March Northwest Skills Camp
Don’t miss this opportunity to get 3 Days of personalized coaching with Shaums March of March Northwest Coaching. Shaums is a two-time UCI Masters World Cup Downhill Champion, former Red Bull athlete, skills coach for the USA Olympic and National Teams, and head instructor and program developer for the Bike Instructor Certification Program. During this camp Shaums will bring his incredible range of mountain bike wisdom and knowledge to your personal riding development. Over the course of this camp Shaums will break your riding down to the fundamentals and build you back up unlocking your maximum riding potential.
The March Northwest Skills Camp will focus on mastering the fundamental mountain bike skills of freeride, enduro and downhill riding and racing.
This three day training camp will include: Bike setup, rider assessment, skill building sessions focused on progressing each rider while riding on the hill each day.
Day 1: Shaums likes to start with a get to know everyone session sharing stories from his past while we run through everyone’s bike set ups before getting on the hill so Shaums can assess everyone’s riding level and start coaching the basics.
- Bike set up and suspension tuning
- Body position and how to create better bike/body separation
- Braking - How and when to use your brakes
- Gears - How to use your gears (cadence, shifting and pedaling technique)
Day 2: This is the day we instill more advanced techniques into everyone riding and start checking off your individual goal boxes.
- Line choice & vision - How to ride better by choosing the right line and looking ahead
- Effective cornering
- Pumping the bike
- Wheel Lifts, Manuals and Bunny Hops
- Confidently conquering drops
Day 3: While we continue to push through bad habits and instill proper muscle memory and technique, we will work to progress each camper as they advance to larger and technical features on the hill. Everyone while have their own limits and this is where Shaums will provide personalized tips and practice areas for each camper to help progress them to a comfortable, confidant and safe level in their riding.
- Introduction to Jumps and other man-made features
- Advanced freeride skills
Ability Level: Advanced Beginners & Above
Ages: 13 & Up
Dates: June 15-17
Time: 10am - 4pm
$379.00 – Includes Lift Tickets
$322.00 – For Season Passholders
Includes lift access (if needed) and lunch daily. Does not include bike rental. Rentals available at Bike Shop with a 20% discount on a first come, first serve basis.
To make a reservation please contact Tim Stone, Bike School Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Riders should be comfortable riding green circle or blue square bike park terrain. Advanced Reservations are Required. Helmets are required for all participants. Knee & elbow protective equipment recommended. Rental Bikes are available at a discount for campers. Complimentary protective equipment is included with all bike rentals.
Personalized Coaching (All Ages)
Can’t make it to one of our camps, or maybe you’re a more advanced rider looking to break through to the next level? Build your own camp to suit your personalized needs. Our certified, professional and friendly instructors are ready to help you take your riding to its full potential, or just show you the ropes of the park and downhill mountain biking.
1 1/2 Hour Private Lesson
Add a friend
Reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-ins are first come, first serve and based on availability.