Intermediate / Advanced Clinics

Looking to tackle technical terrain?  Ready to add confidence to your riding?  Want to exit a corner with speed?

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Want to improve your technical riding skills, descend a little faster and generally feel more confident on your bike?  You’ve come to the right place!  Leave this clinic ready to tackle rougher terrain and corners with greater speed and control.  Negotiate bigger trail obstacles and drops with commitment!  This clinic will also help you boost your speed on flat corners, bermed corners and flowing singletrack; all achieved with less pedaling and better use of the trails natural features.  It’s all about the flow!

The Intermediate/Advanced clinic builds upon the fundamentals and gives you a full toolbox of mountain bike skills that you can apply to any terrain, in any location, and in any conditions; be it a gnarly backcountry trail or your local race course.  This full-day clinic also looks closely at the key elements to finding your flow and builds upon your existing foundation to improve your trail speed and energy management.

While we don’t require it, we highly recommend you take our Fundamentals clinic before signing up for our Intermediate/Advanced clinic.  The Fundamentals clinics will not only teach you the core, “must-have” skills required to be a more advanced rider, but give our instructors an opportunity to assess your riding.  We’ll point out any bad habits and recommend homework to best prepare you to take your riding to the next level.

Here’s What We’ll Cover

Some of the skills taught and practiced in the Intermediate/Advanced clinic may include:

  • Negotiating trail obstacles (i.e. rock gardens, roots, logs)
  • Steep transitions
  • Drops
  • High speed cornering (flat, cambered, bermed corners)
  • Technical climbing
  • Technical descending
  • Advanced braking
  • Reading the trail
  • Introduction to energy management & flow
  • Pumping for speed & air
  • Switchbacks
  • Mind skills

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The Schedule*

  • 8:45-9:00 Meet your instructor  | Arrival at course venue + equipment check
  • 9:00-9:15 Let’s get started | Introductions
  • 9:15-9:45 Accelerated review of Fundamentals | With intermediate+advanced progressions
  • 9:45-12:00 Morning skills session | High-speed cornering, Switchbacks, drops, rock dodge, technical climbing & descending
  • 12:00-1:00  Lunch break | BYO
  • 1:00-4:00 Trail ride + skills application | Put those skills to work!
  • 4:00-4:15 Review, questions & next steps | #Ridelikeaninja

*Clinic schedule and skills covered may vary according to location and terrain.

Upcoming Intermediate / Advanced Clinics

july

07jul8:45 am4:15 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AR190707I)Bentonville, Arkansas

14jul8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SC190714I)Santa Cruz, California

14jul8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (GR190714I)Grand Rapids, Michigan

21jul8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NA190721I)Nashville, Tennessee

21jul8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (OC190721I)Orange County, California

21jul8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PO190714I)Portland, Maine

28jul8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BR190728I)Brevard, North Carolina

28jul8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BE190728I)Bend, Oregon

28jul8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DA190728I)Dallas, Texas

august

04aug8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DE190804I)Denver, Colorado

04aug8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AL190804I)Albuquerque, New Mexico

04aug8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NE190804I)Newark, Deleware

04aug8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NO190804I)Chattanooga, Tennessee

04aug8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (MS190804I)Mt. Shasta Ski Park, California

11aug8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NY190811I)Yorktown, New York

11aug8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SC190818I)Santa Cruz, California

25aug8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BS190901I)Boston, Massachusetts

25aug8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SD190825I)San Diego, California

september

01sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SL190901I)Salt Lake City, Utah

08sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SA190908I)San Antonio, Texas

08sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CI190908I)Chicago, Illinois

08sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (IS190908I)Duthie Hill / Seattle, Washington

15sep8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SF190915I)San Francisco, California

15sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CH190915I)Chapel Hill, North Carolina

22sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (MA190922I)Madison, Wisconsin

22sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FL190922I)Ocala, Florida

29sep8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (LA190929I)Los Angeles, California

29sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BE190929I)Bend, Oregon

29sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DE190929I)Denver, Colorado

29sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SE190929I)Sedona, Arizona

29sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (KT190929I)East Burke, Vermont

29sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AT190929I)Atlanta, Georgia

october

06oct8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AF191006I)Alafia, Florida

06oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NY191006I)Yorktown, New York

06oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (HO191006I)Houston, Texas

06oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (KN191006I)Knoxville, Tennessee

13oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NE191013I)Newark, Deleware

13oct12:00 pm7:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SP191013I)Santa's Village, California

20oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DA191020I)Dallas, Texas

20oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (ST191020I)Stokesville, Virginia

20oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NA191020I)Nashville, Tennessee

20oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PH191020I)Phoenix, Arizona

27oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (LV191027I)Las Vegas, Nevada

27oct8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BR191027I)Brevard, North Carolina

27oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AR191027I)Bentonville, Arkansas

27oct8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (OA191027I)Oakridge, Oregon

november

03nov8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AT191103I)Atlanta, Georgia

03nov8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (LM191103I)Laguna Mountain, California

10nov8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (OC191110I)Orange County, California

10nov8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FL191110I)Ocala, Florida

17nov8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SC191117I)Santa Cruz, California

17nov8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CH191117I)Chapel Hill, North Carolina

december

08dec8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SD191208I)San Diego, California

15dec8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SE191215I)Sedona, Arizona

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