Bay Area Beginning Mountain Bike Clinic

What: Beginning Mountain Bike Clinic with Head Coach Paul Page-Hanson

When: This clinic has already occurred. If you are in the Bay Area and would like to attend a clinic similar to this one, contact us!

Saturday, June 14, 2014;10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where:  Rodeo Beach, Marin Headlands, California

Cost: $95

Register: This clinic is now full. Please contact Paul Page Hanson to express interest in a future clinic. Limited to 6 riders.

More information: Contact Paul Page-Hanson directly by email or 415-641-4813.

The Details:

This class is for riders seeking to increase their knowledge, technique and confidence on a mountain bike. The workshop will be tailored at the introductory level.

If you are…

    • New to off-road riding;
    • Keen to explore the elements of mountain-biking;
    • Dirt-curious, perhaps thinking of joining a group ride, or entering a race for the first time…

then this clinic is for you.

Paul will explain and demonstrate the fundamentals, and there’ll be ample practice of the basic skills, setting the tone for relaxed enjoyment on the bike. There’ll be no gnarly, big air or white-knuckle stuff in this workshop. The aim is to get you relaxed on the bike, with enough grasp of the basic ideas and techniques that you can go off and ride safely and build up your confidence. With the group limited to six participants, there will be plenty of individual attention and time for questions and reflections.

Clinic Focuses:

  • Bike fit and set-up
  • Position, posture and balance
  • Cornering
  • Braking
  • Climbing
  • Descending
  • Obstacles

The instructor: Paul Page-Hanson began mtb racing in 1991, and has competed in Europe, Oregon, and the Bay Area. He has medals from Boggs, Sonomas, Downieville and many other events.

Gear: Bike in good condition and helmet are required. Mountain bikes are recommended, doesn’t matter if it’s full suspension, hardtail or rigid. Knobby tires are highly recommended. Dress according to the weather. Bring a change of clothing.

Optional but highly recommended: eye protection and gloves. Grippy flat pedals are acceptable, even recommended if you are a beginner. The slick plastic pedals that come on some new bikes are not acceptable. If you are using flat pedals, shin protection is highly recommended.
Weather conditions: Clinic will be held rain or shine. Updates will be emailed to registrants.

Directions: Off Highway 1 just North of Golden Gate Bridge: this is Redwood Highway. Take the tunnel through the mountain (famous local landmark), this is Bunker Road, which turns into Mitchell Road, and goes straight to Rodeo Beach. We’ll meet near the restroom block. Map

“Paul is a fantastic instructor – his explanations and demos were very clear and he took the time to really answer any and all questions and help everybody. I learned a lot and came away from the clinic with a solid grasp on the basics. I’m much more confident on the bike now.” ~L. Stewart

“One of the best weekends I’ve had.” ~ Liz H.