This weekend’s first big MC3 event — a 2-day women’s mountain-bike clinic — brought together 32 women for two intensive days of skills training, trail rides, and coaching from IMIC-certified Lindsay Bradley, who also happens to drive a truck filled with Trek WSD bikes. Lindsay taught fundamental skills such as bike-body separation, high-speed cornering, and good braking technique, and anyone who wished to demo a bike got a chance to test-ride one on the trail.
“I feel like a better rider already,” said one participant, who said the event improved not only her bike-handling skills, but her confidence. “I feel like I got to the next level.”
We’d like to thank everyone who helped make this weekend possible, from our sponsors whose dollars made it possible for us to charge very low fees, to volunteers whose contributions may not have been apparent to the casual observer. BUMP, our brother club responsible for maintaining the IMBA Epic trails that we ride, helped us obtain insurance and online registration. BUMP’s Mike Enervold personally constructed several of the skills stations and wore himself out taking photos, coaching, and serving as our “Designated Domestique” all weekend with nary a complaint. Mitch Moses and Monty Morris helped spot riders on technical skills stations. Dr. Sophia Lal of Fagan Sports Medicine examined injuries and provided an excellent Q&A session. Many of our own members helped out in more ways than we can name here. And for that we are grateful.
More pics tomorrow. I’m beat. G’nite.