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Advanced Skills Mountain Bike Clinic for Women
« on: May 04, 2008, 09:54:14 PM »
Florida Women’s Cycling Network and Swamp present
Advanced Skills Mountain Bike Clinic for Women
Location: Alafia State Park
Date: Saturday, May 24, 2008
Time: 9 am
Deadline for registration, May 22, 2008

This clinic will be instructed by Shelly Allen (UCI World Master’s Champion and Multiple Florida State Champion) and Barbara Shircliffe Perigard (Expert Level Mountain Biker).

Clinic Topics:
      • Bike fit/bike setup for technical trails (suspension, tire pressure)
      • The importance of looking down the trail
      • Body position for confidence on difficult trails
      • Shifting and gear choice
      • Braking skills, smoothness and control: sometimes less is better
      • Cornering skills on tight and fast trails
      • Descending skills
      • Climbing skills, including switchbacks, and slow speed balance



Advanced Skills Mountain Bike Clinic for Women
Florida Women’s Cycling Network and Swamp present
Advanced Skills Mountain Bike Clinic for Women
Location: Alafia State Park
Date: Saturday, May 24, 2008
Time: 9 am
Deadline for registration, May 22, 2008
Clinic Format:
       Topic coverage time will be allocated based on participants’ needs and interests. After an overview of the above topics, participants will complete a structured warm up which will include a ride through the “North Creek” trail.  Following this warm up, we will ride several trails, including Rock Garden, Bridges, and Roller-Coaster with on-the-bike instruction to help you tackle the more technical sections. Time permitting, those who want to ride Moonscape and Gatorback will have the opportunity to do so.

       This clinic is designed for women who have mountain biking experience and who are comfortable riding intermediate level trails such as Roller Coaster and Bridges. The ideal candidate is a woman who can handle sand, mud, roots, rocks, climbs, and downhills, but has trouble “cleaning” (i.e. completing an entire trail clipped in the pedals) with multiple technical challenges in a row.

       Women who have just started riding, and have limited experience, are encouraged to take the “Introduction to Mountain Biking Training Class” offered by Swamp first as they will get much more out of this clinic once they have the basics and some group riding experience.  For more information about Swamp and the training classes, go to www.swampclub.org

      The cost of this clinic is $10 for Swamp members and $15 for non-members. We need 6 women to hold a class. Class size is limited to 12 women. Deadline for registration is Thursday, May 22.

     To register, email Barbara@floridawomencycling.net with your name and contact information (phone number). In your email, we ask that you provide brief answers to the three questions below so we can best meet your needs.

     1. What do you hope to get out of this clinic?
     2.  List any topic(s) you would prioritize, based on your current skill level (bike set up, cornering fast, climbing etc).
     3. List any trails (at Alafia or other Florida parks) you have trouble riding?

Visit [urlhttp://www.floridawomencycling.net/]Florida Women Cycling Net[/url] for more information
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