Mountain bike riding is just plain fun, nothing more needed to be said there. That fun factor can be exponentially increased by learning the basics of bike handling and skills. Whether a novice or a seasoned professional identifying, understanding, and honing those basic skills is key. This mountain bike skills camp is designed for the beginner to intermediate off road rider looking to develop trail skills and confidence. Those two items together allow for greater safety, speed, and fun!
What to Expect in this 2 Day Mountain Bike Clinic
The first day will be broken up into two sessions. During the morning session the group will cover the first two essentials of successful, fun and safe mountain bike riding. Those being Position and Balance and Operation of Controls. While sounding very basic these are the essential components of building skills and understanding maneuvers off road. Once we have thoroughly worked up an appetite we will dine on local foods and fuel up for the afternoon ride. During the lunch break, we will be performing a lecture on nutrition and how it can impact the skills needed during a ride in the woods.
For the afternoon ride, we will do a fast warm up and review of the morning skills. Following the warm up and review we will head out on the trail and apply the morning skills.
Day two of the mountain bike skills camp will take day one and build on what was learned adding the next component of successful off road riding; Terrain Awareness.
The afternoon session is all about putting the weekend together. More trail riding will be involved but with less stopping to work on sections and more linking parts of the trail together. After ripping down the final descent we will smoothly ride sections that used to cause us trouble. But most of all we will have FUN!
This mountain bike camp will be held in our location in Brevard NC. Brevard is a small town located in Western North Carolina, nestled between the Pisgah National Forest and the DuPont State Forest of the Appalachian Mountains. Known as the “land of waterfalls”, Brevard is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Brevard is not only famous for its abundant outdoor activities, but also plays host to a vibrant downtown scene with art galleries, terrific restaurants, theatre, the Brevard Music Center, and Brevard College.
Brevard, North Carolina is one of the top vacation destinations on the East Coast, and for good reason. Situated just east of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park and adjacent to the Pisgah National Forest, Brevard is the gateway to thousands of acres of outdoor playground. And with a wide variety of restaurants, fine hotels, and cultural and natural sights and events through out the year, Brevard is a great place to come for a weekend, a week, or the rest of your life.
Further, Asheville is just as stone’s throw away… Known for its beautiful mountains, abundant outdoor activities and rich local history Asheville has been named One of the Top Ten Outdoor Towns (Outside Magazine) and one of the 10 Great Adventure towns (National Geographic Adventure).
Temperatures in July can vary from 60-90 degrees at mid-day, and rains are likely. Please come prepared to ride in all weather conditions.
Lunch and Sports Nutrition Presentation
Lunch and Question and Answers
- Daily training sessions with Carmichael Training Systems Coaches
- Complete ride support with hydration products and Bonk Breaker nutrition
- 2 lunches
- World Class Trails of Dupont State Forest and Pisgah National Forest
- Lots of good times, a possible burrito or 2, and loamy dirt
Location: Brevard, NC
Date: June 10-11, 2017
Registration:Book your spot
Amount of Instruction:
Mountain biking is great fun and even more so when you are confident. The goals of the camp are to help instill confidence in the rider to allow greater fun, speed and just wide-ways ripping' times!