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IMBA Members' Weekend Mountain Bike Trip

Posted by on May 16, 2012

IMBA Members' Weekend Mountain Bike Trip

Location: Curt Gowdy State Park (Wyoming)
Trip Price: $199
Traveler's Package: Airport transportation, bike and tent rental ($99)

Trip Overview: All of the details are covered, meals prepared and a group of like minded riders gathered. This IMBA trip for members only is a fun filled weekend of single track riding and camping supported by Apex Ex. Meet us at the campsite if you are local and if you are from out of town pick ups from Denver International and Cheyenne Airports are available with the traveler's package.

Getting tired of crowded trails on the weekend, want to escape the city and ride some of the best unknown trails in the west? Curt Gowdy State Park is where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains and an easy two hour drive from denver. It may not look like mountain bike terrain, but hidden in the rolling hills of Laramie Wy, is some of best developed and unknown single track in the American West. This weekend mountain bike trips provides you ample time to ride the 30+ miles of IMBA Epic Trails and 2 beautiful nights of camping. There is riding to match all skill levels, from beginner to advanced and everyone in between.

This fun filled weekend includes: backcountry prepared meals, logistics and support, an on call bike mechanic as well as optional, transport, rental equipment and bike clinics.

Included Clinics (optional)

Trail Mechanics: Has your bike ever broken down while out on the trail and you have not had the tools or knowledge to continue your ride? This is a great 3hrs clinic to learn what to take and how to fix the most common bicycle related problems. Get hands on experience on how to fix a flat-tire, adjust brakes, repair a broken chain, tighten a loose headset. Gain the skills and confidence to problem solve and keep on riding. After the clinic there will be a optional group trail ride on one of the many amazing mountain trails Colorado has to offer.

Cornering and Clearing Obstacles: Want to learn how to get through those tricky switch-backs? Tired of always having to get off your bike to get over that rock or log? This 3hrs clinic will give you exercises to find balance, correct body position to wheelie and corner through your favorite trails. This 3 hour clinic will have 1 ½ of flatground drills and skills, followed by a group ride to practice your newly acquired technic.

Up & Up: Is your least favorite part of mtn. biking the accent? Do you want to find the pleasure and comfort in pedaling uphill? This 3hr clinic is designed to give you the skills and mindset to conquer climbs and find new great trails in your backyard. Primary skills addressed: how to start / restart up on up-hills, knowing your gears, going slow to go fast and technical ups. This clinic will have 1 hour of hands of drills and skills, followed by an uphill ride to find your pace, pleasure and confidence to get the top. What goes up must come down, enjoy the fruits of your labor by enjoying great single track all the way back to the trailhead.

Playing w/ Gravity: Want to find the comfort of riding downhill? or learn to ride safer and faster on the descent? This 3hr clinic will give you the confidence and knowledge to safely and successfully move downhill. Topic and skills addressed: How to use your brakes to go faster, corning, negotiating obstacles, looking ahead and reading terrain. The selected trail’s for this clinic will focus on downhill technique, with required up-hill as well.
Finding Endurance: The 3hr clinic will discuss techniques to keep you pedaling and take your riding to your next level. Discussion topics will include, cadence, calories, water, terrain selection and gear shifting. This is 3hrs clinic is designed for more advanced riders looking to improve their cardio strength. The goal of this course is for a 1hr clinic followed by a 2hr non-stop ride.

Call 303-731-6160 to learn more.

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