BEGINNER MOUNTAIN BIKE SKILLS MINI-CLINIC
HG is excited to partner with Sabino Cycles Cycling Club to offer a beginner friendly mountain bike clinic. This 4 hour clinic will provide an introduction to the sport, an opportunity to learn and practice ride skills, as well as a trail ride and opportunity to work directly with professional MTB Coaches. Some of the content of this mini-clinic will include:
-Introduction to MTB
-Trail Access and Route Finding
WHERE: Sweetwater Trail, Tucson Mountain Park – Trailhead Parking
WHEN: Saturday, February 23rd, 9a-1p
WHO: Anyone interested in learning to mountain bike*
*All riders are required to wear a mountain bike specific helmet and have their own modern mountain bike. Consider also bringing bike gloves, MTB shoes (or stiff soled shoes), sunglasses, and proper MTB cycling attire.
Registration requires online payment (invoice will be sent shortly after registration). Payment is fully refundable with 2 days advance notice of cancellation. REGISTER BELOW:
MEET THE COACHES:
Tim (or “Timmy” as he’s known to his friends) is a Tucson transplant from Bend, Oregon. Tim is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a BME Enduro Series Champion, and easily the most fit person you’ll ever meet. Just for fun, Timmy sprinkles in an occasional ultra-run. Often you’ll find him turning over trailside boulders looking for desert creatures or scouting the forest for elusive species of mushrooms. Also the winner of various local races, such as the Lemmon Avalanche and TORCA Funduro, Timmy is FAST! With all his radness, he is also a helluva nice guy and super humble. HG is lucky to have him as a Guide and Coach!
Tara has dedicated her life to the sport of MTB. While she never quite had the “head” for racing, a short stint in downhill landed her on the podium numerous times. Tara is a coach for the global MTB skills clinic, Ladies Allride. She is also a founding member and current President of TORCA, with thousands of hours of volunteer work slinging dirt and rock to make the trails better for everyone. Tara is a PMBIA Certified Coach, with an exceptional knack for pushing riders to help them break free of their self-imposed limitations. Using a logical approach versus a fear based approach, Tara helps her coaching students develop the skills to make solid decisions on the trail. As one of the very first of only a few female riders on Mt Lemmon, she often chased some of Tucson’s fastest riders on trails like Aspen Draw, during countless hot laps when the original “Freeride Friday” was still in play.
Matthew “Pnut” Laney
Pnut has been coaching and guiding cycling in Southern Arizona for 20+ years. Pnut is a self described globe wonderer, as well as Whitewater guide, Snowboard Instructor/Patroller, SLACKLINE lover, SUP dreamer, Hiker, Yogi in practice, and lover of balance. And of course he really likes to ride bikes! He is a Certified instructor and always in pursuit of bringing the STOKE LEVEL HIGH! Survivor of corporate life. Proud veteran. Challenges accepted!