HG is stoked to present…
The first annual Co-Ed Weekend at Angel Fire Bike Park! HG and it’s talented coaches will host two days of lift-access riding at one of the best bike parks in the country in Angel Fire, New Mexico. Riders will enjoy guided runs down some the most fun trails anywhere, with professional instruction and coaching along the way.
HG will have at least two coaches for a group of no more than 10 riders, with multiple lift-accessed runs throughout the day to maximize trail time. Topics covered will include:
*Keeping speed and traction through corners and berms
*Learning to “get air” with drops and jumps, and the fundamental mechanics necessary to land safely
*Bike park culture and etiquette
*Line selection and technical, steep descending
*Finding the flow required to ride fast downhill
Prerequisites: All riders should be “strong-beginner/intermediate” with some exposure to technical, downhill trails. A full-suspension bike with a dropper seat post is required. Full-face helmets and protective gear are also recommended. WANT TO RENT A BIKE? Angel Fire Resort has a full bike shop, with downhill and trail bikes available for rent at 20% off for clinic attendees.
So grab your crew and sign up today!
WHERE: Angel Fire Bike Park, New Mexico (about 10 hours from Tucson or Phoenix)
WHEN: August 28/29 (9a-4p)
COST: $400 (includes professional coaching, two day lift ticket, and lunch both Sat and Sun) Not Included: Transportation and Lodging**
**ANGEL FIRE RESORT OFFERING 20% DISCOUNT ON ALL ROOM AND CONDO RENTALS FOR THIS EVENT**
ABOUT THE COACHES:
With over 25 years in the sport, Tara feels most at home on gravity-fed trails. As one of the very first of only a couple female riders on her home mountain, Mt Lemmon, she often chased some of Tucson’s fastest riders down technical, fast trails. As the founder of Home Grown MTB, she has become a resource for locals and tourists alike, looking to experience the big mountain riding and exhilarating backcountry trails on Mt Lemmon. She is also a founding member and past President of TORCA (Tucson Off-Road Cyclists & Activists), logging thousands of hours of volunteer work slinging dirt and rock to make the trails better for everyone. Tara is PMBIA certified, and has coached MTB professionally for the past 5 years, traveling the country working for some of the biggest names in the industry. She has coached hundreds of riders in the sport, and has also spent 15+ years as a personal trainer, focusing on strength and conditioning.
Juan Del Castillo
Growing up riding dirt bikes in Tucson, Juan is most comfortable on two wheels. After living and riding in Angel Fire, New Mexico for many years, he turned his focus to mountain biking. Juan made a name for himself at the Angel Fire Bike Park, winning several “whip off” contests, and competing at a professional level in downhill and enduro races. Juan is a lead guide for Home Grown MTB and PMBIA certified mountain bike coach. His smooth and creative style of riding has inspired many other riders, and Juan is genuinely happy to share his techniques with those around him.
Matt relocated to Tucson from California several years ago and dove head first into the MTB scene. He is a lead guide for HG, a Director on the board for TORCA, and talented mechanic for Tucson Performance & Endurance Center. Matt makes his living riding and working on bikes, and has a “calm, cool, and collected” style that makes him a pleasure to be around. As a PMBIA certified Coach, Matt has worked with hundreds of riders to help them improve their skills and ride with more confidence. Whether he’s riding the chunk on the local trails or traveling to bike parks for downhill action, Matt is a talented athlete who is always happy to share the stoke with those around him!