Intermediate / Advanced Clinics

Looking to tackle technical terrain?  Ready to add confidence to your riding?  Want to exit a corner with speed?

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Want to improve your technical riding skills, descend a little faster and generally feel more confident on your bike?  You’ve come to the right place!  Leave this clinic ready to tackle rougher terrain and corners with greater speed and control.  Negotiate bigger trail obstacles and drops with commitment!  This clinic will also help you boost your speed on flat corners, bermed corners and flowing singletrack; all achieved with less pedaling and better use of the trails natural features.  It’s all about the flow!

The Intermediate/Advanced clinic builds upon the fundamentals and gives you a full toolbox of mountain bike skills that you can apply to any terrain, in any location, and in any conditions; be it a gnarly backcountry trail or your local race course.  This full-day clinic also looks closely at the key elements to finding your flow and builds upon your existing foundation to improve your trail speed and energy management.

While we don’t require it, we highly recommend you take our Fundamentals clinic before signing up for our Intermediate/Advanced clinic.  The Fundamentals clinics will not only teach you the core, “must-have” skills required to be a more advanced rider, but give our instructors an opportunity to assess your riding.  We’ll point out any bad habits and recommend homework to best prepare you to take your riding to the next level.

Here’s What We’ll Cover

Some of the skills taught and practiced in the Intermediate/Advanced clinic may include:

  • Negotiating trail obstacles (i.e. rock gardens, roots, logs)
  • Steep transitions
  • Drops
  • High speed cornering (flat, cambered, bermed corners)
  • Technical climbing
  • Technical descending
  • Advanced braking
  • Reading the trail
  • Introduction to energy management & flow
  • Pumping for speed & air
  • Switchbacks
  • Mind skills

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The Schedule*

  • 8:45-9:00 Meet your instructor  | Arrival at course venue + equipment check
  • 9:00-9:15 Let’s get started | Introductions
  • 9:15-9:45 Accelerated review of Fundamentals | With intermediate+advanced progressions
  • 9:45-12:00 Morning skills session | High-speed cornering, Switchbacks, drops, rock dodge, technical climbing & descending
  • 12:00-1:00  Lunch break | BYO
  • 1:00-4:00 Trail ride + skills application | Put those skills to work!
  • 4:00-4:15 Review, questions & next steps | #Ridelikeaninja

*Clinic schedule and skills covered may vary according to location and terrain.

Upcoming Intermediate / Advanced Clinics

july

11jul8:45 am4:15 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (KN210711I)Knoxville, Tennessee

11jul8:45 am4:15 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CM210711I)Camden, Maine

11jul8:45 am4:15 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PT210711I)Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

18jul8:45 am4:15 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (MC210718I)McCall, Idaho

18jul8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (OC210718I)Orange County, California

18jul8:45 am4:15 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BC210718I)Brown County, Indiana

18jul8:45 am4:15 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CB210718I)Coos Bay, Oregon

18jul8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListPostponedIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NB210718I)Colebrook, Connecticut

25jul8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (GT210725I)Alta, Wyoming (Grand Targhee)

25jul8:45 am4:15 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BR210725I)Brevard, North Carolina

25jul8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DE210725I)Denver, Colorado

25jul8:45 am4:15 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (HR210725I)Hood River, Oregon

25jul8:45 am4:15 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (KT210725I)East Burke, Vermont (Kingdom Trails)

25jul8:45 am4:15 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BE210725I)Bend, Oregon

august

01aug8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CS210801I)Colorado Springs, Colorado

01aug8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CI210627I)Chicago, Illinois

01aug8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BS210801I)Boston, Massachusetts

08aug8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NO210808I)Chattanooga, Tennessee

08aug8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AA210808I)Ann Arbor, Michigan

08aug8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NE210808I)Newark, Delaware

08aug8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SC210808I)Santa Cruz, California

08aug8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CV210808I)Carrabassett Valley, Maine

15aug8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FG210815I)Flagstaff, Arizona

15aug8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DC210815I)Alexandria, Virginia

15aug8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SD210815I)San Diego, California

