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Madison – Kids Clinic

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NINJA EVENT INFORMATION FOR

Madison, WI – June 29/30, 2022


ON-LINE EVENT WAIVER | *IMPORTANT*

If you haven’t already, please be sure a parent or guardian has signed our electronic Liability Release here: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5afd63f9ee18b/web/

**THIS IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLINIC THIS WEEKEND**


BLACKHAWK MEMBERSHIP | *IMPORTANT*

  • If you do not already have a Blackhawk annual or summer membership for trail access, you must purchase an Event Membership ($10) online before the start of your clinic.  To purchase your Event Membership first create an account here —> https://blackhawk.skiclubpro.team/
  • Once you have an account, you can click Register and choose “Event Membership – Ninja.”
  • We recommend waiting until the morning of your clinic to purchase your membership.


DROP OFF & PICKUP LOCATION


SCHEDULE

**Please double check your registration and attend the kids clinic on the day you registered for. 

Wednesday Kids Clinic

  • 5:00pm  – Check-in //  Look for the Ninja instructors in their Ninja Jerseys! 
  • 5:15pm – Clinic starts 
  • 8:15pm – 8:30pm – Clinic wrap up // pick up at the same place you dropped off
    • Please check in with instructors so they know each kiddo is going home with the correct person.


Thursday Kids Clinic

  • 5:00pm  – Check-in //  Look for the Ninja instructors in their Ninja Jerseys! 
  • 5:15pm – Clinic starts 
  • 8:15pm – 8:30pm – Clinic wrap up // pick up at the same place you dropped off
    • Please check in with instructors so they know each kiddo is going home with the correct person.


INSTRUCTORS

Your instructors and onsite contacts this weekend are:

  • Kelsey Walsh // 608-332-9217
  • Christy Griesheimer // 847-732-2209


WHAT TO BRING

  • Mountain bike in good working order 
  • A helmet (that fits properly)
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Snacks and water/hydration (we will take a snack break mid-morning)
  • Appropriate clothing layers for the weather
  • Sunscreen
  • Mask or face cover
  • A backpack for carrying clothes, water, snacks, sunscreen

If you have any last minute gear / bike needs or just want a friendly smile or air high-five, go say hi to our friends at Madison Trek East.


SPECIAL NOTES FOR PARENTS / GUARDIANS:

  • Please let the instructors know of any health information that is pertinent (inhalers, EpiPens, etc).  All Ninja instructors are first aid certified. 
  • PHOTOS: If you don’t want photos of your child taken at the clinic or posted to Ninja social media, please let us know. 
  • If you yourself will be attending the full day adult Ninja clinic on Sunday while your child is attending the Ninja Kids clinic, please arrange for someone to pickup your child when the Kid’s Clinic ends around 12:15 and make arrangements for appropriate childcare in the afternoon.  Please advise the instructor at drop off if a different adult will be picking up the child at the end of their clinic.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I stay and watch the clinic?

This is a Kids Clinic which means this class is for…..kids! With that, we kindly ask that parents leave their students to enjoy the clinic and avoid watching from the sidelines. We find that kids thrive when they are left to focus with their Ninja instructors.

What kind of bike should my student bring to their Ninja Kids Clinic? 

Students should bring a bike in good, working order with mountain bike tires.  If the bike has been sitting in the garage for a few years, consider taking it into your local bike shop for a quick tune-up.  The bike must have hand brakes.  We cannot allow coaster brakes (the kind where you pedal backwards on the bike to brake), as these are not safe for mountain biking.  Also don’t forget to bring a properly fitting helmet!  

Should I tip the instructors?

While gratuity is not required or expected, it’s certainly appreciated by the instructors! 5-10% for each guest is Industry Standard for exceptional service, support, and expertise. Unless you’d like to tip separately, instructors divide tips among themselves.

COVID-19 

Our event is on and following local guidelines for COVID 19. Our instructors have been educated on industry standard COVID 19 guidelines as published by BICP and PMBIA.  Please be informed as to any local COVID 19 restrictions that may apply to your travel to and from the event. 

  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • Please have a face cover accessible on you or in your pack (E.g. mask, bandana, buff) for any circumstance where a 6 foot distance can not be maintained (first aid scenarios, check-in, taking shelter from rain, etc.)
  • We recommend carrying a small bottle of hand sanitizer in your pack.

….more frequently asked questions and answers HERE!

Need further assistance? Contact Ninja Customer Service at [email protected]

They’ve helped build my confidence and competence!

