MT Alpha Skills Clinics for 2017
Wednesday, May 17 - 6-8 PM - Blue Mountain
In addition to our main skills clinic, MT Alpha will be offering 1
mini clinic in May. It is geared towards riding rocks,
roots and steeps on the Blue Mountain trails.
Mini Clinic - Roots, Rocks, and Steeps
Who: Ladies looking to get more comfortable on the bike, improve their
skills, and have fun! This clinic is for junior girls and women at the
beginner and intermediate levels.
Where: Blue Mountain Trail Head - please carpool or bike if possible
Sunday, June 4 - 9 AM-4 PM - Ten Spoon Winery and the Rattlesnake
This year is our fifth annual skills clinic! Last year there were over 100 riders - ladies and junior boys and girls - out enjoying a fun day of skills work and trail riding. Each group is composed of 2 instructors and 8 riders who stick together throughout the day. During registration people will self-select groups (junior, beginner, intermediate, and advanced). Prior to the clinic, participants will receive a survey so that we can make sure you are grouped with riders of similar levels and interests.
At the clinic, technical work ranges from bike comfort and braking to downhill riding and cornering. The afternoon features a group ride to keep working on skills and put that new knowledge to use!
Address of Clinic:
Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery
4175 Rattlesnake Drive, Missoula, MT 59802
Clinic entry is part of buying an annual MT Alpha membership - $50 for women and $35 for juniors. Paying for this membership and registering for the clinic registration both open April 17. The main bonus of the membership is entry into the skills clinic, but it also includes the option of notification of group rides and other mountain bike events through out the summer.
Skills Clinic Schedule:
Check-in: 8:00-9:00 AM
Clinic begins: 9:00 AM
Technical drills and skills work: 9:30 AM-Noon
Lunch: Noon-1:00 PM
Group ride with more technical work: 1:00-3:15 PM
Closing ceremony: 3:30-4:00 PM
What to bring:
- A bike in good working order (check the tires, breaks and gears before the clinic to make sure there are no barriers to you riding it for the day)
- Bike helmet
- Tubes in case you get a flat
- Bag lunch and snacks
- Water (we will have Hammer product and H20 but please bring some, too)
- Change of clothes, layers, rain jacket
Keep in mind:
- Parking is limited at Ten Spoon so please bike or carpool to the event as able
- There will be 2 portapotties available at Ten Spoon
- There will be tents for you to leave stuff underneath while you ride
- It could rain so be prepared for being outside and getting wet and muddy
Any comments/concerns/suggestions for the clinic?