Scenes from my first mtb skills clinic for adults

I put my new mountain biking instructor skills to work this summer, having gotten both IMBA Level 2 and PMBI Level 1 certifications in June (link to my blog post that describes my experiences with the two courses).

I teamed up with Northfield Community Services to offer two technical MTB clinics for adults this summer at Northfield’s Sechler Park where CROCT has its MTB trail and skills park.

The course description that appeared in their online catalog:

Title: Technical mountain biking for adults

Description: If you want to gain more confidence on riding lower-speed technical challenges along the trails, this clinic is for you. Terrain included: switchbacks, logovers, skinnies, tight turns, and short steep ascents and descents. Skills included: track stands, holding a line, front and rear wheel lifts. Participants will also have one-month of access to a private Facebook group for Q&A.

Instructor: Griff Wigley is a certified IMBA and PMBI instructor and an experienced technical mountain biker.

Location: Sechler Pk MTB trail, Northfield. Meet at the skills park by the ball fields

Ability level: Intermediate or above

Prerequisites: none. Flat pedals recommended

Maximum group size: 6

Introduction series: $39
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, July 19, 26, Aug 2

Intermediate series: $39
Tuesdays, 6-8 pm, Aug 16, 23, 30

I offered the classes to CROCT members first and the first one filled quickly. I had to cancel the second one due to weather-related problems: a severe infestation of mosquitoes and deer flies and flooding of the Cannon River.

Here some stills taken from videos. Apologies for the poor quality:

A short video clip from a balance skill game:

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