Day 9: Skills Challenge

The Pedal Scoop technique is the secret to lifting the back wheel up off the ground, no matter what pedals you ride. If you learn this technique (even with clipless pedals), you'll be able to apply it to ANY bike, and that's awesome.

Tip your toes down, then push back and up on the pedals. The momentum of the bike will be redirected upward instead of forward, and that's what gets our back wheel in the air.

Watch this video if you want to get more detail on this skill: