Kung fu skills in SoCal Oct. 10-12

Give yourself the upgrade that lasts forever: Kung fu MTB skills!

We’re teaching at Vail Lake Resort in Temecula, CA on Oct. 10, 11 and 12.

Past sessions sold out and were awesome. Grab your spot today!

Last year’s session was rad. Check it out.

Josh rocks a steep rock in last year’s session at the nearby Rainbow Trails.

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.

I boost my Stumpy 29 during last year’s session.

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. I routinely help the top pros find free speed, and this venue is where some of SoCal’s top riders train.

You should be old enough to drive. Email me for exceptions.

Josh dives in during last year’s session.

The plan

Three separate sessions:

• Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 SOLD OUT
• Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
• Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

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


We are stoked to learn and ride at the beautiful (and private) Vail Lake Resort in Temecula, CA.

Vail Lake is the location of many great mountain bike events, including 12 hours of Temecula. They have trails, pump track, camping and more — and they are excited to have us. Your entry fee will be waived.

Learn more about Vail Lake Resort >>>

Map and directions to Vail Lake Resort >>>


$300 per rider. 10 riders maximum (that’s a maximum of five riders per coach). Four riders minimum.

Sign up

Friday, Oct. 10 SOLD OUT

Sign up for Saturday, Oct. 11 >>>

Sign up for Sunday, Oct. 12 >>>

Questions or rather pay with a credit card? Email lee@leelikesbikes.com

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

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.

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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