 3 0
 Congratulations to Sylvi and the crew. I've had the opportunity to coach with Sylvi, partner with her team and have recommended many mountain bikers that I've worked with to a clinic from them. They do an amazing job. Keep up the great work! Hope to come see you soon.
  • 5 0
 Hell yes! Congrats Sylvi and crew! I can't wait to see you around FARM Fruita!
  • 4 0
 So stoked for this - so many amazing things have to be in store with wonderful people at the helm who love mountain biking through and through! Congrats!
  • 3 0
 Some pretty impressive accolades from strong riders that are now even stronger riders because of this coaching. I can only imagine how I can benefit. Looks like I'll need to take a trip to Moab or Fruita this Spring.
  • 4 0
 There is such a group of rockstar coaches on the team here! So great to see it expanding so more folks can get stoked on bikes!!
  • 3 0
 Congratulations, Sylvi! So great to see your company grow. Excited for you and Momentum! I’ll always remember how kind and considerate you were when my husband came out to Moab. Hope another ride with you is in our future!
  • 3 0
 Great staff, great home base locations. Highly recommend to riders if all levels! I have known Sylvi for many moons and feel confident referring riders who want to up their skills and confidence.
  • 4 0
 I can’t recommend this enough! Sylvi and the crew are exceptional instructors! So exciting to see Momentum’s presence in Fruita!
  • 3 0
 Congrats to the Momentum crew on this amazing growth and continued shared passion of mountain biking with people from all over the world! Can’t wait to see what else you guys do!!
  • 5 0
 Sylvi and her crew are the best in the area! Can't wait to get out there with them.
  • 2 0
 Heck Yaaaaaaaaassssssss @momentummtb FTW!!!
  • 3 0
 This is an amazing company. Women owned. Excellent and talented instructors. Sylvi taught me how to ride on the toughest trails in Moab. Grateful for my experience and her amazing insight. Amazing to see this company grow!
  • 3 0
 Momentum MTB is top notch. Great attention to detail, knowledgeable and super friendly! Sylvi, Beth and their elite guides show you all the ropes and focus on improving your skills from beginner to expert. Great job ladies!
  • 3 0
 I’m beyond excited for Momemtum to grow its roots in the Grand Valley. Sylvi is such a wonderful instructor, friend and coworker. Looking forward to fun days on the bike with you and the crew.
  • 2 0
 It's true, like they said in the article, "Momentum’s people are the secret sauce". Not just anyone can deliver on professionalism, friendliness, caring and expertise like these coaches do every session! I wouldn't think twice about recommending anyone with any skill level to this company. I think I'll need to plan a trip to the desert soon!
  • 2 0
 Sylvi is one of the best people and MTB coaches I know. She's all about good vibes and trail stewardship, which only benefits these popular MTB destinations. Wishing Sylvi and her crew @momentummtb all the best!
  • 2 0
 So excited for Sylvie and her crew and their new adventure! If you do one thing to improve your mountain bike riding, sign up for a clinic with these folks! It will truly change your life!
  • 2 0
 thank you PB for showcasing such an excellent skills coaching team! Take your riding to the next level with step by step instructions that make mt biking more fun and more safe!
  • 1 0
 Keep your Mo-Jo tuned up with Momentum Mountain Biking! Sylvi, Beth & their Crew bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, skill and passion to their instructional platform to share with you. Momentum Mountain Biking can create a curriculum for you to build up confidence in your abilities, strengthen your weaknesses and solidify your skills. Set yourself and keep yourself in motion with Momentum Mountain Biking!
  • 1 0
 I ran into a momentum instructor at an event. I had been riding for something like 15 years and considered myself pretty good. They gave me some tips on cornering that I've kept in mind for the past two years, and I keep getting better and faster. I know that pointer helped me out and worked out a past bad habit. Thanks!
  • 1 0
 A wonderful group of coaches and professionals. Instruction during the group camp was thorough and invaluable. I immediately noticed improvement on the trails and in my confidence. I later signed up for private coaching to work on the specific skill sets of technical climbing and drops. Morgan's level of attentiveness and instruction had me sending off the taller jump ramps in under 20 minutes. Sylvi and her crew are welcoming and professional to anyone on and off the trail. Congrats on the well earned expansion!
  • 3 0
 April in Moab and Fruita with this crew sounds dreamy … in the “I might just be able to make it happen” kind of way!
  • 2 0
 Sylvi has so much mountain biking expertise to share ... that combined with her standout instruction and infectious smile are a combo that is hard to beat!
  • 2 0
 Right on! Super stoked to see all that Momentum is up to in the desert; can't wait to get out with y'all when I'm out that way next!
  • 2 0
 Congrats Sylvi! You and your coaches are awesome. All riders will find that time spent with your crew will be time well spent.
  • 2 0
 The best upgrade for your mountain biking! A great crew and exceptional instruction. Get to know Moab trails and take some skills home!
  • 2 0
 I cant wait to sign up for a Momentum Course! This looks like a really great way to develop as a rider with the help of a positive community of coaches.
  • 2 0
 Momentum MTB has elite coaches who are dedicated to raising your potential as a rider beyond what you thought was possible!
  • 2 0
 Looking forward to Momentum and Sylvi being in Fruita and taking a lesson or two!
  • 2 0
 I’m writing from the intermediate rider perspective. They do a great job!
  • 2 0
 I so need to work with you to bring my riding skills up!!! Looks amazing and great new location.
  • 2 0
 Yay! So exciting! They work hard, show up, and elevate the sport! They deserve only the best! Stoked for them! ❤️
  • 2 0
 Sylvi is awesome and I would expect nothing less than the best from her and the team!
  • 2 0
 Beyond stoked to be joining the team this season! Ready to get out there and have a ripping good time!
  • 2 0
 They have the right attitude and bring the stoke!
  • 2 0
 So awesome! Pumped for Sylvi and the crew!!
  • 2 0
 The real deal! If your looking to ride at the next level- sign up!!!!
  • 1 0
 Congratulations Sylvi and the Momentum team! Love the new website!
  • 1 2
 Yes, because Moab didn't have enough traffic already...
  • 6 0
 @danielfloyd- I too got diagnosed as surly recently, I feel you. While I NEVER wanna share Moab trails with anyone but my friends in tow, perhaps Momentum will hone in on trail etiquette and speed up riders that'd be 'in muh way' otherwise. Nobody likes sharing, especially me. But if I gotta share, I'd prefer doing so with they that rip quietly and respectfully. I hope Momentum helps clients to these ends.





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