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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

october

03oct8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SA211003I)San Antonio, Texas

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

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

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

03oct8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NE211003I)Newark, Delaware

03oct8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PC211003I)Park City, Utah (Heber City)

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

03oct8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SC211003I)Santa Cruz, California

03oct8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (KF210627I)Klamath Falls, Oregon

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

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

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

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

10oct8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / 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 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (MA211010I)Madison, Wisconsin

17oct8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (RI211017I)Richmond, Virginia

17oct8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PH211017I)Phoenix, Arizona

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

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

17oct8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BZ211017I)Bozeman, Montana (Three Forks)

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

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

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

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

17oct8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AN211017I)Auburn, California

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

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

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

24oct8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PT210919I)Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

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

31oct8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (LM211031I)San Diego (Laguna Mountain), California

november

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

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

07nov8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AU211107I)Austin, Texas

07nov8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FL211107I)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

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

14nov8:45 am4:15 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SD211114I)San Diego, California

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 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FL211205I)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

05dec8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SD211205I)San Diego, California

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

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

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

january

16jan8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AF220116I)Tampa, Florida (Alafia)

16jan8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (OC220116I)Orange County, California

23jan8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AU220123I)Austin, Texas

23jan8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PH220123I)Phoenix, Arizona

30jan8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SD220130I)San Diego, California

30jan8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DA220130I)Dallas, Texas (McKinney)

february

06feb8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (LV220206I)Las Vegas, Nevada

06feb8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FL220206I)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

20feb8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (TE220220I)Temecula, California

20feb8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SE220220I)Sedona, Arizona

27feb8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (HO220227I)Houston, Texas

march

06mar8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AT220306I)Atlanta, Georgia

13mar8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (OC220313I)Orange County, California

13mar8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SF220313I)San Francisco, California (Fairfield)

13mar8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CH220313I)Chapel Hill, North Carolina

20mar8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SA220320I)San Antonio, Texas

20mar8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AF220320I)Tampa, Florida (Alafia)

20mar8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PH220320I)Phoenix, Arizona

27mar8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NO220327I)Chattanooga, Tennessee

27mar8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AU220327I)Austin, Texas

27mar8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (RI220327I)Richmond, Virginia

april

03apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (MO220403I)Moab, Utah

03apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DA220403I)Dallas, Texas (McKinney)

03apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DC220403I)Alexandria, Virginia

10apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NE220410I)Newark, Delaware

10apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (TE220410I)Temecula, California

10apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BR220410I)Brevard, North Carolina

10apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (GJ220410I)Grand Junction, Colorado

24apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AA220424I)Ann Arbor, Michigan

24apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AR220424I)Bentonville, Arkansas

24apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NY220424I)Yorktown, New York

24apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (HO220424I)Houston, Texas

24apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CH220424I)Chapel Hill, North Carolina

24apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SL220424I)Salt Lake City, Utah

24apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SF220424I)San Francisco, California (Fairfield)

24apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FL220424I)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

24apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SD220424I)San Diego, California

may

01may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BO220501I)Boise, Idaho

01may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SC220501I)Santa Cruz, California

01may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SN220501I)Santa Fe, New Mexico

01may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CI220501I)Chicago, Illinois

01may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (KN220501I)Knoxville, Tennessee

01may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BP220501I)New London, Connecticut

01may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (HA220501I)Harrisonburg, Virginia

01may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (KC220501I)Kansas City, Kansas

15may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FG220515I)Flagstaff, Arizona

15may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (OC220515I)Orange County, Florida

15may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AT220515I)Atlanta, Georgia

15may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AA220515I)Ann Arbor, Michigan

15may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FR220515I)Fruita, Colorado

15may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BS220515I)Boston, Massachusetts

15may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BE220515I)Bend, Oregon

15may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DC220515I)Alexandria, Virginia

15may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SA220515I)San Antonio, Texas

15may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NA220515I)Nashville, Tennessee