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Intermediate / Advanced Clinics

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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
  • 1:00-3:45pm Trail ride + skills application | Put those skills to work!
  • 3:45-4:00 Review, questions & next steps | #Ridelikeaninja

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

Upcoming Intermediate / Advanced Clinics

february

05feb8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FL230205I)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

05feb8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (LV230205I)Las Vegas, Nevada

12feb8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DA230212I)Dallas, Texas (McKinney)

19feb8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (TE230219I)Temecula, California

19feb8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SE230219I)Sedona, Arizona

19feb8:45 am4:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FO230219I)Fort Lauderdale, Florida

26feb8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (HO230226I)Houston, Texas

march

05mar8:45 am4:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AT230305I)Atlanta, Georgia

12mar8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SA230312I)San Antonio, Texas

12mar8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CH230312I)Chapel Hill, North Carolina

12mar8:45 am4:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (OC230312I)Orange County, California

12mar8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SF230312I)San Francisco, California (Fairfield)

19mar8:45 am4:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PH230319I)Phoenix, Arizona

19mar8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AF230319I)Tampa, Florida (Alafia)

26mar8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (RI230326I)Richmond, Virginia

26mar8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CT230326I)Charlotte, North Carolina

26mar8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NO230326I)Chattanooga, Tennessee

26mar8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AU230326I)Austin, Texas

april

02apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SD230402I)San Diego, California

02apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (MO230402I)Moab, Utah

02apr8:45 am4:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DC230402I)Alexandria, Virginia

02apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BR230402I)Brevard, North Carolina

02apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FO230402I)Fort Lauderdale, Florida

16apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DA230416I)Dallas, Texas (McKinney)

16apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (GJ230416I)Grand Junction, Colorado

16apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AT230416I)Atlanta, Georgia

16apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NE230416I)Newark, Delaware

23apr8:45 am4:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AR230423I)Bentonville, Arkansas

23apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CH230423I)Chapel Hill, North Carolina

23apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AA230430I)Ann Arbor, Michigan

23apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SF230423I)San Francisco, California (Fairfield)

23apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (HO230423I)Houston, Texas

23apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (RA230423I)Raystown // Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

23apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NY230423I)Yorktown, New York

23apr8:45 am4:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BA230423I)Balitmore, Maryland

23apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FL230423I)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

23apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (TE230423I)Temecula, California

30apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BP230430I)New London, Connecticut

30apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SC230430I)Santa Cruz, California

30apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SL230430I)Salt Lake City, Utah

30apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (HA230430I)Harrisonburg, Virginia

30apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (KN230430I)Knoxville, Tennessee

30apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FG230430I)Flagstaff, Arizona

30apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (LV230416I)Las Vegas, Nevada

30apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CI230430I)Chicago, Illinois

30apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CN230430I)Concord, New Hampshire

30apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (WE230430I)Wenatchee, Washington

30apr8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FR230430I)Fruita, Colorado

may

07may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (KC230507I)Kansas City, Kansas

07may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AF230507I)Tampa, Florida (Alafia)

07may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NA230507I)Nashville, Tennessee

07may8:45 am4:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BS230507I)Boston, Massachusetts

07may8:45 am4:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (GR230611I)Grand Rapids, Michigan

07may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BO230507I)Boise, Idaho

07may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FT230507I)Fort Collins, Colorado

07may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DC230507I)Alexandria, Virginia

07may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (RU230507I)Rutland, Vermont

07may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (OC230507I)Orange County, California

07may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SN230507I)Santa Fe, New Mexico

07may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BE230507I)Bend, Oregon

21may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (RI230521I)Richmond, Virginia

21may8:45 am4:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DE230521I)Denver, Colorado

21may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SF230521I)San Francisco, California (Fairfield)

21may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AT230521I)Atlanta, Georgia

21may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CH230521I)Chapel Hill, North Carolina

21may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AA230521I)Ann Arbor, Michigan

21may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DO230521I)Dolores, Colorado

21may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (HR230521I)Hood River, Oregon

21may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CA230625I)Catskill, New York (Round Top)

21may8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AL230521I)Albuquerque, New Mexico

june

04jun8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DC230604I)Alexandria, Virginia

04jun8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (LM230604I)San Diego (Laguna Mountain), California

04jun8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NE230604I)Newark, Delaware

04jun8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PR230604I)Portland, Oregon

04jun8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PO230604I)Portland, Maine

04jun8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (GU230604I)Gunnison, Colorado