There are two sure ways to become a better mountain biker: spend a lot of time learning through trial and error; or learn from someone with expertise and training on how to share their knowledge. The latter is a far more efficient way to learn, and usually establishes better form and habits to build on, which is why we’re excited to offer new beginner and intermediate skills clinics with certified MTB coaches.
Learn and practice the foundational skills of mountain biking that will allow you to roll through your favorite trail with more ease. Improve balance and confidence on your bike to keep those wheels rolling, then progress to the next level under the supervision of Coach Heather McNamara (BICP Board and Certified Level 2, PMBIA Level 1, First Aid/CPR certified) and her team!
There are only 32 spots available at each clinic, please make sure to add yourself to the waitlist!
MCMBA Members: $50
Non-MCMBA Members: $90
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BEGINNING SKILLS CLINIC
Saturday, May 7, 10am – 2pm at Island Lake Recreation Area
Dial in skills to keep wheels rolling over varied terrain, practice in low consequence setting, individual feedback provided to each rider, progress skills to trail in a supervised setting, opportunities for repetition with guidance from your coach.
Skills practiced include maintaining balance on the bike, controlled braking, shifting technique to maintain cadence and keep wheels rolling, consistency and control going up and down hills, navigating tight corners, intro to lifting/rolling wheels over roots and rocks, track stands, skinnies.
|ADVANCED BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE CLINIC Saturday, June 11, 10am – 2pm at Lakeshore Park (Tree Farm) For this second clinic we will progress skills learned in clinic 1. Riders will have the opportunity to work on skills at their own level and then progress to more challenging terrain when ready. We will introduce higher speed cornering, steeper rolls downs and step-ups, challenging obstacles like rock gardens and log rolls, steeper climbs and descentsSome riding experience is preferred, less experienced riders will be able to opt out of more challenging skills, clinic will be geared toward experienced beginner and intermediate riders