Bike Festival Clinics

CHECK OUT OUR CLINICS AND MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Women's Intro to Bike Park Riding

Saturday, Sept. 3rd - 11:00am - 1:00pm (Meet @ Festival Registration Tent)

Who’s This Clinic For? I have experience riding cross country trails but am new to lifts and downhill optimized bike-specific trails.

What Trails Will We Focus On? Yogi, Bring it on Home

 

What Will I Learn? Instructor Stacy Wells will teach a safe introduction to fundamental body positioning, pedal position, braking and cornering. Bike park etiquette (chair lift best practice, choosing trails based on your ability, overtaking on trail, etc.) How to approach riding a bike park.

Capacity: 12 participants

Intro to Drops and Jumps

Saturday, Sept. 3rd - 9:30am - 11:30am (Meet @ Festival Registration Tent)

Who’s This Clinic For? I confidently ride any green trails, but my tires rarely leave the ground on purpose.

What Trails Will We Focus On? Drop Zone, Bring it on Home, Chutes & Ladders

 

What Will I Learn? Instructor Darran Wells will take participants through timing lips and bump jumps, estimating take off speed, safe and predictable landings, plus cover the anatomy of a drops and jumps (why are they built that way??).

Capacity: 12 participants

Intro to Technical Climbing

Saturday, Sept. 3rd - 11:00am - 12:30pm (Meet @ Festival Registration Tent)

Who’s This Clinic For? I can ride green or blue trails but I rarely get my wheels off the ground. When climbing I have trouble getting up and over obstacles. When descending, I could use additional techniques to ride smoother and more in control.

What Trails Will We Focus On? Snowdrift, Planet Claire

What Will I Learn? Instructor Lindsay Nohl will teach pedal wheel lifts, body position and vision while climbing rocky inclined trail and climbing tight switchbacks.

Capacity: 12 participants

Intro to Cornering Techniques

Friday, Sept. 2nd - 3:00pm - 4:30pm (Meet @ Festival Registration Tent)

Who’s This Clinic For? I have a hard time judging how fast I should be going into corners, especially if they have berms.

What Trails Will We Focus On? Bring it on Home, Otter Slide

What Will I Learn? Instructor Stacy Wells will teach this co-ed clinic on establishing excellent bike-body position through flat corners (which leads to better cornering on berms). She’ll teach he anatomy of a corner and the fundamentals on prep, entry, exit.

Capacity: 12 participants

Next Level Cornering

Friday, Sept. 2nd - 3:00pm - 4:30pm (Meet @ Festival Registration Tent)

Who’s This Clinic For? I can safely ride all of the green and blue trails on the mountain, but I often have to brake in the corners to stay on the trail.

What Trails Will We Focus On? Otter Slide, Nice Marmot

 

What Will I Learn? Instructor Darran Wells will help you take your cornering to the next level. You’ll learn and practice body position variations and speed modulation for faster bermed and flat corners, plus learn techniques on pumping through berms to gain speed.

Capacity: 12 participants

Intermediate/Advanced Bike Park Riding Skills

Saturday, Sept. 3rd - 2:00pm - 4:00pm (Meet @ Festival Registration Tent)

Who’s This Clinic For? I can safely ride all of the green and blue trails on the mountain, I can bunny hop on the flats and can ride bermed corners but am not quite confident enough to try more technical features.

What Trails Will We Focus On? Sidewinder, Rock Garden

What Will I Learn? Instructors Darran Wells and Stacy Wells will help you take your bike park skills quiver up a notch. You’ll learn and practice body position variations and speed modulation for riding more advanced (blue/black) bike park trails.

Capacity: 24 participants

Bikepacking 101

Saturday, Sept. 3rd - 12:30pm - 1:30pm (Meet @ grassy area behind the trap)

Who’s This Clinic For? I’m really curious about Bikepacking and would be stoked to try it out. 

