RI NEMBA Intro to Trail Riding

A 6 Week Clinic at Big River with Demo Bikes from NBX

Space is limited - sign up today!

Starting Monday June 1st, RI NEMBA will be hosting a 6 week, Intro to trail riding skills clinic at Big River. Each week will have a specific agenda that will build over the 6 weeks to cover everything from how to fix a flat and how to properly mount and dismount your bicycle, all the way to how to corner efficiently, climb/descend hills and basic riding skills needed to conquer the trails!! NBX Bikes will be there each week with some demo bikes and will be providing some nice incentives to folks who attend the clinic.


Here you will find the detailed agenda of skills that will be covered each week as well as the sign up for the 6 week clinic. Please note that you must sign up for each day that you plan on attending.

Link to sign up: (please include name and email address)
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054da4a92cabf85-rinemba


Please feel Free to contact John Sumner with ANY questions by email at johnsumner13@gmail.com


RI NEMBA Intro to Trail Riding Clinic
Agenda

All clinics will start at 6pm from the Burnt Sawmill Lot at Big River. 25 Burnt Sawmill Road, West Greenwich, RI


June 1st - Introduction to trail riding and general bicycling safety

4 Mile ride on double track and fire roads plus the following topics will be covered:
a. Personal protective equipment
b. Food and nutrition
c. What to bring with you on a ride
d. How to fix a flat tire
e. IMBA rules of the trail
f. Group ride etiquette
g. Bike fit and setup
h. Mounting and dismounting a bicycle safely
i. Shifting technique and cadence – Pedaling efficiency
j. Braking technique


June 8th - What goes up must come down

4 Mile ride on double track and fire roads with an intro to riding single track trails. We’ll be focusing on the following skills:
a. Weight transfer and balance
b. Intro to single track
c. Shifting technique for climbing and descending
d. Climbing hills
e. Descending hills



June 15th - Cornering technique

4 + Mile ride on single track trails with a focus on:
a. Weight transfer and balance
b. Cornering technique
c. Reading the trail to maximize efficiency and momentum


June 22nd – Overcoming obstacles Part 1 (Log Hoppin’!)

5+ mile ride on single track trails with a focus on:
a. Weight transfer and balance
b. Front and rear wheel control
c. Riding through sand
d. Riding Roots
e. Hopping Logs
f. Reading the trail to maximize efficiency and momentum


June 29th – Overcoming obstacles Part 2 (Rock & Roll!)

5+ mile ride on single tracks trails with a focus on:
a. Weight transfer and Balance
b. Riding through rock gardens
c. Rock rollers and riding up and over large rocks
d. Reading the trail to maximize efficiency and momentum


July 6th - The grand finale and graduation ride!

8 mile ride utilizing all the skills learned and practiced over the past 5 weeks! Congratulations on a job well done!