Bike Festival Clinics

Bike Clinics MEET OUR INSTRUCTORs

Mountain Bike The Tetons

Lindsay Nohl

Certified PMBIA Instructor, MBT Executive Director
Lindsay is a PMBIA level 1 mountain bike coach, a certified life coach (CLC), and is the current executive director for Mountain Bike the Tetons. She also coaches for the local Teton Valley Composite youth NICA team. Her passion for mountain biking took off in 2013 while living in Tucson, Arizona after two years of knee surgeries forced her to give up playing competitive soccer and tackle football. She loves the physical nature of mountain biking and how the sport is a combination of endurance, strength, technique, and flat-out grit. Lindsay has spent 18 years working for NOLS, as a field instructor, director of the Southwest program, and in other various administrative roles. Her experience leading extended backcountry trips and teaching technical skills, meshed naturally with her launch info mountain bike coaching. Lindsay deeply believes that mountain biking is beneficial for both physical and mental health and that it can be a direct avenue to overcome fears and build both community and confidence. Her favorite outdoor adventures are long bikepacking trips in the desert southwest.

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Josh Whitmore

Certified CMBI Instructor

Carmichael Training Systems

With over 20 years experience teaching mountain biking, Josh comes from a background as a professional mountain bike racer and a previous career in outdoor education and mountain guiding. Josh is certified as a Level 2 Mountain Bike Instructor with the Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Association, Wilderness First Responder, level 2 USAC coach, along with a host of instructor certifications for mountain guiding, backcountry skiing, and whitewater paddling. With a Masters degree in outdoor education, Josh has dedicated his life to teaching others outdoor skills and helping them pursue their passions. In addition to working with skills clients directly, Josh also serves as an instructor-trainer as a course conductor for the PMBIA, teaching Level 1 certification courses for aspiring mountain bike instructors. 

Joe Stone Foundation

Joe Stone

Joe Stone has been playing the wheelchair game for about 11 years after sustaining a spinal cord injury at the c7 level while speed flying in Montana. He has been very passionate about getting back to the outdoors both for himself and to open inclusive outdoor opportunities for people with disabilities. In 2013, Joe partnered with Teton Adaptive and TVTAP to help make the Wydaho Rendezvous accessible to adaptive mountain biking. Through collaboration, the obstacles that came up have been tackled, turning this event into a well-oiled machine that welcomes everyone. The biproduct of this work has been the acknowledgement that inclusion creates a stronger community, which is a value that Joe strongly holds onto. Fast forward eight years, Joe is now the Director of Mission at Teton Adaptive and the Wydaho Rendezvous has turned into the largest adaptive mountain bike gathering in the world. Joe has been teaching adaptive mountain bike lessons for both downhill and cross country and he is very dedicated to helping individuals build their confidence, expand their skills, and making sure people are smiling at the end of the day.

Bike FESTIVAL Clinics

Intro to Jumping

Friday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Intermediate

For mountain bikers who are just starting to take flight and want to improve their technique on green to blue jump lines. This clinic will cover the basics of body position, pressure control, and timing / coordination in a methodical way to increase control and predictability when tackling jumps. 

WOMEN'S Technical Maneuvers

SATURday 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Beginner / Intermediate
Take your technique to the next level! Slow speed handling with bike and body separation skills that will help your balance and maneuvering in technical terrain. Rock dodging, pedal ratcheting, wheel-lifts, track stands and pedal wheelies will all be covered.

FUNDAMENTALS

SATURday 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Beginner / Intermediate
For beginner mountain bikers who can ride a bike but would like to feel more comfortable on the trails. This clinic focuses on balance, body position, bike/body separation, cadence, pedaling technique, shifting efficiently, braking (how, when, what), and vision (looking ahead, line selection, trail scanning).

Intro to Adaptive Cross Country

SATURday 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Beginner
For beginner adaptive mountain bikers who can ride a hand cycle or foot pedaled trike but would like to feel more comfortable on the trails. This clinic focuses on balance, weight shifting, cadence, pedaling to steering/braking technique, shifting efficiently, braking (how, when, what), and vision (looking ahead, line selection, trail scanning).

WOMEN'S INTRO TO DOWNHILL

SATURday 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Intermediate / Advanced
Enjoy a day making hot laps on the Shoshone chair to maximize ride time and instruction. This clinic works on body position, braking, and cornering. A great introduction to Grand Targhee Resort Bike Park intermediate downhill trails. Cross-country bikes can be used for this clinic as the emphasis is on rider safety and riding skills. We’ll stay on intermediate slopes with no air or drops required.

Cornering

SATURday 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Beginner / Intermediate
For mountain bikers who have the basics down on the straightaways, but would like to improve their cornering on cross-country trails or downhill sections. Body position-specific instruction related to cornering, weight placement, bike and body separation, steering vs. leaning, vision, technique & follow-through for low-speed cornering, switchbacks, and high-speed cornering.

Intro to Adaptive Downhill

SATURday 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Intermediate
Enjoy a day making hot laps on the Shoshone chair to maximize ride time and instruction. This clinic works on body position/weight shifting, braking, and cornering. A great introduction to Grand Targhee Resort Bike Park intermediate downhill trails. All adaptive mountain bikes can be used for this clinic as the emphasis is on rider safety and riding skills. We’ll stay on intermediate slopes with no air or drops required.

WOMEN'S Technical Maneuvers

Sunday 9:00AM - 11:00AM​

Beginner / Intermediate
Take your technique to the next level! Slow speed handling with bike and body separation skills that will help your balance and maneuvering in technical terrain. Rock dodging, pedal ratcheting, wheel-lifts, track stands and pedal wheelies will all be covered.

Intro to Jumping

Sunday 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Intermediate
For mountain bikers who are just starting to take flight and want to improve their technique on green to blue jump lines. This clinic will cover the basics of body position, pressure control, and timing / coordination in a methodical way to increase control and predictability when tackling jumps.

Intro to Adaptive Cross Country

Sunday 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Beginner
For beginner adaptive mountain bikers who can ride a hand cycle or foot pedaled trike but would like to feel more comfortable on the trails. This clinic focuses on balance, weight shifting, cadence, pedaling to steering/braking technique, shifting efficiently, braking (how, when, what), and vision (looking ahead, line selection, trail scanning).

Intro to Adaptive Downhill

Sunday 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Intermediate
Enjoy a day making hot laps on the Shoshone chair to maximize ride time and instruction. This clinic works on body position/weight shifting, braking, and cornering. A great introduction to Grand Targhee Resort Bike Park intermediate downhill trails. All adaptive mountain bikes can be used for this clinic as the emphasis is on rider safety and riding skills. We’ll stay on intermediate slopes with no air or drops required.

Technical Maneuvers

Sunday 1:00PM - 3:30PM

Intermediate
Learn techniques that will help you in technical terrain. Learn how to negotiate features such as short steep hills, over logs and bridges, and around extra sharp corners. Learn body position, weight placement, bike and body separation, how to do a track stand, lift your front or rear wheel, do a bunny hop, as well as wheelies and manuals.

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