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Host a Mountain Bike Skills Clinic at Your Bike Shop

Interested in hosting a mountain bike skills clinic at your local bike shop?

Hosting a mountain bike skills clinic is a great way to get some ‘zero-cost’ exposure to promote your shop.  We love it because it give us a home-base for our clinics and the riders love it because they’ve got a place to rent or demo a bike, pick up parts, accessories and check out new bikes.  It’s really a win-win-win.

Here’s an example of a clinic we are holding in January in Orange County hosted by a local bike shop, G2Bike…

http://ridelikeaninja.com/2013/10/29/g2-bike-hosts-ninja-mountain-bike-skills-this-january/

We’ll write up your event press release and promote your hosted clinic via our email lists, website, Facebook, Twitter and more…  Also, we’ll provide you with a co-branded PDF flyer to use for creating an event on your Facebook page, for email blasts to your customers, etc. and we’ll send you a PDF poster you can print and post in your shop window.

Our reach in the mountain bike community is quite large with over 11,000 Twitter followers, over 1,000 Facebook Fans, an opt-in subscription list of over 14,000 cyclists and approximately 100 unique visitors per day to our website.  We’ll do our best to get the word out!

Here’s what you and your customers can expect from a typical full-day skills clinic.   We can easily add other skills, emphasize requested skills and adjust as required to cater your group’s specific needs…

Morning Session 8:45am

  • The Ready Position
  • Dynamic weight shift
  • Effective braking
  • Negotiating trail obstacles
  • Cornering skills
  • Negotiating steep terrain
  • Mind skills

Lunch Break (1 hour) 11:45am

Afternoon Session 12:45pm

  • Reading the trail & linking sections for flow
  • Attacking flat corners
  • Flat and cambered corners (high-speed_
  • Bermed corners; lines and pumping
  • Switchbacks
  • Maximizing grip and traction with pumping
  • Learning to pump for speed & air

Recap 5:15 – End Session

These full day clinics include the following after the clinic:

  • A Skills Recap Document
    To help you consolidate your new skills and progress your mountain biking into the future.
  • 30 Days Free Support
    If the participants have any questions about what they’ve learned or need any other advice.

The minimum of 6 participants is required to hold a clinic hosted by your shop.  If you think you’ll have more than 12 participants, let us know so we can provide the appropriate amount of instructors.

If you think your bike shop could benefit from hosting a mountain bike skills clinic, click [here] to get started!  A Ninja Mountain Bike Skills representative will contact you promptly to answer any questions you may have and get your clinic scheduled!

Aaron was a great instructor!

I took a Fundamental Skill clinic last weekend and learned so much! I've been riding for a few years and felt stuck and was not improving at all. Aaron was a great instructor! Very patient and broke down everything step by step and we repeated the skills until we felt...
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2017-06-05T14:15:04-07:00
I took a Fundamental Skill clinic last weekend and learned so much! I've been riding for a few years and felt stuck and was not improving at all. Aaron was a great instructor! Very patient and broke down everything step by step and we repeated the skills until we felt comfortable. I look forward to mastering the skills I learned and taking another clinic in the spring. ~Jody Hachenberger-Amend

They made things fun and easy going.

Had a great class Oct 11. Kris and Richard were very helpful and knowledgeable. They made things fun and easy going, even while rolling you off the the lunch table bench. Came away with a bit more confidence which I have already put into practice. I really appreciated the review...
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2015-09-28T07:50:53-07:00
Had a great class Oct 11. Kris and Richard were very helpful and knowledgeable. They made things fun and easy going, even while rolling you off the the lunch table bench. Came away with a bit more confidence which I have already put into practice. I really appreciated the review of what was covered in the class in the follow up email. Looking forward to taking the Jan intermediate class at Balboa, hopefully it will be up for registering soon. In the mean time I have a lot to work on. ~Linda Peterson

My brain is still swelling with knowledge one month later.

