First Timers / Ultra Beginners at The Lumberyard Bike Park – MTB Class – Apr. 5, 2020


Let’s ride! This First Timer’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 in a supportive, non-competitive environment. This class is for you, if you’ve wanted to ride at The Lumberyard but wasn’t sure where to start!

Join Wenzel Coach Elaine Bothe for this First Timers / Beginner class and learn proper body position on the bike, cornering skills, visual skills, pumping and much more. Perfect as a stand-alone class or if you’re interested in progressing to one of the class series!


April 5, 2020
Clinic Location:

The Lumberyard Bike Park, Portland, OR


7 – 9 pm For more advanced skills, see our class series that starts soon!



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

Limited to 10 riders!


Registration Info:

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If you have preregistered for this class, we will notify you when it has been rescheduled. If you need a refund, please let us know. Stay healthy and come ride with use when we can get together again!



Elaine Bothe, elainebothe@www.wenzelcoaching.com 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. 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!

This class is limited to 10 riders, 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. 

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
    • Basic body position and finding your balance on the bike
    • Visual skills
    • Footwork drills for flat pedals
    • Cornering skills
    • Intro to The Green Line and pumping
    • Q&A about gear, fitness, trail riding, nutrition and more!

Coach Elaine is the 2015 Enduro National Champion and 2017 Sea Otter Classic Downhill winner 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 working on her BICP Level 3 Instructor certification and has completed Simon Lawton’s Level 2 FLUIDRIDE Instructor Training (FIT) program. She is also an Instructor Trainer for BICP, helping others learn to coach and guide rides! She is a guest instructor at The Lumberyard Bike Park in Portland, Oregon, Mt. Hood Skibowl’s Bike Learning Center and works as an instructor at the Timberline Bike Park.

Is This Clinic For You?:

This inclusive class is for First Timers or Beginner riders with very little experience riding in general, let alone at The Lumberyard. All will build confidence and skills regardless what your riding goals are in a supportive and enthusiastic environment.

If you want an excuse to meet new friends, get an orientation of how practice your riding indoors, dry and warm all winter long, get ready for a strong season next year and have fun, this class is for you!



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 bike which are available at the park. We will inspect your bike, we reserve the right to disallow it and suggest a rental (which is included).

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.

A water bottle is also a good idea, too. There are lockers in the restroom, bring your own padlock.


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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