Well lets just say they are NOT beginner friendly. They call them self family oriented but have NOTHING for the younger riders. When asked if they have any rides that beginners with mt bike with slicks on could do I was told that unless you have a road bike you will never keep up so don't bother. Then after the meeting people kept coming up to talk about my daughters (age 12) riding ability, but when I told them I was the rider she had just come along they looked shocked and moved on.
I sure hope I get some response from my CL add about Clydes and Athenas.