MCMBA Bike Clinic: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Sat July 15, 2023 Novi, MI 48375 US Directions


MCMBA Member

$75 10:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT
11 spots left. Registration ends July 14, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 18 - 118.

Non-MCMBA Member

$115 10:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT
9 spots left. Registration ends July 14, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 18 - 118.


601 S Lake Dr
Novi, MI US 48375


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 24 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 Coaches Mitch Bray, Lisa Flores-Johnson, and Kate McLean!


Adv. Beginner/Intermediate Clinic - July 15, Lakeshore Park (Tree Farm), Novi, MI

Helmet and bike required.  Clinic will have skills in the morning, a break for you to eat whatever lunch/snacks you bring, and then session the trail.  We will have extra water on hand. 

If you have never taken a bike clinic before, it's highly recommended that you take the Beginners Clinic also. 

Brief review of foundational skills from clinic 1 (warm-up), introduce and progress intermediate skills

For this second clinic we will progress skills learned in clinic 1. Riders will have the opportunity to work on skills at their own level and then progress to more challenging terrain when ready. We will introduce higher speed cornering, steeper rolls downs and step-ups, challenging obstacles like rock gardens and log rolls, steeper climbs and descents.

Riding experience is required, less experienced riders will be able to opt out of more challenging skills, clinic will be geared toward experienced beginner and intermediate riders.

Appropriate for riders 18 and up with basic skills knowledge, and any rider from clinic 1

Clinic location: Lakeshore Park (Tree Farm) middle pavillion

Skills covered (after a brief warm-up/review from clinic 1):
Negotiating trail obstacles (i.e. rock gardens, roots, logs)
Steep transitions
High speed cornering
Technical climbing
Technical descending
Reading the trail
Technical Switchbacks (where available)
Ratcheting & Trackstands

Skills covered in Clinic 1, should know these and have had a clinic before signing up for Clinic 2:
Ready Positions
Bike/Body separation
Intro to Steep Transitions
Effective braking
Wheels lifts
Shifting + cadence
Negotiating trail obstacles
Turning / Switchbacks
Climbing + Descending


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