Simsbury Parks and Rec. has pushed back the Teen Mountain Biking Clinic by one week. New dates/time are listed below.
Mountain Biking 101 Clinic for Teens
Sat. Sept. 13 & Sunday Sept 14, 1:00-4:00 pm
Learn fundamentals. Advance your skills. Gain confidence on the trail.
If you're a teen who is proficient at riding a bike, you have a decent level of fitness, and you want to learn how to mountain bike on technical trails through the woods, this clinic is for you. You'll learn: proper body positioning, climbing and descending techniques, braking quickly without skidding or going over the bars (a.k.a. an "endo"), the best lines in technical terrain, how to maneuver around and over things like roots, rocks and logs.
Ages 12-17. Girls encouraged to attend.
Certified Mountain Bike Instructor: Margie Bowen
Also, Biking-Traffic Skills 101 on Sun., Sept. 14 still has a few openings.
Biking -Traffic Skills 101
Sunday, Sept. 14, 8:30 am – 5 pm
For the skills, knowledge and confidence to ride safely and legally on roads and multi-use trails.
Through classroom instruction, on-bike drills, and a group ride, this class will cover
the bicycle safety check, starting, stopping, shifting, scanning, proper lane/intersection positioning, crash avoidance techniques, and fixing a flat. Completion of Traffic Skills 101 is a prerequisite for other cycling courses including the certification course for League Cycling Instructors.
Ages 15 and up.
League Certified Instructors (LCI’s): Jim Arnold & Steve Mitchell
This class is being sponsored by Mitchell Auto Group.
Please spread the word. Thank you and safe riding.
For questions, contact: Debbie Thibodeau, Simsbury Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, c. 860-539-0538
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