We need more people like this guy in this world. Did you know we have a similar program here in the US? I have volunteered for the Denver chapter before. The organization it is http://www.tripsforkids.org/ and they take troubled kids mountain biking. It was a very moving experience, tough kids with criminal records from a detention center. It was quite the learning experience. The kids were from Denver yet had never been to the mountains (a short bus ride from Denver). At first they were getting frustrated, a few got really upset (when they make a mistake or couldn’t make it up a hill) and some even cried. After a little encouragement and some small mountain bike successes they were smiling, laughing and having a great time. As a snowboard coach I learned that sport is a metaphor for life and helping people over come challenge can really help their self esteem. I didn’t realize how much can be gained in a couple of hours though. This had a profoundly positive effect on the kids. Check the website for a chapter in your area or if you have the time start one!
Wow, after years of racing professionally in the US and on the World Cup you really improved my understanding of cornering. I am cornering faster and with more confidence.
Chris Van DineCannondale Cut Factory Team
I learned more today than in the last 10-11 years of just riding” (in a rushed 3.5 hour lesson, BetterRide camps are 19-22 hours over 3 days!)
Ross SchnellSinglespeed World Champion
I now know just what I need to do to go to the World’s in 4x and downhill.
Mitch Ropelato2009 Pro 4x and Jr. Cat 1 Downhill National Champion
I learned more in this camp than in my entire career so far.
Andrew PierceUS Team member 2006, Go-ride Factory Team
Your instruction, professsionalism and emails went above and beyond all expectations.
I had best time of my life on a mountain bike at your camp, and look forward to doing another one next spring.
The results are starting to trickle in as I have the time to ride some of my local rides that I track my times on. I’m astonished!
Mark ForgyCat 1 XC Racer
Just finished a 3 day camp in San Diego with Chip. Absolutely the best coaching\instruction I’ve ever had.