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Old 09-26-11, 04:10 AM   #1
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MTB Skills Course

Dear All,

New to the Forum so apologies if this has already been discussed or covered.

I am looking for a MTB skills course (preferable in October/November). I am a very experienced road rider but have just been doing MTB for the last two years on a self taught approach :-) I would like to cover the basics and some advance technique for XC - All Mountain disciplines and, maybe, have a taste of downhill.

I am flexible in terms of location (based in Europe but can travel), price and ideally I would like to spend a week riding to properly learn the technique.

Any tips?

Thanks in advance,
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Old 09-27-11, 09:00 PM   #2
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There are quite a few out there, at least in the US and Canada. Here's one: http://www.dirtseries.com/

Surely someone from Europe will be able to chime in with something closer...
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Thanks for the reply. There seems that the great majority of those (http://www.dirtseries.com/) are women only...and even though I would love to participate...:-) I am a man :-)

Anything in October/early November? As I said, I can pretty much fly anywhere for a couple of weeks...so I guess that that excludes Australia/New Zealand...

Thanks in advance,
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Old 10-04-11, 08:43 AM   #4
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Itnas, a while ago I looked into going to Whistler and doing a skills course with http://www.zeptechniques.com. For bike skills alone, they look really good, and Whistler is obviously an awesome riding destination.
Ended up rather doing MBLA (http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/sco...-cycling-smbla) which is more for people who want to lead/guide in Europe and is much more comprehensive - not only focussed on bike skills alone, so probably not what you're looking for.

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