Mountain Bike Skills Coaching Primarily in the Southeast

I have provided mountain bike skills instruction over the years on some pretty incredible trail systems across thirteen states, and Alabama is hard to beat.

Most of my camps and private lessons are held at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, Alabama, which is south of Birmingham.  The trails at Oak Mountain handle moisture so much better than many trail systems, should the weather turn unfavorable.  Oak Mountain can be ridden year around.  What is more, Oak was an International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) Hall of Fame Epic Trail System.  Many of my customers have traveled to Oak Mountain for a skills camp and then stayed on extra day(s) to continue to explore these awesome trails and/or the fun trails at Coldwater, which is an IMBA bronze level ride center and is little over an hour away from Oak.  Plus, when it comes to private lessons, terrain at Oak can be found that is perfect for everyone from beginner to pro level riders.  Directions to Oak Mountain  For a video highlighting some of the trails at Oak Mountain, Coldwater, and Chewalca, go here (Oak Mtn highlighted at 7:45)  

While the two features above are double-black features that won't be ridden in the "Ground Control 1" camp at Oak Mountain State Park, the basic skills taught in that one-day camp are the only ones being used to conquer them.  Never underestimate executing the basics correctly.

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Please contact me before you sign up a minor for my skills camps because I primarily work only with adults or very advanced minors. Thanks!

 

Birmingham, "Launches", August 20, 2022
125.00 USD

SOLD OUT EMAIL FOR WAITING LIST Oak Mountain, Birm./Pelham, AL, "Launches." Prerequisites required for this camp. Please click on the camp descriptions tab at the top of this page for more info on this advanced camp. It will be the third camp described on that page.

launches
Birm. "G.C. 1" Aug. 27, 2022
180.00 USD

SOLD OUT EMAIL ME FOR WAITING LIST. Oak Mtn., Birm./Pelham, AL, "Ground Control, part 1." I've taught more than 80 of these camps at Oak Mountain State Park.

Birm ground control 1
Birm. “G.C. 2” Sept 17, 2022
180.00 USD

Oak Mtn State Park, "Ground Control, part 2" will be covered. I've taught more than 40 of these camps here. Many in the past have sold out. 4 spots remain.

Ground Control 2
Birm. "Storyteller,” Oct. 8, 2022
75.00 USD

Oak Mountain, Birm./Pelham, AL, "Storyteller” trail clinic. GC1 & GC2 are prerequisites for this clinic. We will work through each feature on this double black trail. This is the best preparation for riding Windrock and more technical enduro stages. 7 spots left.

Storyteller

REGISTRATION HERE!! 4th annual skills clinic. Knock out most, if not all, of GC1 on Fri, Oct. 21, 2022, from noon-5pm as part of the Coldwater Fat Tire Fest, & then stay on through the rest of the weekend to practice your skills on the trails.  

SOLD OUT, but a similar event has been added HERE.  Nov 3-5. Southern Utah Epic Experience: GC1 & GC2 are prerequisites.  This is for strong intermediate riders and above.  

Bentonville area, Nov 12, 2022
180.00 USD

Ground Control 1, see camp descriptions tab for curriculum. Last one sold out. This will be my 6th clinic in Arkansas. Mojo Cycling is my bike shop choice when I'm in Bentonville! I won't cancel if it rains. 7 spots remain.

Bentonville 1
Bentonville area, Nov 13, 2022
180.00 USD

Ground Control 2, see camp descriptions tab for curriculum. Many of these have sold out. This will be my 7th clinic in Arkansas. Mojo Cycling is my bike shop choice when I'm in Bentonville! I won't cancel if it rains. 4 spots remain.

Bentonville 2
Bentonville area, Nov 14, 2022
180.00 USD

"Launches", see camp descriptions tab for curriculum. Many have sold out. This will be my 8th clinic in Arkansas. Mojo Cycling is my bike shop choice when I'm in Bentonville! 7 spots remain.

Bentonville 3
Birm. "Boulder Ridge Clinic", Dec. 3, 2022
100.00 USD

Oak Mountain, "Boulder Ridge Clinic." Please click on the camp descriptions tab at the top of this page for more info on this advanced camp. It will be the fourth camp described on that page. GC1 & GC2 are prerequisites. 7 spots left.

clockwise Boulders
Birm. "Boulder Ridge Clinic--backwards" Dec 10, ‘22
100.00 USD

Oak Mountain, Birm./Pelham, AL, If you want to ride destinations like Sedona and not have to walk your bike a lot, then this tech climb clinic is for you! Opposite direction than normal Boulder Ridge clinic. GC1 & GC2 are prerequisites.

counter-clockwise Boulders

If you invest in this camp at Mulberry Gap, you will also get to check another great IMBA Epic Hall of Fame trail system off your bucket list. These trails really handle moisture well also, should the weather turn unfavorable. The food and atmosphere at this venue are second to none!!

March 31-April 2, 2023.  M​ulberry Gap, Ellijay, GA, Ground Control 1 & 2. Information, registration, and pricing can be found at Mulberry Gap Adventure Base Camp This will be the 11th camp I've led at MG.

This was definitely the most advanced group I've taught thus far.  It was in Golden, Colorado; and I was always the last one on the ascents as well as the descents.  The rewarding thing from this experience is that every one of these riders left the two day camp better riders than when they started.

For a 6 rider minimum, I can travel to your home trail system and teach "Ground Control 1 & 2."
One of my students, Karen, using the skills she learned in GC 1 to ride down a section of trail named "Blood Rock."
"Cigar Drop", on "Boulder Ridge," Oak Mtn State Park, AL. Tools used to conquer it are taught in GC 2.
Same drop and same speed as my buddy below, but this "Lunge drop" is taught in "Launches."
Same drop and same speed as me in the picture two above, but this is the "Pop drop" I teach in "Ground Control 2." Knowing when to use which is crucial, especially in steep terrain.

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