Coming from a triathlon background I had spent most of my time on the road, though I did have a...
Ninja Mountain Bike Skills
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2014-03-19T14:23:53-07:00
Coming from a triathlon background I had spent most of my time on the road, though I did have a few seasons of cyclocross under my belt. I was a novice mountain biker with just enough confidence to get myself into trouble on the trails. I started by attending the free Tuesday night mountain bike workouts at Balboa Park, led by Coach Richard. While these are primarily geared toward building fitness, we learned some skills tips and I met some cool folks. Since then I've taken the intermediate and advanced skills clinics, as well as raced a couple times. Coaches Richard and Kris are great at instruction, which is not easy. Most great riders cannot teach others to do the same, but these two are exceptional at it. They've helped build my confidence and competence.  In fact they have taken time during weekday and weekend rides to help give me pointers! I joined Team Ninja to train and race with this fun crew and would highly advise you check them out! ~Henry H.  

All in all, you couldn’t get more for your money than this clinic.

This clinic was PERFECT for me…as a very experienced roadie but pure beginner on MTBs, Richard’s instruction was clear, detailed,...
Ninja Mountain Bike Skills
5
2014-03-19T14:43:56-07:00
This clinic was PERFECT for me…as a very experienced roadie but pure beginner on MTBs, Richard’s instruction was clear, detailed, and specific, so that I could start to get the feel of how to work effectively on trails instead of asphalt.  Jeff (a former elite cyclocross racer) also joined us and added some solid hints and comments. All in all, you couldn’t get more for your money than this clinic. ~ Mike Sofen  

I highly recommend their skills camps, and plan on attending more …

I've been a recreational mountain bike rider for a few years, and have been riding on single track, but never...
Ninja Mountain Bike Skills
5
2017-05-04T08:09:11-07:00
I've been a recreational mountain bike rider for a few years, and have been riding on single track, but never had any formal training. I just finished the weekend skills course in Irvine, CA with Richard, Randy and Daniel as the instructors. They are excellent instructors breaking every fundamental skill down, demonstrating the skill and then evaluating your practice runs with constructive criticism before applying the skills on the trails. Even though I have been riding single track for a few years, I quickly found out that I have been doing many things if not everything wrong, which means the people I ride with are doing it wrong too. Richard, Randy and Daniel are very patient and professional encouraging every student no matter what the age or gender (our class had males and females from late 20s to late 50s). They went over everything from bike set up, basic position, turning, high speed cornering, wheels lifts to you name it. If you have a desire to improve your skill then Ninja Mountain Bike Performance are the team to go to! I highly recommend their skills camps, and plan on attending more of their camps in the future. ~Kyle Kimm

The preparation and lesson planning is great!

Just finished the Intermediate/Advanced course.  I had previously taken the Beginning course about a year ago.  I was not disappointed....
Ninja Mountain Bike Skills
5
2017-06-05T14:24:04-07:00
Just finished the Intermediate/Advanced course.  I had previously taken the Beginning course about a year ago.  I was not disappointed.  The preparation and lesson planning is great.  Instructors seem to be everywhere providing input and excellent advice.  Both groups had a wide range of skilled riders, but the team made everyone welcome and everyone learned important new skills.  This training makes everyday more fun on my bike.  DAY 2:  Just rode one of my "regular" morning workout routes.  2 PR's - and I thought I was just cruising.  I was making no effort to ride fast...  just smooth like I was taught. ~Peter O.

….and I thought I already knew how to corner (ha, ha!)!

Congrats to Richard, Hannah, Bernadette, Cory, Shana and company for a great clinic covering many skills, all practical, in a...
Ninja Mountain Bike Skills
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2018-05-22T13:13:55-07:00
Congrats to Richard, Hannah, Bernadette, Cory, Shana and company for a great clinic covering many skills, all practical, in a great environment for learning . Your professionalism, skill and experience in teaching, choice of terrain to teach in, and enthusiasm all made this a totally worthwhile experience. I would do it again and again as you never stop learning. ....and I thought I already knew how to corner (ha, ha!)! ~James Crawford

It was very professional and at the same time really fun!

The intermediate and advanced clinic was very helpful and effective. Easy to follow, a lot of information but somehow I...
Ninja Mountain Bike Skills
5
2014-03-19T14:24:40-07:00
The intermediate and advanced clinic was very helpful and effective. Easy to follow, a lot of information but somehow I was able to retain it. I think because the instructors present it well. It was very professional and at the same time really fun! ~ Karen B.  

I definitely recommend and will do again!

Thanks Richard for this awesome clinic. Went back to basic fundamentals and through the repetitiveness of each section, it helped...
Ninja Mountain Bike Skills
5
2014-03-19T14:44:43-07:00
Thanks Richard for this awesome clinic. Went back to basic fundamentals and through the repetitiveness of each section, it helped build confidence & speed! More drops please! ha! ha! Had fun at the same time and a great workout! I definitely recommend and will do again! ~Robbyn E.  
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