First Time/Beginner Women at The Lumberyard Bike Park – Series – Nov 19

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Let’s ride! This women’s class is for riders of all fitness levels wanting to learn how to ride at The Lumberyard Bike Park, gain confidence and build basic MTB trail skills.

Join Wenzel Coach Elaine Bothe for this beginner Sunday evening series and learn proper body position on the bike, cornering skills, braking techniques, visual skills, line choice, pumping, jumping and much more.

  • Sunday, October 29
  • Sunday, November 5
  • Sunday, November 12
  • Sunday, November 19

Buy the whole series or one class at a time!

November 19, 2017
Clinic Location:

The Lumberyard Bike Park, Portland, OR


6:00 pm: First-timers meet for orientation, everyone else meet at 7, ready to ride! Second timers or anyone wanting a quick review of the basics are welcome to tag along the first timers session, but priority attention will be given to the true first-timers.

7:00 pm: Lesson starts


$75 per class. Park admission and bike rental included!

$275 ($25 discount) for all four classes.

Limited to 10 riders!

Babysitting services might be available on site. Inquire if you are interested.

Registration Info:

Elaine Bothe, or 503-260-4637

Coach Elaine Bothe demonstrates skills at the Lumberyard Bike Park

“Thank you so much for taking the effort to work with all of us. You were so wonderful! The skills were fantastic and excellent building blocks. You might be one of THE most patient persons I have ever met 🙂 I really appreciated that you broke everything down into simple achievable steps, and even though you are a bad-ass rider, never made us feel that we were less-than for being scared or newbies to the sport. Very encouraging. Cheers!” —Leah

“Elaine has a natural teaching ability that makes learning a positive experience. I find that when she’s explaining something, whether it be how to corner or finding the best line to follow, that something that seemed obscure to me now seems elementary. She will break things down into steps rather than try to explain everything at once and overwhelm me. … Elaine is also one of those people who makes you feel comfortable asking any kind of question no matter how simple the answer may seem to someone with more experience. ” ~Trish

“What a super fun time at the Lumberyard last night. I can’t wait to learn even more and have that smile on my face again all night. You are definitely one of my heroes….thank you..hugs…” S.H.

Clinic Details

Riding indoors is a great way to build confidence and gain skills that transfer to the trails. The Lumberyard Bike Park has a variety of courses and features to suit everyone. This class will help you sort it all out!

These classes are limited to 10 riders each, so sign up early. Regardless of your riding goals, Elaine’s approach to teaching is step by step, guaranteed to help you improve your confidence and skills. 

Each class will build on the previous session. We will make use of just some of the fun and unique features of The Lumberyard Bike Park. We’ll review each skill during each session, so while it would be ideal to attend the series in sequence, you may sign up for any class.

The park will be open to other riders during our sessions. Bring your friends and kids!

We’ll cover:

    • How the park works, etiquette and safety considerations
    • Walking park tour for first timers
    • Basic body position and finding your balance on the bike
    • Visual skills
    • Weighting and footwork drills
    • Cornering skills on flat ground and in the half pipe!
    • Pumping and intro to jumping
    • Intro to drops and wheel lifts
    • Q&A about gear, fitness, trail riding, nutrition and more!

Coach Elaine is the 2015 Enduro National Champion in her age group, and also holds National Championship age group medals in Downhill (silver) and Cross Country (5th). She races locally as a Pro/Cat 1, is an IMBA certified Level 2 Instructor and has completed Simon Lawton’s Level 2 FLUIDRIDE Instructor Training (FIT) program. She is a guest instructor at The Lumberyard Bike Park in Portland, Oregon.

Is This Clinic For You?:

This clinic series is for beginner women bike park riders, including (especially!) first timers. All will build confidence and skills regardless what your riding goals are in a supportive and enthusiastic environment.



Helmets and flat pedals are required. Gloves, knee pads and elbow pads recommended. Any mountain bike in good repair will work, though you will definitely have more fun on a dirt-jump style bikes which are available at the park. We will inspect your bike, we reserve the right to disallow it and suggest a rental.

T-shirts and jeans with some stretch to them or trail shorts work well for indoor riding. Sturdy shoes are also recommended, as running shoes may be too soft. Shoes, knee and elbow pads, helmets as well as appropriate bicycles are available to rent at the park.


Located on NE 82nd Ave in Portland, Oregon, across the street from Madison High School.

The Lumberyard Bike Park
2700 NE 82nd Ave.
Portland OR 97220

Phone: 503-252-2453

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