Have you been riding for awhile and wondering how to take your skills to the next level?
Do you want to improve your confidence, bike maneuvering and technical ability? Then the RMCC Women’s Skill Sessions are for you!
Skill Sessions focus on a specific skill, and are for intermediate or advanced riders who are comfortable on trails like Highline, Soft Yogurt and EKG. Riders registering for these session should be confident on their bike and be proficient with braking, riding in control and riding uneven terrain. Feel free to drop us a line if you are unsure if these programs would be suitable for you.
Pumping and Jumping
Level 1: Thurs May 28 6:15 – 8:45 pm
Level 2: Thurs June 4 6:15 – 8:45pm
Fall: Thurs Sept 3 6:00-8:00pm
Level 1: Learning how to increase your range of motion on your bike, while moving more efficiently and effectively on different terrain is key to becoming a more advanced rider. In this session your coach Tracey Gage, will help you see the trail differently and react positively to the features below you. She will work with you on and off the bike in a playful environment to help you have a more efficient and dynamic ride helping you to increase your control and confident and playfulness on your bike.
Level 2: This session will hep you take your range of motion and bike handling skills to the next level. Your coach, Tracey Gage, will focus on pumping technique and wheel lifts to help you feel comfortable and in control when your wheels leave the ground. The trails at the Nordic Centre are the perfect place to to get comfortable working on these skills. If all this sounds a little intimidating, we get it. We promise that you are not alone. This sessions builds your skills slowly to keep you comfortable and caters to individual needs or each rider.
A full suspension bike is recommended for this session (front suspension a must). Arm pads and knee pads are also recommended but not required. Participants must have flat pedals and flat shoes on for this session.
Cornering with Technique
Thurs May 14 from 6:15-8:45pm
Not sure where your body or bike should be when riding corners? This course will help teach you slow speed cornering, tight corners, flat corners and bermed corners etc. Starting from the basics of body position, Coach Jenny will help you learn bike movement, where to look, range of motion etc. She will help you understand the different types of corners and how to ride each one with confidence.
Cornering with Speed and Confidence
Thurs June 25 from 6:15-8:45 PM
This session will help take your cornering to the next level with a focus on techniques required to confidently, effectively and efficiently ride your bike through different types of corners.
Thurs June 11 from 6:15-8:45pm
Riding in the mountains requires good bike control through all types of terrain. Descending down steep terrain can be hard for many riders as they struggle with loose surfaces, features part way down the descent, corners in the descent or different grades of steepness. Headspace, or poor body position can make descending steep terrain harder. In this session Tracey Gage will show how proper body position and bikes skills will allow you gain more control while descending. Tracey will use the different hills around the Nordic Centre to help you gain skill and confidence to ride more steep terrain.
Cost of sessions are $55 for 2 hours sessions and $60 for 2.5 hour sessions + RMCC membership/insurance
All participants require a mountain bike (either front or dual suspension) in good, working condition and a helmet. Bike gloves are strongly recommended. Come prepared for changing weather conditions, as we will not let the rain stop us!
Registration opens March 2. Don’t wait — many sessions were sold out with wait lists last year!
Ready to roll? Register here for the Skill Sessions.
Contact our Program Manager for more program details or any questions.
photo: Jacob Johnson