Take flight with intentional skills
Have you been eyeing the great jumps at Kanuga and wonder: How do you even start doing that? Rather than just launching down the trail and hoping for the best, wouldn’t be awesome if you had a plan and understanding of the elemental skills needed to jump in control?
Maybe you are already hitting the jump lines but are having inconsistent outcomes. Sometimes it goes fine, but other times it feels weird and out of control.
This intro to jumping clinic is designed to teach you the skills needed to evaluate the size and shape of any jump and understand how to tweak your skill application based on your speed. “Press” and “Absorb” are the elemental skills. We’ll teach you how to do each one, when and how much to apply them. Let’s make YOU the driver in control of taking flight.
This clinic is appropriate for all level riders wanting to learn to jump 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 portable jump line, AND be able to ride the Green Rated dirt jump lines at Kanuga.
Intermediate and advanced level jumpers will benefit from going back to basics, refining the essential fundamentals to jump with control.
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 and Absorb” technique.
We’ll spend a lot of time on the individual practice jump in the skills area, as well as the green jump line next to the shop. Depending on level of the group, we also may use Tortuga trail. 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.
Sunday April 16th, 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.