SKILLS CLINICS DETAILS
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.
BICP LEVEL 1 - 3 Key essentials and 10 fundamentals
This introductory, half-day clinic will cover 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
2.1 Finger on the Brakes
3.Scanning the Trail
Seven Body and Bike separation skills
BICP LEVEL 2A - Different Wheel lifts and Climbing
Quickly review of level 1
( 3 Key essentials & 10 fundamentals )
BICP level 2A will teach 4 different wheel lifts to cover come roots and rocks on the trail with easy and various speeds for different scenario. 5 skills to be successful on those punchy climbs and what to do when you don’t make it and how to keep it going when the going get tough .
10 skills for Level 2A
4. Basic front wheel lifts
5. Basic rear wheel lift
6. Level lift
7. Pedal front wheel lift
8. Climbing dismount
9. Restarting on a climb
10. Climbing (3 ways)
BICP LEVEL 2B - Cornering, Switchbacks and Descending
Quickly review level 1
(3 Key essentials and 10 fundamentals)
BICP LEVEL 2B will teach how to tackle those corners and switchbacks that can be tricky to carry speed and momentum through. With switchbacks come descents. You'll have confidence, knowing you’ll be able to dismount properly when the trail gets gnarlier then you last remembered or expected. For those of you in for the long haul, we'll show you how to roll down lunge on the descent!
10 skills for Level 2B
4. Riding straight lines (skinny’s)
5. Rock dodge
6. Small circles & Switchbacks
7. High speed cornering
8.Roll down lunge
10. Descending dismount
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 (BICP 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 $65.00 (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.
Tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite
Cost/Registration: Cost is level 1 $65.00 (includes lunch) level 2 $85, 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.