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

september

13sep8:45 am4:15 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (RI200913I)Richmond, Virginia

13sep8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AA200913I)Ann Arbor, Michigan

13sep8:45 am4:15 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AR200913I)Bentonville, Arkansas

13sep8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListPostponedIntermediate / Advanced Skills (LM200913I)Laguna Mountain, San Diego | Noble Canyon

13sep8:45 am4:15 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SL200913I)Salt Lake City, Utah

13sep8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListPostponedIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CH200913I)Chapel Hill, North Carolina

20sep8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListPostponedIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PL200920I)Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

20sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SE200920I)Sedona, Arizona

20sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NY200920I)Yorktown, New York

20sep8:45 am4:15 pmPostponedIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FL200920I)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

20sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SF200920I)San Francisco, California

20sep8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (HO200920I)Houston, Texas

27sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BC200927I)Brown County, Indiana

27sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (ST200927I)Stokesville, Virginia

27sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (KT200927I)East Burke, Vermont (Kingdom Trails)

27sep8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AT200927I)Atlanta, Georgia

27sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DE200927I)Denver, Colorado

27sep8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BE200927I)Bend, Oregon

27sep11:00 am6:00 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SP200927I)SkyPark at Santa's Village // Lake Arrowhead, CA

october

04oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FG201004I)Flagstaff, Arizona

04oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SA201004I)San Antonio, Texas

04oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (MC201004I)McCall, Idaho

04oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AF201004I)Alafia, Florida

04oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NE201004I)Newark, Delaware

04oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (KN201004I)Knoxville, Tennessee

11oct8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SC201011I)Santa Cruz, California

11oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BO201011I)Boise, Idaho

11oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (MA201011I)Madison, Wisconsin

18oct8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DA201018I)Dallas, Texas

18oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SL201018I)Salt Lake City, Utah

18oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NA201018I)Nashville, Tennessee

18oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AL201018I)Albuquerque, New Mexico

18oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CB201018I)Coos Bay, Oregon

18oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PO201018I)Portland, Maine

18oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PH201018I)Phoenix, Arizona

18oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NB201018I)Colebrook, Connecticut

25oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (MO201025I)Moab, Utah

25oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (LV201025I)Las Vegas, Nevada

25oct8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NY201025I)Yorktown, New York

25oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AR201025I)Bentonville, Arkansas

25oct8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BR201025I)Brevard, North Carolina

november

01nov8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AA201101I)Ann Arbor, Michigan

08nov8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SF201108I)San Francisco, California

08nov8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BS201108I)Boston, Massachusetts

08nov8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (LM201108I)Laguna Mountain, San Diego | Noble Canyon

08nov8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AT201108I)Atlanta, Georgia

15nov8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (OC201115I)Orange County, California

15nov8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FL201115I)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

22nov8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CH201122I)Chapel Hill, North Carolina

22nov8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DA201122I)Dallas, Texas

december

06dec8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (HO201206I)Houston, Texas

06dec8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SD201206I)San Diego, California

06dec8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (RI201206I)Richmond, Virginia

13dec8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SE201213I)Sedona, Arizona

january

17jan8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (OC210117I)Orange County, California

17jan8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AF210117I)Alafia, Florida

17jan8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AU210117I)Austin, Texas

24jan8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PH210124I)Phoenix, Arizona

24jan8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DA210124I)Dallas, Texas

31jan8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SD210131I)San Diego, California

february

07feb8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FL210207I)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

07feb8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (LV210207I)Las Vegas, Nevada

21feb8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SE210221I)Sedona, Arizona

28feb8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (HO210228I)Houston, Texas

march

07mar8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AF210307I)Alafia, Florida

07mar8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SA210307I)San Antonio, Texas

14mar8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AT210314I)Atlanta, Georgia

28mar8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PH210328I)Phoenix, Arizona

28mar8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NO210328I)Chattanooga, Tennessee

april

11apr8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FL210411I)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

11apr8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CH210411I)Chapel Hill, North Carolina

11apr8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (OC210411I)Orange County, California

11apr8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (MO210411I)Moab, Utah

11apr8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AU210411I)Austin, Texas

11apr8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NE210411I)Newark, Delaware

18apr8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AT210418I)Atlanta, Georgia

18apr8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SC210418I)Santa Cruz, California

18apr8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AR210418I)Bentonville, Arkansas

25apr8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BR210425I)Brevard, North Carolina

25apr8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DA210425I)Dallas, Texas

25apr8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NY210425I)Yorktown, New York

25apr8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SD210425I)San Diego, California

25apr8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CI210425I)Chicago, Illinois

may

02may8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BP210502I)New London, Connecticut

02may8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (ST210502I)Stokesville, Virginia

02may8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BE210502I)Bend, Oregon

02may8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NA210502I)Nashville, Tennessee

16may8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SL210516I)Salt Lake City, Utah

16may8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (KT210516I)East Burke, Vermont (Kingdom Trails)

16may8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AA210516I)Ann Arbor, Michigan

16may8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AL210516I)Albuquerque, New Mexico

16may8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AF210516I)Alafia, Florida

23may8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (RI210523I)Richmond, Virginia

23may8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AT210523I)Atlanta, Georgia

23may8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SF210523I)San Francisco, California

23may8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BS210523I)Boston, Massachusetts

23may8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DE210523I)Denver, Colorado

june

06jun8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BO210606I)Boise, Idaho

06jun8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (LM210606I)Laguna Mountain, San Diego | Noble Canyon

06jun8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NE210606I)Newark, Delaware

13jun8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NY210613I)Yorktown, New York

13jun8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CS210613I)Colorado Springs, Colorado