LCW Adults - Fundamental Skills Clinics

Wed May 12 - Fri October 1, 2021 Minneapolis, MN 55422 US

July Clinics

Clinics: July Fundamental Skills July Fundamental Skills - Women July Fundamental Skills - Wednesdays July Progression 1 Skills

August Clinics

Clinics: August Fundamental Skills August Fundamental Skills - Women August Fundamental Skills - Wednesdays August Progression 1 Skills

September Clinics

Clinics: September Fundamental Skills September Fundamental Skills - Women September Progression 1 Skills

October Clinics

Clinics: October Fundamental Skills October Fundamental Skills - Women October Progression 1 Skills
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1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway
Minneapolis, MN US 55422

Experience the thrill of mountain biking on the beautiful Loppet Foundation and Theodore Wirth Park trails with friends, led by BICP certified instructors. Whether you are new to mountain biking or an experienced rider, focusing on your fundamental skills will take your riding to the next level – safely and with confidence.  You’ll practice essential riding techniques, including body and bike position, shifting, braking, climbing, descending, and navigating minor obstacles on the trail. We’ll also go over important communication skills and mountain biking trail etiquette with the aim of keeping multi-use trails safe and accessible for everyone. Did we mention there will be plenty of riding?! This class is ideal for those who are already comfortable riding a bike on flat and even terrain looking to advance their skills and technique.

All clinics are led by our BICP Certified Skills Instructors that have a passion for sharing their knowledge, teaching, and developing others. Clinics are limited to eight riders.

Fundamental Clinics

In the Fundamental Clinics, Loppet Cycle Works clinics provide guidance on:

  • Bike set-up
  • Body position
  • Pressure control and balance
  • Bike and body separation
  • Cornering techniques
  • Climbing and descending
  • Braking techniques
  • And more…
Progression Skills Clinics

For riders who have taken our Fundamental Skills Clinic, this progressions l clinic is your next step in furthering your fundamental skills and learning a host of new skills to keep you riding safely with increased speed, control, and confidence!

In the Intermediate Skills Clinic you will learn and practice:

  • Braking (progressions)
  • Track stand
  • Basic rear wheel lift
  • Level lift
  • Quarter-punch front wheel lift
  • Roll-down lunge
  • High-speed cornering
  • And more…



Required equipment for this class includes the following. We are happy to help you make bike adjustments during the first session.

  • A tuned mountain bike or fat bike
  • Flat platform pedals are prefered and smooth soled shoes are ideal
  • A helmet
  • Ability to lower your saddle
  • A face mask
  • A willingness to learn
  • Desire for adventure

Once you have completed your session, you can join Loppet Cycle Works groups rides throughout the week, trips to amazing destinations, and attend follow-up clinics and camps. Information regarding all of these extended opportunities will be provided during your session. 


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