FREE Girls Fundamental Skills Clinic
For riders of all levels (ages 11-14) to learn foundational skills, improve confidence & have fun.
- Starts May 18Starts May 18
- Gorham Trails (Weeks/Moodys)
PUMP TRACK! GROUP RIDES! SKILLS DRILLS! YAY BIKES! Date: Saturday, May 18th Time: 2:00-4:30PM Where: Gorham (Weeks/Moodys) Trails Best For: 11-14 year old girls Maximum Group Size: 10 Yes, it is FREE but PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED since we want to keep this group small. Join us for this Girl's Fundamental Skills Clinic at Gorham Trails (Weeks/Moodys) on Saturday, May 18th. We will work on building body awareness so rides are safe and FUN and practice the fundamentals of trail riding - the foundation behind ALL mountain biking. Learn the fundamentals of trail riding through technical skill-building: body positioning, stability & balance, braking, shifting, cadence & scanning the trail. We will also discuss trail etiquette, basic bike function & the how-to's of getting our bike ready for the trails. We utilize skills drills & demos, followed by a ride on the trail to apply what we've learned. New for 2024, this clinic is FREE to all teen girls because they are underrepresented in the sport of mountain biking. This clinic is appropriate for riders who are newer to trails, those still working on control & basic skills, anyone who has never had formal instruction or kids who are progressing their foundational skills. All of our clinics are held in small groups to make sure that everyone is met where they are skill-wise and given plenty of one-on-one instruction to build their confidence on two wheels. Our PMBIA Certified MTB Coach is ready to make sure you leave feeling more confident on your bike. Open to all levels. For safety purposes, your child must have some basic bike experience including the ability to ride up to 40 minutes at a time and be familiar with their bike. Required gear: well-tuned bike (hand brakes, 3+ speeds), helmet & either bottle cage or hydration vest. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! All other details provided once the date gets closer.