NorCal skills clinics Dec. 13-15
We are rocking kung fu skills clinics at the world famous Soquel Demonstration Forest Dec. 13, 14 and 15.
Come on out!
Lars Thomsen: Owner of Trail Head Cyclery. All-around ripper and gentleman warrior. Gifted teacher. No one knows bikes better than this guy!
Lee McCormack: World renowned skills instructor. 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. Skills development director for NICA, the national high school mountain bike league. Works with riders of all styles and levels, from beginners to world champions. Similar sessions in California, Texas, Arizona and New York have sold out fast and been sweet!
Soquel Demonstration Forest
Let’s meet at the main entrance on Highland Way.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We’ll tweak the program to suit the riders who attend. Here’s the basic plan.
In the morning we’ll hit core skills:
• Going up and down things
• Pumping terrain
Learn more about skills clinics with Lee.
We’ll take a quick lunch break (BYOL) then we’ll apply our new skills on the sick Demo trails! Expect to tackle the drops, gaps and other technical treats in a whole new, sweeter way.
$300 per rider. Eight riders max per session.
Use these Paypal links to pay with Paypal balance, credit card or bank account. You do not need a Paypal account. See Policies below.
Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 – sold out
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Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 – sold out
Sign up for the Dec. 14 session at Paypal
Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 – sold out
Sign up for the Dec. 15 session at Paypal
Quotes from stoked students
“I’ve been a coach, instructor, and lecturer for some 20+ years now, and have worked alongside some of the best. I can definitively say I know what great coaching and teaching looks like. I’ve also been riding and racing a bike since I was 7. After 38 years of practice, I thought I had it all figured out. Lee’s personality, teaching style, and step by step technical breakdown of the finer details of mountain biking elevated my riding skill in just a few short hours. No matter just how good you think you are, Lee’s instruction will take you to another level.”
James Herrera, USA Cycling National Team BMX Coach
“I can’t thank Lee Likes Bikes enough for the skills coaching this past weekend in Arizona!! Little by little, I’m learning how to shred!”
Chloe Woodruff, top American XC racer
“If any of you ever get a chance to do a skills clinic (MTB) with Lee McCormack, do yourself a favor and sign up. The guy rocks. I don’t care what your level is, beginner through seasoned pro, he will help you. And he’ll give you about 200 “Braaaaps!” throughout the course of the day, because he rocks! (Yah, he REALLY likes bikes too!)
I’m no DHer, very far from it.. just a roadie XC wannabe. But I’ve PRed every freakin’ local DH segment I’ve hit since Lee’s clinic a few weeks ago. By a decent margin too. Comfortably. Safely! And, I have lots more drilling to go, to really retrain my brain to do the right things instinctively (instead of constantly “thinking”). Stoked!”
I just wanted to say thanks for the clinic on Friday. I had so much fun and learned so much. You do a terrific job of teaching things in a simple digestible fashion.
A dropper has been ordered, I swapped out my [Ergon] grips to keep my hands light, and I am trying to talk my wife into a pump track in the yard (that may take some time).
I hope you enjoyed your time in AZ. Keep spreading the Fu gospel. Braaaaaappppp!
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 — he 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! I am SO looking forward to these sessions. The Demo Forest is such a prime location for teaching the skills all mountain bikers want, and Lee is just the man to provide those skills!
Prepare to shred.
Hey Lee, I’m still healing from surgery. Can you contact me when you’re back and we’ll set something up? Brraaaaping the recovery.
Anne, yes! I hope you heal well.
Shiznit, I was about to sign up! Looks all sold out. Lee, please let me know if one of these opens up, or if you’re going to be in the greater NorCal/OR/WA basin.
Thanks for being awesome. Your books continue to deliver goodness.
Ben! Thanks for the kind words. I’ll let you know if a spot opens up.
Lee, please put me on a waiting list for one of the weekend classes. Thanks, Richard
Will do. Thanks!
Please put me on a waiting list also for one of the weekend classes.
Paul, will do.
Coming through Reno on your way to the clinics?
Hey Roger, sorry, no. I’m flying.
You need to check out the new bike park in Gardnerville, about an hour south:
Hey Lee, me too! Wait list please. Gracias.