Please take a look at the following list prior to the clinic. You will learn more and feel better prepared if you use the checklist below. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions - we are here to help! (For demo equipment click here)
Ladies AllRide Checklist:
A well-tuned mountain bike. This is very important. Please swing by a bike shop and have a mechanic take a look just to make sure everything is tuned and running smoothly. For more info on the best bike to bring, see below.
Pedals: Please bring pedals that you are comfortable on. If you usually use flat pedals, bring flat pedals. If you usually use clipless pedals, but are unsure about learning new skills while you are clipped into your pedals, we highly recommend you bring a pair of flat pedals (these are not clipless pedals with a platform, they are made specifically for use with flat-soled shoes). In most cases flat pedals will make it safer to learn and practice during the skills sessions. If you prefer to be clipped in, you are free to use whatever pedals you are comfortable with. You can also consider starting the morning on flat pedals and switching to clipless pedals in the afternoon. We have a few demo flat pedals, please let us know if you are interested in trying a pair of Crankbrothers 50/50s.
Shoes that are compatible with the pedals you’ll be using. Clipless pedals require shoes with cleats. Flat pedals require flat shoes without cleats (such as tennis shoes or skate shoes). Note: shoes with tons of traction and lots of cushioning are not suggested. If you have questions about this please contact us before the clinic. It’s very important that your pedals and shoes work together when you arrive at the clinic.
Check the weather prior to your clinic and pack accordingly.
Helmet We do not require full-face helmets. However, our Grand Targhee, WY and Big Sky, MT camps have lift-access riding and full-face helmets are recommended if you are interested in more advanced skills in the bike park like jumps and drops. We will have a limited number of Fox Rampage full-face helmets to demo. If you bring a full-face with you, also bring your open-face helmet for morning skills and drills.
Padded shorts. If you do not have a pair please consider getting some, your rear will thank you.
Hydration Pack (or water bottles and a backpack) filled with lots of water for the day.
Snacks (energy bars / gels / chews). We will have some but you should always ride with a well stocked pack.
A spare tube
Basic riding tools (don't worry if you don't have them yet, our coaches will have them)
A set of leg and arm pads. If you do not own body armor we have plenty you can demo. This is not mandatory, but some women feel more confident and daring with this extra bit of protection. Shin guards are encouraged when using flat pedals.
The best bike to bring to the clinic: A good mountain bike can make all of the difference in learning new skills and feeling more confident on the trails. Make sure your bike is the proper size for you and is well maintained (schedule a tune-up a few days prior to the camp). We suggest a dual suspension cross country or all-mountain bike for a more comfortable ride, but front suspension only bikes work fine. Seat information: To maximize your fun and safe learning during the camp we highly recommend that you can lower your seat post to get your saddle at least 3" out of your way while learning certain skills. We think the best option for this is a dropper post (like a Rockshox Reverb) which can move up and down with a button or lever at your fingertips. Another acceptable option is to have a quick release seat collar (as opposed to bolt-on) that allows you to easily and quickly drop and raise your seat. If you do not have a quick release seat post, please carry a multi-tool so you can lower/raise your seat throughout the clinic. Downhill bikes, cross bikes and road bikes are not suitable for our clinics. And your bike should not have a kickstand on it. If you don’t already have a bike, we have an awesome fleet of Liv demo bikes or local shops have rentals. If you have further questions, please contact us!