Gain Comfort


& Speed


Develop mountain bike bike-handling skills to gain comfort and confidence for greater speed and safety. We’ll meet for a session of skill drills, followed by the on-road clinic. Our skill drills are designed to teach you progressive bike handling skills.


Clinic Summary


June 8th, 2019


June 27th, 2019


4 sessions

  • June 8th, 2019
    8:00am  – 12:00pm
  • June 13th, 2019
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • June 20th, 2019
    6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • June 27th, 2019
    6:00pm – 8:00pm

6560 N Milwaukee River Pkwy, Glendale, WI 53209

Registration Fees
Essential Mountain Bike Skills $55.00
Advanced Mountain Bike Skills $90.00
Essential & Adv Mountain Bike Skills Training $135.00

Clinic Details

Essential Skills – Weekend Skills Clinic

  • Saturday May 18, 2019
  • 8:00am – noon
  • Online registration ends Friday 5/17
  • Includes lunch
  • Cost: $55.00
  • Location: TBD (but somewhere in Ozaukee or Washington counties)
  • 12:30 – 1:00pm bonus mechanic/bike care session

Advanced Skills- Mid-week Skills Development

  • 3 consecutive Thursdays, May 23, 30, & June 6
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Online registration ends Wednesday 5/22
  • Cost: $90.00
  • Completion of the Beginner Class or authorization from coach is required (email request to authorize)
  • Location: TBD (but somewhere in Ozaukee or Washington counties)


Coach Brian Petted

Presented by: Wisconsin Women Cycling

No refunds will be given but you may transfer your session(s) to another rider.

Sanctioned under USA Cycling Permit: 2019-nnnn

Skills Clinics

Our skills clinics follow similar formats with a weekend skills clinic, followed up with mid-week practice sessions. It will be very beneficial for all riders to attend the weekend skills clinic. The weekend skills clinic is where most of the groundwork will be laid and the group will learn to work cohesively. The mid-week skills development sessions are for cementing the learning and implementation of the skills. We’ve never had anyone who was “too experienced for” the initial weekend session.

Below is a snapshot of the progression – fundamental to advanced, broken down into technical drills. While the fundamental skills are the same, the drills, terrain and ways of learning can be different whether on the road or off.

  • principles for safe bicycling and managing obstacles
  • correct body positioning and balance on the bike
  • braking, shifting and proper gear selection
  • efficient pedaling techniques
  • cornering techniques for speed and safety
  • hill climbing and descending
  • group riding
  • drafting and paceline proficiency (road session only)