2016 Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic

The Iowa Mountain Bike Championship Series (IMBCS) is excited to be joining forces with Zoom Performance and Rasmussen Bike Shop to present the annual Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic! Join us for a fun afternoon learning the basic skills needed to confidently enjoy riding your bike off-road.

Led by local expert-level riders from Rasmussen Bike Shop and coaches from Zoom Performance, this clinic will feature separate groups for varying skill levels, from First-Time-On-A-Mountain-Bike to I-Think-I-Might-Try-Racing. Some of the skills to be covered include cornering, riding over obstacles, climbing and descending, and special avoidance skills (like avoiding running into trees!). It will also cover basic mountain bike maintenance skills. The clinic is beginner-focused, so no experience is necessary.

This clinic promises to be a lot of fun for riders of all abilities. There will be door prizes—and best of all, it’s free! All you need is a mountain bike (no hybrids or cross bikes, please), a helmet, and a willingness to learn something new!

Saturday, August 27, 2016
1:00–4:00 p.m.
Greenwood Park (behind the Des Moines Art Center)
300 45th St, Des Moines, Iowa 50312

Additional details and discussion can be found in the Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic Facebook event. Email Julie Kirkpatrick if you have any questions.

Update 8/26: There has been some rain falling today. Look for a “go/no-go” announcement here Saturday morning, shortly after 9:00 a.m. Or check the Facebook event, linked to above.

Update 8/27: Julie wrote: “We’ve been down to check out the trails, and we’re going have to postpone. We will release a make-up date soon.”