Mountain Biking Skills Clinic

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Set in an area often called the ‘birthplace of mountain biking’ with endless miles of challenging trials, the Crested Butte/Gunnison area is the perfect backdrop for improving your technical bike skills. Whether you’re looking for more confidence on tricky descents, need tips on pacing so you can make it to the top of every hill or want advice for powering through that rock garden on your favorite trail back home, you really can’t find a better classroom than the world-class single track of Crested Butte!

Improve your mountain biking skills with this 2-day, 16-hour intensive course on technical riding and backcountry bike maintenance.  The curriculum for this course will vary from session to session depending on participant make up and individual goals – no 2 courses are ever the same!  Instructed by CBMG’s own professional mountain bike guides, this clinic may cover some of the following skills and topics:

  • Proper bike fit
  • Performance gear shifting and braking techniques
  • Navigating technical uphill and downhill terrain including; maneuvering over rocky and rooted trails; successfully getting over trail obstacles like large rocks, logs, bridges, and trail gaps; and mastering steep descents and switchback turns
  • Powering up difficult inclines (short sprints and endurance climbs)
  • Correct body ergonomics for shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees
  • Pedal positioning to help increase stability and speed on descents
  • Introduction to bunny-hopping and hitting jumps
  • Basic bike mechanic problem-solving in a backcounty setting