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Northern California

Mountain Bike

Trip Northern California, Mountain Bike
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 Join us in these progression based skills clinics with options for all levels of riders.
 
Ready to take those next steps for your riding and grow your skills and confidence on your mountain bike? Join our partners A Singletrack Mind on one or a full series of clinics designed to grow your skills on a mountain bike. Suited for those that are eager to refine the skill set they presently have – to the competitive, even professional athlete eager to get to the top of their game. We help you build, refine and expand your present riding skill set.


Core Mountain Bike Basic Fundamentals - 2 Day Clinic in Truckee/Tahoe: Learn solid foundation skills such as cornering, braking, slow speed, balance, body position, wheel lifts, variance of the skills, switchbacks, basic drops, vision, and more. Our core fundamental Truckee MTB clinic is for all abilities. 

Intermediate Core Mountain Bike Fundamentals - 1 Day Clinic in SF/Bay Area: This clinic will provide more advanced progressions of the core fundamentals skills of mountain biking, in particular cornering and wheel lifts. This clinic is for those that are ready for the next step in the skill level. If you are feeling stagnant in your riding and eager to up your game on the trail this is a good clinic for you. We do recommend having taken a basic skills clinic prior to this one.

E-Bike Core Fundamentals - 1 Day Clinic in Truckee: Master your E-Bike mountain bike skills. In this 1-day E-bike Truckee MTB Clinic weekend, we  will dive into the Core Fundamentals and apply these skills specifically to E-bike riding. ex: cornering, braking, slow speed, balance, body position, wheel lifts, variance of the skills, switch backs, basic drops, vision, and more. We will  also cover E-Bike trail etiquette, trail use/access, components, E-Bike power and riding with this fluctuating speed in varied terrain.

Intermediate / Advanced Mountain Bike - 1 Day Clinic in Sierra Buttes/Graeagle: This shuttled MTB Clinic is designed for intermediate/advanced riders. For those very experienced riders eager to improve their technical skills and ride some epic trails! The clinic will breakdown the essential mtb skill progressions and techniques to ride confidently and efficiently on the rugged trails in Plumas County. Explore the scenic trails by shuttling Mills Peak. A valuable weekend of learning and time to connect with other like minded riders!

Intermediate / Advanced Gravity Mountain Bike – 2 Day Clinic at Mammoth Mountain: On this 2-day Gravity Specific Riding clinic you will hone your downhill skills whether you are a racer or a recreational rider. You will: gain more confidence  and build more skills rolling through rock gardens and mastering high speed cornering on banked or bermed trails. Finding your body position for drops and improve your timing for jumps. In addition to the technical skills we will also spend time discussing scouting the line, vision and ways to stay committed to the bike and trail in challenging terrain. If you are eager to build up your skill set on the mountain with lift access or want to better prepare for an upcoming Enduro or DH race, this Mammoth Mountain Gravity / Enduro mtb clinic for you!
 

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Itinerary
Course Itineraries (In order of progression)
  • 1
    Day number 1
    Basic Core Mountain Bike Fundamentals (Day 1 of 2)

    Start your clinic by working to master the essential MTB Core Fundamentals which will include: skills, drills, trail application and a coach demonstration.
  • 2
    Day number 2
    Basic Core Mountain Bike Fundamentals (Day 2 of 2)

    We cover the progressions of skills learned in day 1 and focus on cornering and wheel lifts. Advancing your riding and building confidence on the trail and bike!
  • 3
    Day number 3
    Intermediate Core Mountain Bike Fundamentals (Day 1 of 1)

    9am-4pm with appropriate breaks

    Comprehensive day long with more advanced progressions of the core fundamentals skills in particular Cornering and Wheel lifts. This clinic will focus on wheel lifts, bunny hops, high speed and slow speed cornering, braking, slow speed, balance, body position, variance of the skills, switchbacks, basic drops, vision, and more. With the enhanced cornering and wheel lift skills you will also focus on maneuvering through more technical terrain.
  • 4
    Day number 4
    E-Mountain Bike Core Fundamentals (Day 1 of 1)

