Are you ready for a grand adventure? Come out to world class Valmont Bike Park for three hours of mountain bike skills, drills and thrills.
We will cover the core skills, then we’ll focus on whatever the group wants (and is ready for). Expect to dial in position, braking, cornering and pumping. If all goes well, we’ll do some dropping and jumping too. No matter how you ride your bike, you’re about to ride it better.
Lee Likes Bikes is a Valmont Bike Park Official Adventure Provider specializing in adult skills clinics. 20 percent of your clinic fee goes straight to the park. For children’s programs check out fellow Valmont Bike Park Official Adventure Provider Avid4Adventure.
Ripping corners at Valmont Bike Park.
Valmont Bike Park in Boulder, CO: an extraordinary place to ride and learn.
Info and directions: http://bouldermountainbike.org/valmontbikepark
Anyone who wants to ride safer, more confidently and faster on a greater variety of terrain.
You should be of driving age (I will make exceptions; email me). You should have decent basic bike control. Your bike should fit you and be in good working order. It should be a mountain bike. You will need to lower your seat. You will wear a helmet and gloves. Additional padding is encouraged.
If I don’t think you’re safe, I reserve the right to end your participation and give you a pro-rated refund.
We’ll cover whatever the group wants and is ready for, but we will start with the basics and work our way up. This way everyone stays safe, and they build real, usable skills. Expect to cover:
• Riding up and down things
• Pumping terrain
Once you get a feel for these fundamentals, it’s a series of simple steps to more advanced stuff like:
• Pumping turns
• Flat-out ripping!
IMPORTANT: We do not skip steps, and I will not let you do something unless I know you’re ready.
I use my teaching method with riders of all styles and levels, from kids to retirees, from XC riders to downhillers, from beginners to pros. This stuff works—and it’s fun!
Public sessions will be taught by Lee Likes Bikes founder Lee McCormack or an approved Lee Likes Bikes instructor. All instructors follow the same curriculum and employ the same proven methods.
New! Advanced sessions!
If you’ve graduated from my Level 1 sessions, or if you are a (true) expert who wants to dial in some advanced kung fu, you’ll dig an advanced session.
Expect to rock:
• Advanced cornering and pump
• Drops and jumps
• Advanced climbing
• Whatever the group wants and is ready for.
We will move fast and get into some fun stuff. I will not let you do anything you’re not ready for.
Check out the advanced dates below.
Lee Likes Bikes partners with The Fix Bike Shop to make sure you and your bike are dialed in. The Fix is on the north side of Valmont Rd., right next to the Valmont Bike Park.
Wednesday, May 8 : 4 to 7 p.m. SOLD OUT
Wednesday, May 22 : 4 to 7 p.m. SOLD OUT
Saturday, May 25 : 9 a.m. to noon (Advanced) SOLD OUT
Saturday, June 1 : 9 a.m. to noon SOLD OUT
Wednesday, June 5 : 4 to 7 p.m. SOLD OUT
Saturday, June 8 : 9 a.m. to noon SOLD OUT
Wednesday, June 12 : 4 to 7 p.m. SOLD OUT
Saturday, June 15 : 9 a.m. to noon SOLD OUT
Wednesday, June 19 : 4 to 7 p.m. (Advanced) SOLD OUT
Saturday, June 22 : 9 a.m. to noon (Advanced)
Wednesday, July 10 : 4 to 7 p.m. SOLD OUT
Saturday, July 13 : 9 a.m. to noon SOLD OUT
Wednesday, July 17 : 4 to 7 p.m. SOLD OUT
Saturday, July 20 : 9 a.m. to noon SOLD OUT
Wednesday, July 24 : 4 to 7 p.m. ROCKED
Saturday, July 27 : 9 a.m. to noon SOLD OUT
Wednesday, July 31 : 4 to 7 p.m. SOLD OUT
Saturday, Aug. 3 : 9 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, Aug. 7 : 4 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 10 : 9 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, Aug. 14 : 4 to 7 p.m. (Advanced)
Saturday, Aug. 17 : 9 a.m. to noon (Advanced)
Wednesday, Aug. 21 : 4 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 11 : 4 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14 : 9 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, Sept. 18 : 4 to 7 p.m. (Advanced)
Saturday, Sept. 21 : 9 a.m. to noon SOLD OUT!
