Past Meetup

Skills Clinic (intermediate only)

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Skills Clinic: Low key (intermediate only) skills clinic for anyone interested.

Skills that we will go over: Let us know what you would like to see, otherwise, we will form a basic list.

Matt Fitzgerald has volunteered to help us with the clinic. Matt races pro/expert downhill, 5th in country for junior category and has been trained by pros and World Cup racers.

Matt races on Devinci down hill bikes with Billy Goat Bikes out of Asheville NC

Meet time: 11:15am

Begin: 11:30am

List of possible points to review\practice...

Riding Skills:


Trail Etiquette

IMBA Rules of the Trail

Center of Gravity

Body Position based on Trail Circumstances

Negotiating Trail Obstacles: Roots, Step-Downs, Step-Ups, Loose Trail Conditions

What do I do on a: Downhill Surface, Uphill Surface, Sidehill Surface

Picking your line

Look through the corner

Cornering - Entry, Corner, Exit

Open hips into corner

Counter steering

Elbow out chest down

Lean bike over more than you

Pedal out of corners


Do not brake in a corner

Using Rear Brake

Using Front Brake

Brake only on grippy surfaces

Attack and Rest / Defense position

Climbing position

Descending Position

Standing on the pedals

Pouncing to slow down

Free Speed



Weighting / Unweighting

Hopping roots

Bunny hops

Anything Else?