Beginner Mountain Biking for Women
Do you enjoy riding your mountain bike but sometimes have difficulty with trail obstacles? Do you lack the confidence to tackle new trail challenges? Are you looking to find more women to ride with and to become a stronger, safer rider? If so, this 4 week beginner mountain bike series is for you!
We will break down technical skills and take these to the trail to conquer challenges with support and encouragement. Riders will progress to reach their desired goals by building new bike skills with increased confidence.
Fundamental elements will be emphasized including neutral and ready position, bike body separation, pedal position, trail scanning, braking, steering and speed, gearing and cadence, timing and coordination.
You will develop essential tools to expand your riding ability in the future as well as building a new community of like minded women mountain bike riders.
Anna Schaal is a certified BICP ride guide and level 1 skills instructor. She is an avid year round mountain biker. She has been active with local women’s mountain groups and leads group rides. She has participated in numerous local and national bike clinics and festivals. She is also a member of Vermont Mountain Bike Association and a board member of the local chapter, the Upper Valley Mountain Bike Association. Anna lives close to the Hartford Town Forest and considers these her local trails. She has great admiration for this property and trails and works with the conservation committee and local mountain bike community to ensure the trails are well maintained and safe for mountain biking.
Liz Burdette started riding a mountain bike as an adult and has been riding for 9 years. She began coaching shortly after she started riding because she wanted women to have instruction and a smoother introduction to the sport then she did. Liz is a BICP (Bike Instructor Certification Program) Ride Guide and a PMBI (Professional Mountain Bike Instructor) level one coach. She believes in challenge by choice while pushing your comfort level. Liz wants riders to understand the how and the why of the skills needed to safely ride and enjoy all the emotions that come with being in the woods with your bike!
Liz also serves on the Upper Valley Mountain Biking Association.