BIKE SCHOOL RIDES

Weekly rides are for members only. The following ride schedule is our usual schedule which we hope to return to in 2021.

 

To meet with COVID-19 government regulations, we have adjusted our rides to open air lessons with groups smaller than 15 and different locations for each ability group. Members are emailed weekly with locations, COVID-19 self-screening checklist and hygiene/sanitizing rules. 

FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS

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Try out this new sport - perfect for our winter city! Head to United Sport & Cycle for a discounted demo fat bike (set aside for members) and join us for a casual pedal around the Old Timer's trail system.

 

Thanks to United Sport & Cycle for the sweet fat bike demos! 

WELCOME NIGHT

SOCIAL NIGHT

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Tour the shop, meet your coaches, see your fellow lady shredders and grab some swag! We will have some games to play (ummm, yeah we got prizes), snacks to snack and waivers to sign. It's also a great time to bring in your bike for a tune up for when we ride next week or to grab some new socks or a new helmet. 

SAFETY FIRST!

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Meet in the parking lot of your ability level’s location and get ready to play on bikes!! We will learn all about how to be safe in the clinic and on the trails. We do a full bike check to make sure our steeds are ready to ride and our lesson focuses on our 6 fundamentals of mountain biking! Baby steps y'all! 

ALL THINGS UNDERCARRIAGE

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Bike seats.... yeah they're something! Today we are chatting chamois (or shammies, or bike undies) and bike seats. We will be measuring sit bones to get you comfortable on your ride and focused on the trail. The lesson focuses on achieving balance throughout instability! What does that mean? It means pushing the limits of how we can move over our bike and challenging our balance points. 

IF THE BIKE FITS, I SITS

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There are plenty of things we can do to make your bike fit your *awesome* body. Small tweaks will be walked through for those ladies who might need/want them and bigger changes will be chatted about too. Then we get to the lesson! Today’s lesson focuses on gearing and pedaling techniques – managing our chain and knowing what gear to be for the trail ahead, as well as squeezing as much power & efficiency out of each precious pedal stroke. 

WILL BIKE FOR SNACKS!

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What to eat before, during and after a ride - will someone please tell me? We got you - we chat about what your body needs to perform at its best (please tell me its Sour Patch kids). AND WE GOT SAMPLES! Then we practice all things braking – how to dismount quickly, how much front and back brake to use (and when!), and how to use our brakes to manage our speed, not just to come to a complete stop.  

HOW TO BEAT CASEY BROWN

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Casey Brown is insanely fast on a bicycle. And we're going to learn step 1 on how to get faster - so we can go just as fast as she can. For this lesson, we're chatting about how to do that: getting faster using our eyeballs (what?!) while under control and planning our next move based on the terrain ahead. We might have time for some review of all we have covered so far too!  

FLATS IN THE WILD!

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Flat tires suck, but today we're learning how to identify what size your wheels are, how to pick the right tube and how to fix your own flat, out in a real life situation (not a bike shop or your garage). We will chat valves, the tools you'll need and the technique to make it as simple as possible. So flex those muscles and tackle this simple fix to get you back shredding! Today’s lesson focuses on straight line riding. Sounds boring but this nailing this is the key to avoiding the dreaded bike wobble and conquering features like bridges (even high ones!) and teeter-totters.  

THURSDAY TRAIL DAY!

TRAIL WORK

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Take care of the trails that you love. SheShreds takes care of the Old Timer's cabin area as part of the Adopt-A-Trail program with EMBA. Trim back the overgrown leaves and clear debris and become awesome stewards of our amazing trail system in Edmonton's river valley. Friends and family are welcome!  

(No ride today (but here is the EMBA trail day FAQs) Bring garden tools (no power tools), protective clothing, eye protection and bug spray!)

We love supporting our local trail association (Edmonton Mountain Bike Association EMBA). 
 

YEG CLIMBS (...UGH)

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Edmonton has an amazing amount of cross-country (xc) trails for such an urban city. The river valley has bred a unique style of trails: lots of punchy, steep climbs and technical short descents. It's why some amazing riders come from the YEG!  Let's learn how to tackle the uphills with proven techniques so you can enjoy the trails in town and even.... enjoy the challenge and find the flow!  Our lesson focuses on the many body positions we can choose for climbs and how to attack those pesky uphill switchbacks.

