Intermediate Clinic: Bikepacking

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Availability : August 17th and 19th 6-8 pm. Overnight trip August 21st-22nd, 2021
Min Age : 18
Max People : 6

Progression Mountain Bike Clinic: Bikepacking

There is no better way to end a summer of riding than on an overnight bikepacking trip. This course will focus on the unique equipment used, packing, weight management, suspension set-up, nutrition, field repairs, first aid, backcountry camping skills, wildlife encounters, and dealing with inclement weather. The course will include one overnight trip.

Clinic Location

  • TBD

Days / Times

  • August 17th and 19th 6-8 pm
  • Overnight trip August 21st-22nd, 2021

Required

  • A reliable, well-maintained mountain or fat tire bike with hand brakes and functioning gears* Hardtail MTB's available for rent with advanced notice
  • Prerequisites: Beginning Mountain Biking Clinic or Comfortable riding on dirt paths, climbing trails or Backcountry Trails Clinic
  • Bikepacking/camping equipment ~ bikepacking bags available to rent with advanced notice
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Helmet
  • Fitness Level: Recreational - Active
  • Skill Level: beginner - intermediate
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Mountain bike rental options
  • Trek X Caliber (Sizes 15/17/19) ~ $19/ session
Skills & Fitness
  • Mountain Biking Skills
  • Beginner – I know how to ride a bike, shift gears, and use hand breaks. I can control my speed and direction on the pavement, however, I am new to mountain biking and have never ridden dirt trails or ride off-road once or twice a year.
  • Novice – I have some experience riding dirt trails or off-road terrain and have been mountain biking several times. I can control my bike speed and direction on smooth trails and moderately uneven terrain, but often walk my bike when things get rooty. I am able to anticipate the terrain and know when to shift gears some of the time.
  • Intermediate – I have been mountain biking for at least 2 years and ride regularly. I am able to control my speed and direction on moderately steep and technical singletrack trails which may include tight trees, mud, loose rocks, and sand. I can roll over small obstacles but I don’t take my wheels off the ground. I can anticipate the terrain and know when to shift gears.
  • Advanced – I am a strong rider who has been mountain biking for 5 or more years. I am comfortable climbing and descending steep, technical and exposed terrain that includes rocks, tree roots, primitive trail, tight switchbacks, short drops, and jumps.
  • Fitness
  • Leisurely: My main source of exercise is walking or light workouts once or twice a week. I enjoy getting outside and walking or light activity. I prefer mostly flat or downhill terrain. Short, small hill climbs are doable, but less is ok with me. (Less than 200 feet of climbing)
  • Recreational: Weekend warrior or commute to work or do spin classes in the gym, I enjoy an active lifestyle, working out 2 to 3 times a week with an occasional physical challenge. I enjoy gentle rolling terrain and feel great after reaching the top of a hill climb. (Less than 500 feet of climbing)
  • Active: Fitness is central to my life. I ride my bike regularly weekly (spin classes count!) or I work out 4 to 5 times a week physically challenging myself with almost every workout. I enjoy hills and like getting some speed. (Less than 1,000 feet of climbing)
  • Avid: Fitness is my life and everything I do revolves around my workouts and nutrition. I ride my bike an average of 100 miles per week and enjoy a fast pace for an extended time. I love to train, improve, and maybe even race my friends. I enjoy all-terrain!
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