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IMBA Level 1 - Intro to Mountain Biking - Skills Clinic

IMBA Level 1 - Intro to Mountain Biking - Skills Clinic

AJ's Bikes, LLC and Swamp Club host Monthly IMBA Level I mountain bike skills clinics as a fundraiser for The Friends of Alafia, Inc.  This clinic is taught by AJ's own certified Level 1 IMBA instructor Lucy Lemus and are hosted at Florida's Premier mountain bike park, Alafia River State Park located in Lithia, FL.  This clinic will cover all the basics to get you out enjoying your bike on the trails with confidence. 

       

Clinic Details

This introductory, half day clinic will cover the Three Key Essentials to being a successful mountain biker and the Seven Body and Bike Separation Skills that are key to overcoming obstacles in the trails.  We will provide Instructional skill discussion, demonstrations, group skills practice, followed by a group ride to practice these new skills on the trails. Everything you need to know to start riding the trails!  We will conclude with a lunch (provided) where we can answer any further questions!

Three Key essentials to being a successful mountain biker

  1. Level Pedal
  2. 1 Finger on the Brakes
  3. Scanning the Trail

Seven Body and Bike separation skills

  1. Neutral
  2. Ready
  3. Braking
  4. Forward
  5. Back
  6. Side 
  7. to Side

Where:  Alafia River State Park,  14326 S. CR 39,  Lithia, FL 33547

What to bring:

  • A good working mountain bike (in your size)*
  • Hydration system
  • Snell or ANSI approved helmet (properly fitted)
  • Stiff soled shoes
  • Flat Pedals (IMBA recommends learning all skills with platform pedals so please take the clips off for the day)

*AJ's has full suspension mountain bikes available for rent at our shop, please make arrangements for rentals in advance, it may be possible for us to bring the rental bike for you for the event with notice.

Cost/Registration:  Cost is $55.00 (includes lunch), register online at eventbrite.com or in person at AJ's Bikes.  AJ's donates all profits from ticket sales to Friends of Alafia, Inc. and SWAMP club.  We encourage you to check out these two great organizations and consider a membership.

      

Upcoming clinics

Tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite by clicking the date you want below or purchased at AJ's Bikes, LLC in person.  Please contact Lucy with any questions LivLucygiant@yahoo.com