Dates: October 19 and November 2, 2019
The ladies of HAMR are teaming up to provide you with two opportunities to learn new skills on your bike! Whether you’re a first-time rider, or looking for something more advanced, we’ll have you covered!
To participate, all attendees must fill out and sign the waiver.
You can print it and bring it with you, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 19: Beginner Clinics at Joe Wheeler State Park in Florence, AL
We’re teaming up with Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area’s League of Outdoor Women and the Shoals Mountain Biking Club for our first clinics! These will be done in two three-hour sessions; choose from either a morning session from 8-11, or an afternoon session from 12-3. If you need to borrow a bike or gear, you can contact The Spinning Spoke Bike Shop located in Florence and they will have it available at the clinic for you!
What you’ll need: a bike appropriate for mountain biking, a cycling appropriate helmet, sturdy shoes such as sneakers or mountain bike specific shoes, and water (either a water bottle or hydration pack). We prefer that clinics be done in flat pedals as opposed to clipless pedals. Water will also be provided at the clinic.
What we’ll cover: Basic shifting, braking, body/bike positioning, how to check your bike’s basics (Air, Brakes, Chain), and more before heading out to practice your new skills on appropriate trails!
Cost of clinic: $20
November 2: Intermediate Clinic at Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville, AL
This will be a longer, 6-hour day from 9-3 with a lunch break. Meet in the biker’s parking lot a little before 9:00. What we’ll cover:
-30-45 minute meet and greet, basic bike checks (air, brakes, chain), and basic suspension setup.
2 hours for morning skills and drills covering:
-body positioning, body/bike separation
-absorbing small obstacles (rocks, roots) on trail
-basic wheel lifts for larger obstacles
-small drops: peek and push technique
-slightly larger drops: pop and push (both wheels land together)
-Break for lunch around noon with a special guest to provide a talk about nutrition
-2 hours for after-lunch trail riding to practice your new skills – we will split into groups based on comfort level with the local trails
-End with a 15-20 mat work session for ride recuperation
What you’ll need: a bike appropriate for mountain biking, a cycling appropriate helmet, sturdy shoes such as sneakers or mountain bike specific shoes, and water (either a water bottle or hydration pack). We also recommend a yoga mat and towel for the post-ride mat work session. We prefer that clinics be done in flat pedals as opposed to clipless pedals. Water will also be provided at the clinic.
Cost of clinic: $40