15aug8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NY210815I)Yorktown, New York

15aug8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (MA210815I)Madison, Wisconsin

22aug8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NA210822I)Nashville, Tennessee

29aug8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CI210829I)Chicago, Illinois

29aug8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AL210829I)Albuquerque, New Mexico

29aug8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CS210829I)Colorado Springs, Colorado

september

12sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NB210912I)Colebrook, Connecticut

12sep8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SF210912I)San Francisco, California

12sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (HR210912I)Hood River, Oregon

12sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SL210912I)Salt Lake City, Utah

12sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CH210912I)Chapel Hill, North Carolina

12sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PO210912I)Portland, Maine

12sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AA210912I)Ann Arbor, Michigan

12sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SN210627I)Santa Fe, New Mexico

12sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (GJ210912I)Grand Junction (Fruita), Colorado

12sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DE210912I)Denver, Colorado

19sep8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FL210919I)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

19sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BC210919I)Brown County, Indiana

19sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DA210919I)Dallas, Texas (McKinney)

19sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SE210919I)Sedona, Arizona

19sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (MO210919I)Moab, Utah

26sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (MS210711I)Mount Shasta, California

26sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BE210926I)Bend, Oregon

26sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (HO210926I)Houston, Texas

26sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AT210926I)Atlanta, Georgia

26sep8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (KT210926I)East Burke, Vermont (Kingdom Trails)

26sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (ST210926I)Stokesville, Virginia

26sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (ES210926I)Eureka Springs, Arkansas

26sep8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (KY210926I)Burlington, Kentucky (Cincinnati)

26sep11:00 am6:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SP210926I)SkyPark at Santa's Village // Lake Arrowhead, CA

october

03oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NB211003I)Colebrook, Connecticut

03oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AF211003I)Alafia, Florida

03oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NE211003I)Newark, Delaware

03oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SA211003I)San Antonio, Texas

03oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (KF210627I)Klamath Falls, Oregon

03oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (GJ211003I)Grand Junction, Colorado

03oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SC211003I)Santa Cruz, California

03oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CI211003I)Chicago, Illinois

03oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PC211003I)Park City, Utah (Heber City)

10oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SF211010I)San Francisco, California

10oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DE211010I)Denver, Colorado

10oct8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BO211010I)Boise, Idaho

10oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (KN211010I)Knoxville, Tennessee

10oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SN211010I)Santa Fe, New Mexico

10oct8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BS211010I)Boston, Massachusetts

10oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (MA211010I)Madison, Wisconsin

17oct8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AB211017I)Auburn, Alabama

17oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BZ211017I)Bozeman, Montana (Three Forks)

17oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PH211017I)Phoenix, Arizona

17oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NA211017I)Nashville, Tennessee

17oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BP211017I)New London, Connecticut

17oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SK210711I)Spokane, Washington

17oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (MO211017I)Moab, Utah

17oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AU211017I)Austin, Texas

17oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AN211017I)Auburn, California

17oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (RI211017I)Richmond, Virginia

24oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AR211024I)Bentonville, Arkansas

24oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PT210919I)Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

24oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (KC211024I)Kansas City, Kansas

24oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BR211024I)Brevard, North Carolina

24oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (LV211024I)Las Vegas, Nevada

24oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NY211024I)Yorktown, New York

31oct8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (LM211031I)Laguna Mountain, San Diego | Noble Canyon

november

07nov8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AT211107I)Atlanta, Georgia

07nov8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FL211107I)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

07nov8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (OC211107I)Orange County, California

07nov8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AU211107I)Austin, Texas

14nov8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DA211114I)Dallas, Texas (McKinney)

21nov8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (HO211121I)Houston, Texas

21nov8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CH211121I)Chapel Hill, North Carolina

21nov8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (LV211121I)Las Vegas, Nevada

december

05dec8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AT211205I)Atlanta, Georgia

05dec8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FL211205I)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

05dec8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (HO211205I)Houston, Texas

05dec8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SD211205I)San Diego, California

12dec8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SE211212I)Sedona, Arizona

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