BMA Skills Clinics

How ever you ride your bike, we’ll help you ride it better

How ever you ride your bike, we’ll help you ride it better

Attend BMA Skills Clinics

Be more confident and in control – and have more fun on the trail. Our mountain bike skills clinics give you the bike handling skills you need to take your riding ability to the next level.

MTB Foundations: 
New to mountain biking? Our Foundations skills clinics will help make you a better rider and feel more comfortable on your bike. You’ll learn about, watch, and practice a range of basic skills.

Progression Sessions: 
Are you an experienced rider wanting to improve your skills and a become a stronger rider? Each Progression clinic focuses on two to three skill areas in depth.

Our skills clinics are held at Valmont Bike Park unless otherwise specified. Ages 14 and up are welcome.

Upcoming Skills Clinics

Wed 24
Aug 22

SKILLS CLINIC: Progression Session – Cornering

August 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Our Clinics

MTB Foundations: Level 1

Whether you’re just getting started with mountain biking or you would like to brush up on your skills, this clinic is for you. In this introductory, novice-level class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Ride with balance and body-bike separation.
  • Brake properly.
  • Climb and descend on trails.
  • Shift to the correct gear.
  • Steer and corner.
  • Performing basic front wheel lifts.
  • Roll down small drops.

MTB FOUNDATIONS: LEVEL 2

Catering to the intermediate rider looking to further develop skills on more technical trails, this clinic takes a more advanced perspective on riding techniques. While the Level 1 class is a recommended prerequisite, experienced students are welcome to join this clinic. You’ll learn how to:

  • Brake effectively and clear obstacles.
  • Roll down drops of about a foot and hone other trail skills.
  • Approach jumps and drops.
  • Corner and ride berms.
  • Distribute your weight properly.
  • Perform basic wheel lift techniques.

PROGRESSION SESSION:
CLIMBING & DESCENDING

Living in Colorado, it seems that we’re always going up or downhill. In this clinic for more experienced riders you will continue to find ways to improve your riding. Learn how to:

  • Navigate roots, logs, and rocks in both directions.
  • Perform wheel lifts for clearing obstacles.
  • Apply climbing and descending techniques.
  • Roll down large drops and land air-off drops.

PROGRESSION SESSION: CORNERING

You’ve mastered a lot of skills, but now you’re looking to clear that twisty trail. In this clinic designed for adept riders, you’ll discover how to corner with confidence at slow and fast speeds. You’ll learn how to:

  • Perform high-speed cornering.
  • Tackle berms.
  • Corner at low speeds for tight switchbacks.
  • Master track stands.
  • Develop vision to look through the turns.

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