Host a Mountain Bike Skills Clinic at Your Bike Shop

Interested in hosting a mountain bike skills clinic at your local bike shop?

Hosting a mountain bike skills clinic is a great way to get some ‘zero-cost’ exposure to promote your shop.  We love it because it give us a home-base for our clinics and the riders love it because they’ve got a place to rent or demo a bike, pick up parts, accessories and check out new bikes.  It’s really a win-win-win.

Here’s an example of a clinic we are holding in January in Orange County hosted by a local bike shop, G2Bike…

https://sandiegomountainbikeskills.com/2013/10/29/g2-bike-hosts-ninja-mountain-bike-skills-this-january/

We’ll write up your event press release and promote your hosted clinic via our email lists, website, Facebook, Twitter and more…  Also, we’ll provide you with a co-branded PDF flyer to use for creating an event on your Facebook page, for email blasts to your customers, etc. and we’ll send you a PDF poster you can print and post in your shop window.

Our reach in the mountain bike community is quite large with over 11,000 Twitter followers, over 1,000 Facebook Fans, an opt-in subscription list of over 14,000 cyclists and approximately 100 unique visitors per day to our website.  We’ll do our best to get the word out!

Here’s what you and your customers can expect from a typical full-day skills clinic.   We can easily add other skills, emphasize requested skills and adjust as required to cater your group’s specific needs…

Morning Session 8:45am

  • The Ready Position
  • Dynamic weight shift
  • Effective braking
  • Negotiating trail obstacles
  • Cornering skills
  • Negotiating steep terrain
  • Mind skills

Lunch Break (1 hour) 11:45am

Afternoon Session 12:45pm

  • Reading the trail & linking sections for flow
  • Attacking flat corners
  • Flat and cambered corners (high-speed_
  • Bermed corners; lines and pumping
  • Switchbacks
  • Maximizing grip and traction with pumping
  • Learning to pump for speed & air

Recap 5:15 – End Session

These full day clinics include the following after the clinic:

  • A Skills Recap Document
    To help you consolidate your new skills and progress your mountain biking into the future.
  • 30 Days Free Support
    If the participants have any questions about what they’ve learned or need any other advice.

The minimum of 6 participants is required to hold a clinic hosted by your shop.  If you think you’ll have more than 12 participants, let us know so we can provide the appropriate amount of instructors.

If you think your bike shop could benefit from hosting a mountain bike skills clinic, click [here] to get started!  A Ninja Mountain Bike Skills representative will contact you promptly to answer any questions you may have and get your clinic scheduled!

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