Spider Mountain Presents MTB FUNdamentals with Cindy Abbott
$175 for the whole 3-part series clinic without lift tickets
$250 for the whole 3-part series clinic including lift tickets
Cindy Abbott, Professional MTB rider, USA Cycling XC MTB National Champion, Certified BICP mountain bike coach, and Enduro World Series Athlete has been riding and racing bikes since 2007. A native Austinite, she swears that mastering Central Texas’ challenging mountain bike terrain has allowed her to ride anything in the world with confidence. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and skills with others, and helping them achieve their mountain bike goals with safety, fun, and progression.
Spider is partnering with Cindy to present a three-part series of clinics to progress beginner riders to intermediate. What’s a beginner? In this case, someone who has been riding at least 6 months, feels comfortable on blues and has a degree of comfort on berms and rocks. This will sell out – max of 7 participants only.
Clinic 1-Fundamental Skills
September 12; 9am-11am
Many folks don’t learn the fundamental skills to mountain biking, thus making it difficult and dangerous to progress on to more technical terrain. This clinic will start from the beginning with the basics such as bike body separation, proper bike set up, and introduction to cornering and descending to help you feel more comfortable on the bike. Learn to ride the bike, rather than letting the bike ride you!
October 10; 9am-11am
One of the most difficult and technical skills to learn, cornering can make or break a great day on the bike. It’s where mountain bike races are won and lost, and the technique can be elusive for many. This clinic will break down the important steps necessary for safe and smooth cornering technique utilizing progressive coaching and drills, then taking our practice to the trail to make you a cornering ninja.
Clinic 3-Technical Descending
November 14; 9am-11am
One of the scariest and most committing skills of mountain biking is descending, especially in Central Texas where our loose, rocky, steep terrain requires confidence and the proper technique to keep you safe and riding another day. Taking this clinic will allow you to progress safely and learn the important techniques needed to descend even the scariest steeps with confidence.