MCMBA Bike Clinic: Beginning Skills

Sat May 7, 2022 Brighton, MI 48116 US Directions

MCMBA Member

10:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT
Open to ages 18 - 118.

Non-MCMBA Member

10:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT
Open to ages 18 - 118.
6301 Kensington Rd
Brighton, MI US 48116

A discounted price will be offered to MCMBA members. To join MCMBA for discounts on this and future events and to support our efforts to support our trails and biking community, please join here -

The event is capped at 32 people, the above totals will change as we get more members or non-members signed up.  Please take the option to be put on the waitlist if your price category is 'at capacity'. 

Do you want to smoothly ride trails, ride roots and rocks with consistency and make that steep climb that gets you every time? Do you blast through trail with speed but then have trouble when attempting things more slowly? Do you want to be safer and have more fun on your bike? These clinics are what you need to get your season off to a great start. Learn and practice the foundational skills of mountain biking that will allow you to roll through your favorite trail with more ease. Improve balance and confidence on your bike to keep those wheels rolling, then progress to the next level under the supervision of Coach Heather McNamara (BICP Board and Certified Level 2, PMBIA Level 1, First Aid/CPR certified) and her team!

Clinic 1 Saturday, May 7 2022
Introduce and practice foundational skills
Dial in skills to keep wheels rolling over varied terrain, practice in low consequence setting, individual feedback provided to each rider, progress skills to trail in a supervised setting, opportunities for repetition with guidance from your coach.

Skills practiced include maintaining balance on the bike, controlled braking, shifting technique to maintain cadence and keep wheels rolling, consistency and control going up and down hills, navigating tight corners, intro to lifting/rolling wheels over roots and rocks, track stands, skinnies.

Join us for a fun day dialing in skills with instruction, practice and games and then we will take it to the trails!
Appropriate for all adult riders 18 and up, new and experienced riders welcome.

Clinic location: Island Lake Rec Area MTB Trailhead
Skills covered:
Ready Positions
Bike/Body separation
Intro to Steep Transitions
Effective braking
Wheels lifts
Shifting + cadence
Negotiating trail obstacles
Turning / Switchbacks
Climbing + Descending

Race Contact Info
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