What Will I Learn? Scratch that itch of bikepacking. What you need to know to get rolling from some of the best. Here Bikepacking Roots co-founder, Kait Boyle and board chair, Nan Pugh, lead a workshop on breaking down the barriers to bikepacking. Come with all your questions on route planning, packing your bike, choosing gear, riding loaded, staying safe, and taking care of yourself when out for multi-day trips. They’ll show example set ups for a variety of bike styles and sizes. Bring your lunch

Capacity: 20 participants

Mountain Biking Photography Workshop

Sunday, Sept. 4th - 8:30am - 10:30am (Meet @ Shoshone Lift Base Area)

What Will I Learn? Shooting adventure sports is all about working with what you’ve got, and with mountain biking, what you’ve got are epic locations, psyched athletes, and fast-paced movement. This two-hour clinic will give anyone who likes to take pictures some pointers on how to create better biking images, whether you’re shooting with a phone or a nice dSLR. Award winning professional photojournalist Julie Ellison will go over the basics of composition, lighting, and subject, as well as digging deeper into capturing action, emotion, portraits, landscapes, and anything else the participants are interested in exploring. All levels of photographer are welcome, and we can cater the depth of information based on your personal experience as a visual artist. If you’ve got an idea of what you’d like to shoot, this workshop can help you make it happen!

Capacity: 12 participants

Drops & jumps for intermediate riders

Sunday, Sept. 4th - 10:00am - 12:00pm (Meet @ Festival Registration Tent

Who’s This Clinic For? I can safely ride all of the blue and green trails on the mountain. I can bunny hop on the flats and roll through rock gardens but I often come up short and land on top of the table tops when I try to jump in the park.

What Trails Will We Focus On? Drop Zone, Chutes & Ladders, Sidewinder

What Will I Learn? Instructor Darran Wells will work with you to learn to ride the features as they were designed. You’ll work through progression for estimating take off speed, purposeful pops, bike handling in the air and controlled landings.

Capacity: 12 participants

Women's Intro to Bike Park Riding #2

Sunday, Sept. 4th - 10:00am - 12:00pm (Meet @ Festival Registration Tent)

Who’s This Clinic For? I have experience riding cross country trails but am new to lifts and downhill optimized bike-specific trails.

What Trails Will We Focus On? Yogi, Bring it on Home

 

What Will I Learn? Instructor Stacy Wells will teach a safe introduction to fundamental body positioning, pedal position, braking and cornering. Bike park etiquette (chair lift best practice, choosing trails based on your ability, overtaking on trail, etc.) How to approach riding a bike park.

Capacity: 12 participants

Technical Maneuvers

Sunday, Sept. 4th - 1:00pm - 2:30pm (Meet @ Festival Registration Tent)

Who’s This Clinic For? I can ride green or blue trails but I rarely get my wheels off the ground. When climbing I have trouble getting up and over obstacles. When descending, I could use additional techniques to ride smoother and more in control.

What Trails Will We Focus On? This clinic will take place in a large dirt lot and the mini skills park.

What Will I Learn? Instructor Lindsay Nohl will review body position, cover front and rear wheel lifts, pedal wheelies, rolling off small rock drops and manuals – plus a whole lot more!.

Capacity: 12 participants

Meet Our Instructors

Kait Boyle

Bikepacking, Backcountry Riding, Advocacy

Kait Boyle is a professional mountain biker, 24-hr world champion and record holder in self-supported ultra-distance racing. She rides for the Industry Nine – Pivot Pro Backcountry Team and dedicates most of her time on the bike to riding trails in remote, wild landscapes. She is a co-founder and Education Director of Bikepacking Roots, the national 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to advocating for bikepacking, bikepackers and the landscapes through which they ride. Kait is a member of the Protect Our Winters Athlete Alliance and serves on the board of Mountain Bike the Tetons and the Arizona Trail Association – all with the intention of advocating for healthy landscapes and a connected and inspired mountain bike community. She lives in Victor, Idaho with her partner and trail pup, Hank.

