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Women’s Downhill Clinic

Join Coach Kathi Krause from Dirt Rock n Root Training LLC and assistant Coach Christina Faust at Beech Mountain for a women’s weekend of downhill skills and fun. Taking place August 20/21 we’ll offer four different sessions to help build your confidence riding the mountain. Sign up for as many of these sessions as you like – take just one, or take all four.
Each session costs $100 and attendees will need to purchase a lift ticket for $30

Saturday Aug 20, 2022
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Foundations of Downhill – DH101
New to riding lift-served downhill? This is the course for you. You’ll learn basic body positions and how to move around on your bike in different situations, braking techniques for a safe ride down the mountain, and an introduction to cornering. While this is geared towards beginner riders, everyone can benefit from a refresher of these foundational skills.

Saturday August 20, 2022
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Intro to Lifts and drops
This session is about getting our wheels off the ground. We/’ll start with different types of front wheel lifts, progress to rear wheel lifts, and finally get both those wheels off the ground. We’ll discuss when it’s appropriate to use the different lifts and then practice a variety of drops on the trails. We can split the group into beginner and intermediate levels so everyone can get the most from this class. These skills will also prepare you for working on jumps.

Sunday Aug 21, 2022
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cornering – Mastering your Turns
This session focuses on both bermed turns and flat corners that will help you smooth out your ride down the mountain. Turning is part of every downhill run, so take advantage of learning the right techniques to get you through those turns safely.

Sunday Aug 21, 2022
Intro to Jumps 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
When we ask people what they want to learn, they always say jumps and drops. Here’s your opportunity to get comfortable on smaller jumps. This session focuses on proper jumping technique. We’ll start by rolling over the jumps safely and progress to getting air! Wheel lifts are the key and we highly recommend participants are comfortable with their foundational skills and small drops prior to taking the jump class.

Some helpful info:
Rider should be comfortable in a standing position on the bike (out of the saddle)
Rider should have previous mountain biking experience
Full suspension bike is good working condition required (front and rear shocks)
Full-face helmet is required
Elbow pads, knee pads and gloves are strongly suggested
Flat pedals and stiff-soled shoes are strongly suggested
Downhill or long travel bike (minimum of 150mm travel suggested). Rentals are available.
There is an active waitlist for all sessions so don’t hesitate to sign up even if they are full! Register HERE.

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