Get ready to step up your riding with these mountain bike skills clinics brought to you by RAMBO MTB.
A team of instructors from Cognition Coaching are excited to bring you mountain bike skills clinics for riders of all ability levels. A series of 3-hour clinics will progress riders through an extensive curriculum of skills. Register for the one that interests you most, or register for them all. Hit the "Show all Notes" button below to see details about each clinic.
Each clinic will be instructed by one or more certified instructors and limited to 6-8 participants. This small group size will allow for individual and personal attention. Mature teens and middle schoolers are encouraged to register. Let a certified professional teach your child; they will progress more quickly with great technique while remaining safe. Unsure if your child is ready to attend? Please email us to discuss this further. We'd love to include the young shredders!
Ben Tufford is the owner of Cognition Coaching. After many years of riding and racing, Ben turned to help others to find the joy of mountain biking while reducing their learning curve. As the former Coach Licensing Manager for NICA, Ben wrote the On The Bike Skills curriculum and trained thousands of coaches in NICA leagues around the country. He was also an Instructor Trainer for the Bike Instructor Certification Program, certifying other MTB instructors. Ben doesn't just teach MTB skills, he teaches and certifies others to teach MTB skills, so why not take advantage of this opportunity to learn directly from him?
Essential MTB Skills Clinic (3 hours)
- Balance and Body Position
- Speed Control and Braking
- Climbing technique
- Slow speed skills
- Switchback Turns, Up & Down
Trail Progressions Clinic (3 hours)
- Dynamic Weighting (Pumping)
- Wheel Lifts - front wheel, rear wheel, level lift
- Intro to Manuals
- 1/4 Punch Wheel Lift
- Technical Drops
MTB Hopper & Airbag Jumping Clinic (3 hours)
- Attending the Trail Progressions clinic is strongly encouraged.
- Intro to jumps with the Cognition Portable Jump Line.
- Learn the proper technique to handle more varied and larger jumps.
- Go BIG with MTBHopper ramps and Loam Lander airbag.
Combination Trail Progressions and Jumping (6 hours)
- Two of our most popular options back to back.
- Work through the Trail Progressions curriculum in the morning, and Jumping Clinic in the afternoon.
- Includes six hours of instruction, offered on Saturday only.
What to expect:
A fun learning environment utilizing established skills teaching curriculum.
A professional instructor that creates a supportive environment of equity and respect. Participants will feel inspired to connect, try new things, and celebrate their successes.
A La Carte sessions allow you to get more of what you want at a lower cost. Register for one session or as many as you wish. Get what you want in one day or spread it over two days. It's all up to you!
Low registrations may force a consolidation or cancellation of some sessions. Register early and tell your riding friends.
What to Bring:
Fully functioning mountain bike. Please go over your bike well in advance to resolve any issues.
Bike helmet and other riding gear
Flat pedals are strongly encouraged but not required. Although clipping in is great for efficiency and competition, flat pedals create a better opportunity to learn proper technique and try new things safely.
Snack, drink, sunscreen, and bug spray.
Clinic Pricing and Bike Reg Fee
$15 of your ticket entry will go directly to the RAMBO trail fund to help maintain and improve our local trails.
BikeReg charges a service fee on top of the price of admission and will be added at the check out.
Refund requests will be honored up to 7 days before the event.
Within seven days, refunds are only offered if people are on the waitlist for your category.
Mother nature does not always cooperate. Clinic start time and duration may be altered due to inclement weather. In the event of a postponement, categories may be rescheduled to the earliest convenience. If unable to attend, a credit will be issued for a future event.
Attendance Policy for Minors
Mature teens and middle schoolers are encouraged to register. Unsure if your child is ready to attend? Please email or call to discuss this further. Parent or guardian must be present on site for duration of the clinic but not required to participate.
If you are not feeling well or showing any flu-like symptoms, you will be asked to stay home.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By visiting these clinics, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact RAMBO.