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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). 

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.

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