Home Grown Mountain Biking Tours is happy to present the Fall Ladies SKILLZ & THRILLZ Clinic! This clinic is for women only who currently ride at an intermediate level. Professional Mountain Bike Instructors will provide a safe environment to progress your abilities on the bike, and help you apply those skills on Mt Lemmon trails. This “all-mountain” style of riding offers fast descents, technical climbs, swoopy corners, drops & rollers, switchbacks, steep terrain, and off-camber single track. While these trails require a higher level of skill to navigate, they are incredibly rewarding and fun!
PREREQUISITE: MUST BE ABLE TO RIDE FANTASY ISLAND AND/OR STARR PASS TRAIL WITH CONFIDENCE. ACCESS TO A TRAIL MOUNTAIN BIKE (Full Suspension, 5+ Inches of Travel, and Dropper Seat Post Recommended).
When: Saturday, September 24th, 2016 – 9am to 3pm
Where: Gordon Hirabayashi Campground, Mt Lemmon, Arizona
Who: PMBIA Professional Instructors Tara Alcantara & Lea Julson
Cost: $100 per person
PPL: 10 person minimum, 21 person maximum
The morning agenda will include mountain bike fundamentals and skills, drills to re-enforce the proper form and techniques needed on the trails, and individual feedback from Instructors to help you progress in a safe but challenging way. Before lunch, you will break into smaller groups to take your newfound confidence and skills to the trail!
A healthy and nourishing lunch will be served and is included in the cost of the event. Use this time to speak to Professional Bike Mechanics on hand to answer questions or address any issues you have with your bike. While you enjoy lunch, we will watch videos to break down the core mechanics of mountain biking so you can apply it to your own riding!
Afternoon riding will take place on new sections of trail, where we will safely encourage and instruct progression in your riding and techniques. Shuttles are included and will allow for even more time spent on the trails!
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS
Lea Julson spent over 20 years riding the trails of Bend, Oregon, where she taught clinics and raced Cross-Country and Super D/Enduro at a professional level! Now a local of Golden, Colorado, Lea enjoys the big mountain rides and bike parks! Lea is a dynamic rider and overall lovely person who has boundless energy and is one of the most talented mountain bikers you will ever come across! Lea is a PMBIA Certified Instructor.
Tara Alcantara grew up in Boise, Idaho, and started mountain biking at the age of 16. After 21 years of riding, Tara is more passionate now than ever before about the sport! Tara is the Owner of Home Grown Mountain Biking Tours and Secretary for TORCA (Tucson Off-Road Cyclists & Activists). She has devoted her life to riding in Tucson, spending countless hours doing trail work and volunteering. Tara loves riding downhill as well as super techy terrain. Tara has dabbled in downhill racing, and has many podiums under her belt! She is also a Personal Trainer, Wilderness First Responder, and PMBIA Certified Instructor.
Register today! Once registered, you will receive an invoice via email. Once payment is received, your spot is reserved! Due to limited space, Home Grown asks for advance notice of cancellation at least 48 hours prior to the event to avoid forfeiture of payment.