    9am-4pm with appropriate breaks
    The day is broken down with skills drills transitioning to direct application of the skills out on the trail. E-mountain bike skills covered: cornering, braking, slow speed, balance, body position, wheel lifts, variance of the skills, switch backs, basic drops, vision, and more.
  • 5
    Day number 5
    Intermediate / Advanced Mountain Bike Clinic (Day 1 of 1)

    9am - 4:30pm with appropriate breaks
    In the morning will be a skills session beginning with a skill assessment and drills. From there we’ll build upon solid fundamental skills and advance into skills progressions and how they will apply to trails and the technical terrain it offers. Head into Graeagle for skills and drills and shuttle up to Mills Peak in the beautiful in the Sierra Buttes with Yuba Expeditions. From the top have an epic ride down learning the key skills to improve your technical riding with coach Dylan!

    *Participants have the option to meet Friday after 3pm at the Lakes Basin Campground group site to camp with the group for the night before the clinic.
  • 6
    Day number 6
    Intermediate / Advanced Gravity Mountain Bike Clinic (Day 1 of 2)

    Skills and drills in the morning followed by trail time and skill application in the afternoon on the mountain.
  • 6
    Day number 6
    Intermediate / Advanced Gravity Mountain Bike Clinic (Day 2 of 2)

    Advancing skills that we worked on on day 1 and learning new skills more specific to descending.
Trip Package Includes
  • 1 or 2 days (depending on clinic choice) of mountain bike instruction with professional instructor
  • 2 day lift ticket to Mammoth MTB park (on intermediate / advanced gravity clinic only)
  • Kates Real Food Bars to fuel your riding clinic
  • Custom designed ASM neck/face gaiter
  • After clinic tips/techniques to be emailed out after clinic
  • 20% discount code to evo.com (exclusions apply)
     
Trip Package Does Not Include
  • Airfare
  • Personal gear
  • Mountain Bike
  • Transportation to designated meeting point
  • Accommodations
  • Meals 
  • Instructor gratuity
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads)

Questions? Call or email us!
Area Information

Northern California

California has an abundance of excellent mountain bike terrain that offers year-round riding. In Northern California, a short distance outside of San Francisco City, there are a plethora of trail systems. From fun, flowy singletrack to more technical, challenging downhills, there is terrain that riders of all abilities can progress their skills with. Tahoe is renowned for its hundreds of backcountry trails that have sections of rocky and technical terrain for advanced riders, and flowy sections with some tight corners for beginners and intermediates to practice their bike control skills. Throughout the thick forests of Truckee you will find incredible rock work, long rock gardens and gravel sections that have been well-constructed and maintained to provide riders with excellent terrain to explore. The views are even more impressive than the trails, with beautiful mountainous backdrops and the famous Lake Tahoe, this is a magical place with endless outdoor recreational opportunities.

