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.
Jumps & Drops
May 30 from 6:15 to 8:45 pm
July 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm (co-ed)
September 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Learn a variety of bike maneuvers that will help you feel the rush of some wheel air time while building confidence and bike handling skills. Coach Tracey Gage (May 30, September 3) and Coach Jeff Amirault (July 11) will start you off with rolling small drops, learning several wheel lifts and build up to larger drops and table top jumps. All this will be done in a local bike park.
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.
Intro to Bunnyhops
July 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm (co-ed)
Want to get more pop, hop and play out of your ride? Join Coach Jeff Amirault, rad bike skills guru, for this session to get your wheel lifts amped! Coach Jeff will build from front wheel lifts into manuals and bunnyhops with step-by-step coaching. Then we’ll take it to the trail to put the new skills into action. Note: this session is open to men & women.
Cornering With Speed
May 16 from 6:15-8:45pm
Not sure where your body or bike should be when riding the berms? Put the breaks on instead of keeping your speed? Struggle with confidently taking sharp corners with drops? Coach Jenny Burrows will help you learn about proper body and bike position and increase your speed and confidence when riding berms, corners with drops etc.
June 13 from 6:15-8:45 PM
Can ride downhill but want more confidence in picking your line and controlling your bike while still keeping your speed? Join coach Tracey Gage to learn the skills you need to improve your riding. You will ride away from this program with a new confidence and some new skills to practice.
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 1. 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