Join SheJumps and Thunder Mountain Bike Park for women’s downhill day on Sunday, Oct. 18. This is an awesome way to learn to ride, or hit the trails with new friends. There will be beginner and intermediate clinics offered as well as women’s group rides! We did sell out during out September event so make sure you grab your spot today!
Schedule: 10 a.m. Check in and get your tickets and rentals (rentals are first come first serve that day (you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your size ahead of time, limited amounts, not guaranteed) Sign up for instruction, first come first serve for beginner or intermediate lesson. Meeting at the main lodge by the customer service desk
10:30 a.m. Gear up and get ready to ride!
10:30 a.m.—1 p.m. Lessons head out at 11 a.m. and group ride heads out 1 p.m.
1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30- 3:00 p.m Group ride
What clinic should you be in:
Beginner- This clinic will cover the basics of body position and bike handling. This is a great clinic for someone who has been mountain biking but has not been downhilling. The clinic will stay on the green trail. Intermediate- This clinic is for riders who have been on a downhill run a few times and feel comfortable riding or stepping up to riding blue trails.
What to wear: From Thunder Mountain Bike Park – Wear comfortable clothes suitable for exercising. This includes athletic shoes and socks, but no open toe shoes. We require approved bike helmets, and we strongly recommend that you wear a full face helmet. Additionally, we recommend that you have protective body armor that includes, leg protection, chest protection, and elbow pads. This protective equipment can be rented through our rental shop. Gloves, goggles, and other recommended gear is also available for purchase at the retail store. It may rain or drizzle so be prepared to bring a rain jacket. It may also get hot and muggy, so remember to bring water or sports drink when riding.
What to expect: Thunder Mountain Bike Park is a gravity-fed park. You take the lift up and ride down the mountain. This style of riding is best suited for very specific bicycles and gear. We highly recommend a minimum wheel diameter of 26″, protective body armor, a minimum of 4″ of shock travel, and we also recommend that all seats be set at a lower position. Riding a real downhill or enduro mountain bike with lots of plush suspension and big brakes will give you a more enjoyable riding experience. Like any sport or outdoor activity, downhill mountain biking has certain risks. However, these risks can be minimized and you can have a safe, enjoyable and injury free experience by being personally responsible for your own physical wellbeing, making good decisions.
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