Beginner Mountain Bike Skills Clinic

Due to popular demand, BACE is starting a beginner's technical class.  Please join us if you would like to bring your beginning mountain bike skills to the next level.  This first class will focus on:  positioning on the bike, shifting, hills.... love 'em both-up and down, rules of the trail and question/answer.  I'll be consulting with BACE's incredibly skilled Advanced Ninja class leader, Andrew Mesesan.  In addition, you'll be receiving the same tips and tricks for new riders as Bend's very own pro woman cyclist and great teacher,  Lindsay Vorheis.

For the first class we'll be doing a small ride that incorporates a hill, some practice rocks, a whoop de doo and a small rock garden!

It will be a learning class with take home drills to practice so that you can bring your riding to the next level.  EVERYONE is welcome!  Perhaps you are an advanced beginner rider rather than a true beginner-we'll give you more advanced techniques to practice.  We may ride 1-5 miles during any one particular class if warranted or may not ride much at all.  Please remember to bring a helmet, water and a great attitude!  We were not all born do ride wheelies but we sure can try!

Ride Rating; Beginner; Endurance Rating E1, Technical Rating T2 (we'll ride some rocks at some classes)
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**Rules of the Rides**
• Helmets Required.
• To participate in a BACE Meetup activity, you must be a member of the BACE Meetup Group and be RSVP’d “Yes” for that specific activity. No “Plus 1’s”
• All participants should be “self-sufficient” with their own food, hydration, tools, spare tubes and first aid supplies necessary for the activity.
• No dogs permitted on group rides unless inclusion is specified in the activity description.
• Cycling activities may be significantly impacted by changing conditions (rain, snow, mud, road construction, etc.). Participants should monitor activities for cancellations or changes in location/route.

**Liability Waiver**
By signing up for this meetup, I agree to the following: Mountain Biking can be dangerous and cause serious bodily injury or even possibly death. The organizers of this group and its members will not be held responsible for the actions of any participant at any event. Each rider attends an event at their own risk and is solely responsible for any damage to their equipment or themselves.





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  • Bob B.

    Dixie, I appreciate your amazement but I need to point out that Pat and Jay also rode the 50 mile.

    1 · July 14, 2013

    • Pat

      Dixie, you were the one that impressed me! Awesome job riding down the rocky section at the end!

      July 17, 2013

    • Dixie B.

      Pat, you're so encouraging....I feel like that is such a compliment coming from a pro like you. Again, I am so appreciative of your encouragement!

      July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved this class! I am inspired to take my mountain bike out again soon and often...looking forward to practicing the skills we learned. Thank you Pat and Jay!

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • Bob B.


    July 14, 2013

    • Dixie B.

      Bob, I'm amazed at your endurance - how on earth did you cycle 50 miles in the morning and train/ride again for another 2 plus hours! My goal is to be able to do the 25 mi. tour next year:-)

      July 14, 2013

  • Phil C.

    Thanks so much Pat and Jay. So great to pick up some foundation skills. Will be practicing ...

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • Jay M

    Thoroughly enjoyable class and group! I think everyone was able to take something away from class to practice. Ninja Newbies be proud!

    July 13, 2013

  • Dixie B.

    I didn't have an expectation, but the class far exceeded my expectations. I thought "peddling" was all I needed to do - little did I know! I would love to take this same class again. Pat & Jay were knowledgeable, supportive, and they are experienced & skilled teachers.

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Sally W.

    Was such a great refresher for me! Thanks for a great afternoon! :)

    2 · July 13, 2013

  • Don W.

    Just the right amount of challenge for a beginner clinic - I'll be back

    2 · July 13, 2013

  • Pat

    What a fantastic group! It was amazing to see the progress from the beginning of class to the end. Everyone should be really proud! Now go home and practice....

    July 13, 2013

  • Ross

    Such a great experience. Thanks for teaching us the basics of mountain biking. Wish I would have taken this long ago. Can't wait to see if there's another class!

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Franni

    Don't think I will make it-still not feeling well.

    July 13, 2013

  • Pat

    Because this class is the first in the series and the foundation for more to come, we'll open it up to more riders so everyone can participate.

    July 11, 2013

  • Mary H.

    I got scheduled to work this day, won't be able to make it this time.

    July 7, 2013

  • Phil C.

    Thanks for offering beginners clinics!

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Andrew M.

    On Saturdays I'm very Mechanic On Duty at Sunnyside, but I'd love to advise viathe interwebs as I can!

    1 · June 21, 2013

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