So, you’ve attended one of our Basics Skills classes, learned a lot, but aren’t quite ready for the Intermediate clinic? This clinic was designed for you! The Basics Level II “beginner-mediate” is the next progression in your mountain biking and will put the core skills you’ve already learned out directly on the trails.
Following training you will see an immediate improvement in your riding and a boost in confidence. You’ll understand how changes in your body position, footwork and where you are looking affect the way your bike behaves on single track trails. You’ll be able to tackle steeper terrain, corner with greater control and negotiate small trail obstacles with ease.
These is a high-demand for this clinic, sign up right away to secure your spot.
“Richard kept it light and fun and made everyone feel comfortable. There were a variety of skill levels there but you made everyone feel like there was something for them to learn and ways for them to grow. Second of all, the Ninja team is kick-ass! Crazy awesome! I fell in love with Kristen and Jess and was so incredibly inspired by them– thanks so much!” ~Annie M. (Ninja-in-training)
Event schedule and times
The skills taught and practiced on the Mountain Bike Skills :: Basics Level II course include:
- Mind skills, building confidence
- The Ready Position (review)
- Dynamic weight shift on the trails (clearing rocks and technical terrain)
- Effective braking on technical terrain Negotiating trail obstacles at speed
- Medium-speed cornering skills
- Front / rear wheel lifts and hops
- Negotiating technical terrain (climbing and descending)
Although the course is flexible it will usually keep to the following program:
07:45-08:00 Arrival at course venue
08:00-08:30 Course commences, introductions and equipment check
08:30-08.45 Warm-up ride to skills area
08:45-11:00 Single track skills coaching and practice
11:00-11:15 Review and next steps
“Each skill was described, demonstrated (often more than once and by different Pro/Expert riders), then practiced, critiqued and practiced again. Richard was very focused on improving rider skills and does not move on until you have “got it”. ~Dennis Ryan