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september

11sep8:45 am12:15 pmEvent OverFundamental Skills - Women's Only (DC210911W)Alexandria, Virginia

11sep1:15 pm4:45 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListFundamental Skills (DC210911F)Alexandria, Virginia

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

12sep12:15 pm3:45 pmEvent OverKids Fundamental Skills - NINJA KIDS! (DC210912K)Alexandria, Virginia

25sep8:45 am12:15 pmFundamental Skills - Women's Only (ST210925W)Harrisonburg, Virginia

25sep8:45 am12:15 pmFundamental Skills (ST210925F)Harrisonburg, Virginia

25sep(sep 25)8:45 am26(sep 26)4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (ST2109252)Harrisonburg, Virginia

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

26sep8:45 am4:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListIntermediate / Advanced Skills (ST210926I)Harrisonburg, Virginia

october

16oct8:45 am12:15 pmFundamental Skills - Women's Only [MORNING] (RI211016W)Richmond, Virginia

16oct8:45 am12:15 pmFundamental Skills (RI211016F)Richmond, Virginia

16oct(oct 16)8:45 am17(oct 17)4:15 pm2-Day Mountain Bike Skills Camp (RI2110162)Richmond, Virginia

16oct1:15 pm4:45 pmFundamental Skills - Women's Only [AFTERNOON] (RI211016W2)Richmond, Virginia

16oct1:45 pm4:30 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListJumping Mini-Clinic (RI211016J)Richmond, Virginia

17oct8:45 am12:15 pmSold Out! Join Wait List Join Wait ListKids Fundamental Skills - NINJA KIDS! (RI211017K)Richmond, Virginia

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

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My speed and confidence going down steep descents have been SIGNIFICANTLY improved!

I just had my first race (XC endurance) since I did the camp and both my speed and confidence going down steep descents have been SIGNIFICANTLY improved. I would not have attempted 50% of the drops and jumps on the course prior to participating in the clinic, and my overall...
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2017-05-04T08:06:22-07:00
I just had my first race (XC endurance) since I did the camp and both my speed and confidence going down steep descents have been SIGNIFICANTLY improved. I would not have attempted 50% of the drops and jumps on the course prior to participating in the clinic, and my overall time would have been much slower. The first two hours of the class (int/adv Sedona) made the whole thing more than worth it, and the rest of the two days seemed like a bonus. Both Courtney and Richard were encouraging and patient, and both had that classic mountain biker charm and humor ready when the moment called for it. Overall a very enjoyable and valuable weekend. For reference, I participate in amateur XC endurance races (with no hope of ever coming close to winning anything) and have been riding for about two years. I was worried before taking the class that I would not be skilled enough, but the int/adv was appropriate for my skill level. If you're worried, just go for it anyway. There is a good mix of people and everyone was very friendly! ~Alana Bencivengo

Enrolling in the Intermediate/Advanced clinic was the best thing I’ve ever done to improve my speed and ability on the bike.

Hands down, enrolling in the Intermediate/Advanced clinic was the best thing I've ever done to improve my speed and ability on the bike. I am so much faster on singletrack and through technical sections/jumps that even if people are more fit than me, I still keep up with them (and...
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2014-03-19T14:31:49-07:00
Hands down, enrolling in the Intermediate/Advanced clinic was the best thing I've ever done to improve my speed and ability on the bike. I am so much faster on singletrack and through technical sections/jumps that even if people are more fit than me, I still keep up with them (and kind of love watching them do a lot more work than they need to). Richard and Kris are fantastic and break things down in a way that makes sense and is manageable. By the end of my first clinic, I was jumping off ledges and power climbing up sections that I couldn't drive a car up. You could buy a $5,000 carbon bike and do 10,000 ft rides every day, but you will get the best return on any investment you make in your riding by attending a Ninja Skills Clinic. ~ Regina J.  

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.  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...
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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.

Best investment ever.

Best investment ever. The Ninja mountain bike skill clinics will definitely bring up your riding level a notch or two. Being able to get instant feedback from the instructor (s) in this case Richard La China and his assistant is invaluable. From getting the correct riding position to improving the...
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2014-03-19T14:41:16-07:00
Best investment ever. The Ninja mountain bike skill clinics will definitely bring up your riding level a notch or two. Being able to get instant feedback from the instructor (s) in this case Richard La China and his assistant is invaluable. From getting the correct riding position to improving the skills necessary to have a fast flow through the trails builds confidence and is the key to having more fun when mountain bike riding. Also I've taken one-on-one lessons (with Richard La China) and it really speeds up the learning (in my case it was basic jumping) in any area where you deem to be weak in or just need improvement. ~ Thad G.  

