No matter what level mountain biker you are, you’re sure to find a suitable clinic to improve your skills. Scroll down for clinic details, how to prepare, and participant expectations.
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Techniques for All Clinics
Practice everything from fundamentals to advanced techniques during our beginner and intermediate mountain bike clinics.
Kids thrive with peers and coaches who encourage positive experiences and technical skills while exploring fun and appropriate, technical terrain.
Women Specific Clinics
Mountain Bike Clinics Geared for Women, Coached by Women, these clinics dissect specific techniques that are helpful for female mountain bike riders.
We are operating under the most current issue by Placer County Public Health. Be prepared to follow safety guidelines and read this entire page before registering for any programs, events, or clinics.
The health and safety of our staff and participants is a high priority. Tahoe XC will be using airnow.gov and the Air Quality Guide for Particle Pollution for determining the following Air Quality Index (AQI) standards.
- lf less than 100 AQI, we will host events/practices and the standard Tahoe XC refund policy applies.
- If AQI is 101-150, Tahoe XC will host the event/practice and participants can choose whether to attend or not based on their sensitivity level. No refund will be given but participants can choose a credit for another clinic this 2022 bike season.
- If AQI is 151+, Tahoe XC will cancel and 100% refund, or credit towards another 2022 bike clinic, will be given.
For Wednesday clinics, we will notify participants by 2:00pm if we need to cancel the clinic due to poor air quality. For Saturday clinics, we will notify participants by 7:00am.
Measures to Prevent Virus Spread
Read our full COVID-19 Operations & Safety Plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which bike should I bring?
Tahoe XC terrain includes mostly mellow terrain from fire roads, meandering single-track, and a few rocky trails. A wide range of mountain bikes work well for this type of terrain: XC, trail, and enduro style mountain bikes. Remember to check over your bike before each clinic: tires, brakes, gears, shocks, and frame because it’s no fun dealing with mechanicals when learning new skills.
Do I need protective gear?
For mountain bike safety, all participants are required to wear a helmet, gloves, and protective eyewear (glasses or goggles). Knee and elbow pads are optional.
Flats or clipless pedals?
We highly recommend attending skills clinics with flat pedals, as they allow for learning certain skills more easily and safely. However, if clipless are your true love then we can make that work.
Do I need snacks?
Yes, participants are required to carry their own water, snacks, and fix-a-flat supplies.
When should I register?
Registration closes 24 hours before each clinic to ensure that all participants are notified of safety policies and appropriate clinic preparations. You can register for any of our clinics here.
What’s the participant-to-coach ratio?
To keep the integrity of our instruction, we like to keep a student to coach ratio of about 6:1.
What to Bring Checklist
- Bike in good working order
- Riding Apparel (Helmet, Gloves, Shoes)
- Water and Snacks
- Appropriate attire and shoes
- Flat pedals, if possible
- Sunscreen and layers for inclement weather
- Body armor, if desired
- Extra bike tube
- Gratuity for your instructor, if you choose
The clinic I want to register is full. Is there a waitlist?
If you are unable to register for a clinic online, it is most likely full. You can join the waitlist on a first-come, first-serve basis by emailing email@example.com.