Jun
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

WWW at Bob's Bikes

Join us at Bob's Bikes on Thursday June 15 for our next Wine Wenches and Wrenches! The topic will be bike safety

A reminder that this is free for (paid) MC3 members; for non-members, we ask that you donate $8; we will have libations and snacks!!

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Mar
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

2017 Kick-Off Party

Join us for a kick-off party to celebrate the upcoming season with MC3! We will discuss road and mountain biking plans, and will enjoy fellowship and fun!

Details to be announced, but the location will be at: 

Birmingham Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
3234 Cahaba Heights Road, Birmingham, AL 35243

 

Keep an eye out for a Facebook event and Evite; if none of those reach you, email ridemc3 at gmail dot com for more info!

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Dec
10
12:00pm12:00pm

MC3 U 2016: MTB 101, Cornering, Uphill/Downhill Obstacles

MC3 U MTB clinics: coaching for women, by women

MTB 101 - The Fundamentals
Designed for true beginners (first time on a mountain bike) to advanced beginners (who want to perfect their fundamental skills), this course starts from the ground up: proper body positioning on the bike, neutral/ready positioning for executing skills, braking, shifting, ratcheting, and more. You'll learn about tire pressure, the anatomy of your bike, the etiquette of trail riding and group riding, and more.

Uphill and Downhill Obstacles
Few things in life are certain, but here's what we know for sure: 1) What goes up must come down; 2) There WILL be bumps along the road; 3) If you believe you can get over them, you will; 4) Momentum is your friend; 5) Lessons learned on the trail translate surprisingly well to life. In this class you will master safe dismounts while climbing; safe and stress-free dismounts when descending; good braking technique on the downhills; the roll-down lunge (downhill drops); seated, standing, and crouched climbing technique, and pumping (using your body, not your legs, to accelerate on rollers). 

Cornering
This is a key skill that you can never stop improving, no matter what your level of riding is. We'll cover all types of cornering, from small circles and switchbacks (uphill and downhill) to riding downhill berms. You'll learn how body positioning and technique differs greatly between slow-speed turns, medium-speed turns, and high-speed turns (especially off-camber turns). Do you brake in your turns, feel your tires losing traction, or notice yourself losing momentum and confidence while riding twisty sections of trail? This class is for you.

Register Here

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Oct
30
1:00pm 1:00pm

MC3 U 2016: MTB 101, Wheel Lifts, Uphill/Downhill Obstacles

MTB 101 - The Fundamentals
Designed for true beginners (first time on a mountain bike) to advanced beginners (who want to perfect their fundamental skills), this course starts from the ground up: proper body positioning on the bike, neutral/ready positioning for executing skills, braking, shifting, ratcheting, and more. You'll learn about tire pressure, the anatomy of your bike, the etiquette of trail riding and group riding, and more.

Wheel Lifts
From uphill roots to logs and chunky rocks, any obstacle on the trail requires a wheel lift. If you're new to this, guess what? It's easier than it looks/sounds! We'll teach you all three front-wheel lifts (basic, manual, and pedal-induced), a basic rear-wheel lift, the hee-haw (front- and rear-wheel lifts in succession), the level lift (both wheels simultaneously). If the group is ready, we might even try the J-hop (aka bunny hop)!

Uphill and Downhill Obstacles
Few things in life are certain, but here's what we know for sure: 1) What goes up must come down; 2) There WILL be bumps along the road; 3) If you believe you can get over them, you will; 4) Momentum is your friend; 5) Lessons learned on the trail translate surprisingly well to life. In this class you will master safe dismounts while climbing; safe and stress-free dismounts when descending; good braking technique on the downhills; the roll-down lunge (downhill drops); seated, standing, and crouched climbing technique, and pumping (using your body, not your legs, to accelerate on rollers).

Register Here

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Sep
4
1:00pm 1:00pm

MC3 U 2016: MTB 101, Cornering, Wheel Lifts

  • 200 Terrace Drive Pelham, AL, 35124 United States (map)
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MTB 101 - The Fundamentals
Designed for true beginners (first time on a mountain bike) to advanced beginners (who want to perfect their fundamental skills), this course starts from the ground up: proper body positioning on the bike, neutral/ready positioning for executing skills, braking, shifting, ratcheting, and more. You'll learn about tire pressure, the anatomy of your bike, the etiquette of trail riding and group riding, and more.

Cornering
This is a key skill that you can never stop improving, no matter what your level of riding is. We'll cover all types of cornering, from small circles and switchbacks (uphill and downhill) to riding downhill berms. You'll learn how body positioning and technique differs greatly between slow-speed turns, medium-speed turns, and high-speed turns (especially off-camber turns). Do you brake in your turns, feel your tires losing traction, or notice yourself losing momentum and confidence while riding twisty sections of trail? This class is for you.

Wheel Lifts
From uphill roots to logs and chunky rocks, any obstacle on the trail requires a wheel lift. If you're new to this, guess what? It's easier than it looks/sounds! We'll teach you all three front-wheel lifts (basic, manual, and pedal-induced), a basic rear-wheel lift, the hee-haw (front- and rear-wheel lifts in succession), the level lift (both wheels simultaneously). If the group is ready, we might even try the J-hop (aka bunny hop)!

Register Here

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