We seem to have found a lot of interest in doing these sorts of events. So let's do one on this side of the hill for those that can't get over to SC that early in the morning or need to be closer to home on weekends.
We'll follow the same format that we're creating for the Jane's Northstar Pre-Ride. Starting with some warm-up and parking lot drills before moving onto some beginner level trail features. From there we session my Stiles Demo ride loop. Plan on being out for several hours on this ride, as the intention is to do multiple loops of the same 3+ miles. This gives everyone a chance to see the line from different angles as they ride behind different leaders. It also helps to develop more confidence as you begin to memorize sections of the trail. Trust me it works. I can't tell you how many people comment to me about my speed or flow down this loop. My secret? Repetition. That's it. I've ridden Stiles literally hundreds of times and that's the only reason I'm any good at it. It's the perfect sort of loop to practice good bike position and handling habits, which we'll help you to learn. Hopefully you don't have any bad habits, but it's okay if you do. That's what this ride is all about. Helping you to become a more confident and stronger rider.
As always a helmet is required for all of our rides. Also because this ride will see us working on skills and spending a lot of time on rocky trails I recommend pads for your elbows and knees. They help to boost confidence and can really be the difference between nailing a section and walking it.
I'll see you all out there,
p.s. the Rsvp limit will increase on this ride if I have extra help from additional SJMTB Organizers.