Women’s Weekend at RideBHM
Have you wanted to try out bike park riding, but didn’t know where to begin? Here’s your opportunity to work on park skills in a safe and comfortable environment. Join 3X Masters World Downhill Champion Coach Kathi from Dirt Rock n Root Training LLC and guest coach Sally Marchand Collins from Sundance Mtb Clinics and Adventures LLC at RideBHM on February 25/26 for a women’s weekend of skills training and confidence building. Enjoy riding the Southeast’s newest bike park while meeting like-minded women and getting more comfortable on the trails. Sign up for one day or sign up for both.
Saturday 9 am – Beginner/Foundational Skills $325 per person
Saturday focuses on skills for those new to mountain biking and park riding. We’ll focus on foundational skills such as body position, braking, pumping the bike and cornering to help you get your confidence on the trails. This track is recommended for those new to riding bike parks.
Sunday 9 am – Intermediate Skills $325/person
Sunday's camp is for those who have been riding park and want to step it up a notch and work on intermediate skills. We’ll start with a quick review of body position and braking skills before moving onto skills for riding steep roll downs and drops, intro to jumping and riding more technical terrain.
- A park pass is required to participate in these sessions. Adult Day Pass is $29. Monthly and Yearly memberships are also available and can be used for these camps. You can purchase passes here
- Rental bikes are available at the RideBHM shop. You can also rent a full suspension e-bike to optimize your experience at the park.
- E-bikes are welcome.
- Bikes and park passes ARE NOT included in the cost of this camp
- Sign up for both days for only $625!
- Camping is available at RideBHM for $15/night.
Some helpful info:
- Rider should be comfortable in riding in a standing position on the bike (out of the saddle)
- Rider should have mountain biking experience but does not need to be an expert rider.
- Full suspension bike is good working condition required (front and rear shocks)
- Full-face helmet is highly recommended
- Elbow pads, knee pads and gloves are strongly suggested
- Flat pedals and stiff-soled shoes are strongly suggested
About Coach Kathi
Established in 2011, Dirt Rock n Root Training LLC is now in their 12th year of bringing you mountain bike skills training events. Kathi Krause, owner of Dirt Rock n Root Training LLC (DRR), started racing bikes on the velodrome in 1985, and worked her way through criteriums, road, cyclocross and cross-country racing before finding her home on the Pro Downhill circuit in 1998. In 2011, with three Masters World Downhill Championships and 25 years of racing in her pocket, Kathi started Dirt Rock n Root Training, LLC. Her main objective is to help bring more women and kids into mountain biking and to promote cycling as a lifetime sport. Kathi holds instructor certifications through IMBA and PMBIA and is a USA Cycling licensed coach. Based in Vernon, New Jersey (right next door to Mountain Creek Bike Park) she coaches trail and downhill skills at various state parks and lift-served downhill parks on the East Coast. When not coaching, you can find Kathi shredding downhill trails at Creek or riding rocky, technical North Jersey trails.
About Coach Sally
Sally Marchand Collins is a retired pro endurance mountain bike racer turned mountain bike skills instructor. She has competed in, won and placed in multiple 24 hour and endurance races including a Gold Medal at the 2006 24 Hours of Mohican and Bronze Medalist at the 2007 National Championship 24 Hours of Conyers, which qualified her for World Championships. At Worlds, she finished 3rd in the Solo Elite 24-hour race. In 2008 she competed on a co-ed team that finished 3rd in the Race Across American (RAAM and has competed in over 35 different 100-mile races throughout the US.
Sally has been a mountain bike instructor since 2003. She owns the Sundance MTB Skills Clinic and Adventure LLC in Indiana and offers a variety of different clinics to help people gain more confidence on their bikes. Her Sundance MTB Skills clinic was voted one of the Top 10 Women’s bike clinics in 2017. As if that isn’t enough, Sally runs the Electric Fox mountain bike club and race team, to build youth and adult confidence, leadership skills and fitness through mountain biking. Sally is an avid fundraiser and has helped raise over $100,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society and $40,00 for various mountain bike trails. She is a passionate, award-winning hair stylist and is owner and artistic director at Electric Fox of Sundance in Zionville IN since 1997. In this role, she inspires her guests to love themselves, develop their inner beauty, live life to the fullest and conquer their fears and get outside. She serves as a volunteer firefighter in Brown County and is a sawyer clearing trees and doing other trail maintenance in Brown County State Park.
Sally’s life journey, including the loss of her best friend and business partner Pete Collins from Leukemia in 2001, has been featured in multiple media outlets. She currently lives in Nashville IN and is the proud owner of Sadie and Charlie, two rescue dogs, and Boulder and Moab, two rescue bobtail cats.