Loppet Foundation

Loppet Mountain Bike Skill Builders/Rides

Come mountain bike with us! Our clinics are open to all ability levels.

The fundamental skills of mountain bike riding are not intuition and fearlessness. They are basic skills that can be learned and mastered by any rider and will add confidence to your trail riding experience. In the Loppet MTB Skills Clinics, you will learn you the core skills needed to take your riding to the next level and enjoy your time on the bike as you see yourself progress in a safe and controlled environment. Our clinics are led by experienced coaches, skilled mountain bikers, master mechanics (and great people) that have a passion for sharing knowledge and developing skills in others. This first three session will be led by ICP Certified Skills Coaches.

You will learn:

  • Body position
  • Pressure control and balance
  • Trail vision
  • Bike and body separation
  • Cornering techniques
  • Climbing and descending including shifting and braking
  • Braking techniques for slow and high speed

Each session will include 90 minutes of instruction and practice followed by an optional one-hour trail ride with skills sessions. Classes are limited to eight riders.

We will have planned rides at Theodore Wirth and as the season evolves we will plan a weekend adventure outside Theodore Wirth to put your newly honed skills to the test.

A reduced registration fee of $90.00 is offered to members of the Loppet Foundation only (use discount code LoppetMember18). Registrants will be cross-referenced with membership records to ensure valid use of this discount code. Click here to learn more about Loppet Foundation membership!

Session 1 – May 2018

  • May 23. 30, June 6 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Meet in the Trailhead parking lot.
  • Cost: $90 members, $100 non-members.
    Register for individual dates for $45.

Session 2 – June 2018

  • June 13, 20, 27 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Meet in the Trailhead parking lot.
  • Cost: $90 members, $100 non-members.
    Register for individual dates for $45.

Session 3 – July/August 2018

  • July 25, August 1, August 8 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Meet in the Trailhead parking lot.
  • Cost: $90 members, $100 non-members.
    Register for individual dates for $45.

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