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Shave Minutes off Your Race Times

“Learned a lot today about riding bikes faster and more efficiently, uphill and downhill. So psyched to get back to the basics and get faster!” Ross Schnell – Trek Factory Rider

Ready to race faster, ride with more confidence, ride more efficiently, and shave minutes off your race times? The best athletes in the world across all sports disciplines spend less than 20% of their training time actually doing the sport, the other 80% of their time is spent on structured drills to master the core, fundamental skills of the sport.

What You Will Learn

Spend a three day weekend in our Cross Country Race Camp you will be taught the proper riding technique, core skills of mountain biking, and given drills to take home that will allow you to eventually master these skills. Your mental skills will also improve and you will leave with a much greater understanding of how to mountain bike efficiently, race faster and smoother. Please, do yourself a favor and end the frustration of not riding up to your potential.

 Core Mountain Biking Skills Learned In Camp

  • Correct Body Position
  • Balanced Weight Placement
  • Vision – How to Look Ahead Correctly
  • Bike Set up for Optimal Riding and Control
  • Cornering Technique with Take Home Drills
  • 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

Camp Overview

This is the most fun and informative mountain bike school you will ever attend!

Starting in a safe learning environment we explain the skill, demonstrate the skill and have you practice the 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 Better Ride we really enjoy helping others and would love to share these techniques and the drills for practicing, so you can eventually mastering these techniques.

 

Camp Goals

Our goal is to teach you the core skills of mountain biking and apply them directly to cross country racing. You will also be taught drills for each skill so you can continue to master the core skills of mountain biking long after camp is over.

With this goal in mind the Better Ride Coaches along with Guest coaches Greg Minnaar, Marla Streb, Ross Schnell, Sue Haywood and many other profesional in the sport have designed a progressive Three Day Skills Camp to teach you the core skills of mountain biking and cross country racing. You will also be taught the mental side of mountain bike racing throughout camp to help you over come fear and eliminate barriers to improvement and get you riding confidently.
Ross Schnell: 2009 Singlespeed World Champion, 2008 Downieville Classic Winner and Trek Factory Rider

“I learned more today than in the last 10-11 years of just riding” he also posted this to his twitter page “Learned a lot today about riding bikes faster and more efficiently, uphill and downhill. So psyched to get back to the basics and get faster!” This was after a extremely condensed 3.5 hour private lesson with Gene Hamilton