With the season picking back up I want to spend a few weekends every month helping those just getting into this sport. Whether you've been riding for a while and want to become a stronger, faster rider or have just started riding the trails these beginner rides can help you. I'll be picking venues that are easier on climbing and technical features so that riders can focus on learning new skills and techniques in a less intimidating environment. San Jose Mountain Biking has a proud history of helping new riders become confident beyond what they ever thought possible and we plan to continue this tradition. This will still be more of a ride than a full on skills clinic so we won't be bringing out the props for this event. I will however likely start with some drills to help people loosen up.
If you have any questions regarding this or any other San Jose Mountain Biking event please feel free to email us.
NOW THE NITTY GRITTY...
San Jose Mountain Biking is a group riding community. We don't really encourage individuals to come out to our rides that want to do their own ride five minutes after starting with us. We start together and stick together. No one gets dropped period. Of course if you have to bail for any reason, that's fine just make sure either myself or who ever is sweeping the ride knows and makes sure you know your way back to the cars. SJMTB is okay with guests on our rides, even kids, just remember that they are your guests and as such they agree to the same terms of meetup that you did when you signed up http://www.meetup.com/terms/. We have a very casual and fun attitude about ourselves and try not to take ourselves too seriously, heck we're just mountain bikers. There are very few other rules we follow other than the stick together one...
• RIDERS MUST WEAR A HELMET ON ALL RIDES.
• THIS IS A MOUNTAIN BIKE GROUP... RIDE A MOUNTAIN BIKE (CX IS OKAY I SUPPOSE)
• RIDERS MUST OBEY THE RULES OF THE TRAILS. THIS INCLUDES THE COMMON ETIQUETTE RULES OF RIGHT OF WAY (HIKERS, HORSES, THEN BIKES)
• RESPECT THE TRAILS AND EACH OTHER
• LAST BUT NOT LEAST... HAVE FUN!
I am usually pretty easy to get a hold of if you have any questions, related to the group, or bikes in general (I'm a bit of a bike geek). Feel free to email me directly via the meetup link or @ [masked]
Thanks and happy trails,
San Jose Mountain Biking
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