CMBC 4-Week Skills Programs
Newbies to shredders – CMBC’s new mountain bike skills programs have got you covered!
Beginner & Intermediate 4-Week Program – Wednesdays, May 15 – June 5 from 6:00-8:30 PM
Intermediate & Advanced 4-Week Program – Thursdays, June 6-27 from 6:00-8:30 PM
Join the fun this spring and build some skills on the trails to get you set for the season. Our professionally-certified coaches will lead small groups (approximately 6 riders per group) through four progressive sessions that will include a mix of building skills in a safe setting, applying your learning to our awesome local singletrack trails, and lots of demonstrations and individualized feedback.
The program will offer a fun and supportive setting to help you learn or refine riding skills, maneuvers, and techniques that will help you become a better and more confident rider. We will have multiple groups in each program so that riders with similar experience and goals can be matched together.
- Beginner riders will work on the fundamental skills of balance and body position, efficient shifting, proper gearing and braking, climbing, descending, going over obstacles, cornering, and front wheel lifts.
- Intermediate riders will refine the fundamentals, as well as learn more wheel lifts, high-speed cornering and tight turning, take climbing and descending to more challenging terrain, dynamic riding, pumping and carrying speed, straight-line riding and skinnies.
- Advanced riders will take it to the next level on all-mountain terrain — we will be riding tricky climbs, techie descents, getting air and more speed.
Plus … a great way to meet other CMBC riders to keep the stoke going all season long!
Cost: $75/person – sweet deal!
All participants require a mountain bike in good working condition and a helmet. A full suspension bike is suggested for Intermediate and Advanced. Front suspension or full suspension (front and back) will work for Beginner. Bike gloves are strongly recommended. Come prepared for all weather conditions, as we will not let the rain stop us.
If you have already purchased a 2019 CMBC membership, make sure you are logged in to CCN. If you don’t already have your $15 membership for the year, you will be prompted to purchase this when you register for the skills program.
Register here: https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/2019-cmbc-camps
Christine recently relocated to Whitehorse, and is loving exploring the Yukon’s amazing trails. Before moving North of 60, she was Program Manager and Women’s MTB Program Head Coach for Rundle Mountain Cycling Club (RMCC) in Canmore and Banff, AB. During that time, she grew their women’s MTB program three-fold, making RMCC one of the biggest clubs in Western Canada with 70+ programs each year for 600+ riders of all ages and levels.
Christine also coaches for Trek Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camps and Sweet Skills. She is certified with Professional Mountain Bike Instructor’s Association, National Coaching Certification Program, and Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors. Christine is passionate about bikes and about the arts – she is a landscape painter and works for Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity to raise funds that support arts and Indigenous leadership programs. She has two rad little boys – Maddox and Hazen – who also love to shred on skis and on bikes.
An accomplished road biker who would often do 100km+ rides, Guillaume had a rough start to mountain biking when he borrowed a bike to enter into a 70km “easy” mountain bike race with a friend. If you can believe it, that is the day he fell in love with mountain biking. Still bruised and smiling he bought a knobby tired bike right away!
Soon after, he joined a mountain biking club and enjoyed group rides when he wasn’t learning to shred on his own. His love for dirt grew over time; it was not until he landed in Whitehorse in 2011 that his transformation into a full time mountain biker was complete.
Since then Guillaume has been an enthusiastic volunteer for all things biking. From taking part in organizing the 24 Hours of Light Mountain Biking Festival to sitting on the Board of Contagious Mountain Biking Club to founding the Whitehorse Urban Cycling Coalition, to leading skills clinics.
Now a certified Level 2 Professional Mountain Bike Instructor (PMBIA), Guillaume believes that taking the time to learn and practice skills progressively is the way to really build the confidence to send it safely, regardless of your age, goals or skill level, from beginner to advanced.