Practice Makes Perfect - A great way to develop confidence and improve off-road skills is practicing riding tricky trail sections until you can get through smoothly. It's best to do this while riding with friends. They can spot for you as you make your attempts. And, if they're skilled riders, they can point out things you may be doing wrong and demonstrate the correct techniques. Don't be shy about asking for help, either. Better riders enjoy helping friends improve because it means safer rides and more fun for everyone as you're able to ride more challenging loops.