We are excited to bring a women’s mountain bike skills clinic to Chicago! This clinic is offering both a beginner and intermediate group.
For both, we'll cover body position, braking, speed control, gearing and cadence to keep you moving more efficiently, proper climbing and descending technique, and how to clear obstacles.
Beginners will develop a strong foundation to continue to build on, including basic wheel lifts and riding roll offs.
Advanced riders will take the skills to the next level and learn high speed braking and cornering, off camber turns, jumps and drops. We're going to get rad and have an awesome time!
Skill levels may vary slightly within each group and adjustments can be made during the clinic to ensure all participants are comfortable and having a good time.
This event is supported by Wheel & Sprocket
Event details and schedule
**Registration closes Thursday, June 8th at 9am**
8-8:45am - optional sunrise yoga (BYO Mat)
8:45-9am - registration
9-9:15am - name plate design
9:15-9:45 - introduction of coaches, go over safety check, warm up ride (very short and sweet)
9:45-12:00 clinic sessions
12-1pm lunch (boxed lunches provided)
1pm - Group rides/sessions for skill progression lead by local Trek Womens Advocate and coaches
Parking is available for free at the forest preserve.
From the city, take I-55 South to US12 E/ La Grange Rd. South. Exit for IL-171/S. Archer Ave. Turn left to 95th St (about 1 1/2 miles west of Williow Springs Rd.), then slight right onto Wolf Rd (Forest Preserve Enterance), follow this to Pulaski Woods on the right and look for the pavillion.
About the coaches:
Kate Nolan is a Trek Women's Advocate and Co-Founder of DNK Presents. She has her Level 2 Certification from the Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Association. She loves coaching and guiding for DNK Presents and Trek Bicycles and believes mountain biking should be fun.
Danielle Wolter Nolan is the co-founder of outdoor adventure company DNK Presents. She is a certified Level 1 mountain bike instructor through the PMBIA, certified yoga instructor, and loves to incorporate yoga and mindfulness into their adventure retreats. She believes that your life should be your greatest adventure!
Nicki Lock is a mountain bike and cyclocross racer who has a passion for helping others learn how to ride in a safe, welcoming environment. She received her IMBA ICP Level 2 Certification in 2012 and is always excited to help new riders learn the fundamental skills to become confident on the trail.
Becky Mikrut is a mountain bike racer, Trek Women's Advocate for Wheel & Sprocket, and founder of Skunkworks Racing, a chicago women's mountain bike team. She has been mountain biking for 7 years and is enthusiastic about getting more women to experience the fun of off-road riding in safe, welcoming environments. She leads the Dirt Days, a series of monthly women's mountain bike rides throughout the summer months.
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