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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
  • 1:00-3:45pm 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

september

11sep8:45 am4:00 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (HO220911I)Houston, Texas

11sep8:45 am4:00 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PO220911I)Portland, Maine

11sep8:45 am4:00 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CH220911I)Chapel Hill, North Carolina

11sep8:45 am4:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CI220911I)Chicago, Illinois

11sep8:45 am4:00 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (QU220911I)Queensbury, New York

11sep8:45 am4:00 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SF220911I)San Francisco, California (Fairfield)

11sep8:45 am4:00 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PC220911I)Park City, Utah (Heber City)

11sep8:45 am4:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AL220911I)Albuquerque, New Mexico

18sep8:45 am4:00 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NB220918I)Colebrook, Connecticut

18sep8:45 am4:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (HR220918I)Hood River, Oregon

18sep8:45 am4:00 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SE220918I)Sedona, Arizona

18sep8:45 am4:00 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DA220918I)Dallas, Texas (McKinney)

18sep8:45 am4:00 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FL220918I)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

18sep8:45 am4:00 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (RA220918I)Raystown // Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

18sep8:45 am4:00 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BK220918I)Breckenridge, Colorado

25sep8:45 am4:00 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NE220925I)Newark, Delaware

25sep8:45 am4:00 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DE220925I)Denver, Colorado

25sep8:45 am4:00 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BC220925I)Brown County, Indiana

25sep8:45 am4:00 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (RV220925I)Riverside, California

25sep8:45 am4:00 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (KT220925I)East Burke, Vermont (Kingdom Trails)

25sep8:45 am4:00 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AT220925I)Atlanta, Georgia

25sep8:45 am4:00 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AA220918I)Ann Arbor, Michigan

25sep8:45 am4:00 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SL220925I)Salt Lake City, Utah

25sep8:45 am4:00 pmEvent OverIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BE220925I)Bend, Oregon

october

02oct8:45 am4:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DC221002I)Alexandria, Virginia

02oct8:45 am4:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BS221002I)Boston, Massachusetts

02oct8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SK221002I)Spokane, Washington

02oct8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AF221002I)Tampa, Florida (Alafia)

02oct8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (GJ221002I)Grand Junction, Colorado

02oct8:45 am4:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SC221002I)Santa Cruz, California

02oct8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SA221002I)San Antonio, Texas

09oct8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SD221009I)San Diego, California

09oct8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SN221009I)Santa Fe, New Mexico

09oct8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SF221009I)San Francisco, California (Fairfield)

09oct8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NA221009I)Nashville, Tennessee

16oct8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PH221016I)Phoenix, Arizona

16oct8:45 am4:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (TA221016I)Tallahassee, Florida

16oct8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AU221016I)Austin, Texas

16oct8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BO221016I)Boise, Idaho

16oct8:45 am4:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BP221016I)New London, Connecticut

16oct8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (MA221016I)Madison, Wisconsin

23oct8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (BR221023I)Brevard, North Carolina

23oct8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (MO221023I)Moab, Utah

23oct8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (RI221023I)Richmond, Virginia

23oct8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (NY221023I)Yorktown, New York

23oct8:45 am4:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (LM221023I)San Diego (Laguna Mountain), California

23oct8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AR221023I)Bentonville, Arkansas

30oct8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DC221030I)Alexandria, Virginia

november

06nov8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (HO221106I)Houston, Texas

06nov8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FL221106I)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

06nov8:45 am4:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AT221106I)Atlanta, Georgia

06nov8:45 am4:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DC221106I)Alexandria, Virginia

06nov8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (OC221106I)Orange County, California

13nov8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (TE221113I)Temecula, California

13nov8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SF221113I)San Francisco, California (Fairfield)

13nov8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AU221113I)Austin, Texas

20nov8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DA221120I)Dallas, Texas (McKinney)

20nov8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (CH221120I)Chapel Hill, North Carolina

20nov8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (LV221120I)Las Vegas, Nevada

december

04dec8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SD221204I)San Diego, California

04dec8:45 am4:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PH221204I)Phoenix, Arizona

04dec8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FL221204I)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

11dec8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (HO221211I)Houston, Texas

11dec8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SE221211I)Sedona, Arizona

january

15jan8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AF230115I)Tampa, Florida (Alafia)

15jan8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (OC230115I)Orange County, California

22jan8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AU230122I)Austin, Texas

22jan8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (PH230122I)Phoenix, Arizona

29jan8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (SD230129I)San Diego, California

29jan8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (DA230129I)Dallas, Texas (McKinney)

february

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

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

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

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

19feb8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (FO230219I)Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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

march

05mar8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (AT230305I)Atlanta, Georgia

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

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

12mar8:45 am4:00 pmIntermediate / Advanced Skills (OC230312I)Orange County, California

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

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