I had a great time at a 3 day camp in Big Bear, CA and my brain is still swelling with knowledge one month later. Not knowing what to expect, I was pleased with the professionalism and detail that Richard and his team brought to camp. They not only take...
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2017-06-05T14:45:11-07:00
I had a great time at a 3 day camp in Big Bear, CA and my brain is still swelling with knowledge one month later. Not knowing what to expect, I was pleased with the professionalism and detail that Richard and his team brought to camp. They not only take the time to teach you great MTB skills, but when and why you should use them. They begin with the fundamentals skills and reinforce those skills throughout the camp, which I found quite helpful. The skills progress quickly and we covered a lot of ground in three days. I was able to do a few skills I had never really tried before by the end of camp. I recommend highly and plan to attend another camp in the future. ~Joey W.

This will not be our last Ninja training clinic!

My 14 year old son and I (I'm 43) went to the Intermediate/advanced skills clinic at Malibu Creek State Park. We both race and ride at a very fast pace. Getting faster for us is about making sure our fundamentals are solid and we can continue to use those fundamentals...
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2017-05-04T08:16:07-07:00
My 14 year old son and I (I'm 43) went to the Intermediate/advanced skills clinic at Malibu Creek State Park. We both race and ride at a very fast pace. Getting faster for us is about making sure our fundamentals are solid and we can continue to use those fundamentals to smooth out our flow to increase our skills and confidence. Richard has a way of breaking down all the information to make it very understandable and usable. My son and I have been to other skills classes before and knew what to expect, mostly. Richard was able to coach us to better form riding high speed flat corners! We brushed up on and cleaned up some less helpful habits. We really worked to understand the how and why behind some skills that we already had but didn't know we that we did. All in all we had a blast! Richard was fun and informative. Taylor was helping Richard out for the day. It was fun to watch her demo some skills at speed. Her input throughout the day was informative and light hearted. It was a fun day on the bike with some great people and coaching. This will not be our last Ninja training clinic! Thanks for everything Richard and Taylor! ~Eric Zubick

Enrolling in the Intermediate/Advanced clinic was the best thing I’ve ever done to improve my speed and ability on the bike.

Hands down, enrolling in the Intermediate/Advanced clinic was the best thing I've ever done to improve my speed and ability on the bike. I am so much faster on singletrack and through technical sections/jumps that even if people are more fit than me, I still keep up with them (and...
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2014-03-19T14:31:49-07:00
Hands down, enrolling in the Intermediate/Advanced clinic was the best thing I've ever done to improve my speed and ability on the bike. I am so much faster on singletrack and through technical sections/jumps that even if people are more fit than me, I still keep up with them (and kind of love watching them do a lot more work than they need to). Richard and Kris are fantastic and break things down in a way that makes sense and is manageable. By the end of my first clinic, I was jumping off ledges and power climbing up sections that I couldn't drive a car up. You could buy a $5,000 carbon bike and do 10,000 ft rides every day, but you will get the best return on any investment you make in your riding by attending a Ninja Skills Clinic. ~ Regina J.  

Bottom line: I am more efficient & safer rider.

Great class! I wish I took this class seven yrs ago when I started mountain biking. Richard & his team was awesome. I learned how to approach uphill switchbacks, how to “pre-turn”, & most important, how to descend with confidence. Bottom line: I am more efficient & safer rider. As...
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2017-08-19T13:50:55-07:00
Great class! I wish I took this class seven yrs ago when I started mountain biking. Richard & his team was awesome. I learned how to approach uphill switchbacks, how to “pre-turn”, & most important, how to descend with confidence. Bottom line: I am more efficient & safer rider. As another review said, “best money spent on mountain biking.” You can have an expensive bike, but if you don’t know how to ride, what’s the point? Highly recommend this class for all ages/skills. I will definitely be taking more classes! ~Rean
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Don’t hesitate, sign up for the next skills clinic in your area!

