Mountain Biking Group Lessons for Women in Fort McMurray
Learn the fundamental and necessary skills to ride a mountain bike on green (beginner) to blue (intermediate) singletrack trails.
I’m pumped to offer a series of mountain biking group lessons and skills clinics for women who want to ride singletrack trails (the skinny trails that run through the trees) in Fort McMurray.
❗️IMPORTANT: Please read all the details below so you do are better prepared for your lesson.
Beginner level clinics: no prior mountain biking experience is required. You do not need a high level of fitness but you should be able to last a 90-minute on beginner level singletrack. The skill development drills are short with lots of opportunity to take breaks.
Intermediate level clinics: requires mountain biking experience and base level skills (body positioning, gearing, braking, cadence and pedal pressure, terrain awareness, etc.). Also requires a base level of fitness to be able to ride undulating terrain with steeps, roots, and off-camber sections. You do NOT have to be fast, or highly skilled, but you must be able to endure a 90-minute session on intermediate level singletrack.
Limited space: each workshop is capped at 6 women for safety and to provide a more personalized experience. Everyone will receive feedback for each skill drill as they practice.
My clinics aim to introduce these fundamental skills in a friendly, safe and comfortable environment. There are foundational skills that every mountain biker should always be practicing, no matter what level they are at. The skills are divided up by several lessons, allowing riders to pick and choose based on their current skill level and experience riding singletrack.
MOUNTAIN BIKING GROUP LESSON DETAILS
Choose your skills clinic and select it from the drop down menu when you register. If none of these dates fit your schedule, no worries. There will be more in the future.
🚵♀️ Clinic: Skills for Hills
Learn how to climb and descend better with confidence. Suitable for beginner to intermediate riders with a base level of fitness.
- DATE: Monday, August 28
- TIME: 6pm – 7:30 pm
⚙️ Workshop: Basic Bike Maintenance
Suitable for everyone. Kids are free.
- DATE: TBA
📍LOCATION OF LESSONS: Ross Hennigar Park: drive to the very end of Thicket Drive. You will see a baseball field and parking lot. Park in the parking lot or along the streets. You will see a big sign that says ‘Ross Hennigar Park’. The lessons will happen on the Ross Hennigar gravel trails and Thickwood singletrack trails. Here is a link for directions using Google Maps.
❗️ REQUIRED ❗️
✅ A mountain bike with at least front suspension is required. Make sure your bike is in good working order: gears can shift properly, brakes work, tires are pumped with proper pressure (use this guide), check nuts and bolts, remove any child carriers or racks for bags, etc.
CLICK HERE to see my bike maintenance guide to help you. DO NOT LEAVE THIS TO THE LAST MINUTE as there are no refunds or credits within 24 hours of the lesson.
✅ Bike helmet and closed-toe shoes are mandatory. Any bike helmet will be fine. If you do not have bike shoes, sneakers will work. No flip-flops or sandals please.
✅ Backpack with a spare tire tube and hand-pump. If you get a flat tire, we can fix it but you will need to bring the proper tube. If you do not have this, you can still join the clinic but if you get a flat during the lesson, you will not be able to finish the lesson. There is no compensation if this happens. All riders should carry a riding kit that includes a pump, tube, and tools in case there is a mechanical on a ride.
✅ Water is a definite must but snacks, bug spray, sunscreen, and extra clothing are optional.
✅ Gloves and sunglasses are optional. Gloves help to protect your hands if you fall. Sunglasses help to protect your eyes from branches and trail debris.
FEES & REGISTRATION
- $63 per person (tax incl)
- 90-minute lesson
- 6 women maximum
- 2 women minimum
❗️Important: Once you are registered, check your email for your receipt. It includes a link to the required waiver form online to fill out PRIOR to attending the workshop. This only needs to be completed ONCE no matter how many lessons you take with me in the current season.
CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
👉 If for any reason you have to cancel, no refunds or credits will be given within 24 hours of a lesson or clinic* unless it is an unforeseen circumstance such as a medical or family emergency. If a situation like this arises, please email ASAP and we will discuss your options.
*This policy is to keep my business healthy as I can’t sustain operations on last-minute cancellations with little opportunity to fill your spot. Thanks for understanding. 🙏
👉 If for any reason I have to cancel, credit or refund will be given.
👉 In case of bad weather, I will reschedule the workshop for a later date. If you are not able to attend a rescheduled workshop, credit or refund will be given.
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