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

december

05dec1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (SD201205J)San Diego, California

05dec1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (RI201205J)Richmond, Virginia

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

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

january

16jan1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AF210116J)Alafia, Florida

16jan1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (OC210116J)Orange County, California

16jan1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AU210116J)Austin, Texas

23jan1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (DA210123J)Dallas, Texas

23jan1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (PH210123J)Phoenix, Arizona

30jan1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SD210130J)San Diego, California

february

06feb1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (FL210206J)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

06feb1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (LV210206J)Las Vegas, Nevada

20feb1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SE210220J)Sedona, Arizona

27feb1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (HO210227J)Houston, Texas

march

06mar1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AF210306J)Alafia, Florida

06mar1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SA210306J)San Antonio, Texas

13mar1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (AT210313J)Atlanta, Georgia

20mar1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (PH210327J)Phoenix, Arizona

27mar1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (NO210327J)Chattanooga, Tennessee

april

10apr1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AU210410J)Austin, Texas

10apr1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (FL210410J)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

10apr1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (CH210410J)Chapel Hill, North Carolina

10apr1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (NE210410J)Newark, Delaware

10apr1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (OC210410J)Orange County, California

10apr1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (MO210410J)Moab, Utah

17apr1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AR210417J)Bentonville, Arkansas

17apr1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AT210417J)Atlanta, Georgia

17apr1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SC210417J)Santa Cruz, California

24apr1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SD210424J)San Diego, California

24apr1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (DA210424J)Dallas, Texas

24apr1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (CI210424J)Chicago, Illinois

24apr1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (BR210424J)Brevard, North Carolina

24apr1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (NY210424J)Yorktown, New York

may

01may1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (BP210501J)New London, Connecticut

01may1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (BE210501J)Bend, Oregon

01may1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (NA210501J)Nashville, Tennessee

01may1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (ST210501J)Stokesville, Virginia

15may1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AF210515J)Alafia, Florida

15may1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AL210515J)Albuquerque, New Mexico

15may1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (AA210515J)Ann Arbor, Michigan

15may1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SL210515J)Salt Lake City, Utah

15may1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (KT210515J)East Burke, Vermont (Kingdom Trails)

22may1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SF210522J)San Francisco, California

22may1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AT210522J)Atlanta, Georgia

22may1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (RI210522J)Richmond, Virginia

22may1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (DE210522J)Denver, Colorado

22may1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (BS210522J)Boston, Massachusetts

june

05jun1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (GR210717J)Grand Rapids, Michigan

05jun1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (LM210605J)Laguna Mountain, San Diego | Noble Canyon

05jun1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (BO210605J)Boise, Idaho

05jun1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (NE210605J)Newark, Delaware

12jun1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (NY210612J)Yorktown, New York

12jun1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (CS210612J)Colorado Springs, Colorado

12jun1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (BS210612J)Boston, Massachusetts

12jun1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (MA210612J)Madison, Wisconsin

12jun1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (FG210612J)Flagstaff, Arizona

19jun1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SP210619J)SkyPark at Santa's Village // Lake Arrowhead, CA

19jun1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (PO210619J)Portland, Maine

19jun1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (DC210619J)Alexandria, Virginia

26jun1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SC210626J)Santa Cruz, California

26jun1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (DE210626J)Denver, Colorado

26jun1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AR210626J)Bentonville, Arkansas

26jun1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (CI210626J)Chicago, Illinois

26jun1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out!Join Wait ListJoin Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (CH210626J)Chapel Hill, North Carolina

26jun1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (KF210626J)Klamath Falls, Oregon

26jun1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (HR210626J)Hood River, Oregon

july

10jul1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (CM210710J)Camden, Maine

10jul1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (PT210710J)Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

10jul1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (MS210710J)Mount Shasta, California

10jul1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (KN210710J)Knoxville, Tennessee

17jul1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (OC210717J)Orange County, California

17jul1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (CB210717J)Coos Bay, Oregon

17jul1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (MC210717J)McCall, Idaho

17jul1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (BC210717J)Brown County, Indiana

24jul1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (BE210724J)Bend, Oregon

24jul1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (BR210724J)Brevard, North Carolina

31jul1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (CS210731J)Colorado Springs, Colorado

31jul1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (BS210731J)Boston, Massachusetts

august

07aug1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SC210807J)Santa Cruz, California

07aug1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (NO210807J)Chattanooga, Tennessee

07aug1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (NE210807J)Newark, Delaware

14aug1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SD210814J)San Diego, California

14aug1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (MA210814J)Madison, Wisconsin

14aug1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (NY210814J)Yorktown, New York

14aug1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (FG210814J)Flagstaff, Arizona

21aug1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (NA210821J)Nashville, Tennessee

28aug1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (CS210828J)Colorado Springs, Colorado

28aug1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (CI210828J)Chicago, Illinois

28aug1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AL210828J)Albuquerque, New Mexico

september

11sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SL210911J)Salt Lake City, Utah

11sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (DE210911J)Denver, Colorado

11sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (CH210911J)Chapel Hill, North Carolina

11sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SF210911J)San Francisco, California

11sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (PO210911J)Portland, Maine

11sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AA210911J)Ann Arbor, Michigan

11sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (NB210911J)Colebrook, Connecticut

11sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (HR210911J)Hood River, Oregon

18sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SE210918J)Sedona, Arizona

18sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (FL210918J)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

18sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (DA210918J)Dallas, Texas