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SDMB: Saturday Bike School is in Session!

  • 24 Feb 2024
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Feb 24th Clinic: Saturday Bike School is in Session! 

Clinic VALUE - $140

(see actual cost below - best deal in the Old Pueblo!!!)

What will we learn in school?

  • Learn the MECHANICS of your bike! -- Trailside Repair to kick off the clinic!
  • Learn new MOVES on your bike! -- We will focus on body position on your bike, cornering, and ratcheting... and then take those skills to the trail!
  • Learn it’s ok to make MISTAKES! -- A safe, supported space for all riders to learn, practice, practice, and practice again! 

Who are the coaches? 

The dynamic duo (aka the Jody and Danny Show) is teaming up to have a 1/2 day of MTB FUNdamentals and Trail side repairs in Tucson! 

Certified Coaches Jody from Sonoran Endurance  and Danny The Destroyer from PHX MTB Coach are teaming up to bring you a fun day of learning about your bike & learning and/or sprucing up your FUNdamental mtb skills.

When: Saturday, February 24th, 8:00am - 12:00pm

Where:  Fantasy Island SHARP Ramada -  this location 

How many can attend? In order to provide the most optimal clinic experience for all riders, we will limit the number of participants to 10 riders. Youth under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult (as a clinic participant).

What do you mean FUNdamentals? These are the foundational skills (that many of the THE MOST EXPERIENCED RIDERS HAVE NOT LEARNED) critical to you safely and successfully enjoying your MTB rides! 

What skills will we cover? 

  • The REQUISITE Essential Skills! (brakes, feet and eyes!)
  • Bike/body separation and proper body position on hills, descents and flat portions of the trail
  • Cornering
  • Ratcheting

    What if I am new to mountain biking? PERFECT! We love new riders and welcome all! You do need to know how to start and stop safely on your bike and ride in a straight line. After you register, Coaches Jody and Danny will email you a Rider Intake Form with some specific questions so that they can learn more about you and better tailor the clinic!

    Wait? There's more? Have you ever gone on a ride and either you or your riding buddy have a mechanical mishap? Flats? Shifting issues? Funny (or not so funny) noises? Had to make the call to have someone pick you up? We have you covered! The beginning of the clinic will be set aside for just that! We will be 'hands on' with our bikes and learn what we can do to get back up and rolling! We will also go over what we carry in our tool kits when we ride.


    8:00 - 12:00:  

    Introductions (20 min)

    Bike Check before we get started & Trailside maintenance Tips (45 - 60 min)

    • Tire pressure
    • Chain lube
    • Shifting
    • Brakes
    • Creaks
    • Plug a tire
    • tubed/tubeless?
    • Floor pump
    • Proper bike wash 

      Ride around parking lot--skills assessment

      Break (5 min)

      Essentials–fingers covering the brakes, level pedals, eyes looking ahead

      FUNdamental Skills: bike/body separation + cornering + ratcheting (45 - 60 min)

      Break (5 min)

      Trail Time (possibly separate groups) (30 - 45 min)

      Wrap up/Questions!



      • Bike
      • Riding Gloves 
      • Tube/Sealant/Tire repair
      • Proper shoes/attire 
      • Hydration (Water, electrolytes)
      • Snacks! 
      • Sunscreen + Sunglasses 
      • FUN attitude

      Sign up here:

      COST: $20 SDMB member; $60 Non member ($40 goes to a one year SDMB membership, so your next classes will be just $20). Again, thanks to the Harris Foundation. NOTE: not eligible if you have taken SDMB skills clinics before.

      These clinics are made possible by a generous support grant from the Harris Foundation so you can get top notch certified coaches for a fraction of the cost. Each clinic will have no more than 10 riders and 2 coaches so there will be lots of 1-1 coaching time!

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