Event Date: 2019-11-16 09:00:00
This introductory, half day clinic will cover the Essentials to being a successful mountain biker and the FUNDATMENTALS Skills that are key to overcoming obstacles in the trails. We will provide Instructional skill discussion, demonstrations, group skills practice, followed by a group ride to practice these new skills on the trails. Everything you need to know to start riding the trails! We will conclude with a LIGHT lunch (provided) where we can answer any further questions! Three Key essentials to being a successful mountain biker Level Pedal 1 Finger on the Brakes Scanning the Trail Then focus on 10 fundamentals that are key to overcoming obstacles in the trails. Neutral position, Ready position & Ready state Body and bike separation (forward back side to side) Pedal position Eye movement Braking Steering Speed Gearing and cadence Timing and coordination Pressure control What to bring: A good working mountain bike (in your size)* Hydration system Snell or ANSI approved helmet (properly fitted) Stiff soled shoes Flat Pedals (IMBA recommends learning all skills with platform pedals so please take the clips off for the day) Where: Alafia River State Park 14326 S. CR 39 Lithia, FL 33547 *AJ's has full suspension mountain bikes available for rent at our shop, please make arrangements for rentals in advance, it may be possible for us to bring the rental bike for you for the event with notice. AJ's Bikes, LLC and Swamp Club host Monthly IMBA Level I mountain bike skills clinics as a fundraiser for The Friends of Alafia, Inc. This clinic is taught by AJ's own certified Level 1 IMBA instructor Lucy Lemus and are hosted at Florida's Premier mountain bike park, Alafia River State Park located in Lithia, FL. This clinic will cover all the basics to get you out enjoying your bike on the trails with confidence.
Alafia River State Park
14326 South County Road 39
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