HG is stoked to present…
The first annual Women’s 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 lady crew and sign up today!
WHERE: Angel Fire Bike Park, New Mexico (about 10 hours from Tucson or Phoenix)
WHEN: August 8, 9 (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 has dedicated her life to MTB, and feels most at home on gravity-fed trails. As a PMBIA Certified Coach, Tara has 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 students develop the skills required to make solid decisions on the trail. 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. Tara started a Tucson based shuttle, rental, and guiding company called Home Grown MTB in 2016. She has become a resource for locals and tourists alike, looking to experience the big mountain riding and exhilarating backcountry trails of the Sonoran Desert. She is also a founding member and past President of TORCA (Tucson Off-Road Cyclists & Activists), with thousands of hours of volunteer work slinging dirt and rock to make the trails better for everyone. Tara has coached MTB professionally for the past 5 years, traveling the country working for some of the biggest names in the industry.
Growing up riding dirt bikes on technical desert single track, Stefanie is no stranger to two wheels. After picking up mountain biking in 2015 and entering her first race in the fall of 2017, she’s quickly made a name for herself in Professional Enduro Racing. Stefanie is the current 3-time Arizona state Enduro champion and 2019 Nevada state champ, and 3rd overall Pro Woman in the 2019 Big Mountain Enduro Series. Riding for the US Factory Pivot Cycles Enduro Team, Stefanie is looking forward to continuing to rise up the ranks in the coming years. She owes much of her success on the bike to continued quality professional instruction. Her passion for learning and practice has grown into teaching others how to progress safely and become more confident and skilled riders. As a PMBIA Certified Instructor, Stefanie is excited to pass her stoke for bikes onto her future students
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT COVID19:
Keep in mind that things change rapidly and we are not sure what the next phase for Covid-19 restrictions in New Mexico will bring. New Mexico is still under a stay at home order, masks are required outside the home except when exercising and no large gatherings. I suggest two websites to stay current. www.angelfireresort.com and the state website https://cv.nmhealth.org/ with the covid updates – the FAQ’s are good.