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Alafia

NINJA EVENT INFORMATION FOR

Alafia, FL – January 15/16, 2022


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**THIS IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLINIC THIS WEEKEND**


MEETING LOCATION

  • Alafia River State Park, 14326 South County Road 39, Lithia, FL 33547
  • Meet your instructors at UBC Bike Shop by the main parking area (see link below).
  • **Alafia River State Park has a $5/vehicle fee.
  • Link to UBC on Google Maps here ——> https://goo.gl/maps/a4V5xeoK6EygCXcp9

SCHEDULE

Please note, Alafia River State Park can be busy on the weekends. Please plan to arrive a little early in case there is a short line to get into the park.

SATURDAY

  • 2-Day Camp – 8:45am – 4:00pm (lunch break around 12:15)
  • Women’s Only Fundamentals – 8:45am – 12:15pm
  • Co-ed Fundamentals [MORNING]- 8:45am – 12:15pm
  • Co-ed Fundamentals [AFTERNOON] – 1:15pm – 4:45pm
  • Jumping Mini-Clinic – 1:30pm – 4:00pm

SUNDAY

  • 2-Day Camp – 8:45am – 4:00pm (lunch break around 12:15 pm)
  • Intermediate / Advanced Clinic – 8:45am to 4:00pm (lunch break around 12:15 pm)

INSTRUCTORS

Your instructors and onsite contacts this weekend are:

  • Kevin Dodson // 813-748-1576
  • Misty Mahoy // 352-459-9878
  • Christy Markel // 407-334-4059

WHAT TO BRING

  • BIKE in good, working order
  • HELMET
  • Plenty of water and snacks.
  • We highly recommend you wear pads.
  • If you’re coming for the whole day bring a LUNCH, or plan to find a quick, nearby eatery.
  • If locally mandated, bring a face covering.
  • Be sure to check the weather before you come and dress for the conditions. We recommend sunscreen and a rain jacket just in case.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What kind of pedals should I have on my bike?

We recommend you ride whatever pedals you’re most comfortable with. However, we have found that it’s much easier to learn the majority of the skills with flat pedals if you have some experience on them.

Do I need pads?

Pads are not mandatory at any of our clinics or camps, but we highly recommend you bring (and use) them.  We’ve seen a set of pads give our participants that added level of safety and comfort needed for them to have a light-bulb breakthrough moment.

Should I tip my instructors?

While gratuity is not required or expected,  it’s certainly appreciated by your instructors! 5-10% for each guest is Industry Standard for exceptional service, support, and expertise. Unless you’d like to tip separately, instructors divide tips among themselves.

COVID-19 

All of our clinics across the country are following local guidelines for COVID-19 (including any orders regarding face coverings, social distancing, group size restrictions, etc.). We ask that participants be informed as to any local COVID-19 restrictions that may apply to outdoor gatherings and travel to and from the event.

….more frequently asked questions and answers HERE!

Need further assistance? Contact Ninja Customer Service at [email protected]

I look forward to an intermediate level class!

Good clinic. It was helpful to learn, practice with repetition and get critiqued by the coach all at once. I...
Ninja Mountain Bike Skills
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2014-03-19T14:49:32-07:00
Good clinic. It was helpful to learn, practice with repetition and get critiqued by the coach all at once. I look forward to an intermediate level class! Thanks for doing this coach Richard! ~ Sally A.  

You don’t know what you don’t know …

I consider myself a strong intermediate MTB rider; I love highly technical downhill single track trails.  A friend suggested I...
Ninja Mountain Bike Skills
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2017-06-05T14:46:29-07:00
I consider myself a strong intermediate MTB rider; I love highly technical downhill single track trails.  A friend suggested I take a multi-day skills clinic to help get to the next level.  After a brief search I found that Ninja Bike Skills 3 day skills clinic up in Big Bear CA. If you have never taken a class then the old adage "you don't know what you don't know" probably holds true; it did with me.  While it the clinic started off simple, the skills taught build on one-another to ensure you have solid foundation basics needed to safely leverage the higher skill stuff taught at the back end of the class. Richard and Aaron brought two great perspectives as one is a XC/Edurance/Enduro rider and the other is dedicated to gravity downhill.  The teaching style was simple and actionable.  All the Ninja instructors are very knowledgeable and very passionate about MTB which is infectious and make the class fun. I would highly recommend to any level riders who have never had any instruction in MTB skills.  Plus if you take the class at a place like Snow Summit Big Bear, you get to ride amazing trails!! ~Greg A.

Very fun and informative!

I recently took the intermediate/advanced clinic. It was excellent and would recommend it to anyone who is looking to improve...
Ninja Mountain Bike Skills
5
2017-06-05T14:22:52-07:00
I recently took the intermediate/advanced clinic. It was excellent and would recommend it to anyone who is looking to improve their skills. All the instructors were great and made the clinic very fun and informative. ~Greg E.

A must for all!

Great Clinic. A must for all. Great fundamental course. ~Art L.
Ninja Mountain Bike Skills
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2017-08-19T13:54:58-07:00
Great Clinic. A must for all. Great fundamental course. ~Art L.

As good as it gets is appropriate!

Woohoo!  As good as it gets is appropriate! Richard is not only a great rider, he is a great teacher!...
Ninja Mountain Bike Skills
5
2014-03-19T14:37:09-07:00
Woohoo!  As good as it gets is appropriate! Richard is not only a great rider, he is a great teacher! I would encourage everyone to stay away from the mind trap that buying a more expensive mountain bike is what you need to ride better. Spend the money on lessons instead, and I know you will be happier (and safer) in the long run. I can't say enough positive things about the Bike Skills clinics. ~ Chris G.  
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