Sept. 2nd Skills Clinic at Lyons Bike Park

Time for another clinic!! We have some EXCELLENT instructors lined up for the clinic this week - Lee McCormack, Kristin Butcher (catzilla) and Tammy Donahugh!!

The session on Thursday will be FREE and open to ALL levels!! We will be working on basic bike handling and pump track skills, which includes, but is not limited to, high-speed cornering, floating over terrain, and you'll learn how to build momentum without pedaling, allowing you to fly up climbs with less effort and generally pick up speed whenever you want. The beauty of a pump track is that beginners, intermediates, and experts can all be challenged, learn and realize something awesome. As an added bonus- Lee will be bringing several signed copies of the newly released 2nd edition of Mastering Mountain Bike Skills!

Please try to carpool! To carpool, meet at 28th and Iris – SE corner next to Sol Azteca at 5:15PM or meet at Sandstone Park by 5:45PM; we will ride over to the bike park together, as it is located out in the middle of a field, the location of which is difficult to describe. If you know where the bike park is, feel free to show up there ready to ride at 6PM. Click here for a map of the bike park; bike park located in the middle of the field west of the High School. Additional parking can be found in Lyons around Sandstone Park (between 3rd and 4th on Railroad Ave).

Dinner and drinks TBD.

Important Info about the Rides:

1. All riders MUST wear a helmet, bring water, and have a trail-ready bike.

2. All riders ride at their own risk, group leaders take no responsibility for rider safety/injury.

3. Riders must sign a liability waiver once during the season. If this is your first ride of the season, please bring a signed waiver with you or be prepared to complete one at the meeting spot.

4. Rides launch at 6:00 p.m. so be at the trail head by 5:45 p.m., dressed and ready to roll by 6 p.m.

5. If the weather is iffy (as it has been lately) make sure to check the blog after 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays for updated info.

6. Please don't be shy about coming out - all of us love biking and would like to hang out with girls that are interested in biking.

7. For permitting and planning purposes, please post your name in the comment field if you plan to join us. The comment field is also great for planning carpools, etc.

Send us an eamil if you have any questions – bmagirls.rideleader @

Hope to see you Thursday!


  1. BMA Girls - you guys ROCK!! Looking forward to the clinic, and thank you for picking up the tab!! See everyone Thursday.

  2. I'm in as long as I can get my bike back together tonight and myself up to Lyons after work - excited to see everyone again!

  3. See you at the clinic on Thursday!
    @Dawna, thanks on behalf of all of us, you all make it so fun!

  4. I will be at Sol Azteca at 5:15. Can't wait to hear how to fly up climbs with less effort :-)and all the other amazing tricks. Thanks so much for organizing this, looking forward!


  5. Miss the rides SO MUCH!! Pick up some great tips to share with me, hopefully I'll be back next week!! Have a great time!!

  6. I'm excited to attend this - missed it last year.

  7. I probably have to work late again tonight - big proposal due tomorrow. Bummed, but a gurl'z gotta work!

  8. This will be my first BMA girls event. Excited for the skill training.

  9. Is there someone who can bring me back to Boulder afterward? I think I can get myself out there.

  10. I'm sorry I missed this. Is there any way to get a schedule of what's ahead for Sept? i miss many of these rides because I have things planned but I can unplan them with some notice. Thank you - and by the way - are any of you riding SufferFest? I am and would love to connect with other riders who might not be Boulder-swift. Is there a better forum to connect with you all? Thanks, Helen