If you have participated in our IRC Rider and/or Terrain Skills Clinics and would like to work on some next level techniques, this is the MTB Skills Clinic for you! We’ll skip most of the introductory discussion about bikes and gear and assume you are ready for Intermediate or above skills instruction. This is a focused 2-hour clinic which will address areas that were difficult to execute during previous clinics. We also invite any Intermediate or Advanced MTB riders interested in honing these skills.
Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level 4 activity on the land. Please visit our FAQ page for answers to activity specific questions you may have prior to registering.
Specifically, we will work from the ground up to the 3/4 Pedal Wheelie Drop, and 3/4 Obstacle Climb. This comprises competence in: Momentary Track Stands, Ratcheting, Pedal Punch Wheel Lifts, 3/4 Pedal Stroke Coordination, Rear Wheel Lifts, Drop considerations and Standing Wheelie initiation. You don’t have to have mastered these skills to be our target audience.
This will be a concentrated 2-hour session. We will have a break for water and refueling. Bring supplies as appropriate.
For the safety of all participants, this activity has an age requirement of 16 years old and above.
-Mountain bike with wheel size of 26 inches for OG riders, 27.5 or 29 for everyone else.
-Seat narrow enough that the rider can easily shift upper body backwards behind the saddle. Ability to drop saddle to low position required. Dropper Post or Quick Release highly recommended.
-Flat Pedals and “Sticky MTB Shoes” highly recommended (not Running Shoes).
-Front and rear brakes in great working order.
-Fully functional Front suspension fork. Full suspension desirable, (skilled hard tail riders also encouraged.)
-Helmet, full fingered gloves and eye protection required. Elbow and knee pads recommended. Helmet with chin guard may be desirable.
-Age 16 to 17 must have a parent or guardian in attendance and participating with minor
-Motorized recreation vehicles of any class or type are not permitted for use in the Nature Preserve.
If participants’ equipment and/or bicycle are absent, or in poor working order, the activity leader maintains discretion to immediately deny participation for safety reasons.
This is NOT a Beginner Clinic.
To learn more about the staging areas and activity locations, please visit our Staging Areas Playlist page.
Please note that you will be asked to adhere to the following measures in order to participate:
- Be registered in advance, no walk-up registration is permitted.
- Arrive with all necessary equipment to keep you safe on the trail, including water, proper attire, and closed-toe footwear, first aid, health needs etc.
- Restrooms will be available, but facilities will not be sanitized for each individual.
- All participants are required to sign a liability waiver upon arrival at the staging area and before beginning the activity. The waiver can be previewed here: IRC Liability Waiver
- You may be prevented from participating if you do not adhere to the above protocols.
Additionally, in an effort to respect and protect all employees, volunteers, and participants, please do not sign up or attend if you are not feeling well, exhibiting any symptoms of illness or have been in recent contact with someone who was ill.