You don’t know what you don’t know …

I consider myself a strong intermediate MTB rider; I love highly technical downhill single track trails.  A friend suggested I take a multi-day skills clinic to help get to the next level.  After a brief search I found that Ninja Bike Skills 3 day skills clinic up in Big Bear...
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2017-06-05T14:46:29-07:00
I consider myself a strong intermediate MTB rider; I love highly technical downhill single track trails.  A friend suggested I take a multi-day skills clinic to help get to the next level.  After a brief search I found that Ninja Bike Skills 3 day skills clinic up in Big Bear CA. If you have never taken a class then the old adage "you don't know what you don't know" probably holds true; it did with me.  While it the clinic started off simple, the skills taught build on one-another to ensure you have solid foundation basics needed to safely leverage the higher skill stuff taught at the back end of the class. Richard and Aaron brought two great perspectives as one is a XC/Edurance/Enduro rider and the other is dedicated to gravity downhill.  The teaching style was simple and actionable.  All the Ninja instructors are very knowledgeable and very passionate about MTB which is infectious and make the class fun. I would highly recommend to any level riders who have never had any instruction in MTB skills.  Plus if you take the class at a place like Snow Summit Big Bear, you get to ride amazing trails!! ~Greg A.

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 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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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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I feel more confident and safe …

I took the fundamentals  1/2 day works shop in Orange County this weekend and l learned way more than I...
Ninja Mountain Bike Skills
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2017-06-05T14:27:44-07:00
I took the fundamentals  1/2 day works shop in Orange County this weekend and l learned way more than I thought possible.  Richard and his team of instructor reinforced all the information with practical application on the mountain.  Thus, I was able to put these new skills to practice immediately after the workshop with a post workshop ride and a follow up ride today.  I feel more confident and safe to try more technical routes now.  I have already signed up for a intermediate/advanced workshop and recruited 3 friends to joint me! ~Eric R.

This will not be our last Ninja training clinic!

My 14 year old son and I (I'm 43) went to the Intermediate/advanced skills clinic at Malibu Creek State Park....
Ninja Mountain Bike Skills
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2017-05-04T08:16:07-07:00
My 14 year old son and I (I'm 43) went to the Intermediate/advanced skills clinic at Malibu Creek State Park. We both race and ride at a very fast pace. Getting faster for us is about making sure our fundamentals are solid and we can continue to use those fundamentals to smooth out our flow to increase our skills and confidence. Richard has a way of breaking down all the information to make it very understandable and usable. My son and I have been to other skills classes before and knew what to expect, mostly. Richard was able to coach us to better form riding high speed flat corners! We brushed up on and cleaned up some less helpful habits. We really worked to understand the how and why behind some skills that we already had but didn't know we that we did. All in all we had a blast! Richard was fun and informative. Taylor was helping Richard out for the day. It was fun to watch her demo some skills at speed. Her input throughout the day was informative and light hearted. It was a fun day on the bike with some great people and coaching. This will not be our last Ninja training clinic! Thanks for everything Richard and Taylor! ~Eric Zubick

Kris Gross | Pro XC Rider

1st Place Overall Women (2015) 6 Hours of Temecula 3rd Place QOM & 6th Place GC (2015) Belgian Waffle Rid...
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2015-09-11T10:11:03-07:00
1st Place Overall Women (2015) 6 Hours of Temecula 3rd Place QOM & 6th Place GC (2015) Belgian Waffle Rid 5th Place Overall Women (2015) BC Bike Race 10th Place Overall Pro XC (2015) Kenda Cup Series Pro Upgrade Approved 7/2014 1st Series Overall Cat 1 XC US / Kenda Cup (2014) 1st Place Cat 1 XC Sea Otter Classic (2014) I’m ten times the rider I was when I first started with working with Richard. With his help, along with access to the tremendous tool that is Training Peaks, I increased fitness, power, confidence and skills so that I was able to proudly finish my biggest goal, the BC Bike Race in the top five. His experience and expertise in endurance formats informed my training so that I was ready for my “A” event, and also crushed a number of events I never would have imagined completing along the way. I’ve also loved the opportunity to work with him through Ninja Mountain Bike Skills, which gives me the chance to share what I’ve learned the hard way over the past decade of racing, but in teaching, I find I still learn new things as well. Finally, Richard’s emphasis on working with data (HR and power for me) gave me the confidence to feel I had always done all I could, and progress has continued steadily. Thank you Coach Richard!! ~Kristen Gross

Bottom line: I am more efficient & safer rider.

Great class! I wish I took this class seven yrs ago when I started mountain biking. Richard & his team...
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2017-08-19T13:50:55-07:00
Great class! I wish I took this class seven yrs ago when I started mountain biking. Richard & his team was awesome. I learned how to approach uphill switchbacks, how to “pre-turn”, & most important, how to descend with confidence. Bottom line: I am more efficient & safer rider. As another review said, “best money spent on mountain biking.” You can have an expensive bike, but if you don’t know how to ride, what’s the point? Highly recommend this class for all ages/skills. I will definitely be taking more classes! ~Rean

My riding has definitely improved!

I really enjoyed the Intermediate/Advanced clinic with Aaron in Palmer Park, Colorado Springs. Aaron made sure that every skill was...
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2017-06-05T14:12:03-07:00
I really enjoyed the Intermediate/Advanced clinic with Aaron in Palmer Park, Colorado Springs. Aaron made sure that every skill was practiced thoroughly. He was paying attention to every move and detail and was very patient. My riding has definitely improved since than and I have been practicing the skills a lot on single track. The best advice I received - visualize yourself doing it! I definitely recommend this class to bikers of all levels. ~Yana Brown
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