Saturday June 17th, 12:30-4pm
Looking to tackle the wooden drops in the skills area or eyeing up the rock drops on Hemlock Epoch? The Drops Clinic is the perfect program for you. Our “Air” certified instructors will guide you through the techniques to handle different height drops, at different speeds, with intention.
Learn how to modify your technique to safely tackle drops with different angle take-offs, landings, and when approaching at different speeds. This clinic will start with fundamentals in the skills area and work up to intermediate level drops out on the trails.
Pair this clinic up with the Trail Spotlight Series for Hemlock Epoc the next weekend for a fantastic 2-part clinic for drops!
This clinic is appropriate for all level riders wanting to learn to ride drops with more intention, control, and confidence.
Riders who have never had their wheels off the ground will learn proper technique to get started, get PLENTY of repeatable practice on the drops in the skills area AND be able to some of the basic natural drops in the park.
Intermediate and advanced level jumpers will benefit from going back to basics, refining the essential fundamentals to ride drops with control, and be able to apply on natural drops in the park.
This clinic is taught by our Head Coach – Josh Whitmore. Josh is a Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Certified Level 3 coach, and an Instructor-Trainer for Level 2 “Air” coaches.
We’ll start with an intro to listen to your previous experience and goals, then set expectations and a plan for the clinic
Then, we’ll move into a skills assessment and move through the essential pre-requisite skills including Body Position / Balance and creating effective “Press, Absorb, Poke” technique.
We’ll spend a lot of time on the individual practice drops in the skills area. Depending on level of the group, we will use some individual drops on upper Hemlock. As always, we need to dial back the challenge of the terrain to be able to actually practice new things!
$125 per person
In additional to the cost of instruction, you’ll need to purchase a day pass or membership to Ride Kanuga separately at our website or in person when you arrive at our Adventure Center.
Required for this lesson:
Day-pass or membership to Ride Kanuga. If you don’t already have one, purchase separately at our website or in person at the Adventure Shop when you arrive.
A bicycle in good working order. You can bring your own bike (regular mountain bike, eBike, or dirt jumper) or rent an eBike separately from our shop at Ride Kanuga.
Helmets are required, full-face or half shell are acceptable
Water and food to last the duration of your lesson
Closed toe shoes (no sandals, flip-flops, or crocs)
Optional (but highly recommended) equipment:
We’ll meet just outside the main Adventure Center Building. Look for your instructor in MTB Skills Factory staff clothing.
You can cancel at any time for any reason for a full refund (minus our credit card and processing fees – 10%) up until the day before your lesson. If you cancel ON the day of your lesson, we keep the deposit.
Saturday June 17th, 12:30-4pm
Whether you’re just visiting and want to rent a bike and ride for the day, want a monthly membership to train while you’re here on the off-season, or want to have full-access year-round, we’ve got the passes, and rentals to keep you fully equipped no matter your preference.