WOMEN'S NIGHTS OKANAGAN - 8 WEEK SKILLS PROGRAM

RELAXED, FUN RIDING & FOCUSED SKILLS PROGRESSION.
NOVICE TO INTERMEDIATE

These programs are designed for local, Okanagan women looking for a fun, safe coaching experience with friends. This program is best suited to ladies who are already mountain biking, but wish to learn more skills and tips to improve the fun and safety factors. More skills, less spills!

Small groups, tailored rides and expert coaches will guarantee good times and genuine progression in a casual and, most importantly, non-intimidating environment.

Whether you’re looking to get into mountain biking for the first time or you’re a seasoned local looking to step up your riding, our coaches will work with you to achieve your goals, from beginner to advanced.

Every week the coaching is tailored to suit the group and conditions that day, reducing the stress and maximizing the fun.

THE PROGRAM

Coaching sessions are one day per week on Monday evenings, from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

Coaching will take place on the awesome Crawford Trails to provide the ultimate environment for safe progression and good times! If you can ride it on two wheels, we’ll be there! Sessions will also include suspension set up and bike set up tips to get you dialed.

ZEP’s coaching is unparalleled and ensures an unbeatable experience because we use the most experienced and highly certified coaches in the business… those who train and certify other coaches!

The ZEP Coaches always maximize sessions for safety, risk management and skill progression, so you can build the skills without the spills.

THE DETAILS

  • 8 weeks $499 + tax
  • Groups split into ability levels
  • Max 5 riders per group
  • PMBIA Certified Coaches

INCLUDES

  • Weekly 2hr Sessions with Expert Coaching
  • Personalized Feedback & Video Analysis
  • ZEP Hat
  • 15% off additional ZEP Private Lessons

WHICH LEVEL SHOULD I SIGN UP FOR?

In order to ensure the best learning experience for all participants in the program, we have implemented a registration system where you sign up for your current riding ability level. Please review the classifications below to ensure you are signing up for the correct ability level. If you are unsure or have any questions as to what level to sign up for, please contact us as info@zepmtbcamps.com.

WOMEN'S Novice -

NOVICE

For NOVICE Riders For INTERMEDIATED Riders

A novice rider is someone with little experience riding off-road before. They are typically comfortable on gravel paths and would like to explore “green” and “easy-blue” mountain bike trails. Would like to learn the fundamentals to build confidence, have fun and stay safe.

These riders tend to know their limits and stick within them, which is better for safety and but can sometimes slow progression.

EXAMPLES OF WHAT A NOVICE RIDER IS LEARNING

  • Bike fit and set up
  • Correct use of gears to make riding more efficient and fun
  • How to brake smoothly, without skidding, with front and rear brakes
  • How to climb and descend with a centred, strong and mobile position
  • How to ride through corners with confidence and control
  • How to start/stop on a hill
  • How to apply these skills to feel more confident and safe on the bike

TRAILS & FITNESS

  • Starting to keep momentum through uneven terrain.
  • Has some stamina and can pedal uphill and not stop on small climbs. Loves to ride their bike. Needs more regular breaks.
  • Typically comfortable riding for 1 - 4 hrs


WOMEN'S Intermediate -

INTERMEDIATE

For NOVICE Riders For INTERMEDIATE Riders For ADVANCED Riders

An intermediate rider is comfortable riding off-road on “blue” trails and can perform all of the listed novice skills above. Would like to take their riding to the 'next level' of skill and trail difficulty, while still consolidating fundamental skills. These riders may begin to explore some of the easier “light black” trails, as an introduction to advanced terrain.

These riders are starting to explore harder terrain, which can increase risk if the rider is unaware of their limits. Intermediate riders can be more cautious when challenged, compared to advanced riders.

EXAMPLES OF WHAT AN INTERMEDIATE RIDER IS LEARNING

  • How to ride blue trails with more finesse and easy-black trails with more control and confidence
  • Bike and suspension set-up
  • How to use gears and brakes to gain more efficiency and control on more challenging terrain
  • How to climb and descend steeper, more technical terrain, without skidding
  • How to corner with more speed and consistency
  • How to perform roll downs (rolling drops) and slow tight turns
  • Introduced to small drop - offs and tabletop jumps
  • Introduced to front and rear wheel lifts, bunnyhops or trackstands

TRAILS & FITNESS

  • Okay brake control on rock slabs
  • Can choose the right speed for the right feature
  • Can choose a good line to avoid obstacles
  • Can do small to medium jumps and drops with good technique
  • Can do full climbs with minimal rests
  • Can pedal hard on climbs sections of climbs or short climbs
  • Can do two rides in a day
  • Typically comfortable riding for 2 - 5 hours


DATES & PRICING

SPRING - 8 sessions
2023 DATES AND PRICING TBC