My adult son and I participated in the "Fundamentals" camp on Saturday at Hildebrand Ranch in Denver, Colorado. We were...
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2017-06-05T14:10:17-07:00
My adult son and I participated in the "Fundamentals" camp on Saturday at Hildebrand Ranch in Denver, Colorado. We were both very pleased with the clinic and would highly recommend it to anyone who has recently started riding full suspension mountain bikes. We have already been back out on the single-track trails practicing what we learned in the clinic. Aaron and Richard did a great job breaking down all the fundamentals and honestly amazed at the impact on my riding. Still have a lot to work on but if I follow the instructions I can improve my riding. We are both scheduled to attend a two day clinic in Santa Fe with Richard and looking forward to taking our riding to the next level. If you want to improve your skills, don't hesitate to sign up for the next skills clinic in your area. ~Dan Mitchell

Kris Gross | Pro XC Rider

1st Place Overall Women (2015) 6 Hours of Temecula 3rd Place QOM & 6th Place GC (2015) Belgian Waffle Rid...
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1st Place Overall Women (2015) 6 Hours of Temecula 3rd Place QOM & 6th Place GC (2015) Belgian Waffle Rid 5th Place Overall Women (2015) BC Bike Race 10th Place Overall Pro XC (2015) Kenda Cup Series Pro Upgrade Approved 7/2014 1st Series Overall Cat 1 XC US / Kenda Cup (2014) 1st Place Cat 1 XC Sea Otter Classic (2014) I’m ten times the rider I was when I first started with working with Richard. With his help, along with access to the tremendous tool that is Training Peaks, I increased fitness, power, confidence and skills so that I was able to proudly finish my biggest goal, the BC Bike Race in the top five. His experience and expertise in endurance formats informed my training so that I was ready for my “A” event, and also crushed a number of events I never would have imagined completing along the way. I’ve also loved the opportunity to work with him through Ninja Mountain Bike Skills, which gives me the chance to share what I’ve learned the hard way over the past decade of racing, but in teaching, I find I still learn new things as well. Finally, Richard’s emphasis on working with data (HR and power for me) gave me the confidence to feel I had always done all I could, and progress has continued steadily. Thank you Coach Richard!! ~Kristen Gross

This was awesome!

This was awesome. Having someone dissect your riding into a few skills that you can focus on is a great...
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2014-03-19T14:48:53-07:00
This was awesome. Having someone dissect your riding into a few skills that you can focus on is a great starting point in order to make you faster. I’m sure everyone including myself experienced a positive feeling in how to improve from this point on. — Don’t expect to be a world champ after this clinic but to learn what and where and most importantly how to improve your trail riding from now on. Richard gives you the tools but you have to put in the work.” ~ Michael A.  

Highly recommend this class for all ages/skills. I will definitely be taking more classes!

Great class! I wish I took this class seven yrs ago when I started mountain biking. Richard and his team...
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2017-08-07T07:20:39-07:00
Great class! I wish I took this class seven yrs ago when I started mountain biking. Richard and his team was awesome. I learned how to approach uphill switchbacks, how to "pre-turn", and most important, how to descend with confidence. Bottom line: I am more efficient and safer rider. As another review said, "best money spent on mountain biking." You can have an expensive bike, but if you don't know how to ride, what's the point? Highly recommend this class for all ages/skills. I will definitely be taking more classes! ~Rean

Michael Page | Cat 1 XC

I have been racing and riding for about 3.5 years using old school training methods. Richard showed me ways to...
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2015-09-11T11:03:31-07:00
I have been racing and riding for about 3.5 years using old school training methods. Richard showed me ways to improve training.  Getting faster, stronger and having a more effective racing season. He has tailored the training program to work around my extremely limited time per day. His use of Training Peaks as a way to log and deliver weekly workouts has been a huge help and has really paid off in my off season training. Richard has been very accessible and always willing to give great advice and modify the training to fit my needs. ~Michael Page
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