Photo: Courtesy Lindsey Voreis
UPDATE: Registration Open! See links below.
Want to own Blood Rock? Clean Jekyll & Hyde without flinching? Catch air on Coldwater Mountain’s DH or clean Monte Sano’s rock gardens? Tackle technical drops and gnarly features with courage and grace? Then this clinic is for you. Earn your B.A. in Shredcuation with our latest addition to MC3 U: the 3-clinic advanced MTB series.
Photo: Corie Spruill. Courtesy Lindsey Voreis
We’re bringing in Beti AllRide head coach Lindsey Voreis, a Portland-based dirt diva who travels the world empowering women with mountain bike mojo. A skilled XC, DH, and Enduro racer, Lindsey teamed up with her husband, pro mountain biker Kirt Voreis, to create the co-ed AllRide tour in 2003, teaching clinics and promoting mountain biking around North America. Lindsey now has cornered her niche in coaching women’s clinics, from XC to DH. She is passionate about getting women stoked on the sport that changed her life. (And if she looks awfully familiar, you might recognize her face from the cover of MountainBike Action. Or Hooked on the Outdoors. Or the cover of TV guide when she was a hot contender on Survivor Africa!)
Instead of a weekend-long blowout with all the fancy extras, this year we’re trying a streamlined approach: a three-part series of one-day clinics. You can sign up for one, two, or three days (based on availability). The per-day fee covers instruction only—you’re responsible for bringing your own food and hydration. It’s all about on-site instruction in three of Alabama’s best single-track destinations:
Saturday, May 24: Coldwater Mountain in Anniston REGISTER HERE
Sunday, May 25: Monte Sano State Park in Huntsville REGISTER HERE
Monday, May 26: Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham REGISTER HERE
Space is limited to 14 students per day. This is to ensure an ideal student-to-instructor ratio and keep the group manageable on the trails. (Lindsey will be assisted by local IMBA-certified coaches.)
$85 (MC3 members)
Registration will open in three rounds:
First round (Wednesday, 8 a.m.) MC3 Ride Leaders and Board Members
Members who have invested some sweat equity in our community will be given a priority 24-hour window to sign up for one (1) day of instruction. If there are remaining slots available after the second and third rounds of registration, we’ll open them up via lottery system (see below about how to put your name in the hat for additional slots).
Second round (Thursday, 8 a.m.) MC3 Members
If you’ve joined MC3 on BigTent and paid your $25 membership fee, this means you. We’ll email all paid members the registration link and give a 24-hour window to sign up for (1) day of instruction, and if there are remaining slots after round three, we’ll open up the lottery.
Third round (Friday, 8 a.m.) General (skirt-wearing) Public
We’ll post the registration link on Facebook, Twitter, and this website on Friday, as well as other women’s groups with whom we have ties. Again, if you fall into this category, you may initially sign up for one (1) day of instruction. Same lottery option.
But I want to sign up for all three days!
We’re trying to make Lindsey’s coaching available to as many women as possible without spreading her too thin. We don’t feel we can offer the same quality of instruction and personal attention on the trail with 60 women and one head coach, so that’s why we’re limiting our slots this year. If you let us know you want more of this type of clinic, we’ll plan more such events in the future!
How to I enter the lottery for a second (or third) day of instruction?
After 24 hours of round three registration, we will fill any remaining slots in the same order of priority. First lottery will be drawn from MC3 Ride Leaders and Board Members. Second lottery will be drawn from MC3 members. Third lottery will be drawn from general public. If you want to put your name in the lottery system for additional day(s) of instruction, email kimhcross (at) yahoo (dot) com and let her know.