BetterRide Downhill Mountain Bike Skills Camp


Photo: Victor Lucas © 2009

Beech Mountain, NC August 2-4, 2013

With over 20 years of coaching experience including 13 years coaching downhill mountain biking BetterRide founder Gene Hamilton knows how to get you riding at your best. His coaching highlights include coaching many top pro racers (Greg Minnaar, Chris Van Dine, Mitch Ropelato, Brian Buell, Trevor Tinkino, Jackie Harmony, Joey Schusler …) as well as hundreds of riders and racers of all levels looking to reach their best.

This comprehensive 3 day downhill camp will help you with both the mental and physical sides of mountain biking. The goal is to help you reach your potential by teaching you the non-intuitive core skills of mountain biking and the drills to master these skills. Learning and becoming proficient at these skills will allow you to ride in balance and in control making you a more efficient and confident rider.

Dirt Magazine to 2009 Pro 4x and Jr. Cat 1 Downhill US National Champion Mitch Ropelato in a interview in the Oct. 2009 issue: ‘You seem to be able to turn amazingly, what do you put that down to? Got any special tires on there?

Mitch Ropelato: ‘Ya, Gene Hamilton is to thank for that, I took is clinic last December in Bootleg Canyon and he was able to show me the correct technique I needed to pull them off.’

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