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Skills Clinics

Skills Clinics

Intermediate Progressive Skills

1 Day Clinic: Ages 16+

This popular skills workshop is for intermediate riders who want to take their riding to the next level. Spend a full day at MacPherson learning advanced riding techniques and applying them on trail.

Date:June 2, 2018   |   June 30, 2018
Times:9:00am - 4:00pm
Location:Mt. MacPherson Trails
Price:$115/person

You will learn more advanced riding techniques such as:

  • Balance & Body Position, Pedal Positions
  • Braking Techniques and Selective Braking
  • Cornering, Berms, Bike/Body Separation
  • Wheel Lifts (front and rear), Bunny Hops, Small Jumps & Drops
  • Line Selection, Trail Scanning
  • Active Pressure Control- Pumping, Lifting, and Flowing

Skills and theory will be discussed and practiced in controlled areas as well as on trail, with plenty of time away from the parking areas. Please pack snacks, water, spare tube, tools/pump, etc to bring along for the day.

  • Maximum 6:1 student/instructor ratio.
  • Please bring your own lunch and water bottle/hydration pack for the trail.
  • Skill Level 2-3 / Fitness Level 2+

Advanced Shred Sessions

2 Day Clinic: Ages 16+

This clinic is designed to turn intermediate and advanced riders into experts, by focusing their attention on breaking bad habits and enlightening their riding with new skills. Riders in this clinic should be comfortable and capable of small wheel lifts, small bunny-hops and riding fairly sustained downhill trails. This session will encompass a lot of on the trail breakout lessons. The goal is to practice a lot and preach a little.

Date:June 9-10, 2018   |   July 7-8, 2018
Times:9:00am - 4:00pm each day
Location:Mt. MacPherson and Boulder
Price:$250/person Includes Shuttles!

What you'll learn:

  • Bike Setup and Preparation
  • Increased Range of Motion - Proper body position, Neutral, Cruising and Attacking
  • Line Selection - Trail Scanning and how to utilize different line choices for different results - Fun vs. Race vs. Showboat!
  • Speed Control - Ever wondered where to pedal? How hard? Where should I be braking? Are skids really for kids!?
  • Direction Changes - we'll learn the difference between complete direction changes (corners), temporary changes and a bike vs. body direction change
  • Rock/log rolls, rock gardens and roots!
  • Riding Steeps and Finding 'Flow' on the trail
  • Jumps and drops (pending group skill level)

Skills and theory will be discussed and practiced in controlled areas as well as on trail, with plenty of time away from the parking areas. Please pack snacks, water, spare tube, tools/pump, etc to bring along for the day.

Coach Ted Morton
  • Maximum 6:1 student/instructor ratio.
  • Please bring your own lunch and water bottle/hydration pack for the trail.
  • Skill Level 3-4 / Fitness Level 3+