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Ladies Skills Clinic

Join us in Oakridge for our awesome Ladies Clinic at Mountain Bike Oregon!

Fundamental & more advanced MTB skills & riding techniques instruction provided by our team of professional MTB Instructors. Intermediate to advanced riders will also ride Oakridge’s diverse network of Oakridge trails, with on-trail instruction.

Progression-focused – learn a range of techniques to improve your overall riding confidence. Our awesome clinics include:

  • Thursday evening, 5:00 – 6:00 PM: Evening Ladies Skills Clinic meet & greet
  • Friday & Saturday:
    • NEW for 23!! Beginner Riders: Friday & Saturday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
      • Friday & Saturday morning skills instruction sessions on-site at MBO festival grounds.
      • The beginner clinic is a 2-day clinic.
    • Intermediate Riders: Friday & Saturday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
      • Morning skills instructions followed by instructional trail-side riding on fun intermediate and up level Oakridge singletrack.
      • Instruction will be broken into groups specific to your riding abilities.
  • Saturday, 4:00 PM: Ladies wine & cheese happy hour with Showers Pass
  • Sunday, 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    • Intermediate Riders: One day of shuttled, guided, on-trail instruction on fun, flowy singletrack to put your new skills to the dirt.
  • All Clinic Participants:
    • Daily morning yoga.
    • Important basics and focused skills instruction for low to experienced intermediate riders.
    • End every day with some high fives and mile-wide smiles!
    • Opportunities to demo high-end bikes for free to use during the clinic!

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“The Women’s Clinic was amazing! All of the instructors were encouraging, enthusiastic, and showed such a passion for women in mountain biking. I did things I never knew I could do. I will be back!!”
– 2022 participant

Skills Instruction Details

The MBO Ladies Skill Clinics are progression-focused. Your coaches will provide a range of techniques to improve your overall riding confidence including interpreting and breaking down skills to help you overcome challenges and take your riding to the next level.

  • Space is limited to:
    • Beginner clinic: 10 ladies.
    • Intermediate to Advanced clinic: 35 ladies.
  • We will have 5 coaches and additional skilled helpers, all with many years of experience.
    • Our head coach is Amy Wilson, of Elevon MTB Coaching & Clinics who is a certified Professional Mountain Bike Instructor (PMBI).
  • This is a no-drop event, we are only here to have fun!

Participant Skill Level

  • Our awesome skill camp is geared for all people who identify as women who have been riding singletrack for at least one season.
  • Ladies Skills camps are available for two different riding levels:
    • Beginner specific skills: Friday & Saturday mornings of instruction.
    • Intermediate – advanced riders: Friday & Saturday mornings of instruction (broken up into different ability levels), afternoon & Sunday on-trail rides.

Package Includes

  • 80 acres to camp along the banks of the beautiful Willamette River. Primitive camping w/ no hook ups. Room for RV’s, campers, Sprinter Vans, cars, and tents.
  • Hot breakfast & coffee and a bagged lunch Fri-Sunday.
  • FREE! Bike demos (based on availability).
  • Post-ride happy hour parties including exclusive Ladies Happy Hour!
  • ALL INCLUSIVE nightly adult beverage garden (21 & over after 8pm) that serves Oregon beer, wine, cider, & kombucha.
  • Vendor area with many bike companies present showcasing their products.
  • Nightly fun and games, including the famous mini bike race & music.
  • Intermediate Clinics only: Friday & Saturday afternoon shuttles.
    • These shuttles are for all MBO participants and won’t have a teaching component. Note: Trails are intermediate level and up. Might not be comfortable for some beginner riders. Coaches will be able to advise.

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Frequently Asked Questions

While we do encourage riders to learn at their individual skill level, we often receive this request and are happy to accommodate when possible.

After you register, and closer to the event, you can expect to receive a questionnaire that will help us to understand what skill level you are at, and to prepare more relevant skills instruction tailored for you.

Yes. Focusing on the positive connotations, positive – and objective mindset. Whether you are new to mountain biking or an experienced intermediate rider, we will start by reviewing the basics and progress into more focused skills instruction. Progression-focused, we will provide a range of techniques to improve your overall riding confidence!

We recommend you bring a mountain bike that fits you, that you feel comfortable with – AND that has been recently serviced, confirming brakes and all components are in working and safe condition. We always have a demo bikes available from our vendors – pending availability. 

Not wanting to bring your own bike? You can rent from the Oakridge Bike Shop AND Westfir Lodge (3 minute walk from MBO festival grounds)

We recommend you bring a trail (open-face) helmet for the skill sessions, and the ride on day 1. For the Sunday shuttle, you are welcome to wear either a full-face or your trail helmet – whichever you are more comfortable wearing. Remember – on the hot summer days, it will be very exhausting to wear a full-face in the skills session, please bring a trail helmet for this portion of the clinic.

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