Build skills and learn techniques in an afternoon
3 different clinics over the season
Certified coaches (PMBI & BICP)
3.5 hours of instruction
Options for Brand new Beginners to Strong Intermediates
Static, dynamic and riding demos with progressive skill building
Low Instructor to participant ratios
Women & Non-Binary folk
No matter where you are starting at, improving your skills in an afternoon can't be beat. Learn from certified mountain bike instructors the foundational skills to improve your riding, build confidence and get shredding!
Our most introductory clinic is Biking 101. Just starting off on your mountain biking adventure or never taken any bike lessons? This is the place for you! Focusing on fitting your bike to you, gearing and braking - all the things that get you ready for the trail!
The next step is Biking 102 where review all the components of Biking 101 to make sure you have them dialled, while giving some extra tweaks. Then we add in some new techniques to help you conquer more intermediate trails (pressure control, climbing, & descending)
Our Corners & Jumps clinics is our most advanced afternoon clinic. With a quick review of foundational skills, we move to roll downs, cornering and jumps. Working from grass to wood stunts, coaches assess your skills and help you to finesse your techniques to feel confident in the air.
LESSONS + PRACTICE
That's the design we follow in all our programs: take one topic in mountain biking (like positions or braking), have certified coaches talk about why it's important and break down how to do it. We show you some demos and then its time for you to practice gradually and with progressive challenges until we're feeling good.
In our Biking 101 clinic, we spend most of our time in the grass and lock in some foundational techniques. At the end, we take it to the trail, where we choose ability-appropriate trails and identify and practice our new skills on "real life biking".
In our Biking 102 clinic, we spend more time on the trail, where we practice the skills learned on earlier on grass, translating them to intermediate trails and their features.
In our Corners & Drops clinic, we keep the focus on grass skills, with ramps and stunts added in to progressively challenge riders and finesse skills, building in small steps and repetition.
A special type of magic happens in the forest with a supportive crew, for this reason we limit our clinic participants to adult women and non-binary folks (we do have some awesome male coaches though!) If you identify as female or non-binary, know that you are welcome
Our Biking 101 clinic is held in Capilano Park. We focus most of our lesson on skills and drills done on open grass fields and some short sections of trail.
Our Biking 102 clinic is also held in Capilano Park. Depending on group ability, about half of the clinic is on the grass, dialling in the techniques on easier terrain. Then we move to intermediate trails to put those techniques to use.
Our Corners & Jumps clinic is also held at Capilano Park. We focus on grass field skills and take advantage of the large grass hill for cornering and jumps. No trail riding for this clinic but lots of air time!
If you're out on the trails with SheShreds, we want you to have a blast! To make sure you have the best experience, we have to get to know you and your abilities on a bike better.
Our Edmonton clinics are for brand new beginners to intermediate mountain bikers.
Biking 101: brand new beginners to strong beginners
Biking 102: experienced beginners to intermediates
Corners & Jumps: intermediates to strong intermediates
When finding the ability group that best suits you, consider your fitness level as well. The Biking 101 clinic has a short trail ride (less than 3 km) and the Biking 102 clinic has a longer trail ride with more intermediate features. The Corners & Jump clinic involves a few short climbs to the top of the grass hill in order to get speed for the stunts/jumps. There is no trail ride.
Ability descriptions can be found here. Please pick the category that suits you best. In addition, a detailed questionnaire will be a part of your purchase to better assess your abilities.
It is recommended that you speak with your physician about starting any new physical activity. In addition, a health-based questionnaire is required by all SheShreds participants.
Arrive prepared to ride, dressed for the weather with all mandatory equipment
Observe all laws
Ride Responsibly - always be in control of your bike (drugs and alcohol are not permitted during SheShreds events)
Be courteous to other trail users, ring your bell when approaching
Leave no trace and take care of our trails: no littering and no skidding
Leave a distance of 2 bike lengths between you and the rider in front of you
When stopped on the trail, pull over to the side to let others pass easily
Communicate with your fellow riders about trail intersections
You are responsible for the rider behind you
Buffs/masks are optional but riders are strongly encouraged to have them close at hand in case of an emergency. Other COVID-19 protocols can be found here.
Carry your own tube, multi-tool and tire levers
Cheer on and bring up your fellow rider! We are all trying our best and facing our fears. Any mean spirited comments or actions will not be tolerated.
Cancellations will be communicated to participants via email at minimum 10 days prior to the event. Poor trail conditions may result in a clinic being cancelled at any time prior to the start date, but every effort will be made to choose alternate trails/locations in better condition. Clinics will not run if lightning is present and cancelled immediately if lightning is sighted.
FOR MOUNTAIN BIKE INSTRUCTION
Our comprehensive insurance policy extends to include all instructional/coaching components of our programming.
Mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport, even with instructors and practice, and we want to be sure that if something were to happen, we are all protected.
Life happens, for both our participants, our team at SheShreds. Things like pandemics, injuries, illness or the changing mountain weather. Find out all your options here, prior to purchasing any of our services.
We get to know our bikes - all the important parts and how to adjust your bike to fit your awesome body. We learn about the main body positions when biking down a trail- and why they make sense (time for a little physics!). We play some balance games to get a feel for our range of motion. Then we get into all the handlebar bits: brakes and gearing. A short trail ride concludes our clinic. At the end of the afternoon, you'll be ready to shred your local trails!
Saturday June 11th 2022: Learn more here.
We review the positions, gearing and braking components of Biking 101 for those who have never had a lesson and to tweak those who have had a lesson. Then we go further: wheel lifts, climbing strategies and descending techniques. We go on a small trail ride to session and put the techniques to work. One afternoon to polish up your skills and getting you shredding your favourite trails!
Sunday August 28th 2022: Learn more here.
In this strong intermediate clinic, we learn to move separately from the bike and how to direct the bike more efficiently. This leads to faster corners and better bike control. These and more cornering techniques will be introduced and practiced. We have our SheShreds stunts along with us to work on roll downs (where the trail drops away) in progressive steps to get you feeling confident. Then its air time! First on grass to get position and timing, then learning that speed… is… our…. friend to get us flying!
Saturday July 16th 2022: Learn more here.