Women’s MTB Camp
“The camp was challenging and also very supportive, with encouragement from you and the campers and this environment will only lead to success. I wish I had a similar opportunity to learn these skills 10 years ago!”
– Melanie, Womens Camp
SHARE A GREAT MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDING EXPERIENCE WITH OTHER WOMEN!
BetterRide’S WOMEN-ONLY Mountain Bike Camp, Clinic and Skills Coaching covers the same core skills as the co-ed camps in a SUPPORTIVE, NON-JUDGEMENTAL atmosphere.
This can be very beneficial as it invites students to push their limits without feeling intimidated.
Thanks Coach Gene for your time the last 2 days! Your coaching is spot on! I’m so lucky to have had the chance to spend this time learning from the most passionate mountain biker out there – one who cares about the sport and all the techniques that go into it! Total respect! That’s all I have to say! If anyone is questioning or “thinking” about signing up for his camp- DON’T , just do! Thank you Gene!!!!
– Gretchen Wavro
CORE MTB SKILLS LEARNED IN CAMP
In all of the BetterRide Camps you will be taught the core skills as well as drills that you can take home to help you master the skills and end the frustration of not riding to your full potential:
- Correct Body Position (so you ride everything on the trail consistently, jumps, drops, off-camber, roots, etc.)
- Balanced Weight Placement
- Vision, how to look ahead correctly. Everyone knows to do it, few actually do
- Bike Set up for Optimal Riding and Control
- Cornering Technique with
- Advanced Cornering Technique
- How to Brake effectively
- How to Use Your Brakes for Speed
- Correct Technique for uphill and downhill switchbacks
- How To Clear Large Obstacles
- How to Interpret the Trail to Ride Fast and Smooth
We have designed our Women Only mountain bike skills camps to help you with both the mental and physical sides of mountain biking.
Our goal is to help you reach your potential by teaching you the core skills of mountain biking and the drills to master these skills.
These are the non-intuitive skills that eluded Gene Hamilton, Better Ride Coach after 15 years of riding and kept him from reaching his potential. Learning and becoming proficient at these skills will allow you to ride in balance and in control making you a more efficient and confident
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
We teach drills for each skill so you can practice after the camp and master these skills, ending the frustration of not riding to your potential.
- FIRST we teach you the goal of the skill and explain – HOW to do it so you understand the skill & WHAT it should feel like.
- THEN we demonstrate the skill, so you can see it done and know what it should look like.
- NEXT we have you practice the skill using drills in a safe learning environment (so you don’t resort to old habits and/or survival instincts) while we encourage and assist you.
Once you have a good understanding of the skill and some practice we apply the skill out on the trail.
This is the most fun and informative mountain bike school you will ever attend!
A typical day runs from:
until 3:00 to 3:30 pm.
Each day starts with 3-4 hours of skills instruction and drills in a local park followed by 2-3 hours of on trail practicing and riding on
Starting in a safe learning environment we:
- EXPLAIN the skill,
- DEMONSTRATE the skill and have you
PRACTISEthe skill utilizing drills that you will continue to use long after the camp.
Once you understand the skills we then apply them on the trail.
Here at BetterRide we really enjoy helping others and would love to share these techniques and the drills with you so you can master the core skills!
REVIEWS FROM WOMEN RIDERS
Top Pro Endurance Racer
I took your Neshaminy clinic in June. I wanted to fill you in on my race results. I raced all season in the Midatlantic Super Series in Women’s Sport. I won the overall championship! I am so happy that I won! I will be moving up to Elite next year.
I’ve been doing the drills you taught for 20 minutes, twice a week. I almost always preride my
So, Gene… thank you for the clinic. I still tell all my riding buddies about it. Especially how you break down the mechanics of everything that you teach. I let them know how you explain the physics behind the techniques. I tell them that the learning environment you provide is the perfect way to learn something, practice it, and really get it. I’d love to do a refresher course.
September 15, 2009
So thanks and I may have some time coming up where I can make it to one of your camps-I’ll let you know.
Amanda Riley, Kenda, Titus, Hayes Team
Winners of 2008, 24 hours of Old
Incredible! It’s like night and day. I took my first ride after your clinic, it’s like taking your favorite challenging singletrack and it becomes a
Thanks for the homework! I think I’ll take you up on a couple of these books.
I thought your “camp” was awesome. I don’t know when I’ve experienced so many emotions and thoughts all in three days! The camp was like a microcosm of
I went out the Wednesday following the camp, did the drills then rode the Sport loop out at McDowell three times. Do you remember that darned hill at the end? I had NO PROBLEM making it up the hill every time. Funny because I watched a
On Saturday, I met Celia and we practiced the drills…then rode the Pemberton trail. It was great. We used each other to remind ourselves of the skills you taught us!
On Sunday…..I rode with a couple of my friends who have been riding awhile. They took me to a new park called F.I.N.S. (Fantasy Island North Singletrack). It is located at the base of the Estrella mountains. Let me tell you…it was challenging. Lots of exposure, switchbacks
Thank you, thank you, thank you. My riding has
Keep sharing your knowledge, it truly is a gift!
I wish I could tell you I was sent to test your teaching skills by “acting” difficult but then I wouldn’t be telling the truth. I have always been a difficult person to teach because, not only am I impatient, but I expect to be an expert immediately. I also am horribly competitive, so if I have a “team” of people, I want to kick their asses and be the best. (Believe me; you do not want to play Charades with me…ever). However, I was really impressed with your coaching skills and your ability to put humor into my attitude. You have a unique ability to explain
I really feel that the core of your program lies in all the drills you taught. Already I feel more confident on my bike and understand some ridiculous mistakes I had been making in the past. I think that everyone who even considers MTB should really take your clinic, and I can also see how there is great potential for repeat customers and further training. You have a lot to offer riders and your energy and enthusiasm
I wish you all the best and hope I do get the chance to study under you again.
MTB Skills Camp in Fraser, CO. It was amazing. Phenomenal skills coach, Coach Gene Hamilton, literally broke down the fundamentals of mountain biking in 3 days. Super fun fellow campers. Enjoyed every bit. Now I need to practice and strengthen some new neural circuits. If you want to improve your MTB skills, no matter your level, take a course from Better Ride.