Event: PDX Skills and Thrills Series (9/25/11)

Event: PDX Skills and Thrills Series
Date: 25 September 2011
Time: 10 am
Details: Join us for our Fall Skills and Thrills Series, learn some skills or polish up the one’s you’ve got and share an Epic experience with fellow Mountain Bike enthusiasts!

We will hold three sessions, each on Sunday, you can do one, two or all three. Each one will include all transportation for you and your bike to and from the trails as well as a skill clinic taught by a professional Mountain Bike instructor, and awesome guided trail rides on some of our favorite area trails. After an unforgettable day of riding we will then head to a local brewery for a pint and some story swapping, it doesn’t get any better than that! Pick up is at 10am for each session, meeting at a Portland Brewery (TBD) each clinic is about an hour each ride is about 2-3 hours. We will get back to the brewery at around 3:30-4pm just in time for a post ride happy hour. *An itinerary will be provided specific to each session when booked, some self guided options available upon request.

Fall Skills and Thrills dates for 2011:

1st Session = September 25th 10am meeting at Coalition Brewery
2nd Session = October 9th
3rd Session = October 23rd

1st Session) Clinic: Body Position and Balance, the fundamental skill on which all other skills are developed. Learn where to be and how to get it, break bad habits if you’ve been riding for a while and create a strong foundation for your cycling no matter where you ride. Ride: Sandy Ridge, get oriented with Sandy Ridge’s new and up and coming trails, easily our favorite trail in the area.

2nd Session) Clinic: Directional control and line selection clinic, building on body position and balance learning to maneuver the bike through various terrain using a variety of principles including; body steering and bike steering. Line selection for the best route down, getting outside of the box and seeing lines you might not have otherwise seen. Seeing the difference between the direct line, smooth line and race line. Ride: Nestor Peak, this area has great terrain for practicing these techniques. Nestor is 2000 feet of descending, fast and flowy turns through beautiful forest. After ride at Everybody’s Brewery and back to PDX at around 6:30pm

3rd Session) Clinic: Pressure control and timing/bringing it all together. Learn to use your sensory skills to feel the terrain. Focusing on how to control the bike by pushing or pulling for desired performance. Timing and coordination, and putting all of the previous skills together to create smooth controlled ride experience regardless of conditions or terrain. Ride: Back to Sandy Ridge to step it up and take on some more challenging terrain.

Each clinic is design to be taken either individually or as a series, each session is $65, or do all 3 for $175 (10% discount) Sign up by September 1st for an additional 10% early bird discount.

Call 1-800-780-4248 or email epicmtbtours@gmail.com for more info or to book your session!

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