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Site Requirements

Level 1 Course

Facility Requirements: A private conference room or classroom type facility that will accommodate up to 15 people with tables, chairs, adequate parking and restrooms.  The facility should be nearby to the outdoor site, or onsite (no more than a 15 minute drive away).  Classroom sessions typically run from 5-8pm on day one of the course.

Skills Area Requirements: A flat area roughly the size of a basketball court at minimum (40' x 80') that is grass, cement, or dirt - something that provides good traction as riders will be doing lots of circling and turning around in this area. Grass or artificial turf is preferred, with dirt being the least preferred surface. Bathroom facilities, parking, and a water source for filling water bottles and hydration packs are needed adjacent to or very close to the skills area. Skills area must offer shade via trees, covered areas, portable pop-up tents, etc, as students will be spending 8-10 hours outside on bikes each day.  Covered picnic tables are ideal for discussion and worksheet portions of the training.

Trail Requirements: 1 to 2 miles of beginner level single or double track trail - wooded is preferred. Ideally the trail should have climbs, descents, and turns that enable the riders to go out of sight for short periods of time (2-5) seconds. Trail access must be within close proximity to the skills area as students will need to be moving from the skills area to the trail frequently and for very short durations.  Guided rides will only be 5-7 minutes long.

Ideally the site is centrally located in relation to an airport, lodging, and restaurants. Students will need options for purchasing lunch with only a 1 hour window for driving to and returning from lunch. Site should be no more than a 1 hour drive from the airport.

*A covered area or building that can accommodate participants and bikes must be available in the case of inclement weather.

Level 2 Course

Facility Requirements: A private conference or classroom type facility that will accommodate up to 15 people with tables, chairs, adequate parking and restrooms.  The facility should be nearby to the outdoor site, or onsite (no more than a 15 minute drive away).  Classroom sessions typically run from 5-8pm on day one of the course.

Skills Area Requirements: A reserved outdoor pavilion with covered picnic tables, bathrooms and water. A flat area roughly the size of a basketball court at minimum (40' x 80') that is grass, cement, or dirt - something that provides good traction as riders will be doing lots of circling and turning around in this area. Grass or artificial turf is preferred, with dirt being the least preferred surface and no gravel. A small dirt or grass hill with a gradually increasing grade 20-40 ft in length.

Feature Requirements: A Roll Down obstacle such as a log, large flat rock, or small drop no bigger than 24 inches.  Roll down feature must be ½ mile or less from the skills area. If the nearby trail doesn’t offer this type of feature, a man-made structure (such as a 2x8 ft plywood covered box with a ramp) will need to be constructed. A materials list with construction guidelines can be provided prior to the course if needed.

Bathroom facilities, parking, and a water source for filling water bottles and hydration packs are needed adjacent to or very close to the skills area. Skills area must offer shade via trees, covered areas, portable pop-up tents, etc, as students will be spending 8-10 hours outside on bikes each day.

Ideally the site is centrally located in relation to an airport, lodging, and restaurants since students will need options for purchasing lunch with only a 1 hour window for driving to and returning from lunch. Should be no more than a 1 hour drive from the airport.

*A covered area or building that can accommodate participants and bikes must be available in the case of inclement weather.

 

Level 3 Course

Skills Area Requirements:

  • Outdoor pavilion with covered picnic tables, bathrooms and water
  • Flat area roughly the size of a basketball court (grass, dirt, cement)        

Feature Requirements:

      Repetitive Rollers or Pump Track

  • Three or more pump track style rollers

      Steep Terrain

  • 45 degrees or more, at least 20 feet in length

      Drop Features

  • Minimum of two drops; 1-2’ high & 3-4’ high
  • Minimum of two feet wide
  • Non-technical run-in and landing (sloped landing preferred)

      Jump Feature

  • BMX or Bike Park style tabletop jump
  • Low to medium transition of 20-25 degrees
  • Approximately four feet tall, 4-6’ long deck
  • Approach and exit are clear of obstacles or tight turns

      Berm Corners

  • BMX or Bike Park style bermed corner
  • Approximately 90-degree turn (up to 180 degrees)
  • Wide radius turn. Ideally 10-15’ radius and 4-6’ high
  • Ability to ride either direction or both left & right berm turns

      Elevated Feature

  • Flat log or deck 12-18” wide and 8-10’ in length
  • Riding surface is 4-6” above ground level

Ideally the site is centrally located in relation to an airport, lodging, and restaurants since students will need options for purchasing lunch with only a 1 hour window for driving to and returning from lunch. Should be no more than a 1 hour drive from the airport.

*A covered area or building that can accommodate participants and bikes must be available in the case of inclement weather.

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