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LEVEL 1 CLINICS AT VALMONT BIKE PARK

Mountain biking is such a rad sport—and it’s about to get even radder.

Upgrade your riding life for just two hours and $75.

Gain confidence. Ride more safely. Give yourself the skill to truly enjoy your rides!

Eventbrite - Level 1 MTB skills at Valmont Bike Park, Boulder CO


Everyone—male and female, beginner to expert, has a great time in our Level 1 classes.

January 14, 2012 : Posted In: : Comments (9)

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  1. leelikesbikes Says June 8, 2013 @ 2:44 pm

    Lee,

    Just wanted to say thanks again for the class for Karyn. I had this concept that it was going to be a revelation for her, but I didn’t fully believe it until I saw her jump into the pump track with our 4 y.o. with a huge grin and looking more aggressive than I’ve ever seen her on a bike.

    She’s psyched to get out an try her new skills and mentioned how when we get back to Fruita, Kessel Run will be a whole ‘nother experience.


  2. Gerri & Doug Says June 21, 2014 @ 3:40 pm

    We throughly enjoyed a great morning learning skills from Kevin & Dustin at Valmont Bike Park. These guys know their stuff and how to teach. We especially appreciated comparisons to other sports – such as skiing as it helped us to learn. Thank you!!


  3. leelikesbikes Says June 23, 2014 @ 5:54 am

    Thanks Gerri and Doug.

    Kevin and Dustin are doing a great job out there.


  4. leelikesbikes Says July 18, 2014 @ 12:03 pm

    From Sean S:

    Just wanted to jump on and say Kevin and Dustin were fantastic last night. Totally forgot about the Wed night races but neither that nor the rain phased them. Somehow, it seemed to rain everywhere else in Boulder except Valmont. While everything they presented I knew in my head, they presented it in a way where it all finally clicked. Very happy with the outcome and I’m looking forward to putting it to use as well as another class or two.


  5. leelikesbikes Says July 18, 2014 @ 12:23 pm

    From Anne P:

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    Hi Lee, Kevin and Dustin,

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and passion. I have greatly benefited and so wrote you a testimonial.

    Thank you!

    Anne

    My boyfriend and I took a Lee Likes Bikes Skills Clinic at Valmont with Kevin and Dustin. At first, we were not sure if this clinic would benefit both or us, me a beginner and him, a more advanced rider. Well, we both learned a lot. My boyfriend’s skills, speed and fun quotient exponentially increased. He surpassed barriers he didn’t even know he had. I use to ride in fear, calling up my courage to get through. After the clinic, I ride with much more confidence. Lee is brilliant, Kevin is a great instructor and Dustin is very supportive.

    My boyfriend had been trying to teach me the attack position for months. He would ride behind me and yell, “Bend your arms, Blah, Blah, Blah” and I would yell back, “I’m doing that!” This would go on for a while and we got no where. The clinic broke down every element of the attack position and had us practice under their supervision and watchful eyes. I got in the attack position for the first time and I GOT it! I leaned over to my boyfriend and said, “I’ve never been in this position before.” He looked at me with the exasperated “I’ve been trying to tell you this” face. My other big a-ha was learning how to turn. Before the clinic, when I was turning and my bike would start to lean, my brain would yell, “You are going to fall!” Then I would freak out and often fall. Kevin literally showed me how the tires want to lean and turn. Then we practiced and I understood that I had to stop freaking out and stopping the bike and tires from doing what they wanted to do. The idea that the feeling of leaning didn’t mean I was falling clicked and my brain stopped yelling at me.

    Really getting the attack position and learning not to equate leaning with falling has completely changed the way I ride. I’m still a beginner but I’m so impressed with myself these days. :) I’m so happy to have taken this clinic and am super excited about mountain biking. I highly recommend a Lee Likes Bikes Skills Clinic!


  6. Tori Petersen Says April 4, 2016 @ 9:27 am

    Hello,

    I am Tori Petersen, the volunteer coordinator with the Town of Superior. This summer I would really like to build up our bike park and to entice individuals to volunteer as well as use our park I would like to hold a workshop. If you are available to do riding workshops please let me know as soon as possible! Thank you very much!


  7. leelikesbikes Says April 4, 2016 @ 3:54 pm

    Tori,

    Thanks for reaching out.

    Heck yes! I’ve emailed you directly.

    Lee


  8. Bob Brown Says May 30, 2016 @ 9:41 pm

    I started mountain biking just last season after moving to Colorado and having ridden road bikes for many years. I really love shredding trails, but knew that if I wanted to up my game, I definitely needed to learn some key, basic skills. That’s exactly what I did by taking the Level 1 Clinic with Kevin. The skills I learned, above all, gave me the confidence I needed to trust my bike and know I could successfully negotiate the obstacles the trail presented. I feel much more comfortable on my bike and made my first trip to Angel Fire Bike Resort. As a relative beginner, I can tell you I did some very steep and very technical Black and Double Black runs which I probably wouldn’t have even attempted had it not been for the confidence and skills gained from the clinic. I was able to employ the proper body position and let the suspension handle the rocks, roots, drops, berms, and switchbacks and come out at the other end unscathed, but with even more confidence. Thank you Lee and Kevin for offering this invaluable clinic to help new guys like myself gain the skills to shred some serious knar whilst avoiding the ER.


  9. leelikesbikes Says June 7, 2016 @ 9:12 am

    Hi Kevin,

    We’d like to thank you for the great class. You did a great job of working with everyone in the class. It’s totally new thinking for me and my husband and will take some work to get comfortable with the the LLB system of riding. But we enjoyed the class and learning new techniques, even if at moments my face may not have given that impression. One comment is that I thought another 1/2 hour could have been beneficial. The two hours flew by way too quickly.

    Thanks,

    Cathy Sacco and Bruce Kranzberg


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