Jumping Mini-Clinics

Are you ready to take your mountain biking to the next level, literally?

Jumping your mountain bike is NOT as simple as Ready. Set. JUMP!

Learning how to safely and successfully jump (and land) your mountain bike involves a range of key components and constantly changing variables.  Join us as we take you through a series of progressions that will help you understand all the components that come together to create a successful jump.  We’ll start with basic wheel lifts, manuals and bunny hops and work our way up to weighting and un-weighting over a jump.  From there, we’ll review the anatomy of a jump, discuss varied landings and practice using compression for height and distance.   Then we will be ready to get jumping!

All training is done in a controlled environment, either on an appropriate feature (table top) on the local trails or using manufactured jump ramps.

By the end of this clinic, our goal is to have you successfully clearing a 4-5 foot jump (approximately 2 feet in the air) and landing safely and predictably.  Participants are encouraged to learn at their own pace in this un-intimidating environment.  You will leave this clinic well on your way to jumping mastery – with a more thorough understanding of the mechanics of jumping your bike and a clear idea of what and how to practice!

Come jump with us – sign up today!

**Please note, we require 2 years riding experience or previous attendance at a Ninja Fundamentals Clinic, Intermediate/Advanced Clinic, Camp or Adventure to attend a Jumping Mini-Clinic.

Prerequisites

You must have two years minimum riding experience or have attended any Ninja fundamentals, intermediate/advanced skills clinic or a mountain bike skills camp in the last year in order to attend this mini-clinic.

Here’s What We’ll Cover

Some of the skills taught and practiced in the Jumping Mini-Clinic may include:

  • Wheel lifts
  • Manuals
  • Bunny hops
  • Jumping body positioning
  • Anatomy of a jump
  • Speed vs. compression | How and when?
  • Landing with precision
  • Let’s get jumping! | Jump progressions

The Schedule*

Please note, clinics may vary according to location and terrain.

  • 1:45-2:00  Meet your instructor | Arrival at course venue + equipment check
  • 2:00-2:15 Let’s get started | Introductions
  • 2:15 – 2:45  Intro to jumping | Wheel lifts, manual, bunny hop
  • 2:45 – 3:15 Reading the jump | Anatomy of a jump, speed vs compression, landings
  • 3:15 – 4:00 Let’s jump! | Jumping progressions on table tops
  • 4:00-4:15 Review and next steps | #ridelikeaninja

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

Upcoming Jumping Mini-Clinics

july

10jul1:45 pm4:30 pmEvent OverJumping Mini-Clinic [afternoon] (KN210710J)Knoxville, Tennessee

10jul1:45 pm4:30 pmEvent OverJumping Mini-Clinic (PT210710J)Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

10jul1:45 pm4:30 pmEvent OverJumping Mini-Clinic (CM210710J)Camden, Maine

10jul5:00 pm7:30 pmEvent OverJumping Mini-Clinic [evening] (KN210710J2)Knoxville, Tennessee

17jul1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (OC210717J)Orange County, California

17jul1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (CB210717J)Coos Bay, Oregon

17jul1:45 pm4:30 pmEvent OverJumping Mini-Clinic (MC210717J)McCall, Idaho

17jul1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListPostponedJumping Mini-Clinic (NB210717J)Colebrook, Connecticut

17jul1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (BC210717J)Brown County, Indiana

24jul1:00 pm4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (GT210724J)Alta, Wyoming (Grand Targhee)

24jul1:45 pm4:30 pmEvent OverJumping Mini-Clinic (BR210724J)Brevard, North Carolina

24jul1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (HR210724J)Hood River, Oregon

24jul1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (BE210724J)Bend, Oregon

24jul1:45 pm4:15 pmEvent OverJumping Mini-Clinic (DE210724J)Denver, Colorado

24jul1:45 pm4:30 pmEvent OverJumping Mini-Clinic (KT210724J)East Burke, Vermont (Kingdom Trails)

31jul1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (CI210626J)Chicago, Illinois

31jul1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (BS210731J)Boston, Massachusetts

31jul1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (CS210731J)Colorado Springs, Colorado

august

07aug1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AA210807J)Ann Arbor, Michigan

07aug1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (CV210807J)Carrabassett Valley, Maine

07aug1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (SC210807J)Santa Cruz, California

07aug1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (NE210807J)Newark, Delaware

07aug1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (NO210807J)Chattanooga, Tennessee

14aug1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (DC210814J)Alexandria, Virginia

