How to do a Wheelie

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Introduction to the Wheelie Challenge

How to do a wheelie like Ryan Leech on a concrete skinny

If you love riding bikes, you deserve to experience the joy that comes from riding a wheelie with confidence. This course is designed to take you there, one small strategic step at a time. Designed for any level, from total beginner to those who just need to dial it in.

  • Immediate and Unlimited access to the entire online course
  • 30 progressive lessons that utilize video, drawings, and text
  • Q&A with Pro-Rider & Coach Ryan Leech utilizing each lessons comment section

Curriculum Based Learning

30 Progressive Video Lessons

Foreword by Robin Coope, PhD. PEng.

Day 1 – Preparation
Day 2 – Front Wheelie Lifts
Day 3 – Two Stroke Count
Day 4 – Brake it Down
Day 5 – Practice Pattern & Vision
Day 6 – Uphill & Practice Quality
Day 7 – The Float Zone
Day 8 – Instruction Digestion & Breathing
Day 9 – Side Balance #1 – Handlebar
Day 10 – Side Balance #2 – Knees and Feet
Day 11 – Float Zone Precision
Day 12 – Memory Visualization
Day 13 – Side Balance #3 – Torso, Hips, & butt
Day 14 – Drag it Out

Day 15 – Integration & Watch your Wheelie
Day 16 – Future Visualization & Practice Pattern
Day 17 – Pedal Power Pauses
Day 18 – Turning
Day 19 – Wheelie Tricks Part #1
Day 20 – Play Day – Go Ride with Kids!
Day 21 – Save It!
Day 22 – Max Outs & Watch Your Wheelie
Day 23 – Letting Go
Day 24 – Can You Teach It?
Day 25 – Coaster Wheelies Flat Ground
Day 26 – Tour de Neighborhood
Day 27 – Coaster Wheelies Downhill
Day 28 – The Wheelie Feeling
Day 29 – Wheelie Tricks Part #2
Day 30 – Final Count Up & Completion

Jill Kintner
Jill Kintner
“I have wanted to wheelie my whole life. I took the wheelie challenge as a way to push myself further and see if I could get past the frustration with it. Ryan has such a supportive and comprehensive way of teaching, that it was easy to understand. I got a couple of my friends into the challenge to keep me honest, and practiced like crazy, experimenting with all the elements of balance, fear, and technique. Ryan guided me through each day and it was incredibly satisfying to go from front wheel off the ground to controlled wheelies for almost 30 pedal strokes. Anywhere I go now, I’m wheeling 🙂 Thx Ryan.”
Steve Sheldon
Steve Sheldon
“I could never wheelie, was always afraid of trying and hurting myself, but the course breaks down all the steps and introduces them at a steady comfortable rate. Eventually, the front wheel will lift, you will feel the float, and you will be hooked on the feeling. With this course and some dedication, chasing that elusive float became easier each and every day, and as an added bonus, Ryan will get you out on your bike every day, and who doesn’t love that!” -Steve Sheldon
Jay Hoots
Jay Hoots
“Doing great wheelies is one of the most defining moments for most bike riders young or old. Wheelies are so rewarding, however, very elusive for so many riders and to date little information has ever been published or created on such an essential skill. Ryan has developed a complete wheelie training program that builds and hone’s the fundamental skills of riding on one wheel in a fun, balanced approach that combines just the right amount of technique and practice using attainable goal setting combined with positive motivation that provides solid and tangible results, straight up. Ryan has worked out the kinks to front wheel freedom and in just 30 days you will be challenging every kid on the block in a one wheeled show down!”

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Frequently Asked Wheelie Questions

Do I have to complete the course in 30 days or can I take longer?

It’s best to think of it as a 30 ‘lesson’ challenge because it’s rare that riders complete the course in 30 consecutive days. Sore muscles, busy lives and weather all factor in, but perhaps most commonly extra practice is often needed at certain points in the program.

Am I guaranteed to be able to wheelie after 30 days?

Results come in a spectrum based on the level of experience the student starts with, how closely/diligently the program is followed, and how much desire there is to learn the skill. Based on all those who have successfully completed the program there is one thing in common, their ability to confidently pop a wheelie and stay in the float zone long enough to enjoy the wheelie feeling and for anyone watching to have no doubts that they’re doing a wheelie!

How hard or demanding is this program going to be?

I call it a ‘Challenge’ for good reason! Physically you may experience sore muscles and joints that need to be honoured with rest. There is also physical risk as further explained in the disclaimer. Mentally, you may face frustration, set backs, and anger which also needs to be honoured and worked through. So a big part of the challenge is persevering through the physical and mental set backs. The wheelie doesn’t come easy, BUT it does come!

What’s the difference between a wheelie and a manual?

Wheelies are performed seated while pedalling. Manuals are performed standing with no pedalling. (And yes the Manual Course is in development – stay tuned!).

I’m pretty good at wheelies already, can I skip lessons?

Not so fast turbo! No matter how pro you are, I want you to read, watch, and practice all the lessons. Think of it as a redesign of your wheelie muscle memory and habits. To truly get the wheelie feeling you have to go back and start at the foundation. That said, you might be able to knock a few minutes off the 15 minute practice time, especially early on.

Can I do two lessons in one day?

Learning requires digestion and integration both physically and mentally, and that takes time. Small doses of learning over time is the optimal formula I’m offering. That said, if you’re particularly precocious or you miss a day, you can double up every now and again; should you need to do this, try to do one lesson in the morning, and the other later in the day.

Can I repeat a lesson?

You bet! However, keep in mind, everyone learns at different rates and just because a lesson didn’t ‘click’ immediately for you doesn’t mean you have to repeat it. By going on to the next lesson as scheduled you’ll by default be practicing all the previous days lessons even if the focus is slightly different. It is easy to get ‘caught up’ or ‘stuck’ at a certain lesson or stage of the program, if this is happening, let me know asap in that lessons comment section and I’ll make a recommendation.

Ryan Leech’s Wheelie Background

Ryan Leech can teach you how to wheelie

It took a year of testing and refinement to create The 30 Day Wheelie Challenge – not to mention 18 years of in-person wheelie teachings!

Since the launch of the challenge in April, 2015 – I have been carefully documenting patterns in participants questions and comments in order to further optimize the online learning process. The results have been compiled and are now integrated in the second edition of The 30 Day Wheelie Challenge.

There is no doubt that learning how to wheelie is challenging, however, with this course I can assure you that you CAN learn how to wheelie.

More Wheelie Challenge Lovers

Jonathan Wong
Jonathan Wong
“Ryan Leech breaks the intricate mystery of how to wheelie a bike down into bite size pieces that anyone can work through.”
Jess Iburg
Jess Iburg
“Taking the Baseline Balance Skills course has expanded the foundation of my slow speed bike handling skills, and has set me up for improved trail riding and enhanced fun. Ryan’s methods are very logical and progressive, and his responses to questions and comments on the lessons are incredibly insightful. I’ve taken both his 30 Day Wheelie Challenge and Baseline Balance skills courses, and his feedback has helped guide me through the sticking points I’ve faced. Highly recommended.”
Mike Koster
Mike Koster
“Ryan’s program is well delivered, easy to follow, and fun! I was making progress with every lesson, and at the end I was doing my best wheelies ever!”
Darren Stace-Smith
Darren Stace-Smith
“There’s no one better out there to teach you the elusive wheelie! Step by step, pedal by pedal, you’ll get it! Ever since I was a kid I wanted to learn how to wheelie, this great teaching tool helped me to accomplish it with ease.”

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