Tackling Technical Terrain-Oakland

Date(s) - 05/08/2020
09:00 - 16:00


•In this 1-day comprehensive technical mountain bike clinic you will gain the skills and confidence to Rolling down Sticks and Stones at Northstarride trails that may have troubled you in the past. The trails in Oakland are more demanding to push your skills. With rocks, roots, and unpredictable obstacles we will focus on riding such terrain with skill and confidence.

•Learn to  improve your skills in varied singletrack and in managing rocky and inconsistent terrain. Finding your body position for drops and natural features to manuever over and around.

Recommendations: Having a  solid base level of fitness. Confident in most terrain but wanting improvement in overall skill to ride through more technical  terrain and work on conquering their roadblocks. Ideally someone who has a couple years of experience riding.

•Understanding technical terrain demands quick responses. Learning how to weight and un-weight your bike will make you faster in uneven terrain.

•Emphasis on the progression in technique with more technical and advanced maneuvers of the skills learned from Core Fundamentals.  (ex: cornering, braking, slow speed, balance, body position, wheel lifts, variance of the skills, switch backs, basic drops, vision, and more). In addition to the technical skills we will also spend time discussing scouting the line, vision and ways to stay committed to the bike and trail in challenging terrain.



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