This 3 hour introduction to off-road bicycling will cover Basic Mountain Bike Concepts and Techniques, including:


Discussion and Demonstration of:

  • Proper Bike Set-Up (Seat position, tire pressure, brakes, etc.)
  • Gears - Why so many, when to use 'em
  • Trailside bike repair
  • Trail Etiquette

The Instructor will demonstrate, and class will practice:

  • Braking Techniques
  • Shifting all those gears
  • Climbing and descending hills
  • Negotiating sand, mud, logs, and other fun stuff


A Basic Training Session will be held on the first Sunday of each month January through November, in Tampa's Trout Creek Park, usually beginning at 9:00 AM. Class will be limited to 10 cyclists with a minimum of 5 needed to hold a class.

Reservations must be made by the Wednesday preceding the Class.

For information, and to register for the class, send an e-mail to Wes Eubank at Training at SWAMPClub dot org, or call 813-988-6435 (Tampa).

Cost of the three hour class is $20 per person. Anyone can take this course.

Topics include proper bike fit, balance, weight distribution, gearing, cadence and braking, and how they are applied to off-road riding. Training will take place in Morris Bridge Park. The skills taught will allow you to progress from a ‘C’ level rider to a ‘B- or B’ level.

 

Requirements for the class:

To register for the class, send an e-mail to Wes Eubank at Training at SWAMPClub dot org, or call 813-988-6435 (Tampa).