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Super Beginner Series

 

Super Beginner Series

June 5 @ 5:00 pm - June 12 @ 7:30 pm

$160.00

Are you brand new to mountain biking?  If so this clinic is for you! No off-road experience necessary.

Start your mountain biking adventure with tips on how to set up your bike for the best experience. We’ll get acquainted with the features on your bike and show you how to position yourself so that you can balance with ease in new terrain. We’ll practice skills in an open area for most of the clinic then take it to the trails, starting with crushed gravel terrain. Session #2 will see us venturing on to some of the easier Lost Lake technical trails. Skills you’ll learn over the 2 weeks will include: optimal body position/stance, changing gears, braking, basic climbing and descending techniques, cornering, and rolling over small technical features.

These 2 sessions will get you on your way to becoming a happier and more confident beginner rider!

If you are new to mountain biking and are very tentative, this clinic is for you!  We take things at a slower pace and really dial in the fundamentals. If you have more experience and are ready to hit some singletrack for the first time then please sign up for the Beginner Progression Sessions instead (there are two clinic date options)

Skill & Fitness Level:

Skill Level: SB Super Beginner Fitness Level 1-3 *Unsure if this is the right clinic for you? Please email us with questions.

Price & Payment:

$160 + gst *Payments by credit card incur an extra 2.9% fee, Etransfer payments have no fees.  Send Etransfer payments to info@sweetskills.ca

$5 of your registration fee is automatically donated to the local trail association.

2 Sessions Mondays 5 – 7:30pm: June 5, 12

  • Itinerary

    MEET UP LOCATION:

    Meet up spot and reminder details on what to bring will be sent out at least 1 week in advance by email.

    GEAR NEEDED:

    Bike: All-mountain or XC bike in good working order.  Ebikes are allowed at this clinic, please make note of it during your registration.  Protective Gear/Attire: The following is mandatory for this clinic; helmet, knee pads, and full finger gloves.  Elbow pads, and other protective gear not listed above are optional.  We highly recommend dressing in appropriate bike clothes for the weather that day, and packing/wearing extra layers just in case – we ride rain or shine! Participants must also also have a multi-tool to repair anything on their bike as well as tube, tire levers and pump.

    SNACKS & WATER

    Please bring enough snacks and water to sustain you through this 2.5 hour session.

    WAIVERS:

    Each guest will be required to sign a Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement at time of registration, prior to start of trip. Click here to view and fill in the online waiver at time of booking.  Participants are required to inform Sweet Skills of any allergies, medical conditions or injuries that might affect their riding or health and any medications taken.

    AGE:

    Minimum required age is 18 for our camps and clinics. Requests can be made on a case-by-case basis. It’s recommended for youth between the ages of 14 and 18 to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

  • More Details

    Guest Cancellation

    Outside of 30 days: Payments made for any lesson outside of 30 days before the start date of your booking will be refunded less $25. Or transfer 100% of balance to another clinic during the current season. After which time it is non refundable.

    Within 29-15 days: Payments made for any lesson cancelled between 29-15 days of the start date of your booking will be refunded less 50% of the total fees paid. Or transfer 100% of balance to another clinic during the current season. After which time it is non refundable.

    Within 14-0 days: Payments made for any lesson cancelled within 14 days of the start date of your lesson are non-refundable and no credit is available for future lessons. If Sweet Skills is able to fill your spot you will receive a refund less 50% of fees paid or a 75% credit towards another clinic within the current season. After which time it is non refundable.

    Trip Cancellation Insurance:

    Our guest cancellation policy is firm and we recommend you purchase a trip interruption/cancellation insurance policy to avoid disappointment should you need to cancel your trip last minute. Travel insurance can be purchased through World Nomads.

    Sweet Skills Cancellation

    Sweet Skills reserves the right to cancel or adjust a reservation at any time due to minimum participation requirements not being met, or any other circumstance that arises. Should Sweet Skills need to cancel or reschedule your reservation you will be offered 100% credit to reschedule for another date, or option of a full refund.

    Cancellations due to a 3rd Party/Unforeseen Circumstances:

    Should your booking need to be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances beyond our control, including (but not limited to): border closures, government-initiated shutdowns due to a pandemic or wildfire, extreme weather which is deemed by Sweet Skills to be a safety issue. Sweet Skills may offer you a 100% credit to reschedule for another date, or give you the option of a full refund minus 10% of payments made.

    ITINERARY CHANGES:Every attempt will be made to adhere to our scheduled itinerary, we do not plan to make changes ahead of time. However, there are possibilities of unexpected changes to our route, timings and itinerary at any time. Safety issues, weather and/or any extenuating circumstances beyond our control may contribute to this possibility. Should these changes affect your pre and/or post-tour travel plans, Sweet Skills will not be responsible for additional expenses incurred by guests (non-refundable airline tickets, rental cars, hotel reservations, etc.). We recommend you have purchased your own trip insurance policy.

    AGE:
    Minimum required age is 18 for our camps and clinics. Requests can be made on a case-by-case basis. It’s recommended for youth between the ages of 14 and 18 to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

    ABILITY LEVEL:
    Participants are asked to read and understand the ability level required for the trip and ensure they are well suited for the demands of the trip. Participants are strongly advised to follow our pre-trip fitness training recommendations. A booking questionnaire will be filled out at time of booking asking specific questions relating to biking experience and fitness, we ask that you fill this out completely and honestly so we can ensure you are signed up for the right trip. If you are unsure if the camp is the right fit for you, please call us.

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Super Beginner Series
2 sessions June 5 & 12
$ 160.00
 

Details

Start:
June 5 @ 5:00 pm
End:
June 12 @ 7:30 pm
Cost:
$160.00
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Venue

Lost Lake Trailhead
7400 Fitzsimmons Rd S

Organizer

Sylvie Allen