Kung fu skills in Simi Park, CA

We’re rocking kung fu skills at Corriganville Park in Simi Valley, CA on Jan. 16, 17 and 18.


Josh rocks a steep rock in last year’s session at Rainbow Trails, also in SoCal.

Your teachers

Lee McCormack is a world renowned MTB skills instructor. He wrote the books Mastering Mountain Bike Skills, Teaching Mountain Bike Skills, Pro BMX Skills, Welcome to Pump Track Nation, Pump Up the Base and Prepare to Pin It. Lee is the skills development director for NICA, the national high school mountain bike league. He works with riders of all styles and levels, from beginners to world champions. No matter what you want to accomplish on your bike, Lee will help you. Learn more about Lee.

Andy Somerville is a certified LLB instructor based in Newport Beach, CA. As a founding coach and a director for the SoCal High School Cycling League and an experienced racer in XC, Super D, and Enduro, Andy understands the rider’s viewpoint and real-world challenges on course and trail. Andy has keen observation skills, clear communication skills, empathy and a healthy sense of humor. His teaching style is down to earth and easy to understand. Learn more about Andy.

Learn more about the LLB Teaching Method.

Who this clinic is for

Any mountain bike rider who wants to ride smoother, safer and faster in all sorts of terrain. You should have at least decent bike control and confidence. If you’re already good, you’ll get way better. Seriously.

Josh dives in during last year’s session at Rainbow Trails.

The plan

Three separate sessions:

• Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 SOLD OUT
• Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 SOLD OUT
• Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 SOLD OUT

Daily schedule:
• 10 a.m. to noon – Focused skills work
• Noonish – Food/drink break and Q&A. Bring your own food and drink.
• 1 to 4 p.m. – Apply your new skills on the sweet local terrain.

We’ll tweak the program to suit the riders who attend. Plan to learn more about these skills:
• Position
• Braking
• Cornering
• Going up and down things
• Pumping terrain
• Dropping and jumping, if you’re ready

If you want a private session on Monday, Jan 19, email lee@leelikesbikes.com.


We are stoked to have a permit to teach at Corriganville Park in Simi Valley, CA. Corriganville has a challenging selection of trails and terrain, plus a nice park area.

Mellow trail:

Not-so mellow trail:


$300 per rider.

10 riders maximum (that’s a maximum of five riders per coach). Four riders minimum.

Your session in includes lunch, courtesy of All Pro Bicycles in Simi Valley.

Sign up

Use this Paypal button to pay with Paypal balance, credit card or bank account. You DO NOT need a Paypal account.

To pay with a credit card over the phone, email lee@leelikesbikes.com.


A comment from Phil, an elite XC racer who took this class:

“What an awesome class. Really well explained principles for pedaling, braking, cornering, climbing and descending. Very patient instructors with zero ego and zero intimidation factor. I would totally recommend this class. When I think about how much I spend on bikes and races (and surgery for not attending one of Lee’s classes earlier) this class was a huge return on investment. And since doing the class I am more confident both descending and getting up stuff that I previously thought was hike a bike only. I’m going to sign up for this class again as you can’t have too much of a good thing!”

A comment from Jerry, who did last year’s session at Rainbow Trails

Thanks for the great MTB skillz clinic this weekend. I picked up some very valuable tools to make my MTB experience much more fun, safe and more competitive. I was jonesing to go out for a ride to put my newly found skillz to the test and I made it out this morning. I took 1:25 min [from 6:27 to 5:02] off my time down a pretty technical (for me) singletrack descent. It’s kind of steep/technical with some switchbacks. With the exception of one missed turn, I cleared everything else. I’m looking forward to using these skillz even more, and I will definitely sign up for your class again when you come to town.

Go Jerry!


Time: The clock starts at the appointed time. Be ready to ride.

Equipment: Your bike should be well adjusted and in good working order. If we believe your bike is not safe, we will spend clinic time making it safe. If we need to adjust anything — brakes, gears, suspension — we will use clinic time. Get you bike dialed at All Pro Bicycles in Simi Valley.

Changes and cancellations: If you want to change your appointment, you must notify me by phone or email within 24 hours. After that time, there will be no change or refund.

Weather: Bad weather does not cancel sessions. If the conditions permit any kind of riding, we will ride. If it’s raining, bring a jacket. If it’s muddy, we’ll find another surface to ride on. If the lift closes because of lightning, we will push our bikes or practice in the parking lot. If we do cancel because of weather, it will be at Lee’s discretion, and he will notify you as early as possible.

Liability: Bike riding has inherent risks, and you must accept those risks. You will sign a waiver before you ride.

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 lee@leelikesbikes.com.

Number of riders: While we believe in high instructor-to-student ratios, we reserve the right to allow additional riders. These might be media, sponsors, family members of attendees or people with special needs. We will make sure everyone is taken care of.

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