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Learn from the best! Pro rider KAT SWEET of Sweetlines enlists IMBA ICP certified coaches to help you get the most out of your rides.

 


Coaches Lindsay Beth Currier and Kyle Jameson will teach you correct technique for confidence on the trails!

registernowbutton2Appropriate for beginner to intermediate riders, this clinic will help you conquer whatever the trail puts in your way. Skills include cornering, switchbacks, steep roll downs, wheel lifts over obstacles, line selection and more. If group is diverse in skill level, we will break into groups. Bring your own ride, or demo your dream rig. Helmets are mandatory. Snacks, water, flat pedals, and pads are recommended.

When: This popular clinic will run twice on Saturday. Participation is limited, so register ASAP to secure your spot.

  • Saturday, April 5   9am-11am
  • Saturday, April 5   1pm-3pm

Where: Aptos Village Short Track. Meet 20 minutes early at the Sweetlines booth near the pump track.

Who & How Much: On-line registration is open February 24 through April 3, 2014, 10pm. Register at the festival up to one hour before start time for available events, activities and clinics. Stop by the registration booth to check on availability.

  • $75 Beginner/Intermediate (Co-ed, 13+)

Why: Because you want to ride with increased confidence and control!

What if it rains? This event runs rain or shine. No refunds.

 

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AllRide Enduro Skills Clinic with Lindsey & Kirt Voreis!

registernowbutton2Designed for intermediate to advanced riders with a minimum of two years’ mountain biking experience, this clinic focuses on the skills, tactics and fitness needed to race the increasingly popular Enduro format. Skills include riding with speed, log-overs, efficient cornering, roll downs and drops. Various warm up drills will be followed by on-trail instruction at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (Demo).

Bring your own ride, or demo your dream Enduro rig. Helmets are mandatory. Snacks, water and pads are recommended.

When: Due to last year’s high demand, this clinic will be offered twice this year! Participation is limited, so register ASAP to secure your spot.

  • Saturday, April 5  10am-3pm
  • Sunday, April 6  10am-3pm

Where: Aptos Village and Soquel Demonstration State Forest

Who & How Much: On-line registration is open February 24 through April 3, 2014, 10pm. Register at the festival up to one hour before start time for available events, activities and clinics. Stop by the registration booth to check on availability.

  • $155 Intermediate/Advanced (Co-ed, 16+, intermediate to advanced with 2 years mountain biking experience necessary)

Why:Because you want to shred the Enduro with style and ease!

What if it rains? This event runs rain or shine.

 

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PLUS – Sugar Showdown comes to the Aptos Post Office Jumps! 
This two day event for the ladies includes a day of skills coaching (pumping and jumping) followed by a day of dirt jump competition. You can sign up for both the class and comp, just the class or just the comp! Minimum 1 year mountain biking experience required. Check out the Sugar Showdown Santa Cruz page for more information.

 

Host & coach Kat Sweet is joined by fellow IMBA ICP certified instructors including Lindsay Currier, Gale Dahlager, Tammy Donahugh, Kyle Jameson, Cortney Knudson, Lisa Tharp, Lindsey Voreis and Kirt Voreis.

 

Tammy Donahugh coaches a junior rider at the 2012 Mountain Bike Skills Clinic. Photo courtesy Katie Jo McNair.

Tammy Donahugh coaches a junior rider at the 2012 Mountain Bike Skills Clinic. Photo courtesy Katie Jo McNair.