Skills! New Summer Skills Series!
At Non Dot, we are convinced that if you are not learning new skills, you are likely not progressing on the bike. Several skills clinics are offered throughout the summer for beginner to intermediate riders. We want you to gain confidence on your bike so you can be SAFE, LEARN or REFINE your SKILLS, and have more FUN!
Our NEW Mountain Bike Skills Series is geared towards the beginner / intermediate rider who is looking to learn and perfect their skills along with building confidence in mountain biking.
These are progressive clinics, building upon each other by learning the fundamental skills and maneuvers necessary to elevate your riding to the next level. Our clinics are taught by PIMBIA and NICA certified instructors with over 30 years of experience in racing, teaching, and knowledge of local trails. All are First Aid, CPR and Concussion trained.
Cost: $99 for 2 hours of instruction. Sign up for all 4 at a discounted price of $325
Who: Beginner to Intermediate level riders looking to build confidence on the fundamental mountain bike skills. (This clinic is not designed to teach how to ride a bike) Only 12 spots available!
When: New Weeknight clinics Thursdays starting at 5:00 pm 6/23, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11
Where: Irvine Regional Park – 1 Irvine Park road, Orange, CA 92869 (Parking lot N)
These are 4 station skills clinics (30 minutes per station)
Clinic 1: June 23rd, 2022 – Foundational Maneuvers
- Bike positioning and balance (most beneficial skill to riding) – stability and range of movement
- Front, Rear and Level wheel lifts – position, timing and control
- Proper braking to maintain traction
Clinic 2: July 14th, 2022 – How to corner with control and flow
- Bike positioning
- Terrain Awareness
- Weaving and slow tight turns
- Trail Practice
Clinic 3: July 28th, 2022 – How to climb steep terrain and technical trails
- Body Positioning
- Proper Cadence
- Trail Scanning
- Trail Practice
Clinic 4: August 11, 2022 – How to get over obstacles
- Body positioning
- Pedaling wheel lifts and rolldowns
- The basics of drops
• A functioning mountain bike
• Previous experience riding on dirt trails (even if flat trails) – we will be riding some trails!
• Be 16 years or older unless accompanied by an adult
Cancellation policy: Refund or transfers are available up to 5 days before the clinic. After that, we can only refund your spot if we have a current waiting list with someone willing to take the spot.
Feedback from past clinics:
“If you are desiring to further your MTB skills, this is the perfect clinic for you. You’ll receive informative information and have an opportunity to put into practice what you learn. Friendly, encouraging staff. When I first arrived, I was timid but by the end of the clinic, I was very encouraged and left with an “I can do this” attitude! Had a blast and met very nice people. So, conquer your fear and join in on future clinics. You’ll be glad you did. Thank you Non Dot for all you do. Looking forward to your next clinic”
“Excellent clinic to take me to the next level! All of the instructors were very approachable and willing to share their knowledgeable. I was able to see immediate improvement in my riding when I implemented the skills that I learned!”
“I had a great time, and came away from every drill with something new to incorporate into future rides and races. I’ll have more control, a smoother ride, and have more fun out on the trails after this. Awesome!”