Gravity Skills Camp

Cadence Cycle Gravity Skills Weekends

Our popular Gravity Skills weekends are back! We will be once again offering a weekend for beginner riders, and a weekend for intermediate/advanced riders. Thank you to Cadence Cycle for once again sponsoring this great event.

Beginners Weekend

Dates: May 31 – June 2

Target Riders: Beginner/Intermediate. Open to CMBC members, 16 years of age and older.

  • Riders should be confident riding local singletrack trails.

Description: This weekend camp will revolve around refining fundamental mountain bike skills. Through professional and personal instruction, we’ll kick bad habits to the curb and replace them with a foundation of skills that will elevate your riding experience.

Riders will gain a confident understanding of riding posture, choosing smooth lines, and  effective braking and cornering.

We provide a 6:1 rider-to-instructor ratio to ensure optimal feedback and instruction for participants. Participants will also have access to medium-resolution photos to savour the memories of this sweet weekend!

Outline of Weekend*:

Friday evening – Join us at Cadence Cycle for a meet and greet with your instructors!
We’ll get to know each other while identifying everyone’s goals for the weekend.
Bring your bike, as well be optimizing your set-up while creating a higher level of comfort and understanding with suspension settings, contact points, and controls.
BBQ and refreshments provided.

Saturday (full day) – We’ll spend the morning reviewing skills and maneuvers at the Mount MacIntyre stadium to ensure a solid foundation for riding. Riders can expect to gain a higher level of comfort in regards to fundamental motions and initiating actions on the trail.
In the afternoon, it will be time to hit the trails!
Lunch provided.

Participants provide their own transportation to the stadium in Whitehorse (parking either at Dog Parking Lot or the Canada Games Centre).

Sunday (full day) – We’ll take the skills we’ve honed on Saturday and apply them to the trails in Carcross! Participants will progress through various trail features to build their confidence toward advanced riding. Instructors will challenge riders with technical features while breaking down the mechanics of each step for successfully approaching and executing those features.    
Lunch and shuttles provided.


Participants provide their own transportation to Carcross (we usually arrange carpools amongst participants).

*Tentative. Subject to change depending on trail conditions, weather, instructor risk assessments, or other factors.

Cost: $395/person. Price includes 2 full days of professional instruction, an evening of bike set-up and introductory suspension education, Friday night BBQ hosted by Cadence Cycle, one full day of shuttles, and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Equipment: A well-maintained, purpose-built full-suspension mountain bike is required for this weekend. Full face helmets and body armour are strongly recommended. CMBC has a limited selection of shin pads and full face helmets that can be borrowed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

Intermediate/Advanced Weekend

Dates: June 7-9

Target Riders: Intermediate/Advanced. Open to CMBC members, 16 years of age and older.

  • Riders should be confident riding local singletrack of a blue level or higher, and be experienced riding trails of a black level.

Description: This weekend camp will revolve around progressing into advanced riding skills. Through professional and personal instruction, you will be enabled to push your riding to a new level, and gain a confident understanding of aggressive riding posture, choosing fast lines, hard cornering, and safely approaching jumps and drops. We provide a 6:1 rider-to-instructor ratio to ensure optimal feedback and instruction for participants. Participants will also have access to medium-resolution photos to savour the memories of this sweet weekend!

Outline of Weekend*:

Friday evening – Join us at Cadence Cycle for a meet and greet with your instructors!
We’ll get to know each other while identifying everyone’s goals for the weekend.
Bring your bike, as well be optimizing your set-up while creating a higher level of comfort and understanding with suspension settings, contact points, and controls.
BBQ and refreshments provided.

Saturday (full day) – We’ll spend the morning reviewing skills and maneuvers at the Mount MacIntyre stadium to ensure a solid foundation for riding. Riders can expect to gain a higher level of comfort in regards to fundamental motions and initiating actions on the trail.
In the afternoon, it will be time to hit the trails!
Lunch provided.
Participants provide their own transportation to the stadium in Whitehorse (parking either at Dog Parking Lot or the Canada Games Centre).

Sunday (full day) – We’ll take the skills we’ve honed on Saturday and apply them to the trails in Carcross! Participants will progress through various trail features to build their confidence toward advanced riding. Instructors will challenge riders with technical features while breaking down the mechanics of each step for successfully approaching and executing those features.    
Lunch and shuttles provided.
Participants provide their own transportation to Carcross (we usually arrange carpools amongst participants).

*Tentative. Subject to change depending on trail conditions, weather, instructor risk assessments, or other factors.

Cost: $395/person. Price includes 2 full days of professional instruction, an evening of bike set-up and introductory suspension education, Friday night BBQ and refreshments hosted by Cadence Cycle, one full day of shuttles, and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Equipment: A well-maintained, purpose-built full-suspension mountain bike is required for this weekend. Full face helmets and body armour are strongly recommended. CMBC has a limited selection of shin pads and full face helmets that can be borrowed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Link to Register:

https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/6964-cmbc-gravity-camps-2019

Your Instructors:

Lorraine Blancher (lbbikes.com)

20180525 CMBC Gravity Skills

What can I say – I love bikes  

Bikes have been a HUGE part of my daily life since I was an 8-year-old hitting mini dirt jumps at our local kid-grown ‘Duke Trails’ to full day, exploratory cross-country road adventures I lead my best friends on when I was 10.  

My passion has never left.  

In 1994 I qualified for my first Pro World Cup Dual Slalom, became a National Downhill Champion in 1998 and 2017 continue to podium with the World’s Best at the infamous Crankworx Whip-Off World Champs with a 2nd place.  

My momentum continues …

Every year I continue to ride technically stronger and simultaneously explore and ride my bike further into the remote places I love.  

Two wheels have always moved my soul, enhanced my life and have taken me to some amazing places around this planet.

Kate White

20180525 CMBC Gravity Skills

I love riding bikes, but I’m a late bloomer! I didn’t start until I was 24. I’ve been coaching with Boreale for 9 years. I’ve got my IMBA level lll and my PMBI level 1.I understand fear and weird hangups on a bike (I have plenty!) Because of this, I can talk you through any obstacle, get you over any rock, skinny or past any block you might have. I’ll help build your foundations up, polish and improve the skills you have and high five every chance we get. I want you to have the best time you can and share my enthusiasm for all things bike with you! I look forward to camp!

 

Dylan Sherrard (https://www.dylansherrard.com/)

dylan

In his own words, “On good days I ride my bike. On bad days I ride my bike until it’s a good day!” Don’t let Dylan “Shredhard” Sherrard’s nickname intimidate you. While he credits his smooth style and continuous progression on his bike to his beard, it’s Dylan’s passion and enthusiasm for everything biking that truly sets him apart. The Yukon Territory native now calls the mountain bike mecca of Kamloops, BC, home. With endless trails, an inter-city bike park and a widely supportive mountain bike community, Dylan’s found a great career and lifestyle in the ‘Loops. But even with all that at his disposal, Dylan relishes any opportunity to return to his hometown, Whitehorse, to ride our glorious trails and engage with the community that first set his sights on the bike-centric lifestyle he is living today.

 

 

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