Intro to downhill is a 4-part series covering the skills needed to become a strong downhill rider. Participants progress through increasingly challenging terrain with confidence in 3 different locations. Minimum Age: 18
This class is designed for the solid intermediate to advanced rider who is newer to the downhill scene.
This class will focus on:
Review balance, body position, braking, descending, and proper drop techniques
Review high-speed cornering
Passive and active obstacle clearing
Doing large drops and jumps (Big air time!)
Practice skills based on analysis from classes 1 - 3 with guest instructor Simon Lawton at Steven's Pass
To participate riders must meet the following qualifications listed below. Please email Dan Bassett if you have questions.
- Riding: Minimum 2yrs of advanced technical riding
- Local Trails: Tiger - OTG, Predator (able to get down but can’t ride all obstacles); Tokul Crazy Ivan, Flow Tron; Duthie 2 hi, Voodoo Child, Gravy Train.
- Whistler: B-Line, Crank It Up, Heart of Darkness, Ho Chi Min
- Skills: Technical trails without getting off the bike, can do small drops (1-2’) easily, comfortable lifting your front wheel over obstacles.
Classes 1 & 2 (July 2nd, July 9th) - 2 hours Duthie Hill
Class 3 (July 16th) - 3 hours Tiger Mountain
Class 4 (July 22nd) - 4 hours Stevens Pass (pass included)
26150 SE Issaquah-Fall City Rd
Issaquah, WA 98029