2018 TBF Mountain Bike Skills Clinics

Our MTB Skills Clinics will help you learn how to ride your mountain bike with confidence and be able to negotiate more challenging terrain. This class will help all levels of riders improve their riding form, balance, techniques, and more.

Each class features professional MTB coaching, skills & drills clinic, dirt-crit practice race, fun group trail ride, and refreshments. There will also be a discussion on Mountain bikes, pre-ride inspection, equipment requirements/recommendations, and periodic maintenance.

Jeff Sawyer has been coaching and racing mountain bikes with with TBF for 10 years. Jeff will share his coaching expertise, experience and passion for mountain biking with you. You will improve your skills, gain confidence, increase your performance and enjoy riding your bike in the dirt.

  • Gear Selection, cadence, shifting.
  • Starts – mounting/dismounting the bike, power starts.
  • Stops – body position, speed control, stops, emergency stops.
  • Cornering – surface type, ground conditions, tire pressure, line selection, speed control, body position, vision, exit power.
  • Wheel lifts – front, rear, hops, curbs.
  • Line selection, set-up, speed control
  • Railing the corners
  • Clearing obstacles
  • Rock gardens
  • Drop offs
  • Climbing and descending
  • Gear selection and shifting
  • Timing and rhythm
  • Jumps 

The TBF Mountain Bike Clinic – Levels 1 & 2 will begin at 9:00 am.

  • 9:00 am - Welcome, TBF Coach introduction
  • 9:15 am – Discussion about equipment, apparel, maintenance, safety, etiquette
  • 9:30 am - Warm-up laps – 1k course around picnic areas

Further drills and skills to be covered, along with several short breaks for refreshments and questions.

Camp will end at 12:00 noon. 

Class Info

Where: Granite Beach, Folsom Lake SRA
When: 9:00 am - 12:00pm
Cost: $60, Under 18 $50
More info: Email Mark Shaw

January 20 Signup online
February 17 Signup online
March 17 Signup online
April 21 Signup online
May 19 Signup online
June 23 Signup online