BIKE SCHOOL RIDES

These weekly rides are for Bike School members only. Details are available to members in the members section of the website or sent directly to member's inbox prior to each ride. 

 

Events are all subject to the changing COVID-19 restrictions. Please review our COVID-19 Policies here.

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WELCOME NIGHT

EVENT: Spring Session: TUES APR 26TH                           Summer Session: WEDS JULY 13TH

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Join us for a meet and greet with your coaches, Hardcore Bikes staff and your fellow Bike Schoolmates! Play some games, cruise the shop (need new gloves or socks for the upcoming season?) and get pumped for the new year. 

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SAFETY FIRST! - ATTENDANCE MANDATORY

RIDE: Spring Session: TUES MAY 3RD                             Summer Session: TUES JULY 19TH 

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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 on the road and on the trails, as well as trail etiquette. 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!

The aim of this mandatory attendance is to have all participants instructed in the basics of mountain biking (foundations, positions, and balance) regardless of their attendance for the remainder of the program. This serves to increase the safety of all participants and time management of other Bike School attendees. If participants are unable to attend, a private group lesson must be organized to make up for these critical lessons, with the additional expense of the lesson the responsibility of the participant. This lesson must occur prior to May 31st 2022. If this additional lesson does not occur, a 50% refund will be offered, and the membership in Bike School will be revoked. This is outlined in the Cancelation policy, which is reviewed by all participants prior to the purchase of any SheShreds services.

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OH THE ACCESSORIES - ATTENDANCE MANDATORY

RIDE: Spring Session: TUES MAY 10TH                            Summer Session: TUES JULY 26TH 

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We're chatting about all the bits that go along with your bike: a super safe helmet, grippy shoes and pedals, knee pads, gloves and knapsacks. What works for us as experienced riders and what doesn't. Then our lesson involves all the positions we use while riding: while riding along, doing something technical or climbing. We also chat about balance on your bike, get familiar with your limits so that you can find stability on the trail. 

The aim of this mandatory attendance is to have all participants instructed in the basics of mountain biking (foundations, positions, and balance) regardless of their attendance for the remainder of the program. This serves to increase the safety of all participants and time management of other Bike School attendees. If participants are unable to attend, a private group lesson must be organized to make up for these critical lessons, with the additional expense of the lesson the responsibility of the participant. This lesson must occur prior to May 31st 2022. If this additional lesson does not occur, a 50% refund will be offered, and the membership in Bike School will be revoked. This is outlined in the Cancelation policy, which is reviewed by all participants prior to the purchase of any SheShreds services.

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GIVING US THE GEARS

RIDE: Spring Session: TUES MAY 17TH                              Summer Session: TUES AUG 2ND 

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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. Today’s lesson focuses on gearing and pedalling 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.

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WHOA PONY

RIDE: Spring Session: TUES MAY 24TH                              Summer Session: TUES AUG 9TH

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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! 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.

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FLATS... IN THE WILD!

RIDE: Spring Session: TUES MAY 31ST                              Summer Session: TUES AUG 16TH

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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 techniques 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 and using your eyes to drive your bike. Nailing this is the key to avoiding the dreaded bike wobble and conquering features like bridges (even high ones!) and teeter-totters. 

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UP, UP, AND AWAY

RIDE: Spring Session: TUES JUNE 7TH                             Summer Session: TUES AUG 23RD 

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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.

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THURSDAY TRAIL DAY!

TRAIL WORK: Spring Session: THURS JUNE 9TH             Summer Session: THURS JULY 28TH

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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, this event is open to the public!  

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 can find a job that works for everyone. 

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

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CORNERS WITH A SMILE

RIDE: Spring Session: TUES JULY 27TH                            Summer Session: TUES AUG 30TH 

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Today we're showing off all our new and improved moves cause its picture day! A local 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 so far! The lesson will focus on the biggest lesson in mountain biking: CORNERS! We introduce some strategies for cornering as well as descending techniques: body positions and speed management.

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BIKE LOVE 

RIDE: Spring Session: TUES JUNE 21ST                              Summer Session: TUES SEPT 6TH

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Fall in love with your bike all over again. Learn how to properly wash and care for your bike, and then our lesson continues on cornering - adding berms, flat corners, off-camber corners and the dreaded tight corners. Conquer them all! 

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PUMP IT UP  

RIDE: Spring Session: TUES JUNE 28TH                           Summer Session: TUES SEPT 13TH

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Our lesson focuses on the most fun place on earth: the bike park!! Here we learn about how to push into the bike and absorb when the bike pushes back. Sounds tricky but comes more naturally than you'd think. We also start to lift our wheels in the air (front, back and both at the same time!) and strong riders can begin working on drops. 

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AIR TIME!

RIDE: Spring Session: TUES JULY 5TH                             Summer Session: TUES SEPT 20TH

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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!

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GOING DOWN WITH A BANG!

RIDE: Spring Session: TUES JULY 12TH                           Summer Session: TUES SEPT 27TH 

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We learned! We cheered! We iced some bruised parts! Time to celebrate the end of our time together with one last lesson: descending. Terrain management, speed control and body positions. We review the seasons lesson and talk about your lightbulb moments. 

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DRIVE TRAIN CLINIC

VIRTUAL 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.   

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SUSPENSION CLINIC

VIRTUAL 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 it smooth and plush.

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BRAKES CLINIC

VIRTUAL CLINIC

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We’ve learned how to use our brakes but learning the mechanics behind how they work and how to keep care of them is essential to having them functional. Learn all the bits and pieces, an overview on how to bleed them and replace the brake fluid and how to identify and correct common problems.