Each class is limited to six riders, with a minimum of four riders.
Cost per rider: $100
$20 of your fee goes directly to support Valmont Bike Park.
Please sign up using the Paypal buttons below. You can use Paypal balance, credit card or bank account. You DO NOT need a Paypal account. When I receive your payment I’ll email you instructions for the session.
I want you to have a great time and learn some sweet skills. Cold and light precipitation are fine. Heavy rain or snow will be distracting. If the weather looks bad, I’ll cancel via email and text (please enter your cell phone in the provided field). If I cancel, you can attend another session or get a refund.
If you miss your session without 48-hour notification, I will not refund your money or reschedule your session. You can have a friend take your place.
Technical climbing at Valmont Bike Park.
If you are a mountain bike skills coach or instructor, and you work on your own or with another party, please do not sign up for an LLB clinic. See below:
Use of information: The Lee Likes Bikes Training Method is the mountain biking instructional method developed by Lee Likes Bikes (LLB) for sole use by Lee Likes Bikes and authorized individuals. It is the intellectual property of LLB. The LLB Training Method information conveyed to the participant shall be used only for the participant’s personal use. It is not to be used outside LLB-authorized activities for which LLB and the participant have a business relationship, nor is it to be shared with others — including riders, trainers or instructors — outside LLB authorized activities. Any appearance or representations made by the participant of this information in any form shall be credited to LLB. LLB does not train other bike coaches unless they are working in LLB-authorized activities. If you are interested in becoming an LLB-certified instructor, please contact Lee McCormack at email@example.com.
Hi, my name is Lee and I like bikes. I’m considered one of the world’s top authorities on riding technique. I wrote and illustrated the bibles of MTB and BMX riding: Mastering Mountain Bike Skills 2nd Edition and Pro BMX Skills. MMBSii is the best-selling MTB technique book in history, and it’s available in seven languages. PBS is used as the coaching manual for the U.S. and Australian national BMX programs. They’re both pretty good books.
As the skills development director for the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, I create the curriculum used to teach high school mountain bike racers how to ride safer and faster, and I teach the coaches how to teach the riders. All of the instructors I hire to teach at Valmont Bike Park use the same proven methods used to train riders throughout the U.S.
Come on out: As great as mountain biking is now, it’s about to get way better!
Do you have questions or concerns? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Father and son Todd and Denton came out from Dallas—and they were stoked.
Expect to do some bike yoga. Ryan, Mike, Meredith, El and Stacey.
WINDY BUT FUN public level 1 clinic. David, me, Jesse, Kim, Lou, Lisa and Matt.
WINDY BUT FUN public level 1 clinic. David, me, Jesse, Kim, Lou, Lisa and Matt.
Andy and Tracy came out from Texas.
FUN public level 1 clinic at Valmont Bike Park. Todd, Denton, Mary, me, Adam and Meredith.
Cross country champion Heather Irmiger learned how to Ride (capital R) with me at Valmont. She started with some turning drills.
It didn’t take long for XC champ Heather Irmiger to learn how to rip the pump track. On real terrain she says she’s twice as fast—and half as scared.
Randee, Holly, David, Joby and Chilly were stoked after their July 11, 2012 public clinic. Everyone was railing turns, ripping the pump track and riding right over a huge rock.
Pro XC racer Judy Freeman got in one last training session before heading to nationals.
Pro XC racer Judy Freeman rocks the rocks.
Pro gravity racer Eric Landis got so good at hip/torso alignment—and learned to make so much sprinting power—that he broke his crankarm!
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