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 mountain biking skills in a comfortable and relaxed setting. While building the physical skills, we also work the mindset. We foster and environment of personal growth and empowerment, on and off the bike!
We take the development of skills from a safe and logical standpoint. We break down each skill and build it in ways that nearly everyone can be on their way to mastery. With safety as the number one goal, we work conservatively and thoughtfully, watching each client to be sure they are ready to move onto the next skill. With hundreds of students as success stories, we are certain you will also take your mountain biking to the next level! Come work the best mountain bike instructors in the country! Lead coach, Erica Tingey, is a PMBIA certified instructor, USA Cycling Coach, UCI professional mountain biker, JAMIS Bicycles XC Team racer, and experienced teacher. Shelly Wedge and Kristen Lane are very experienced coaches that are certified PMBIA instructors.
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.