Women in the Mountains is a clinic created to build mountain bike skills for women of all levels.
Bring your love for bicycles, an avid appreciation for the outdoors, and a smile!
This women-focused skills clinic will provide the opportunity to enhance your biking skills in a comfortable and relaxed setting.
Lead coach, Erica Tingey, is a PMBIA certified instructor, USA Cycling Coach, UCI professional mountain biker, JAMIS Bicycles XC Team racer, and experienced teacher.
Beginner Clinics are for true beginners to the sport. You must know how to ride a bike and be comfortable on your feet for a couple of hours at a time. We'll teach you the rest! These clinics cover: body position for climbing and descending, shifting, braking, basic cornering, front wheel lift, rear wheel lift, starting on a hill.
Intermediate Clinics are for women who are confident on single track and eager to take their skills to the next level. If you can get your front wheel up, pump, manual, brake effectively, get some air and control the bike, then you are an intermediate rider. Although these clinics focus on skills and we stop frequently, riders must have the endurance to sustain a long day in the saddle.
Park City Intermediate Clinics focus on alpine riding. Alpine riding in Park City is typically cornering intensive, less obstacles to ride over. These clinics cover riding a variety of corners: berms, tight corners, ratcheting corners. Pressure control is developed after cornering is covered (front wheel lift, rear wheel lift review, then on to front wheel drop, manual, wheelie.)
The intermediate clinics in St. George focus on desert riding . Desert riding typically involves riding up and down obstacles, so these clinics develop pressure control: front wheel lift, rear wheel lift review, then on to front wheel drop, manual, wheelie.
The June 22nd intermediate clinic that is being taught in conjunction with LW Coaching in Park City, will be the perfect progression for any desert clinic participant. We will be adding in alpine skills that the desert terrain didn't allow for in St. George, specifically cornering.
May 25th, June 1st, June 8th: Park City, UT Introduction to mountain biking (2 hours sessions)