Hello Santa Cruz, an ichoosebikes.com skill clinic coached by Leigh Donovan is coming to your neck of the woods, July 1 & 2. Leigh is best known for winning the World Downhill championships and winner of 9 national US championships in both the downhill and dual slalom. She started ichoosebikes 4 years ago after being absent from the industry for 10 years. Coming back was a choice for her, which is why her business is named I choose bikes. Leigh has a Level 1 PMBI certification but also comes with many years of racing and riding experience, which started on a BMX bike in the early 80’s and transferred over to a mountain bike in the early 90’s. If you are looking to improve your confidence, skills, and knowledge of riding, then see which clinic date works for you and send Leigh an email to ichoosebikes@gmail.com to secure you spot!

July 1st and July 2nd. Each clinic will be a progressive experience with basic skill instruction for the first 1 1/2 – 2 hours of the clinic and then 3 hours of on trail experience, applying your newly added skills to your favorite trail or trail you’ve always wanted to ride.

July 1, 2017 – 9am – 3pm ‘CO-ED’ Intermediate/Advanced skills (the clinic will be 5 hours, but please plan on it lasting till 3pm for Q&A and a 30 min. break for lunch). This clinic will max out at 12 riders.

July 2, 2017 FULL 9am – 3pm ‘Women only’ Liv Cycling Event, meet at Bicycle Trip Intermediate/Advanced skills (the clinic will be 5 hours, but please plan on it lasting till 3pm for Q&A and a 30 min. break for lunch). This clinic will max out at 12 riders.

Location: TBD (Somewhere in Santa Cruz) Confirmation should be made no later than 2 weeks prior to event.

Cost: $125 per rider (How do you pay? Well, Leigh is still old school and takes cash or a check the day of the event…she still believes in the honor system here and hopes if you register then you will show up. If you can handle this policy and still want to join, email Leigh the date you want and she’ll add you to the list. Her email is: ichoosebikes@gmail.com

One more thing, this clinic will make you better but please come open minded as you will take so much more away from the class. Here are some skill videos if you want to get started learning sooner: http://ichoosebikes.com/how-tos/improve-skills/

Happy trails, ichoosebikes and Leigh Donovan (any questions email Leigh at ichoosebikes@gmail.com