IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE?

Our insurance policy covers 21 and over. Please contact us for special considerations.

BEGINNER OR INTERMEDIATE?

 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!

INTERMEDIATE CLINICS are for women who are confident on single track and eager to take their skills to the next level. Although these clinics focus on skills and we stop frequently, riders must have the endurance to sustain a long day in the saddle.

DO I NEED TO BE ON TIME?

We have a strict policy for timeliness. We start promptly at 9:00 AM! This is for your safety and the safety of those around you. We cover essential topics all day long, and missing any part of the day forfeits your place in the clinic.  

WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE MY OWN BIKE?

Not to worry! We can give you recommendations for bike rental specifications. Typically a full suspension,  cross country bike with a seat dropper is best.  If you are attending a Park City clinic,  PARK CITY BIKE DEMOS will give you a 20% discount  and ensure you have a dropper post regardless of which level of bike yo choose to demo. These bikes must be reserved at least 1 week in advance to guarantee availability. Email erica@womeninthemountains.com for further questions.  For clinics outside of the Park City area: we can help you ask the right questions as you are renting a bike.

WHAT IF MY BIKE IS OLDER THAN 2012?

We highly encourage a newer bike for all of clinic participants. A few of the upgrades to modern bikes are: dropper posts (this is essential), tubeless rims, wider tires, longer wheel base (very stabilizing), wider bars (also essential for cornering), shorter stems. Those changes to bikes make riding a lot easier. They also make the skills we teach much easier. We've had a few participants with older bikes and they aren't able to perform all of the skills. They still have fun with the group and if time allows, one of us will let them try riding our modern bike for a few minutes and then the light goes on for them why a modern bike makes a big difference. With all of that in mind, you are more than welcome to come with your older bike. You will have fun and likely renew your love of mountain biking!

WHAT IF MY BIKE NEEDS MAINTENANCE? 

You must show up with a fully functional bike that has been maintained by a mechanic within the past 2 weeks. We are happy to help you fix a flat if it occurs during the clinic.  We are also happy to do a minor adjustment if it is needed during the clinic. We like to spend our time teaching skills since we are not certified mechanics!

WHAT FITNESS LEVEL DO I NEED TO HAVE?

We welcome cyclists of all abilities. You must know how to ride a bike on pavement.  A base level of fitness and some some biking (road or mountain) experience is helpful. You must be able to be on your feet for a couple of hours at a time as well as be outside in the elements, whatever they may be.  Mountain biking is somewhat demanding and dynamic sport. These clinics are for beginner to intermediate riders. If you have questions if this is right for you, please contact erica@womeninthemountains.com. 

CANCELLATION/REFUNDS?

Refunds will be not typically be provided for group clinics cancellations unless your spot can be filled. In the event of unforeseen circumstances (such as crazy weather) which hinder the clinic, we will refund your entrance fees.

Any other questions? Feel free to email: Erica@WomenintheMountains.com

 

 

CLIP OF ERICA TALKING ABOUT CORNERING; LEAN THE BIKE, NOT THE BODY!