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Lee Likes Bikes Level 1 MTB Skills Clinic
April 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am| $75
Valmont Bike Park, Boulder
Mountain biking is such a rad sport—and it’s about to get even radder.
Do you know how it feels to rail a turn on skis or snowboard? Learn how to do that on your bike.
Who are these classes for?
Everyone who wants to ride safer, more confidently and faster on a greater variety of terrain.
If you are a beginner, we’ll give you a solid foundation. Skip all the trial and error (and fear, and bad habits).
If you’re an intermediate rider, we’ll show you an even more effective—and way more fun—way to ride your bike. Go faster with less effort. Ride more safely. Shred new terrain. Every advanced thing you want to do is built on the core skills we teach.
If you’re an expert or want to learn more in a four-hour class check out the Level 2 clinic.
You should be of driving age (We will make exceptions; email Lee). 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 will need to lower your seat. You will wear a helmet and gloves. Additional padding is encouraged.
What will you learn?
We know you’re busy, so we’re going to deliver two hours of fun, applicable learning. We will focus on the most important safety/control skills:
• LLB kung fu riding philosophy, aka the Cognitive Model of Shred
• Balanced, effective riding position
• Safe, controlled braking
• Confident, quick cornering
• Riding up and down obstacles
These core skills will help you ride everywhere, whether you are cruising on local singletrack or ripping the ski resorts. Once you get these fundamentals, it’s a series of simple steps to more advanced stuff like:
• Pumping bumps
• Pumping turns
• Flat-out ripping!
IMPORTANT: We do not skip steps, and we will not let you do something unless we know you’re ready.
We use our teaching method with riders of all styles and levels, from kids to retirees, from XC riders to downhillers, from beginners to pros. This stuff works—and it’s fun!
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