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 eleven 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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Birmingham, AL. GC 1&2, Jan 11-12, 2020
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
Birm. "Boulder Ridge Clinic", Jan 25, 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.

clockwise Boulders
Birm. "G.C. 1" MORE COMING!, 2020
180.00 USD

Oak Mtn., Birm./Pelham, AL, "Ground Control, part 1."

Birm ground control 1

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 13-15, 2020.  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 9th camp I've led at MG.

Birm. GC 2, MORE COMING!, 2020
180.00 USD

Oak Mtn., Birm./Pelham "Ground Control 2."

Birm gc 2
Bentonville, AR. GC 1&2, March 28-29, 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", March 30, 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
Mobile, AL, GC 1&2, April 4-5, 2020
375.00 USD

Mobile, AL, "Ground Control 1 & 2." Minimum number required for camp to take place, so please tell your riding buddies.

Mobile

Mulberry Gap, May 1-3, 2020.  2nd annual ADVANCED camp covering many important aspects from the "Launches" curriculum.  These trails really handle moisture well, should the weather turn unfavorable. The food and atmosphere at this venue are second to none!!  Register and information here.

Birm AL. GC 1&2, May 23-24, 2020, Memorial Day weekend
360.00 USD

Oak Mtn., Birm, AL "GC 1&2" would be covered on Sat and Sun. This leaves you a day to head to Coldwater on Monday or keep riding all the miles at Oak Mtn. Many of these Memorial Day weekend camps have sold out in past years.

Birm 1 and 2
Birm. "Launches", May 25, 2020, Memorial Day
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
Memphis, TN, GC 1&2, June 13-14, 2020
375.00 USD

Memphis, TN, "Ground Control 1 & 2." Minimum number required for camp to take place, so please tell your riding buddies.

Memphis
Hot Springs, AR. GC 1&2, July 18-19, 2020
450.00 USD

5th skills camp I've taught in Arkansas! "GC 1 & 2." I've heard nothing but good things about these new trails! Minimum number of 5 for camp to take place, so please tell your buddies. Possibility that drops will be traded out for basic jumping since these trails have so many jumps.

Hot Springs
Bellingham, WA; Aug. 22-23, 2020
350.00 USD

ADVANCED Camp, including skills and maneuvers from Ground Control 1 & 2 as well as Launches. I have led this same camp in CO. Before paying for this camp, please contact me for prerequisites: FurtherYourRide@gmail.com Minimum number required.

WA
Louisville, KY. G.C. 1&2, Sept 19-20, 2020
425.00 USD

"Ground Control 1 & 2." 3rd annual camp. Exact location given upon registration.

KY

Third annual skills clinic. Knock out all of GC1 on Fri, Oct. 23, 2020, 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. "Launches", Dec. 5, 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

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 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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