This all-women mountain bike course is offered in partnership with Outdoor Women’s Alliance (OWA). Through the lens of human-powered adventure, OWA works to inspire confidence and leadership in women of all ages, believing that confident women have the power to build healthy communities and—quite literally—change the world.
This course is designed for Beginner to Intermediate riders, though, rider’s of all levels can benefit from learning or re-learning the fundamentals of body positioning and good riding technique. In this course you will learn fundamental mountain bike skills and apply them to on-trail objectives. Beginner students will spend more time perfecting fundamentals and begin to learn how to apply them to on-trails skills. Students with a solid grasp of fundamentals may progress more quickly into riding technical trail sections, banked turns, rollovers, small jumps and drops, and technical climbing.
After a skills assessment, our IMBA certified instructors will choose trails and trail segments to best demonstrate and practice each skill. The focus of this course is to improve riding technique and to improve each rider’s technical riding ability in a safe and encouraging environment. The day will be completed with a short tour of trails in the Town of Breckenridge trail system where students can practice their newly learned skills.
In this course, riders will learn, practice, and hone some of the following skills:
- Pre-ride bike inspection
- Mountain biking trail etiquette
- Body Position
- Foot position
- Bike/body separation
- Tight turns
- Climbing Technique
- Basic Cornering
Possible skills taught based on average group skill level:
- Climbing – technical climbing, dismount, restarting.
- Shifting – ratcheting or clutching
- Descending (including dismount techniques)
- Front wheel lifts
- Rear wheel lifts
- Level lift or bunny hop
- Roll down
- High speed cornering
2018 Course Date: August 4