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"Intro To MTB'ing In The Triangle - Skills Session"

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Due to interest and demand in conducting Seminars and Skills Clinic for Mountain Bike Riders in the Triangle, TORC and REI of Cary have combined 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 a "Hands 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.

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.  Also, we will go for a ride on the trails before the conclusion of the event.

RSVP's will be limited to 18 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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  • A former member
    A former member


    August 25, 2013

  • Valerie M.

    Awesome job by instructors! Learned a lot. Will be setting up skills drills in my yard to practice regularly!

    August 24, 2013

  • Paulina

    Thank you Mike, Chip, and Owen for organizing such a great event and for all of your help along the way! Well done!

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Paulina

    Very informative and fun event! Very well-organized.

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Debbie

    Owen...great pics!

    1 · August 24, 2013

    • Owen P


      August 24, 2013

    • Owen P

      Group was great today! They were RockStars!

      August 24, 2013

  • Melvin L.

    It's a long wait list. Any plans to host another one for new to intermediate riders?

    August 13, 2013

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