It really feels great when students thank me for creating the BetterRide skills progression and training great coaches to teach our curriculum. When expanding to more coaches leading camps I was really concerned about keeping the high standard that has made our camps so sought after. This has meant slower growth than many students would of liked (we can’t always meet the demand for camps in their area) but it has paid off with our certified coaches getting enough training (in our camps and then our certification school) and experience (assisting me and Andy) to become confident, inspirational coaches. Here are a few of many recent emails:
I wanted to personally tell you what a great job Andy did with me and the rest of the group. We all came in as experienced riders that knew we still had much to learn and your teaching methods along with Andy’s top notch demonstration and presentation skills open us up to what we really can achieve.
The real key for me was how very inspirational Andy is! For someone with that much humble talent to be able to teach at such a high level with passion really brought the camp’s and my goals together for me and my fellow riders! I will be practicing (hopefully) with some of that same exuberance to continue to improve my skills. It was the best money I have ever spent on biking!
Hope to see you gents soon and good luck in spreading the BetterRide Word! You and Andy really make a great Team!
Ken Gauthier, May 16, 2011
Hi Gabe (Gabe is BetterRide’s Operations Director),
I had a great experience at the Camp this past weekend with Dylan and my fellow students. Your curriculum made some problem areas that I’ve always struggled with (e.g. cornering) seem much less confusing/intimidating. I now feel like I have the tools (i.e. the drills Dylan taught us) to go out and work on my weaker skills in a structured and safe way as opposed to just “riding it” and hoping for the best.
Dylan was a great teacher, he made sure everyone felt comfortable and explained the concepts in a sensible, friendly manner. Could I get his email address for any follow-up questions I have about the class and topics we covered?
I also look forward to receiving any follow-up materials or tips to remember that you send to participants after the class.
Alan Ting May 23, 2011