Jumping Mini-Clinics

Are you ready to take your mountain biking to the next level, literally?

Jumping your mountain bike is NOT as simple as Ready. Set. JUMP!

Learning how to safely and successfully jump (and land) your mountain bike involves a range of key components and constantly changing variables.  Join us as we take you through a series of progressions that will help you understand all the components that come together to create a successful jump.  We’ll start with basic wheel lifts, manuals and bunny hops and work our way up to weighting and un-weighting over a jump.  From there, we’ll review the anatomy of a jump, discuss varied landings and practice using compression for height and distance.   Then we will be ready to get jumping!

All training is done in a controlled environment, either on an appropriate feature (table top) on the local trails or using manufactured jump ramps.

By the end of this clinic, our goal is to have you successfully clearing a 4-5 foot jump (approximately 2 feet in the air) and landing safely and predictably.  Participants are encouraged to learn at their own pace in this un-intimidating environment.  You will leave this clinic well on your way to jumping mastery – with a more thorough understanding of the mechanics of jumping your bike and a clear idea of what and how to practice!

Come jump with us – sign up today!

**Please note, we require 2 years riding experience or previous attendance at a Ninja Fundamentals Clinic, Intermediate/Advanced Clinic, Camp or Adventure to attend a Jumping Mini-Clinic.

Prerequisites

You must have two years minimum riding experience or have attended any Ninja fundamentals, intermediate/advanced skills clinic or a mountain bike skills camp in the last year in order to attend this mini-clinic.

Here’s What We’ll Cover

Some of the skills taught and practiced in the Jumping Mini-Clinic may include:

  • Wheel lifts
  • Manuals
  • Bunny hops
  • Jumping body positioning
  • Anatomy of a jump
  • Speed vs. compression | How and when?
  • Landing with precision
  • Let’s get jumping! | Jump progressions

The Schedule*

Please note, clinics may vary according to location and terrain.

  • 1:45-2:00  Meet your instructor | Arrival at course venue + equipment check
  • 2:00-2:15 Let’s get started | Introductions
  • 2:15 – 2:45  Intro to jumping | Wheel lifts, manual, bunny hop
  • 2:45 – 3:15 Reading the jump | Anatomy of a jump, speed vs compression, landings
  • 3:15 – 4:00 Let’s jump! | Jumping progressions on table tops
  • 4:00-4:15 Review and next steps | #ridelikeaninja

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

Upcoming Jumping Mini-Clinics

july

11jul1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (PT200711J)Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

11jul1:45 pm4:30 pmEvent OverJumping Mini-Clinic (KN200711J)Knoxville, Tennessee

18jul1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (GR200718J)Grand Rapids, Michigan

18jul1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (NA200718J)Nashville, Tennessee

18jul1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (OC200718J)Orange County, California

25jul1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (BE200725J)Bend, Oregon

25jul1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (BR200725J)Brevard, North Carolina

august

01aug1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (KT200801J)East Burke, Vermont (Kingdom Trails)

01aug1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (NE200801J)Newark, Delaware

01aug1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (NO200801J)Chattanooga, Tennessee

01aug1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (DE200801J)Denver, Colorado

01aug1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (MS200801J)Mt. Shasta, California

08aug1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (NY200808J)Yorktown, New York

15aug1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (FG200815J)Flagstaff, Arizona

15aug1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (KF200815J)Klamath Falls, Oregon

15aug1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (MA200815J)Madison, Wisconsin

22aug1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (SD200822J)San Diego, California

22aug1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (BS200822J)Boston, Massachusetts

29aug1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (KL200829J)Killington, Vermont

29aug1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (CI200829J)Chicago, Illinois

29aug1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (SC200829J)Santa Cruz, California

29aug1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AL200829J)Albuquerque, New Mexico

september

12sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AA200912J)Ann Arbor, Michigan

12sep1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (CH200912J)Chapel Hill, North Carolina

12sep1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (RI200912J)Richmond, Virginia

12sep1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (AR200912J)Bentonville, Arkansas

12sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (LM200912J)Laguna Mountain, San Diego

12sep1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (SL200912J)Salt Lake City, Utah

19sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SF200919J)San Francisco, California

19sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (HO200919J)Houston, Texas

19sep1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (PL200919J)Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

19sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SE200919J)Sedona, Arizona

19sep1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (FL200919J)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

26sep1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (DE200926J)Denver, Colorado

26sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (BE200926J)Bend, Oregon

26sep1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (AT200926J)Atlanta, Georgia

26sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (BC200926J)Brown County, Indiana

26sep1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (ST200926J)Stokesville, Virginia

26sep3:30 pm6:00 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (SP200926J)SkyPark at Santa's Village // Lake Arrowhead, CA

october

03oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SA201003J)San Antonio, Texas

03oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (KN201003J)Knoxville, Tennessee

03oct1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (AF201003J)Alafia, Florida

03oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (NE201003J)Newark, Delaware

10oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (BO201010J)Boise, Idaho

10oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SC201010J)Santa Cruz, California

10oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (MA201010J)Madison, Wisconsin

17oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (DA201017J)Dallas, Texas

17oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (PH201017J)Phoenix, Arizona

17oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (NA201017J)Nashville, Tennessee

24oct1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (AR201024J)Bentonville, Arkansas

24oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (BR201024J)Brevard, North Carolina

24oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (NY201024J)Yorktown, New York

24oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (MO201024J)Moab, Utah

24oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (LV201024J)Las Vegas, Nevada

31oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AA201031J)Ann Arbor, Michigan

november

07nov1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (LM201107J)Laguna Mountain, San Diego | Noble Canyon

07nov1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AT201107J)Atlanta, Georgia

14nov1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (OC201114J)Orange County, California

14nov1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (FL201114J)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

21nov1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (CH201121J)Chapel Hill, North Carolina

21nov1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (DA201121J)Dallas, Texas

december

05dec1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SD201205J)San Diego, California

05dec1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (HO201205J)Houston, Texas

12dec1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SE201212J)Sedona, Arizona

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