We’re now in Off-Season mode here at Intrinsic Flow Instruction until March of 2020. That means we’re done with scheduled clinic for the 2019 season. We’re still happy to do private or small group lessons though. You can take a lesson similar to the Fundamentals Clinics on this page, Sessions clinics here OR let us know what you want to work on and we’ll tailor a lesson just for you! Use the contact tab above to get ahold of us and let’s set up a time!
Fundamentals Beginner to Intermediate Level Clinics
Where to begin? You might be wonder that. If you are then Fundamentals clinics will be just the ticket. Geared to beginner to intermediate level riders, these clinics are the foundation of more advanced skills. Proper body position, braking, turning and developing good body awareness and control are key to progressing as a rider. Start here and spend the time to cultivate the Fundamentals and avoid plateaus in your skills development. More importantly, learn it right the first time so you don’t have to unlearn bad habits. Building solid foundational skills are the key to higher level riding, so don’t shortchange your riding future, spend some time getting to know the Fundamentals.
Note: If you’re looking for more advanced clinics (Steeps, Drops or Jumping) check out our Sessions clinics here.
Just like the name says, we'll be working on the fundamentals including body positioning, bike/body separation, braking, shifting, riding in a straight line and more. If you are new to the sport, or you've been struggling, then this is definitely a good place to start. It's also good choice for riders that want to brush-up on these most necessary skills. This two hour clinic is limited to 6 people max.
Seems simple enough, you want the bike to go right, so you turn your bars to the right and it goes right. RIGHT? Well, yes and no. You might be turning, but you aren't doing it anywhere near as well as you could be. Here are some things to consider, do you sometimes get nervous on really tight switchback turns? Especially when the turn descends and turns to your weaker side? Or, do you find that you struggle to keep up with friends when moving quickly through flat or off-camber turns? Do you find it difficult to carry enough speed to hit jumps before or after turns? If you said yes to any of these questions, then this clinic could very well change your life. Mountain Biking is turns, my friends, one right after another. And when you do it right, it's gloriously fun! EVERYONE can benefit from working on turns, but most of us don't because it seems so simple. Well, it isn't. Do yourself a favor and take this class! Trust me, you won't regret it. This 2 hour clinic is limited to 6 people max.
GET OVER IT
In this follow-up series of clinics to Basics, we’ll be working on - you guessed it - getting over it! Mountain Biking is filled with obstacles that get in your way. Here, you will learn a variety of approaches to roll over, around or through obstacles including logs, rocks, roots and ruts. There's actually s so much to work on here I'm turning this into 2 clinics, GET OVER IT and MORE GETTING OVER IT. In GET OVER IT, we'll work with riding over rough terrain by weighting and unweighting the bike and each wheel independently to get over obstacles. We'll use some slow speed balance techniques to get through tight places and work on doing it with efficiency and flow. Get Over It is all about efficiency, as in how to get up and over and through obstacles with the least amount of effort and the most amount of fun. This two hour clinic is limited to 6 people max.
MORE GETTING OVER IT
Sometimes the obstacles are big, too big to just roll over and too big to shift your weight to get past. Be they tall or long, rounded or square, sometimes you've just got to give'r! And that's were this clinic comes in. Expect explosive movements and precise timing to be a necessity with skills taught in this clinic. You don't have to have them immediately, but we will be working to develop it. Downed log in the trail? Not a problem. Got a rock ledge you've got to hop onto? Yeah, we got that. If it involves aggressively getting your wheels up and over barriers, then this is your clinic. If you took my GET OVER IT clinic last year, this will be familiar. This two hour clinic is limited to 6 people max.