Emily

Emily is an ultra marathon runner who is embracing mountain biking.  After a year of riding Park City on a great bike, she decided to invest in coaching to address issues with confidence in the corners.  Coach Kristen worked to break down the role that forward-looking vision, in conjunction with a confident mindset plays in cornering success. Emily is returning for another private session next week after she has had time to build the skills Kristen taught her!

 

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Free Bike Maintenance Clinic

Come to Park City this Monday, August 13th, and Monday, August 27th from 6-7 PM to learn basic bike maintenance skills from Contender mechanics and Erica Tingey of Women in the Mountains, all in the open environment of our Park City service area. Everyone and anyone is welcome to join to learn essential bike repair and show your bike the love it deserves. The Chicks Company will also have a pop-up shop featuring a range of women’s cycling apparel and locally roasted coffee.

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Ely, Nevada Intermediate Clinic

Yesterday was the intermediate clinic in Ely, Nevada and this group was ready for it all! In fact, they decided to work straight through lunch so they could keep up the progress. They mastered new maneuvers, went off the ramp and then rode a challenging trail. At the end of the day they said it was one of the most rewarding days on the bike they had ever had. They learned far more than they ever expected to! We love building the riding confidence of women in the mountains!

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Carrie and Christine


Carrie recently moved to Park City and wanted to transition her road biking skills to the trails. Coach @christinedern reviewed all the basic mechanics of mountain bike movement so she would have a strong foundation to build from. The highlight of the evening for Carrie was learning front wheel lifts, to which her response was “this is fun!!” Christine was impressed with how well Carrie managed these new skills in the dirt, always with a lot of focus and a smile. Carrie’s review of the session was “Christine was amazing, she’s a great teacher and a lot of fun too. I’ll practice more on the trails then do more sessions with you... thanks!”

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Cammie in 2018

Cammie is a strong and talented athlete that returned for another private session this summer. Last year, she learned to ride drops and wooden features with @ericatingeyprorider and now she’ll ride over or off anything! This year she wanted to increase her speed in the corners. Keep in mind, she is already a very skilled rider. At this point we are fine tuning small details that add up to big gains in speed and efficiency.It’s a pleasure to work with repeat clients, taking their riding to the next level! Her review of yesterday’s session: “You. Are. The. Best. Again, you have given me a lot to think about, and lots to work on.Thanks for being so positive and encouraging.You are a true teacher - not everyone who coaches can say that. Thank you so much!!”

 

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Intro Series: Session 2

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Day 2 of the Intro series with @coachklane: students Jeny and Erica reported improved riding over the two week break. Tonight we dissected high speed cornering for trails with berms. After breaking down the essential movements and bike controls necessary to corner well, they rode several laps on the same trail, progressing the challenge with each descent. On the final lap it was all smiles as both students reported their best performance! There is still much more to learn, we will continue to challenge them in the third and final session of the series in 2 more weeks!

 

Beginner 2.0, session 2

Tonight coaches Shelly and @coachklane added to the challenge for our Beginner 2.0 students. They introduced front, rear, and simultaneous wheel lifts as well as slow speed ratcheting. All of these maneuvers actually can provide a great way to advance your riding. Skills were followed by a ride down the brand new flow trail in Round Valley - Pulp Friction. Everyone is taking more aggressive lines and realizing they are now better riders!

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Adobe session 2

 Adobe clinic number 2 and we had some excellent cornering going on! These women worked on bike/body separation through the berms and rollers in the pumptrack. Every lap they got faster and every lap their smiles got bigger! No better way to spend a summer night!

 

 

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Intermediate to Advanced Cornering

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Intermediate to Advanced flying

We have (serious) lift off! To say this group was flying is an understatement! Everyone was over the age of 35 and somewhat new to wheels off the ground. They took it to the next level with skill and style. It’s incredible what can happen when students show up ready to learn and have the fitness to support it. There are no limits!

 

 

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One of the highlights of the weekend was when @vsolomon36 decided it was time to ride this feature! Virginia had been looking at this drop for a while, wondering what it would take. After a full day of developing manuals and dropping technique, it was time. We were all stoked to watch a student push their limits with success!

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Intermediate to Advanced Day 1

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Beginner 2.0

New Program: Wednesday night we began our new program - Beginner 2.0 designed to take the fundamentals of riding and expand roses comfort zones with more challenging riding environments. By the end of class everyone was moving more dynamically on their bike and we are ready to push these skills in our second session next week. Coaches are @coachklane and Shelly Wedge.

Private session with Linda

Linda took our cornering clinic a few weeks ago and was ready to take it to the big berms! She wanted some specific feedback so she could start riding them with more speed and confidence. We accomplished that today, especially with the video feedback. She is dedicated to improving her skills even after riding for so many years, what an inspiration!

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Women of Adobe

We had a private clinic with the women of @adobe tonight. Such a fun group with lots of enthusiasm to improve their skills! Excited to work with them a few more times to really step up their game. #morewomenonbikes

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Backcountry Interns!

Private session with the Backcountry interns, with our matching “Full suspension” jerseys and shorts! David and Derek are new to mountain biking and after 3 hours of skills and riding, they are hooked! They took on each new skill with enthusiasm and had great questions about bikes and local trails. Welcome these to brilliant minds to the mountain biking world!

 

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Discover Utah Magazine

Women in the Mountains founder Erica Tingey, loves riding with her son and wrote an article about how to make mountain biking as a family even more fun! They even made it on the front cover! There were two things that changed everything for them: the Jamis Bikes Eden Expert for her son and the Tow-whee so she can tow him up the hills! Find @discoverutahmagazine in your supermarket in Utah, Nevada and California! Purchase a Tow-whee from Women in the Mountains, no shipping costs with in SLC/Park City!

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Küat Rack private session

Private session with our @kuatracks contest winner! Katie learned how to use the bike stand on her @kuatracks in addition to how to clean and maintain her bike! We’ll be mastering her cornering at the next session.