DORBA will have a new beginner clinic on Saturday May 17th at Rowlett Creek Preserve at 9:30 AM.
Blain Norfleet will be your instructor, you can send him a private message at "bikecop" on the Dorba.org website, if you have any questions. Blain is THE mountain bike instructor for the Dallas Police Department and patrols downtown on his bike.
What: There is a "classroom" for about an hour, a mini-skills workshop for 30-45 minutes minutes, and then a ride of an hour or more. So count on approximately 3 hours. Beginner Clinics will consist of basic instruction including bike setup, safety, trail etiquette, bike handling skills such as braking, shifting, riding position, steering, momentum, cornering, and rolling over small obstacles, etc.
Who: The clinic is recommended for riders new to the sport. If you have never ridden a Mountain Bike before or have just started out riding, then this is for you.
Where: RCP Trails Webpage & Google Map: http://www.dorba.org/trail.php?t=22 Meet at the Gazebo. GPS coordinates:[masked] [masked]
Requirements: You do NOT need to be a DORBA member to attend. We DO require that you bring and use your helmet and strongly advise you to bring water, and a small snack that fits in your pocket. And yes, you need to bring your own bike (I get asked!)
Please download, print, sign, and bring with you the following required DORBA Event Waiver: http://files.meetup.com/3841722/NEW-WAIVER.pdf We will have a few there if you forget. Please don't.
Weather: This clinic is dependent upon good weather and trail conditions. CHECK THIS POST THE MORNING OF THE CLINIC for any postponements or cancellations.
More Info: Please read the Beginner Clinic FAQs at http://tinyurl.com/946r3fl
All clinics need volunteers to help out! Please come out to help.