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.
To get the most out of this clinic you should feel comfortable riding off-road on wide dirt or gravel roads or double track trails, and be willing to develop the skills and confidence to ride novice terrain with roots, rocks, tight corners, trees and steep sections. We will work on improving your riding technique and learn new tips for getting over obstacles, crossing bridges, improving your speed and safety in corners and overall being able to manage your bike more confidently on the trails. Perhaps you would just like to refine the riding skills you already have? If so - this 1 day clinic is for you. We will begin with some skills and drills and then take what we learn out on the trails.
What do you need to participate? Well functioning mountain bike, helmet and water bottle
Instructor: 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.