MTB TRAILS ARE PERFECTLY STRAIGHT …

RIGHT?

NO LEFT!

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WE’RE HILARIOUS! So we’ve covered going straight – but trails have corners too! Mastering corners is a technique every rider could work on forever, but we will start small with the first few steps and lots of practice. Weirdly enough, its starts with our eyeballs…

DANCE PARTY – MOVE THOSE HIPS GUUURL

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Dancing is great. Biking is also great. Let’s combine the two, moving fluidly on our bike and beginning to steer the bike with our centre of gravity rather than steering with our arms/handlebars. Using those lady hips and the cornering techniques we learned previously, we practice high-speed corners and extra tight corners.

SHREDDING WITH A SMILE!

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Today we're showing off all our new and improved moves cause its picture day! A local cyclist and photographer is going to catch all our concerned eyebrows, happy smiles and excited faces! So let’s rip some trails and show 'em what we've learned! The lesson will focus on descending techniques: body positions and speed management.

WHEELIE FUN

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It’s time to give our tires some air time!  We tackle skills that will help us on the trail and cruising around town – those dreaded curbs! What about our back wheel? Learning to get our weight forward to lift the back wheel is a fun skill and helpful on the trail too. And after we got all that down pat – we progress to the basics of wheelies! WooOOo!

MAD SKILLZ AT THE BIKE PARK

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Time to play in some dirt! We focus on bridges, roll downs and dirt jumps! Trust us, it’s way more fun and less scary than it looks, and we have something to try for each skill level. Take it slow and build up your confidence with step-by-step progressions until you're flying through the air!

GOING DOWN (DOG)

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Today’s clinic focuses on some skills that translate to improved technique on the trail. Things like track stands, loading the bike, roll downs and riding stairs. At the end of the lesson, we're led through cycling specific stretches to ease those tight muscles and get us ready for our next bike adventure! 

THURSDAY TRAIL DAY! 

TRAIL WORK

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(No ride today (but here is the EMBA trail day FAQs) Bring garden tools (no power tools), protective clothing, eye protection and bug spray!)

 

Take care of the trails that you love. SheShreds takes care of the Old Timer's cabin area as part of the Adopt-A-Trail program with EMBA. Trim back the overgrown leaves and face-slapping branches and become awesome stewards of our amazing trail system in Edmonton's river valley. Friends and family are welcome!

 

We love supporting our local trail association (Edmonton Mountain Bike Association EMBA).

HIPS AND HOPS

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Today’s clinic focuses on some skills that translate to improved technique on the trail. Things like level wheel lifts, bunny hops, endo’s and rear wheel pivots. What do these words even mean? You’ll find out!

GRADUATION PARTY!

YEAR END

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We learned! We cheered! We iced some bruised parts! Time to celebrate the end of our weekly clinics with a clinic reviewing the major topics we covered (Bring lights if you have them!) Prizes for all sorts of things and we talk about our monthly events that continue into the winter. 

HALLOWE'EN SHREDS

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The trails change in the fall, all the leaves fall and you can see around corners allowing us to look further down trail (looking further = going faster). Let's get shredding and maybe there will be candy at the end of the ride... who knows!?  Also… COSTUMES!!

DRIVE TRAIN CLINIC

CLINIC

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Drive trains – it’s what moves your bike forward when you push on the pedals and is an integral system on the bike. So let's learn how it works, how to troubleshoot on the trail when issues come up and how to take care of all the parts throughout the season.  

FULL MOON RIDE 

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Celebrate December and the full moon and join us for a night ride. The trails change in the dark and your beam of light allows you to simply focus on what's coming next on the trail. Roots are filled in with snow and the trail smooths out. A whole new way to experience bikes! 

SUSPENSION CLINIC

CLINIC

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Suspension is a huge (and expensive) component of our bicycles. Learn about how the different kinds of suspension work, how to adjust your suspension for the trails you are riding and how to maintain and care for your suspension to keep is smooth and plush.

HOT CHOCOLATE RIDE 

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Join us for a fat bike ride for our last ride of the season! See why fat bikes are so much fun and learn some techniques for riding these massive tires. Before we ride we will fill up our thermoses with some warm Hot Chocolate to keep us going on the trails! 

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