Chances are, you’re here to learn more about what to expect with DirtSmart MTB coaching. Good places to start? The MTB Skills instruction overview and my coaching philosophy. Also, check out the DirtSmart Videos/Articles/Blog for skills articles, videos. how-to’s, etc. and to get more of an idea of what DirtSmart is all about. View our clinic schedule and/or contact me about having a clinic in your area at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-886-0288.
Who Is Dirt Smart?
My name is Andy Winohradsky. I’m the owner and Coach/Instructor of DirtSmart MTB Skills Instruction. I’ve been a certified professional mountain bike skills instructor since 2007.
The Dirtsmart MTB Philosophy
Learn about what makes Dirtsmart MTB instruction the best choice for mountain bike skills coaching and clinics.
Great coach for any level. I thought I was a decent rider until I realized how much there was to learn. Andy is a wonderful teacher, patient, it TOTALLY changed my riding game. I feel safe, confident, and eager to keep practicing everything I learned!Sheila M.4/30/2020
DirtSmart is life changing! I got one of these mountain bike camps for my wife and she came back a totally different rider. Her confidence improved drastically, she is smoothly navigating downhill technical sections that used to give her trouble, and climbing faster than ever. She even showed me some... read moreRyan E.4/15/2020
Awesome camp in Orange County! Can’t recommend it enoughTom M.11/18/2019
I wasn't a bad rider after ~15 years of experience but always felt there could be much to gain from proper instruction. I took Andy's 2 day course and gained applicable skills and knowledge immediately. I left camp with more confidence but the best benefit was beginning to recognize bad... read moreJason C.4/20/2019
Just took Andy's camp over the past weekend in Asheville, NC. I'm an older recreational rider with little previous coaching. I usually ride 3-6 days a week in DuPont or Pisgah. While I am pretty comfortable in the trails, I was sure I had plenty of bad... read moreJeff K.11/06/2017
I highly recommend Dirt Smart MTB. Andy has top notch coaching skills and he really just has a knack for helping people ride better. If you want to ride faster, efficiently, and safer! just get yourself to a Dirt Smart MTB clinic.Keene H.5/30/2017
Andy, I couldn't find a way to thank you for the two great days of camp we've had in Fort Custer!! Great tips, and awesome coaching approach, it was a total eye opener on the mistakes I've been doing for the past 3 years of riding! I'm definitely looking forward... read moreRaheem E.8/04/2016
I took Andy's camp in Park City a week ago (July 23-24) and I learned a lot of about high level riding. A great balance of technique and tactics. Andy was very effective in his explanations and his demos were flawless. Really liked the parking lot and... read moreArnie R.7/29/2016
Andy has a great way of teaching the basics and boy did I need it!! A ton of information in just two days. I know I will forget some of it but I'm already a different, better rider!!! Can't wait to get back on the trails and practice what I... read moreRichard W.3/28/2016
Went you think you know everything and everything is wrong,, awesome experienced!!! Thanks AndyMiguel A.3/26/2016
Absolutely awesome information and coaching. Andy definitely knows what he's doing. I would certainly do this camp again and recommend it to anyone I ride with.Jerry M.1/06/2016
Awesome information and catered to the riding style of each student.Brian L.1/05/2016
Just finished the clinic today, best MTB investment I've made! You rock Andy man!Frederick E.10/12/2015
My wife and I took a class in Charlotte, NC a couple months ago now and it was fantastic! We have different experience levels as did many in the class, but Andy was able to clearly explain the topics and skills in a way that everyone was able to benefit... read moreJonathan H.4/06/2015
Andy is a great teacher for all levels. He is very patient and entertaining. He keeps it simple so you can remember his lessons well after the course.Krishnamurty K.12/02/2014
Way exceeded my expectations for a class. Super instructor, excellent teacher and extremely knowledgeable on the subject.Luke T.11/17/2014
Really good teacher, great curriculum. I learned a ton and got the framework to continue to improve on my own. Highly recommended for getting faster or just feeling more comfortable and confident on the bike.Christopher Y.4/30/2014
Andy is an excellent coach. In a group of 5 students of vastly different backgrounds & experience he was able to make every section of the course relevant to us all, giving us challenges & skills to work on & take away. I would not hesitate to recommend him to... read moreKaren A.4/01/2014
Attended a camp with Andy this past weekend at Oak Mountain in Birmingham, AL. I learned a ton and walked away with far more homework than I could have expected. Before the camp I was focusing primarily on conditioning on the bike to race faster......after the camp I... read moreJason S.3/31/2014
Andy has made us better riders by easily 200%...we were doing things on day two of camp that we couldn't do before. He has given us the proper skill sets to have lots more fun, and the ability to go to many more places that I know we couldn't before.... read moreJohn N.3/25/2014
Andy does a fantastic job of breaking down all of the individual elements for a specific skill set (descending, body position, etc). I've been blown away at how much I was able to progress in a short time and I know that we haven't scratched the surface of what I... read moreHarley M.3/24/2014
DIRTSMART MTB OFFERS THE MOST CLEAR AND COMPREHENSIVE PREMIUM MTB INSTRUCTION AVAILABLE…BAR NONE!
Consistently, after instruction, DirtSmart students come away from clinics/camps stating that they are able to understand MTB riding as simple (this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s easy!), and they are able to identify the proper techniques needed in any given situation on the trail. It is always my goal to break riding down to it’s most simple movements and back-up the techniques with an understanding of how the body needs to work — in athletic sense — with the design of the bicycle (some Science!!!). Position, weight placement, balance, vision, etc-and-much-more (click here for a camp overview), all need to be optimized in order to ride the bike well. This is crucial for riding at all levels, from the beginner rider, all the way up to pro-level downhillers where the most advanced techniques of MTB will be addressed. Students also leave the instruction with tools in the form of skills, drills, video, demonstrations, feedback, critiques, and a detailed curriculum to draw from and reference in order to always continue to improve their riding, no matter their ability level.
DirtSmart MTB Instruction was developed from eighteen years of professional gravity racing; eight years of professional, certified MTB instruction as the Head Coach for Betterride, the oldest and most successful coaching instruction company on the planet; sports-med education; personal training; a lifetime of high-level motocross and years of MTB industry experience including Yeti Factory Race Team Mechanic, professional trail builder, and years of bike shop and other bike-industry experience. Obviously, knowledge of bike and equipment design; dealing with injuries, nutrition, training, etc., can and will also be addressed during instruction.
You WILL NOT find a better resource for improving your MTB skills then DirtSmart MTB. If you are a potential student, I highly encourage you to research any MTB instruction organization that you may intend to work with, the organization’s reputation, exactly whom will be leading your particular instruction, etc., and I am quite sure that you will come to the same conclusion.
Feel free to contact DirtSmart MTB for any additional information.