San Diego Basics Mountain Bike Skills Clinic

Event Date

Sat, Mar 14, 2015


San Diego, CA

About This Activity

Maybe you're completely new to mountain biking, or perhaps you're a little more experienced, but you've never been taught the fundamentals of riding off-road. Possibly you've tried some technical trails, but lacked confidence and scared yourself a few times?
We're taking our clinics back to the trails of Balboa Park | Morely Field. Our Mountain Bike Skills :: Basics course will give you the core skills to get out in the woods tackling technical trails with confidence and commitment.
Following training you will see an immediate improvement in your riding and a boost in confidence. You'll understand how changes in your body position, footwork and where you are looking affect the way your bike behaves on single track trails. You'll be able to tackle steeper terrain, corner with greater control and negotiate small trail obstacles with ease.

Event details and schedule

We'll meet at the dirt parking area at 8:45am. We'll do some brief introductions, check bikes, then go for a short warm up before we begin the clinic.

Course outline
The skills taught and practiced on the Mountain Bike Skills :: Basics course include:

  • Mind skills
  • The Ready Position
  • Dynamic weight shift
  • Effective braking
  • Negotiating trail obstacles
  • Cornering skills
  • Negotiating steep terrain

We'll be back to the same parking area we started at by 12:15pm.

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