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Foundational skills for new & experienced riders

Techniques for All

Practice your mountain bike skills from fundamentals to advanced techniques while riding in a safe atmosphere and meeting new people. Riders ages 14+ are welcome to join the following mountain bike clinics.

Advanced Registration Is Required
Pre-registration is required to help us ensure a 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio, as well as to inform all participants of required safety precautions. Drop-ins are not permitted. If we cannot reach 4 participants per clinic, we reserve the right to cancel the clinic with refunds.

Pre-Clinic Info
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior in order to check in. If you plan on renting a bike, please contact Tahoe XC in advance to ensure a bike is available and arrive at least 30 minutes prior to clinic start time to set up your rental bike. All riders should be ready for clinics to start on time.

Cancellation Policy
Be sure to read and understand our cancellation policy before registering.

2022 Mountain Bike Clinic Dates

Wednesday Mini Clinics (5:15pm-7:00pm) Wednesday clinics are 1.75 hours, focusing on 1 to 2 targeted mountain bike skills. Refine your mountain bike techniques and create accurate muscle memory through repetitive drills and feedback. No guided ride is included. Clinics are open to riders ages 14+.

Jun 1 - Introduction to Mountain Biking
Jun 8 - Cornering
Jun 15 - Wheel Lifts
Jun 22 - Technical Terrain Skills

Saturday Morning Clinics (8:30am-12pm) Saturday clinics are 3.5 hours, beginning with a 30-minute yoga warm up, followed by learning and practicing 2 to 3 targeted mountain bike skills, finishing with a short, guided ride. Clinics are open to riders ages 14+.

Jul 16 - Introduction to Mtn Biking with Yoga
Jul 23 - Cornering with Yoga
Jul 30 - Wheel Lifts with Yoga
Aug 6- Technical Terrain Skills with Yoga

June 1, 2022

Introduction to Mountain Biking

New to mountain biking or never had a lesson? This clinic is for you. Explore the ranges of motion that are possible on your bike. We will use drills to create better spatial awareness on our bike, explore bike/body separation, and improve your ability to dynamically maintain balance and stability on your bike.

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Time: 5:15pm-7:00pm at Tahoe XC
Cost: $60 per participant

Be sure to read and understand our cancellation policy before registering.

June 8, 2022

Cornering

Cornering is the most used and necessary skill of mountain biking. In this clinic, explore different tactics and techniques to apply to all types of corners: flat to berms, slow to high speed, flow to tight switchbacks, etc. By the end of the lesson, you’ll be equipped with a variety of drills to practice at home.

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Time: 5:15pm-7:00pm at Tahoe XC
Cost: $60 per participant

Be sure to read and understand our cancellation policy before registering.

June 15, 2022

Wheel Lifts

This clinic begins with key fundamental movements that are the foundation to wheel lifts. Then, the clinic will move on to a variety of techniques for lifting your front and rear wheels. Mastering wheel lifts allows you to navigate up and over obstacles, have better control of your suspension, and is the foundation for learning jumps and drops.

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Time: 5:15pm-7:00pm at Tahoe XC
Cost: $60 per participant

Be sure to read and understand our cancellation policy before registering.

June 22, 2022

Technical Terrain

Struggling on rocky, steep terrain? In this clinic, you’ll learn to better attack technical terrain, by learning the following key skills: trackstands, ratcheting, roll-down lunges, and drops. These maneuvers will give you the confidence you need to climb and descend the trickiest of terrain.

Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Time: 5:15pm-7:00pm at Tahoe XC
Cost: $60 per participant

Be sure to read and understand our cancellation policy before registering.

July 16, 2022

Intro to Mountain Biking with Yoga

Start the day right with a half-hour yoga warm-up, followed by a clear break-down of the fundamentals of mountain biking. Whether you’ve been riding for a few weeks to a few years, there’s always room to improve on the fundamentals. In this clinic, we’ll explore the ranges of motion possible on your bike, use drills to create better spatial awareness, explore bike/body separation, and improve your ability to dynamically maintain balance and stability on your bike. This clinic ends with a guided ride, where you can practice your skills alongside your instructor.

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2022
Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm at Tahoe XC
Cost: $120 per participant

Be sure to read and understand our cancellation policy before registering.

July 23, 2022

Cornering with Yoga

Begin with a half-hour yoga warm-up, followed by an in-depth instruction on cornering. Cornering is the most used and necessary skill of mountain biking. In this clinic, explore different tactics and techniques to apply to all types of corners: flat to berms, slow to high speed, flow to tight switchbacks, etc. By the end of the lesson, you’ll be equipped with a variety of drills to practice at home. This clinic ends with a guided ride, where you can practice your skills alongside your instructor.

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022
Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm at Tahoe XC
Cost: $120 per participant

Be sure to read and understand our cancellation policy before registering.

July 30, 2022

Wheel Lifts with Yoga

After a half-hour yoga warm-up, get right into the nitty-gritties of wheel lifts. Designed for beginner riders and experienced riders who’ve had limited coaching, this clinic begins with key fundamental movements, then moves on to a variety of techniques for lifting your front and rear wheels. Mastering wheel lifts allows you to have better control of your suspension and is the foundation for learning jumps and drops. This clinic ends with a guided ride, where you can practice your skills alongside your instructor.

Date: Saturday, July 30, 2022
Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm at Tahoe XC
Cost: $120 per participant

Be sure to read and understand our cancellation policy before registering.

Aug 6, 2022

Technical Terrain Skills with Yoga

Start with a 30-minute yoga warm-up, then move into the concepts of riding your mountain bike across rough terrain with drops or roll downs. Learn how to better attack technical terrain, both on the ascent and descent by learning and practicing these key skills: trackstands, ratcheting, roll down lunges and drops. These maneuvers will give you the confidence that you need in the trickiest of terrain. This clinic ends with a guided ride, where you can practice your skills alongside your instructor.

Date: Saturday, Aug 6, 2022
Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm at Tahoe XC
Cost: $120 per participant

Be sure to read and understand our cancellation policy before registering.