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 "Squamish-ish" is a double-black feature 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 it.  Never underestimate executing the basics correctly.

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Birm. "Boulder Ridge Clinic", June 20, 2020
100.00 USD

Oak Mountain, Birm./Pelham, AL, "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. SOLD OUT; CONTACT ME FOR WAITING LIST.

clockwise Boulders
Bentonville, AR. GC 1&2, July 25-26, 2020
450.00 USD

2nd annual, Bentonville camp. "Ground Control 1 & 2." Ride some of the trails that have been creating such a buzz before, during, and after the camp! Minimum number of 5 for camp to take place, so please tell your buddies.

Bentonville
Bentonville, "Launches", July 27, 2020
175.00 USD

Bentonville, Arkansas, "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.

Bentonville launches
Bellingham, WA; Aug. 8-9, 2020
350.00 USD

SOLD OUT. Ground Control 1 & 2. Click on "Camp Descriptions" tab for more information.

WA
Birm. "Launches", Aug. 29, 2020
180.00 USD

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
Hot Springs, AR. GC 1&2, Sept 12-13, 2020
450.00 USD

CAMP IS SOLD OUT; PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR WAITING LIST. 5th skills camp I've taught in Arkansas.

Hot Springs

Unfortunately, I had to have L4 L5 spinal fusion surgery on November 16, 2020, so please check back here on May 1, 2021 on, for future camps. If you want instruction before then, then please contact me.  I have instructors who I recommend in Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia, Washington, Colorado, and Arizona.

Birmingham, AL. GC 1&2, More coming! 2021
360.00 USD

Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham, AL. "Ground Control 1 & 2" If you only want to take GC 1 or GC 2 for $180, that is possible; please contact me so we can set it up.

GC 1 & 2

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!!

TBD, 2021.  M​ulberry Gap Mountain Bike Get-A-Way, Ellijay, GA, Ground Control 1 & 2. Information, registration, and pricing can be found at Mulberry Gap. This will be the 10th camp I've led at MG.

Birm. "G.C. 1" More coming! 2021
180.00 USD

Oak Mtn., Birm./Pelham, AL, "Ground Control, part 1." I've taught more than 60 of these camps at Oak Mountain State Park.

Birm ground control 1
Birm. "G.C. 2" More coming! 2021
180.00 USD

Oak Mtn., Birm./Pelham, AL, "Ground Control, part 2." I've taught more than 30 of these camps at Oak Mountain State Park.

Birm ground control 2
Bellingham, WA; tbd, 2021
350.00 USD

2nd annual. Ground Control 1 & 2. Click on "Camp Descriptions" tab for more information.

WA

Third annual skills clinic. Knock out all of GC1 on Fri, Oct. TBD, 2021, 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.   Registration here.

Birm. "Boulder Ridge Clinic--backwards", TBD, 2021
100.00 USD

Oak Mountain, Birm./Pelham, AL, For you tech climbers out there, this is your clinic. Opposite direction than normal 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.

counter-clockwise Boulders

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.

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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