Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Pictures & Thank yous - Hot Mama Bike Skill Clinic (Saturday August 17, 2008)

Finally! pictures from the first annual Hot Mama Bike Skill Clinic that Mountain Biking Marin organized on Saturday August 17, 2008 at China Camp State Park.

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!

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 (celiag@mountainbikingmarin.com) to check for availability. Click here for more information about these October 08 bike clinics.

1 comment:

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