Trip Planning

Trip Planning

Singletrack Mind clinics are rain or shine. We enjoy the wet tacky dirt for both riding and coaching and have  numerous camps under our belt with  rain showers. We are also mindful of the trail conditions. Each location and trail system tolerates moisture differently. If it’s a downpour and the rain negatively affects the trails or the experience we will make the call to reschedule. For those that are good to go just come prepared with a rain shell for the sessions.  We follow the weather and trail conditions and will notify riders with any changes.  A hot shower and a cup of coffee or tea will be that much more enjoyable after.
Packing Checklist
FAQ
FAQ
  • What prior riding experience do I need?
    None! A Singletrack Mind will specifically cater to the individual or group no matter what level of rider you are- beginner to professional level. Clinics will differ depending on your riding experience. All are eligible and will gain from A Singletrack Mind clinic.
  • What if it's raining?
    Singletrack Mind clinics are rain or shine. We enjoy the wet tacky dirt for both riding and coaching and have numerous camps under our belt with rain showers. We are also mindful of the trail conditions. Each location and trail system tolerates moisture differently. If it’s a downpour and the rain negatively affects the trails or the experience we will make the call to reschedule. For those that are good to go just come prepared with a rain shell for the sessions. We follow the weather and trail conditions and will notify riders with any changes.
  • Is the coach certified?
    Yes. Our head coach Dylan is certified through Betterride as well as BICP level 1, 2 and 3. USA Cycling 2, 3. NICA level 3 head coach and coach trainer, WFR certified. Very few have passed level 3 cert through BICP. Dylan is 1 of less than 20 level 3 BICP certified coaches in the world.
  • What is the cancellation policy?
    evoTrip defers to A Singletrack Mind’s cancellation policy and is as follows; We want all riders to have a positive experience Because of permits, travel, trail use limitations and high demand of the clinic spots we have established our cancellation policy as so: Due to the high demand of clinics, limited slots available for sign ups, permit and insurance fee’s, the travel arrangements for the coaches and expenses to get to a camp to serve you A Singletrack Mind requires 45 day notice to refund you 100% of the camp cost. We will refund 50% 30 days notice. Less than 30 days notice of a cancellation we are happy to apply your registration fee of a full credit to any other camp in a year as long as a clinic is not already full . It is also transferable if you want to give to another or you can apply it to any other service we offer. We believe in our clinics and so do many others (read testimonials). So, we do want to make sure it is possible for you to take the clinic you originally signed up for. We understand life happens. *We have a 100% guarantee policy. Which means if you are not satisfied after your coaching experience we will refund you. But you must take the clinic first.
  • What if I am an advanced rider, can I just skip straight to the Advanced Core Fundamentals?
    If you have taken another core skills clinic prior or if you have a video of your riding to review technique then yes. Or you can also reach out to us and we can discuss your background in depth. A Singletrack Mind really encourages having the solid base of core skills down prior to advancing. There is great value in setting the solid foundation down no matter what your ability. This is not to dismiss your advanced riding and current skills but it is to solidify optimal riding technique
  • Where do I meet with the group?
    Specific meeting instructions will be emailed to you after booking the course.
Testimonials
Clinic was awesome. Logical approach that makes sense. Dylan is really knowledgeable and did a great job getting the concepts across. We saw another clinic going on the trails and the difference in coaching was obvious. I got my bike over obstacles that I used to fear. Thanks. I can’t wait to get out and practice. I’m actually more excited about riding, and didn’t think that was possible. Well worth it.
Dave
Clinic Participant
Grateful to Dylan Renn for his mountain bike workshop I took last month. Dylan–your biking words of wisdom were running through my head all weekend in Ashland: “Look beyond the obstacle” “bend your elbows, cowboy up legs, ready position” and “first rule–have fun!” I could almost keep up with my kids!”” May be some of the best money you spend to elevate your skills and I’ve got absolutely no skin in this game.
Allison
Clinic Participant
Dylan rocks! He is a great coach and advocate for Better Ride. He is a very good communicator and breaks down the skills in ways that all students can understand. I pleased with the additional skills I now have for my tool box. I have a lot of practice to do on my cornering until it becomes second nature. Thanks again for developing a great program. My wife will certainly be taking this camp in the future as well as a buddy of mine.
Sean
Clinic Participant

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Itinerary
Basic Core Fundamentals
  • 1
    Day number 1
    Day 1:

    Start your clinic by working to master the essential MTB Core Fundamentals which will include: skills, drills, trail application and a coach demonstration.
  • 2
    Day number 2
    Day 2:

    We cover the progressions of skills learned in day 1 and focus on cornering and wheel lifts. Advancing your riding and building confidence on the trail and bike!
Trip Package Includes
  • 1 or 2 days (depending on clinic choice) of mountain bike instruction with professional instructor
  • Kates Real Food Bars to fuel your riding clinic
  • Custom designed ASM neck/face gaiter
  • After clinic tips/techniques to be emailed out after clinic
  • 20% discount code to evo.com (exclusions apply)
Not Included
  • Airfare
  • Personal gear
  • Mountain Bike
  • Transportation to designated meeting point
  • Accommodations
  • Meals 
  • Trip Insurance (we recommend World Nomads)
  • Instructor gratuity
  • Questions? Call or email us

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Umpqua Trail, Oregon

Mountain Bike

Trip Umpqua Mountain Bike
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Itinerary
Advanced Core Mountain Bike Fundamentals
  • 1
    Day number 1
    Day 1: 9am-4pm with appropriate breaks

    Comprehensive day long with more advanced progressions of the core fundamentals skills in particular Cornering and Wheel lifts. This clinic will focus on wheel lifts, bunny hops, high speed and slow speed cornering, braking, slow speed, balance, body position, variance of the skills, switchbacks, basic drops, vision, and more. With the enhanced cornering and wheel lift skills you will also focus on maneuvering through more technical terrain.
Trip Package Includes
  • 1 or 2 days (depending on clinic choice) of mountain bike instruction with professional instructor
  • Kates Real Food Bars to fuel your riding clinic
  • Custom designed ASM neck/face gaiter
  • After clinic tips/techniques to be emailed out after clinic
  • 20% discount code to evo.com (exclusions apply)
Not Included
  • Airfare
  • Personal gear
  • Mountain Bike
  • Transportation to designated meeting point
  • Accommodations
  • Meals 
  • Trip Insurance (we recommend World Nomads)
  • Instructor gratuity
  • Questions? Call or email us

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Umpqua Trail, Oregon

Mountain Bike

Trip Umpqua Mountain Bike
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Downieville Technical Terrain Skills
  • 1
    Day number 1
    Day 1 9am - 4pm:

    In the morning there will be a skills session beginning with a skill assessment and drills. From there we’ll build upon solid fundamental skills and advance into skills progressions and how they will apply to Downieville trails and the technical terrain it offers.

    Around noon hop on a shuttle to the top of the trailhead to apply the skills and work with Dylan on challenging terrain.

    Saturday evening- Bonfire group hangout at the LURE (optional)
  • 2
    Day number 2
    Day 2: 9am - 11am

    Technical Terrain recap with bonus progressions skills and drills and weekend clinic Q&A and closing.
Trip Package Includes
  • 1 or 2 days (depending on clinic choice) of mountain bike instruction with professional instructor
  • Kates Real Food Bars to fuel your riding clinic
  • Custom designed ASM neck/face gaiter
  • After clinic tips/techniques to be emailed out after clinic
  • 20% discount code to evo.com (exclusions apply)
Not Included
  • Airfare
  • Personal gear
  • Mountain Bike
  • Transportation to designated meeting point
  • Accommodations
  • Meals 
  • Trip Insurance (we recommend World Nomads)
  • Instructor gratuity
  • Questions? Call or email us

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Trip

Umpqua Trail, Oregon

Mountain Bike

Trip Umpqua Mountain Bike
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Select Your Trip

Itinerary
Downieville Technical Terrain Skills
  • 1
    Day number 1
    Day 1 9am - 4pm:

    In the morning there will be a skills session beginning with a skill assessment and drills. From there we’ll build upon solid fundamental skills and advance into skills progressions and how they will apply to Downieville trails and the technical terrain it offers.

    Around noon hop on a shuttle to the top of the trailhead to apply the skills and work with Dylan on challenging terrain.

    Saturday evening- Bonfire group hangout at the LURE (optional)
  • 2
    Day number 2
    Day 2: 9am - 11am

    Technical Terrain recap with bonus progressions skills and drills and weekend clinic Q&A and closing.
Trip Package Includes
  • 1 or 2 days (depending on clinic choice) of mountain bike instruction with professional instructor
  • Kates Real Food Bars to fuel your riding clinic
  • Custom designed ASM neck/face gaiter
  • After clinic tips/techniques to be emailed out after clinic
  • 20% discount code to evo.com (exclusions apply)
Not Included
  • Airfare
  • Personal gear
  • Mountain Bike
  • Transportation to designated meeting point
  • Accommodations
  • Meals 
  • Trip Insurance (we recommend World Nomads)
  • Instructor gratuity
  • Questions? Call or email us

A destination near you

Coming Soon
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Questions? Let us help! Call us at
1-866-386-1590