Level II Skills Clinics

Skill Level: Intermediate

The Level II clinics are for riders that are comfortable on singletrack and regularly ride mountain bikes off-road. A Level II rider likes technical trails but may not have the skills to feel comfortable and safe. A Level II rider should be comfortable with the following skills:

  • If using clipless pedals (although not required) being able to get in and out of the pedals quickly and safely on both sides
  • Riding single track with moderate technical sections
  • Riding for 2-3 hrs at a time

 


Prices:

2-day weekend clinic: $ 389

Saturday only: $219

Early Bird registration: $370 (Closes 30 days before the clinic)


 

The Level II clinics are for riders that are comfortable on singletrack and regularly ride mountain bikes off-road. A Level II rider likes technical trails but may not have the skills to feel comfortable and safe. A Level II rider should be comfortable with the following skills:

  • If using clipless pedals (although not required) being able to get in and out of the pedals quickly and safely on both sides
  • Riding single track with moderate technical sections
  • Riding for 2-3 hrs at a time

A Level II rider will learn the following skills at the clinic:

  • Basic bike set-up
  • Positioning, balance, maneuvering, braking, and shifting
  • Cornering
  • Line selection
  • Enduro techniques
  • Riding up and down ledges
  • Riding off 2-3 foot drops
  • Tight exposed switchbacks with obstacles
  • Loose rocky climbs and descents
  • Cornering on loose tight singletrack
  • Off-camber cornering
  • High speed descending
  • Whoop-de-doos
  • Wheelies

Frequently Asked Questions

Whatís for lunch?

What if I canít keep up with the group?

What if the weather turns bad?

What if I have to cancel at the last minute?

What kind of bike should I bring?

Do I need pads?

Whatís for lunch?

You won't be disappointed with the yummy box lunches from our local Picnic Basket and Einstein's catering departments. They prepare delicious energy packed meals with lots of variety to satisfy all tastes. We can accommodate any special diet including vegetarian and gluten-free diets. We will also provide water and Gatorade. We do not provide alcoholic beverages.

What if I canít keep up with the group?

All of our clinics are designed to accommodate each individual rider. Weíll have a minimum of three guides with the group which allows us to split the group based on ability. We will stop often to work on technical sections, making it easy for the slower riders to stay connected and not feel left behind.

What if the weather turns bad?

The weather in Colorado is unpredictable and there is a chance that we may have to deal with rain or even snow. Our goal is to ride unless the weather is absolutely horrible, so plan on riding in the snow or rain, within reason of course. If the weather is such that we need to postpone the clinic, we will reschedule at a later date. If you are not able to attend, you will receive a full refund of your registration fee. The safety of the group and preservation of the trails is our number one priority, and if the conditions are too dangerous we will come up with alternative plans.

What if I have to cancel at the last minute?

Unfortunately we do not offer any refunds for cancellations once the clinic has started. If you cancel before the clinic, your $50 deposit is retained and the rest of your money is refunded. If you are travelling from out of state we recommend trip insurance to protect you in case something unforeseen should cause you to have to cancel your adventure. www.csatravelprotection.com .

What kind of bike should I bring?

The terrain in the Colorado Front Range is technical and rough. We highly recommend a full suspension mountain bike with 2.2 - 2.4 sized tires with aggressive treads. Make sure your bike has a tune-up and is in tip top shape before you come. Thereís nothing worse than having your bike break in the middle of your clinic.

Do I need pads?

Pads are a great confidence booster and offer lots of protection. If you have your own, bring them. If you donít, we have knee/shin guards and elbow pads you can borrow.

Colorado Springs Clinics: The weather in Colorado Springs can be a little unstable. Be prepared for sun or snow. Weíll ride in anything unless the trails are too muddy. Bring lots of layers with you in your car and weíll see what the weather is doing when we get to the trailhead.

  • warm clothes for hanging out while we eat lunch
  • tennis shoes for certain drills we are going to do
  • cycling shoes (If you donít use them, please use comfortable tennis shoes or lightweight hiking boots
  • helmet
  • sunglasses
  • cycling gloves
  • warm gloves (the weather can change very quickly)
  • cycling shorts
  • comfortable jerseys or polypro top (avoid cotton)
  • a warmer riding shirt or jacket
  • wind jacket
  • rain jacket
  • rain pants
  • long tights or pants to ride in (not jeans or slacks)
  • a small daypack, hydra pak or camelbak to carry water, extra clothes, and lunch during the ride
  • water bottles
  • plenty of water/energy drink
  • snack food
  • sunscreen

What we provide

  • Energy drink and water
  • Clif and LUNA Bars
  • Gourmet box lunch
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Apart from having super human powers on two wheels, you are an excellent coach. It is one thing to be a superior athlete, quite another to translate those skills into the outdoor classroom. For a biologist, you have a pretty darn good grasp of physics too.

Graeme Cloute June 2016