Sedona AZ (January 11, 2017) – For those with a bike, the passion to ride, and the desire to hone in their skills, here is a chance to learn to ride like the best. The city of Sedona Parks and Recreation Department, in cooperation with Lee Likes Bikes, will offer half-day and full-day mountain bike skills clinics on Sunday, January 29, 2017 and Monday, January 30, 2017 at the newly opened Sedona Bike Skills Park at Posse Grounds Park.
Each clinic is unique to the individual riders, and depending on the skill level, riders will master the fundamentals and then move on to more advanced skills with safety and fun being the priority. Participants of the clinic will learn about:
- Efficient pedaling.
- Going up and down obstacles safely and efficiently.
- Pumping bumps.
- When ready: drops, hops and jumps.
“This is a great opportunity for mountain bikers to improve their skills in just one day and we are so excited to offer our first clinic at this facility,” said Elizabeth Ginsberg, recreation and aquatics supervisor, city of Sedona Parks and Recreation Department.
The clinic will be taught by Kevin Stiffler, a coach hailing from upstate New York, with experience in BMX, mountain biking and downhill riding. Stiffler also directed and helped create the Avid4 Adventure program at Valmont Bike Park in Boulder, Colo., successfully coaching youth athletes of all abilities on varied terrain.
Half-day clinics will run from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on either day and cost $150 per person. Full-day clinics will run from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on either day and cost $300 per person. There is no age requirement to register, but youth ages 7-13 must be accompanied by an adult. For children under the age of 7, the city of Sedona Parks and Recreation Department will call the parent to discuss the best options. Class sizes are limited, and those interested must register by Thursday, January 26, 2017 by calling the city of Sedona Parks and Recreation Department at 928-282-7098.
The Sedona Bike Skills Park is located at 525 Posse Ground Road. To learn more about the clinic, visit www.LeeLikesBikes.com or contact Stiffler at Kevin@LeeLikesBikes.com. To view other city of Sedona Parks and Recreation Department offerings, visit www.SedonaAZ.gov/Parks.