SKILLS CLINIC: Basic Mountain Bike Skills - Dial in the fundamentals

SKILLS CLINIC: Basic Mountain Bike Skills - Dial in the fundamentals


Tuesday, August 27

Ride Location Bohn Park, Lyons CO
Ride Meeting Spot Bohn Park, Lyons CO
Start Time

6:00 pm (be there at 5:45 pm to allow ample prep time)


This event is open to BMA Members. If you're not a member, become a BMA Member by clicking here


Kristin Butcher
David Holshouser
Dawna Graham

About this ride

New to the fun of mountain biking? Have more fun sooner with our Basic Mountain Bike Skills class on Tuesday, August 27!

Learn how to stay balanced and in control while you zip through the trails comfortably getting over roots and small logs. Perfect for adults of any age and kids 14 and up who have no previous training. Some of the skills covered are bike/body position, shifting, braking, climbing, descending, and lifting our front wheel.

Instructor Kristin Butcher has taught clinics across the country and you can read her column, Butcher Paper, in BIKE Magazine. Additional instruction will be provided by BMA's David Holshouser and Dawna Graham, both IMBA Level 2 Certified Instructors. No matter how you ride your bike, you're about to ride it better!

What you need:

You should have decent basic bike control. Your bike should fit you and be in good working order. It should be a mountain bike. You need to have a helmet and gloves. Additional padding is encouraged.

What levels can attend this clinic?

This clinic covers foundational skills for riding a mountain bike, however riders at all levels can benefit from this training. We will learn the skills as a group and then break into 3 groups of 5 for more indepth practice. Everyone will take something away from this clinic!

Open to the first 15 participants who sign up!

It will definitely fill up so if you sign up and can't make it, please email us at so that we can open up your space for another person.

Suggested Donation

We love to ride and we know that you do so we try to keep our expenses low and then pass that savings onto our members. Our goal is to make rides accessible and to grow our cycling community. To help us cover a variety of administrative costs we are suggesting that participants make a donation to the BMA:

BMA Members: $20 suggested donation

Non-members: Membership is required to participate in this event. If you're not a member you can become a member by clicking here.

You can make your donation here, or bring your donation when you attend the clinic. PLEASE ALSO MAKE SURE TO SIGN UP BELOW to ensure that your name is on our list.

Time & Location

Location: Meet at the Bohn Park, Lyons

Time: 6:00 p.m. - please arrive early to set up your bike so we can be ready to ride at 6.

Important info

  • All riders MUST wear a helmet, bring water, and have a trail-ready bike.
  • All riders ride at their own risk, group leaders take no responsibility for rider safety/injury.
  • Riders must sign a liability waiver once during the season. If this is your first ride of the season, please be prepared to complete one at the meeting spot.
  • For permitting and planning purposes, please sign up if you plan to join us.

Send us an email if you have any questions -

2013/08/27 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm