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Three Key essentials to being a successful mountain bikerLevel Pedal1 Finger on the BrakesScanning the Trail
Seven Body and Bike separation skills
Then focus on 10 fundamentals that are key to overcoming obstacles in the trails.
1.Neutral position, Ready position & Ready state
2.Body and bike separation
(forward back side to side)
3. Pedal position
4. Eye movement
8. Gearing and cadence
9. Timing and coordination
10. Pressure control
Where: Alafia River State Park
14326 S. CR 39
Lithia, FL 33547
What to bring:A good working mountain bike (in your size)*Hydration systemSnell or ANSI approved helmet (properly fitted)Stiff soled shoesFlat Pedals (IMBA recommends learning all skills with platform pedals so please take the clips off for the day)
*AJ's has full suspension mountain bikes available for rent at our shop, please make arrangements for rentals in advance, it may be possible for us to bring the rental bike for you for the event with notice.
AJ's Bikes, LLC and Swamp Club host Monthly IMBA Level I mountain bike skills clinics as a fundraiser for The Friends of Alafia, Inc. This clinic is taught by AJ's own certified Level 1 IMBA instructor Lucy Lemus and are hosted at Florida's Premier mountain bike park, Alafia River State Park located in Lithia, FL. This clinic will cover all the basics to get you out enjoying your bike on the trails with confidence.