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Women’s Only Mountain Bike Clinic Lesson Plan

We will be together for some of the activities, but will be breaking up into two skill level groups for the majority of the day. Even when activities seem the same, terrain challenges will make the level learning opportunity skill appropriate.
Please see the two lesson plans for these groups, but we will change the lesson plan to what YOU want to cover!

 

BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE GROUP

Arrival & Welcome!
Discuss lesson plan & customize to group
Easy morning ride (incl. Safety Check Lesson then Warm-up and stretch)
Fundamentals Part 1: Shifting & braking and Body position: hovering & Anticipation
Fundamentals Part 2: Climbing and Descending – finding your balance
Intro to Cornering (drills)
Slow speed maneuvering & balance (a “slow race” and “dab”)
Obstacles (The basics, includes drills and some “real life” practice!)
Review & Relax! An easy ride to “pull it all together”
Mountain Bike Fun & Games
Stretch, relax

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED GROUP
Arrival & Welcome!
Discuss lesson plan & customize to group
Easy morning ride (incl. Safety Check Lesson then Warm-up and stretch)
Review Fundamentals & Hone Skills Part 1: Body Position; Anticipation
Review Fundamentals & Hone Skills Part 2: Climbing & descending
All about turns – fast, tight, switchback, up & downhill (incl. drills)
Slow speed maneuvering & balance (incl. Dab)
Obstacles (Starts with drills & progresses to difficult on-trail obstacles)
Ride & learn- ride the trail to those “tough to master” spots. Learn and ride!
Mountain Bike Fun & Games
Stretch, relax

WHAT TO BRING

  • Bike Helmet – Rentals available.
  • Mountain Bike – in good working condition. Rentals available.
  • Water bottle with a bicycle cage or a hydration pack
  • 2 snacks
  • Lunch
  • Adequate apparel (bike shorts are highly recommended!) including rain gear, some extra layers and A COMPLETE SET OF DRY CLOTHES
  • A towel for “cleaning” yourself off
  • An old tee shirt and tooth brush for cleaning the bike
  • Bug repellant
  • Sun screen
  • A watch