14aug1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic [AFTERNOON] (NY210814J)Yorktown, New York

14aug1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SD210814J)San Diego, California

14aug1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (MA210814J)Madison, Wisconsin

14aug1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (FG210814J)Flagstaff, Arizona

14aug5:00 pm7:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic [EVENING] (NY210814J2)Yorktown, New York

21aug1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (NA210821J)Nashville, Tennessee

28aug1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (CS210828J)Colorado Springs, Colorado

28aug1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (AL210828J)Albuquerque, New Mexico

28aug1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (CI210828J)Chicago, Illinois

september

11sep1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (SF210911J)San Francisco, California

11sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (DE210911J)Denver, Colorado

11sep1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (HR210911J)Hood River, Oregon

11sep1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (CH210911J)Chapel Hill, North Carolina

11sep1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (NB210911J)Colebrook, Connecticut

11sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SL210911J)Salt Lake City, Utah

11sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (PO210911J)Portland, Maine

11sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AA210911J)Ann Arbor, Michigan

11sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SN210626J)Santa Fe, New Mexico

11sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (GJ210911J)Grand Junction (Fruita), Colorado

12sep8:45 am11:15 amJumping Mini-Clinic (DC210912J)Alexandria, Virginia

18sep1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (FL210918J)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

18sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (MO210918J)Moab, Utah

18sep1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (DA210918J)Dallas, Texas (McKinney)

18sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SE210918J)Sedona, Arizona

18sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (BC210918J)Brown County, Indiana

25sep1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (KT210925J)East Burke, Vermont (Kingdom Trails)

25sep1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (AT210925J)Atlanta, Georgia

25sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (BE210925J)Bend, Oregon

25sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (ST210925J)Stokesville, Virginia

25sep1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (HO210925J)Houston, Texas

25sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (ES210925J)Eureka Springs, Arkansas

25sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (KY210925J)Burlington, Kentucky (Cincinnati)

25sep1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (MS210710J)Mount Shasta, California

25sep3:30 pm6:00 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (SP210925J)SkyPark at Santa's Village // Lake Arrowhead, CA

october

02oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SA211002J)San Antonio, Texas

02oct1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (GJ211002J)Grand Junction, Colorado

02oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AF211002J)Alafia, Florida

02oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (NE211002J)Newark, Delaware

02oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (PC211002J)Park City, Utah (Heber City)

02oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (CI211002J)Chicago, Illinois

02oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SC211002J)Santa Cruz, California

09oct1:45 pm4:15 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SN211009J)Santa Fe, New Mexico

09oct1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (BS211009J)Boston, Massachusetts

09oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (KN211009J)Knoxville, Tennessee

09oct1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (MA211009J)Madison, Wisconsin

09oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (BO211009J)Boise, Idaho

09oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (DE211009J)Denver, Colorado

09oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SF211009J)San Francisco, California

16oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (NA211016J)Nashville, Tennessee

16oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (MO211016J)Moab, Utah

16oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SK210710J)Spokane, Washington

16oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (RI211016J)Richmond, Virginia

16oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (PH211016J)Phoenix, Arizona

16oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AB211016J)Auburn, Alabama

16oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AU211016J)Austin, Texas

16oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (BP211016J)New London, Connecticut

16oct1:45 pm4:15 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AN211016J)Auburn, California

16oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (BZ211016J)Bozeman, Montana (Three Forks)

23oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (NY211023J)Yorktown, New York

23oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AR211023J)Bentonville, Arkansas

23oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (KC211023J)Kansas City, Kansas

23oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (LV211023J)Las Vegas, Nevada

23oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (BR211023J)Brevard, North Carolina

23oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (PT210918J)Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

30oct1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (LM211030J)Laguna Mountain, San Diego

november

06nov(nov 6)1:45 pm07(nov 7)4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (FL211106J)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

06nov1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AU211106J)Austin, Texas

06nov1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AT211106J)Atlanta, Georgia

06nov1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (OC211106J)Orange County, California

13nov1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (DA211113J)Dallas, Texas (McKinney)

20nov1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (HO211120J)Houston, Texas

20nov1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (LV211120J)Las Vegas, Nevada

20nov1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (CH211120J)Chapel Hill, North Carolina

december

04dec1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (HO211204J)Houston, Texas

04dec1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (SD211204J)San Diego, California

04dec1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (FL211204J)Ocala, Florida (Santos)

04dec1:45 pm4:30 pmJumping Mini-Clinic (AT211204J)Atlanta, Georgia