Whether you're new to mountain biking or been riding for years, there's always something new to learn and ways to improve your riding technique. This fundamentals clinic is great for beginners and intermediate riders who are looking to improve their riding ability and be a more efficient rider through formal instruction and skills practice with a PMBIA Certified Mountain Bike Instructor. The clinic is designed for riders of ALL abilities and will teach the foundational skills to take your riding to the next level. This class has something for everyone! What we will cover: -The “ready” position -Bike/body separation -Climbing techniques -Descending Techniques -Braking for control and speed -Navigating trail obstacles *The agenda of the clinic may change slightly based on what YOU want to work on. What to bring: A bike in good working order A helmet that fits properly, free of any cracks or tears Water Snacks A good attitude and a mindset to learn! All clinics meet at Raccoon Mountain, in the Laurel Point field at 8:30 a.m. EST. NOTE: time zone will change to Central when driving up the mountain. All times are in EASTERN STANDARD TIME. We will start with skills and drills (and maybe even some games!) in the field then put your new skills to the test for a short trail ride! About the instructor: Kat Volzer is a Professional Mountain Bike Instructor (PMBIA) and lives in Chattanooga, TN with her husband (Jake), her son (Heath), and two crazy trail dogs (Chicken and Waffles). Kat has been out on the trails mountain biking since she was a middle schooler in the early 2000s. When she’s not getting rad herself or teaching others to shred, she teaches kids how to ride bikes and leads bicycle safety education programs for kids in East Tennessee as the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator through a federal grant. In a nutshell, if Kat isn’t out riding and/or camping, she’s getting other people out riding (and hopefully smiling too!)
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