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


Bentonville, AR. GC 1&2, Dec. 18-19, 2021
450.00 USD

3rd 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. 6 spots remain.

Albuquerque, NM, Jan. 16, 2022
180.00 USD

“Best of” my “GC1,” “GC2,” & “Launches” curriculum. Please click on the camp descriptions tab at the top of this page for a description of some of the skills that will be covered. This camp is for intermediate riders and up. 1 spot taken.

Birmingham, "Launches", Jan. 22, 2022
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.

Birm. "G.C. 1" Jan 29, 2022
180.00 USD

Oak Mtn., Birm./Pelham, AL, "Ground Control, part 1." I've taught more than 70 of these camps at Oak Mountain State Park, and many of them have sold out. 3 spots taken; 5 remain.

Birm ground control 1
Birm. “G.C. 2”, Feb 5, 2022
180.00 USD

Oak Mtn State Park, "Ground Control, part 2" will be covered. I've taught more than 35 of these camps here, and many have sold out. 1 spot taken; 7 remain.

Ground Control 2
Birm. "Boulder Ridge Clinic", Feb. 19, 2022
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. The last one sold out. 3 spots taken. 5 remain.

clockwise Boulders
Birm. "Storyteller,” Feb. 26, 2022
75.00 USD

Oak Mountain, Birm./Pelham, AL, "Storyteller” trail clinic. GC1 & GC2 or their equivalent is a prerequisite for this clinic. We will work through each feature on this double black trail.


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!!

April 2-3, 2022.  M​ulberry Gap Mountain Bike Get-A-Way, Ellijay, GA, Ground Control 1 & 2. Information, registration, and pricing can be found at Mulberry Gap Adventure Base Camp. This will be the 10th camp I've led at MG.

Bellingham, WA; summer, 2022
350.00 USD

3rd annual. Ground Control 1 & 2. Click on "Camp Descriptions" tab for more information.


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.   Registration here.

Jackson, MS, G.C. 1, Oct. 30-31, 2022
350.00 USD

This will be the 4th camp I've led in Jackson. "GC 1” will be covered on Sat, and “GC 2” on Sun. Taking “GC 1” only for 1/2 price is an option. If it rains and the trails close, then we will train in a field; I won’t cancel after I drive to Jackson.

Hot Springs, AR. GC 1&2, TBD, 2022
450.00 USD

The last camp here sold out; this will be the 6th skills camp I've taught in Arkansas. 1 spot taken.

Hot Springs

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.


Whether you enjoy cross country, trail, or all mountain, I can help you get better in the technical.

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