Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Clinic levels and dates:
- SKILL Level II - SATURDAY DEC 6th from 9-11 am at Tamarancho
- SKILL Level TBD - SATURDAY DEC 20th from 9-11 am at TBD (based on who signs up)
These clinics will take advantage of the features trails and fire roads in Marin County offer to beginner, intermediate and advance riders that facilitate the teaching of balance, launching, dropping, switchbacks riding, cornering, climbing, descending and other techniques.
Two Steps to Register:
Registration fee is $85 per person. We will take registration on a first come first serve basis.
1) Fill out an assessment form to determine your appropriate clinic skill level. It gathers information about your technical ability, current fitness level, and riding preferences. Please click here to open the assessment form, you can print it, fill it up and fax it to 415-871-2241 or you can email it to email@example.com with your name and skill level you desire to be in.
2) If there is still space available you will receive a PayPal invoice and more details about the clinic.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
First class instructors (click here for pictures and bios) worked very hard to bring the best teaching methods for the many techniques this clinic covered.
A big thank you to Sally Kuhlman from Virtual Simplicity for all her help and support before, during and after the event. Thanks to Corienne Bannier for helping out during the clinic. Also to Joy from Gioia Boutique, Dolores from Dol Active Wear, and Jackie Baker from Freeride Foundation for donating clothing items to the Breast Cancer Fund raffle. Many thanks to Chris and Scott from BikeRx for making the Ellsworth demo bikes possible. And last but not least, thank to the many bike stores and bike advocacy groups that helped with the promotion: Access 4 Bikes, Bicycle Odyssey, Bicycle Trails Council of Marin, Bike Rx, Friends of Tamarancho, Girls Learn to Ride, Gioia Boutique, Marin County Bicycle Coalition, Mike's Bikes, Mt. Tam Bikes, Sunshine Bicycles, and Virtual Simplicity.
But what made this event a big success were the Hot Mamas participants themselves. Yes!, women of all ages and technical/fitness levels came together to learn and practice bike skills, to network, to ride and yes to have fun!
CLICK HERE FOR HOT MAMAS PICTURES READ THE CAPTIONS!
Here is a very nice comment from Joy, a good friend and clinic participant:
"Celia's mountain biking clinic was so much fun, that I would do it again. I learned a couple of very useful skills that will stay with me. The instructors were so helpful. The food was awesome, and the gals were so much fun to ride with. There was so much heart in the clinic. The planning and everything rocked! Thanks so much. We are building a jump ramp at our home now."
If you are interested on learning and practicing more bike skills through small groups (up to 4 women per group):
* Skill Level I Newbies - Sat. Oct 4 from 9-11 am at China Camp
* Skill Level II Beginners - Sat. Oct 4 from 2-4 pm at China Camp
* Skill Level II Intermediates - Sat Oct 11 from 9-11 am China Camp
* Skill Level II Advance - Sat. Oct 11 from 2-4 pm at China Camp
Get in touch with Celia (firstname.lastname@example.org) to check for availability. Click here for more information about these October 08 bike clinics.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
The Hot Mamas Skill Clinic is a special event taught by women for women who want to excel in mountain biking (cross country, free riding and downhill) and learn bike maintenance and mechanics while having fun. We will be offering teaching on different technical levels from beginner to advance based on your skills and fitness.
We will take advantage of the many features the China Camp State Park offers to beginner, intermediate and advance riders that facilitate the teaching of balance, launching, switchbacks, bunny hops, wheelies, and other techniques. Some of the China Camp features include: wider singletracks with easy switchbacks, narrower singletracks with challenging switchbacks; easy to strenuous drops and jumps; technical downhill sections; easy to moderate climbs and descents; and more.
Sign up now and save $25!
Advance registration is $95 per participant if you sign up before Wednesday August 13, 2008.
Advance registration is $95 (before August 13)
On-site registration is $120 (on August 17)
Register today at www.mountainbikingmarin.com
Space is limited!
A morning clinic session, an afternoon ride to practice what participants have learned while providing final tips and tricks.
9:30 am - 11:00 am on-site registration & fitness/technical level assessment to divide into groups
11:00 am - 1:00 pm clinic instruction at China Camp
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm gathering to review techniques (lunch is not included)
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm riding time to practice and master what was learned
Sunday, May 11, 2008
The 6 hotties were (from left to ride): Celia, Suzie, Leigh, Christina, Kristy, and Jessica.
I noticed about a month ago that Jessica first came riding her new bike with running clothes , and this time she came showing off her new bike outfit. She already came convinced that she is a real mountain biker!
I hope to see everyone next Sunday May 25 at 10:00 am near the guard booth in San Pedro Rd, China Camp. The Hot Mamas will roll at 10:30 am for another fun ride!
Friday, May 02, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
Leslie, Suzie, Leigh and Dana went for a switchback practice loop while Susann, Dolores, Kristy and Celia went for a rocks, drops and more switchback sections practice loop. Dolores and Kristy cleared the creek drop with the sharp right turn switchback at the end. They were pros! Susann was taking it very easy because she is leaving town to visit Belice and didn't want to hurt herself before her vacation. Kristy was looking great on her new Specialize full suspension bike! She cleared one of the tight switchbacks of Jt Hall. And then when she was going to try the next one, well... she didn't quite make it and instead she decided to spill down the hill rolling down trying to catch her new bike to protect it from scratches. Both were okay so we continued our ride.
At the top of the camp we rendezvoused with the Hot Boys who were riding around some of the same trails waiting for their turn at 2:00 pm. Below are (Left to Right) Susann, Celia, Joe, Mike, Tom, Mario and Kristy.(Dolores was taking the picture).
And here is the Hot Mamas and Boys (coed group): Dan, Steve, Mike, Mario, Joe, Dana, Dolores, Julio, Tom and Eugene. (Celia was taking the picture). If you want to know what happened in this ride click here
Stay tuned for the next Hot Mama ride on Sunday April 13th at 10:00 am at China Camp. For more information visit Mike's Bikes website.