Stacy Wells

Bike Handling, Fundamentals, Bike Park Skills

Stacy has been mountain biking for 30 years and teaching professionally since 2012. She specializes in empowering ladies and youth to grow their confidence by crushing technical single track and fast descents. She’s Level 1 certified with BICP and Level 1 with PMBIA bike instructor curricula and has led bike clinics for: Pedal Militia, the NORCO Dirt Series and Central Wyoming College. Stacy is no stranger to festival clinics and has worked at both the Wydaho Rendezvous and Jurassic Classic bike festivals. When she is not camping in Whistler or Moab, she also creates upcycled bike tire jewelry and teaches painting with a glass of wine in hand.

Lindsay Nohl

Bikepacking, Fundamentals, Advocacy

Lindsay is the executive director for the local non-profit Mountain Bike the Tetons. She’s a current PMBIA level 1 mountain bike coach and is taking her level 2 certification course in spring 2022. She coaches part-time for Ladies AllRide mountain bike skills camps and works as a certified life coach for her own business Lindsay Nohl Coaching. Her passion for mountain biking took off in 2013 while living in Tucson, Arizona. She loves the physical nature of mountain biking and how the sport is a combination of endurance, strength, technique, and flat-out grit. Lindsay believes that mountain biking is beneficial for both physical and mental health and that it’s a direct avenue to overcome fears and build both community and confidence. Her favorite outdoor adventures are long bikepacking trips and races in the desert southwest.

Darran Wells

Bike Handling, Bike Park Skills

Darran is the Professor of Outdoor Education for Central Wyoming College in Lander, WY. He has been working professionally in outdoor education since 1999 and teaching mountain bike skills courses and clinics since 2009. After years as a competitive adventure racer, Darran switched to riding DH trails and resorts in 2011. He has been a BICP Level 2 Instructor since 2014. Darran and his wife, Stacy, manage the college’s Alpine Science Institute which features 5 miles of mountain bike optimized trails where, they teach bike clinics, courses, and summer camps for all ages and abilities. Darran also teaches MTB trail construction. In October, he worked on the H5 build crew for 2021 Redbull Rampage.

Joe Stone

Adaptive MTB Skills, Advocacy

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.

Julie Ellison

Adventure Photography

Through authentic writing, photography, and video, Julie’s storytelling approach doesn’t involve any extra lights, posing, or sugar-coating reality for Instagram. Instead, she likes to be a fly on the wall with her camera and a notebook, capturing candid moments of real people doing exactly what they would be doing if she weren’t there. Her favorite subjects are the outdoors, bold women, travel, the American West, and anything that’s awesome. She writes magazine features, creates documentary photo essays, produces and shoots films, and constantly rethinks how stories are told. Whether it’s for a big brand or a small personal project, her goal is to create engaging content that informs, entertains, and inspires. She was a Sony Alpha Female, she was the first female Editor in Chief of Climbing magazine, and she was once named one of the most talented people in the outdoor industry. She and her pit bull Lizzie lived in a van for several years before settling in southeast Idaho at the base of the Tetons, meeting her partner, and getting a second dog named Alfie. She thrives when she’s chasing a buck hunter 10 miles in the backcountry, interviewing captivating subjects, empowering others to tell their stories, shooting climbers on a big wall 1,500 feet off the ground, or reveling in the chaos of a messy artist’s workshop. Visit her website HERE.

Kari Potter

Morning Yoga

Kari Potter MS, HHC, EYT-500 is an Intuitive Health Coach, Reiki Practitioner and Yoga Teacher who teaches her students and clients how to reconnect with the wisdom of their body and inner wellspring of peace, joy and resiliency. She does this through her weekly yoga classes, sound baths, and private Yoga for Your Body & Reiki Rebalance sessions. Learn more at www.greenhouseyoga.info

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