22-Try It Clinic: Bear Valley, CA

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Age Category

Adult (18+), Youth (11-17), Child (6-10)

BEAR VALLEY, CA | FRIDAY AUGUST 19, 2022 | 10:00 – 1:00 PM

Are you ready to get your wheels off the sidewalk, and onto gravel and dirt with confidence? Did you just get a mountain bike, but don’t know where to start? Not sure if you’re ready for a 2-day Dirt Series Mountain Bike Camp but want to get some skills under your belt? We’ve got the answer for you.

Introducing the Norco Dirt Series Try It Clinic Series. Specifically catered to riders who want to Try It; our 3-hour clinics are custom catered to new riders. Focusing on getting off our saddles and standing, braking, balance, rolling down curbs and over small obstacles and basic cornering – these clinics are jammed packed with everything you need to start your mountain bike adventure off right.

Please note: Riders require the use of their own helmet & bicycle, or make arrangements to rent equipment through a local shop, for these clinics. Bikes must have: front or full suspension, working front and back brakes, and be built to be ridden on trails. If you are unsure if this event is right for you, contact our office to learn more!

Welcome to Bear Valley, CA situated on the crest of the Sierra Nevada, nestled between Tahoe and Mammoth.  Bear Valley has enjoyed a quiet existence, with epic powder that never seems to track out.  However – Bear Valley Resort has now opened up for lift-accessed mountain biking, and those that know how to navigate the scenic highway 4 corridor are thrilled!  Dirt for days, granite slabs, challenging rock gardens and loads of park features, Bear Valley should be on every California bike trip “to-do” list!
For those riders not quite ready to catch that chair lift, we have a Try It Clinic which will provide all the basics to get you comfortable on your bike, and ready for the trails.  This clinic will take place at the base of the resort, making use of the natural terrain and small skills park.
Rentals are available through Bear Valley Resort at the reduced rate of $75, which includes your bike, helmet, shoes and armour!  Bikes are limited, so please confirm your rental with the resort as soon as possible.  You can also rent from Bear Valley Adventure Company, or Bear Valley Bicycles (located in Arnold, CA).
Add on options:
Bear Valley Resort offers group lesson packages for $165 (lift ticket, lesson, bike and helmet), available Saturday and Sunday through the summer.  After your Try It Clinic, you’ll be ready for an Introduction to Lift Riding, which you can book directly through the resort.
Want to keep riding but not sure if the bike park is for you?  Dirt Series has 2 California events coming up, which are designed to increase your cross-country comfort level.  Check out our San Rafael event scheduled for September 10-11, and Monterey on September 17-18.  Try It Clinic participants will be provided with a 20% discount code to join another Dirt Series weekend this season!
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