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

12jul8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PT200712I)Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

12jul8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListPostponedIntermediate / Advanced Skills (KN200712I)Knoxville, Tennessee

19jul8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NA200719I)Nashville, Tennessee

19jul8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (OC200719I)Orange County, California

19jul8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (GR200719I)Grand Rapids, Michigan

26jul8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BR200726I)Brevard, North Carolina

26jul8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BE200726I)Bend, Oregon

august

02aug8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NO200802I)Chattanooga, Tennessee

02aug8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (KT200802I)East Burke, Vermont (Kingdom Trails)

02aug8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DE200802I)Denver, Colorado

02aug8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (MS200802I)Mt. Shasta, California

02aug8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NE200802I)Newark, Delaware

09aug8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NY200809I)Yorktown, New York

16aug8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FG200816I)Flagstaff, Arizona

16aug8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (MA200816I)Madison, Wisconsin

16aug8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (KF200816I)Klamath Falls, Oregon

23aug8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BS200823I)Boston, Massachusetts

23aug8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SD200823I)San Diego, California

30aug8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AL200830I)Albuquerque, New Mexico

30aug8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SC200830I)Santa Cruz, California

30aug8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CI200830I)Chicago, Illinois

30aug8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (KL200830I)Killington, Vermont

september

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

13sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (LM200913I)Laguna Mountain, San Diego | Noble Canyon

13sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AA200913I)Ann Arbor, Michigan

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

13sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CH200913I)Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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

20sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (HO200920I)Houston, Texas

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

20sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PL200920I)Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

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

27sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BE200927I)Bend, Oregon

27sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AT200927I)Atlanta, Georgia

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

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

27sep8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (ST200927I)Stokesville, Virginia

27sep11:00 am6:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SP200927I)SkyPark at Santa's Village // Lake Arrowhead, CA

october

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

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 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BO201011I)Boise, Idaho

11oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SC201011I)Santa Cruz, California

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

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

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

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

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

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

25oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NY201025I)Yorktown, New York

25oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BR201025I)Brevard, North Carolina

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

november

01nov8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AA201101I)Ann Arbor, Michigan

08nov8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AT201108I)Atlanta, Georgia

08nov8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (LM201108I)Laguna Mountain, San Diego | Noble Canyon

15nov8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / 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 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SD201206I)San Diego, California

13dec8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SE201213I)Sedona, Arizona

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