SKILLS CLINIC: Ladies Night, Basic Mountain Bike Skills


Date Tuesday, May 27
Ride Location Valmont Bike Park
Ride Meeting Spot South parking lot on Valmont Road near the Dog Park
Start Time 5:30 pm (be there at 5:15 pm to allow ample prep time)

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Note: After signup has closed, if you would like to be put on the wait list for this clinic, please email us at:

Ride Description

It's Ladies Night tonight - come out and join us for a fun night with other women who love to ride, as we dial in our basic skills.

New to the fun of mountain biking? Have more fun sooner with our Basic Mountain Bike Skills class!

Learn how to stay balanced and in control while you zip through the trails comfortably getting over roots and small logs. Perfect for adults of any age and kids 14 and up who have no previous training. Some of the skills covered are bike/body position, shifting, braking, climbing, descending, and lifting our front wheel.

Instructor Kristin Butcher has taught clinics across the country and you can read her column, Butcher Paper, in BIKE Magazine. Additional instruction will be provided by BMA's David Holshouser and Dawna Graham, both IMBA Level 2 Certified Instructors. No matter how you ride your bike, you're about to ride it better!

This event is open to BMA Members. If you're not a member, become a BMA Member by clicking here

What you need

You should have decent basic bike control. Your bike should fit you and be in good working order. It should be a mountain bike. You need to have a helmet and gloves. Additional padding is encouraged.

What levels can attend this clinic?

This clinic covers foundational skills for riding a mountain bike, however riders at all levels can benefit from this training. We will learn the skills as a group and then break into 3 groups of 5 for more indepth practice. Everyone will take something away from this clinic!

Open to the first 14 participants who sign up!

It will definitely fill up so if you sign up and can't make it, please email us at so that we can open up your space for another person.


We love to ride and we know that you do so we try to keep our expenses low and then pass that savings onto our members. Our goal is to make rides accessible and to grow our cycling community.

BMA Members: $20

Non-members: For insurance purposes, membership is required to participate in this event. If you're not a member you can become a member by clicking here.

Important info

  • All riders MUST wear a helmet, bring water, and have a trail-ready bike.
  • All riders ride at their own risk, group leaders take no responsibility for rider safety/injury.
  • Riders must sign a liability waiver once during the season. If this is your first ride of the season, please be prepared to complete one at the meeting spot.
  • For permitting and planning purposes, please sign up if you plan to join us.

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2014/05/27 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm