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Intro To MTB'ing In The Triangle Skills Session - Hosted By The Bicycle Chain

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Due to interest and demand in conducting Seminars and Skills Clinic for Mountain Bike Riders in the Triangle, TORC and The Bicycle Chain of Durham have combined forces and efforts to conduct this event.

This event will be comprised of a "Hands On" Skills Clinic at Lake Crabtree County Park.

Specifically, the program will involve "Hand On" segment, approx. 4.5 hours long, that will be conducted at Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville, NC 27560. We will meet at the Gravel Parking Lot that is the FIRST Parking Lot to the Right, when you enter the Park.

Matt Fitzgerald is a Professional Downhill Racer, who placed 5th in the 2012 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Gravity Nationals.  Matt Races on Devinci Downhill Mountain Bikes with Billy Goat Bikes of Asheville, NC.

Topics covered in the Skills Clinic will include:  1) Bike Setup,  2) Trail Preparedness, 3) Shared Use Etiquette / IMBA's Rules Of The Trails,  4)  Simple Maintenance Tips,  5) Proper Rider Position, 6) Controlled Braking / Slow Technical Maneuvering,  6) Picking Your Line, and many other topics.  We will cover as many topics as time permits.

RSVP's will be limited to and fulfilled on a "First-Come, First-Served" Basis.

Items To Bring:  1)  Mechanically Sound Bike,  2)  Helmet,  3) Water(!!!),  4) Gloves,  5) Mountain Bike Shoes, 6)  Bike Shorts, (if you have),  7) Upper Body Clothing, (Wicking Material Shirt or Jersey),  8)  Protective Eye Wear,  9)  Energy Snacks,  10)  Sunscreen.

We will have Tools for Basic Repairs and Adjustments and a First Aid Kit available.

Please feel free to email me via Meetup if you have any questions or need more information.

I sincerely look forward to seeing you at this forthcoming event.  I promise that this event will be well worth your time to attend if you are interested in learning about Mountain Biking In The Triangle and if you are interested in furthering your skills and knowledge of Mountain Biking!


With Warmest Regards.  Happy Trails!

Michael McDermott

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  • Joshua L.

    Great event. Had a lot of fun and learned a bunch. Thanks to all involved.

    June 25, 2013

  • Barry S.

    Outstanding skills clinic. Thanks to Michael, Matt and Desiree for putting this on. I highly recommend others attend subsequent sessions.

    June 23, 2013

  • Joe

    Everybody was VERY helpful to me.

    June 22, 2013

  • Pete G.

    fun stuff. little bit tougher trails next time, i had fun though. the ride was not too hard , we could feel things out. Now, not ready for advanced yet, but step up one notch anyway. i will try not to fall off again! thanks all for waiting for us, when it was obvious i and others are not rocket ships.the ride was great, the skills session was fun, ready for more.

    June 22, 2013

  • Pete G.

    great skills session, i learned things. then, the ride was great, easy ride with good obstacles and high speed. i even fell once! not hurt, bikes fine, good times.

    June 22, 2013

  • John P.

    Michael, Matt, and Desiree did an incredible job. This was so helpful -- I thoroughly recommend this to anyone who wants to actually learn how to mountain bike properly. I thought I knew what I was doing but the techniques taught here made a ton of sense and now I'll have to unlearn all my bad habits and re-establish these new (to me), proper ones. Thank you!

    June 22, 2013

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