Turn up the down! More technical and
steep terrain and some great views!
2 full days in the saddle
3 Certified coaches
Low Instructor to participant ratios
Flexible Instruction topics
Experienced Beginner & Intermediate riders
Over 10 hours of instruction
2 Locations: Golden & Valemount BC
Women and Non-Binary folks
Time to up the descending factor and get down! Learn the skill to get those bikes up to the mountain top, soak up the views and then practice techniques with certified coaches all the way to the bottom, whether its tight corners, steep descending trails or hitting some jumps!
LESSONS + PRACTICE
That's the design we follow in all our programs: take one topic in mountain biking, have certified coaches talk about why it's important and break down how to do it with static and dynamic demonstrations. Then its time for you to practice gradually and with progressive challenges until we're feeling good. Afterwards, we take it to the trail, where we choose ability-appropriate trails and identify and practice those topics on "real life features".
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
This year, our Golden clinic is in collaboration with Dirt Series. Golden BC has an extensive trail network for all abilities but is unique with steeper and more technical terrain than some other BC locations.
Valemount has incredible jump trails, with enough steeper terrain, wood features (like drops) and all sorts of corners to keep every rider happy!
Chat with your instructors so they know your goals and can tailor their instruction.
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 mountain clinics are for experienced beginners and intermediate level riders. Looking to "up" your skills on more challenging terrain - great, we would love to have you! Got a bike a few years ago, have been enjoying riding and would like to ride with more confidence - sounds like a plan! Done a few mountain trips and looking to slay those berms with a bit more technique - we would love to help ya!
When finding the ability group that best suits you, consider your fitness level as well. The Golden clinic involves climbing on trail, while the Valemount clinic is shuttled.
Ability descriptions can be found here. Please pick the category that suits you best so that we can pair you with a group with similar skill sets. Part of your registration will ask questions 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 members.
Arrive prepared to ride, dressed for the weather with all mandatory equipment
Observe all laws
Ride Responsibly - always be in control of your bike
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
Avoid animal encounters, make noise on the trails
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 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, including in British Columbia.
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.
Note that this policy does not apply for Dirt Series collaborations.
Valemount Mountain Clinics
We are ready to show you the flow and downhill trails of the Valemount Bike Park and coach you through some of the more technical features and improve your flow! Be prepared for two full days in the saddle in the Bike Park (shuttles available) and work on the techniques that will put you on the next level.
July 9-10th 2022: Learn more here.
August 6-7th 2022: Learn more here.