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Mountain Biking 101 Skills Clinic / Bike Demos – June 5 &

Postby Bexter » Sat May 16, 2009 10:04 am

Friends of Off-Road Cycling to host Mountain Biking 101 and Bike Demo Days
Friday and Saturday, June 5 & 6, 2009
Sunderbruch Park, Davenport, IA


Want to ride faster and more confidently, corner more smoothly, and handle small obstacles while mountain biking? Look no further! Friends of Off-Road Cycling (FORC) is offering a FREE off-road mountain biking skills clinic in June designed with beginner and intermediate riders in mind. Equally exciting is that participants will have an opportunity to ride demo mountain bikes in a real off-road trail setting courtesy of Bike N Hike and FACTORY GIANT.

The Mountain Biking 101 Skills Clinic is open to any mountain biker at least 12 years of age interested in learning more about a variety of aspects of trail riding (known as “mountain biking” in areas where there are actually mountains). Hosted at Davenport’s Sunderbruch Park on Saturday, June 6, 2009, the clinic will begin at 9:00 AM with a short discussion about equipment requirements, safety tips and trail etiquette. We will then break down into groups for the hands-on riding skills clinic.

The clinic will cover topics such as bike setup, body position, standing up while riding, proper braking, pedal position in corners and over obstacles, balance (side to side / fore and aft), proper gear selection, cornering and managing switch-backs, use of momentum, riding narrow bridges, negotiating drop-offs, wheelies over obstacles, and wet weather considerations. Members of the National Mountain Bike Patrol will be present.

All participants must have a mountain bike and helmet to participate in the clinic. Representatives from Bike N Hike in Rock Island will be on hand to assess participant bicycle maintenance and assist in remedying any problems discovered.

Bike N Hike and FACTORY GIANT will be on hand at Sunderbruch Park with demo mountain bikes BOTH Friday night, 06-05-09 (3 - 7 PM), and Saturday, 06-06-09 (10 AM - 3 PM). Take the opportunity to test ride a variety of mountain bikes on natural off-road terrain!

All participants will be provided a packet of information at the end of the lecture about off-road trail riding areas within 3 hours of the QCA. For more information about Mountain Biking 101, please visit the MTB 101 thread on our forum at http://www.qcforc.org/Forums/showthread.php?t=464.

Come on out and experience the thrills of mountain biking! The day will wrap up with a group fun ride.

FORC would like to thank all our local bicycle shops for their support and encouragement of the sport of mountain biking. Special thanks goes to City of Davenport, Bike N Hike and FACTORY GIANT for their MTB 101 sponsorship.
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Postby Bexter » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:59 pm

The weather looks like it's going to cooperate, thank goodness! Forecast says the rainy stuff will move out today and next chance of storms is Saturday night into Sunday morning.

A semi full of Giant demo bikes will be on hand Friday from 3-7 PM and again on Saturday from 10 AM - 2 PM.

The MTB 101 clinic starts at 9 AM Saturday. Hope to see you there!

Know someone who might be interested but isn’t into the whole mountain biking scene? Lend ‘em your bike and helmet, and bring them to Sunder!
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Postby dfleck » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:16 pm

Bex,
Thanks for including us with all the Forc's events. :wink:
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Postby Bexter » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:00 am

Thanks Dave! We FORCers have a special place in our heart for LAMBA folks! So glad that the weather looks like it is going to cooperate. Our Giant bikes semi will get in the QCA on Thursday. They will be at Sunderbruch Park at 2ish on Friday setting up, demo rides start at 3 PM. They will be there with demo rides beginning at 10 AM on Saturday. The MTB 101 skills clinic on Saturday starts at 9 AM.
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Postby Bexter » Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:36 am

High 70's for today with sunshine, sweet sweet singletrack, and demo bikes to check out at Sunderbruch Park. What are you waiting for??!! See you at Sunderbruch. Demos are from 3 - 7 PM today. Don't forget your cooler!
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Postby crrimson » Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:23 pm

I Wish I could make it out there after I got off work!
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