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Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic Weekend
August 21 @ 8:00 am - August 22 @ 5:00 pm
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 21st and 22nd, 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 cost $75 and attendees will receive a discounted lift ticket rate of $30 per day. Click HERE to register.
Saturday 10:00 – 12:30
Foundations of Downhill – DH101
This is our introductory course for beginner riders and riders new to riding lift-served downhill. 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 1:30 – 4
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. These skills will also prepare you for working on jumps.
Cornering – Mastering your Turns- 10 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m.
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.
Intro to Jumps 1:30 – 4
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 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)
Established in 2011, Dirt Rock n Root Training LLC is now in it’s 10th year of bringing you mountain bike skills training events in the NY/NJ area. Join us in this anniversary year for some cool events.
DRRT owner, Kathi Krause, is a 3-time master’s world downhill champion. She started racing bikes on the velodrome in 1985, and worked her way through criteriums, road, cyclocross and cross country racing before finding her home on the Pro Downhill circuit in 1998. in 2011, with three Masters World Downhill Championships and 25 years of racing in her pocket, Kathi started Dirt Rock n Root Training. She holds instructor certifications through IMBA and PMBIA, and is a USA Cycling licensed coach. Kathi has coached at various mountain bike parks on the East Coast including Mountain Creek, Snowshoe Mountain, Beech Mountain, Highland Mountain, Windham Mountain, Plattekill Mountain and Whiteface Mountain as well as 8 years coaching at the Sundance Midwest Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic. Kathi’s main objective is to help bring more women and kids into mountain biking and to promote mountain biking as a lifetime sport. When not coaching, you can find Kathi shredding the trails at Mountain Creek Bike Park.