MTB Suspension Set up Clinic - Sat, Jul 11 2020

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MTB Suspension Set up Clinic (7/11/2020)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED:Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Learn
Event Location: Nose Hill - Check parking lot.
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 11 2020  10:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 10 2020 8:00:00 PM
Event Duration:About 2 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Mike S.
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Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:7
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 4 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Have you travelled in the last 14 days? Are you showing any symptoms, been in contact with a confirmed case, or been tested positive at all? Have you read and understood the current restrictions that are club policy during the COVID-19 situation? These can be found on the Home page of the COC website.

Please answer these questions in the comments or medical section during the sign up process, in addition to signing the waiver. Your coordinator has been instructed to remove you from the event if you do not answer or comply with these questions. Failure to follow the guidelines could result in you being evicted from the event even after it has commenced. Your coordinator has this discretion and you could be reported to the club if you create problems. The COC is attempting to keep all members safe and asks for your respect during these difficult times. If you do not wish to follow these temporary restrictions you should not sign up but are welcome to continue after the restrictions have been removed.

PLEASE READ BEFORE SIGNING UP! At the risk of sounding elitist - which is not the intention, please see if your bike meets some criteria before signing up.
Generally the more expensive the bike, the more adjustments it will have available to you. Bikes on the lower end of the scale don't have much (or sometimes any) adjustments, so this clinic would not be of much use.
This event will be more helpful to full suspension bike owners, and generally riders who ride rougher terrain, ride at higher speeds, and/or climb a lot.
Bikes with only front suspension can still benefit - by a lesser amount though of course. It would be beneficial for you to look up some info on your bike before hand too.

Do you know what all those knobs on your suspension fork and rear shock do? You should! They do make a big difference in how your bike works.

Time and time again, I work with peoples bikes and check adjustments, and they say something like "what does that do?" Often settings are noticeably incorrect for the rider. It may be due to size and weight of the rider and/or riding style and terrain generally ridden.

Incorrect or poor settings will adversely affect how well you bike works. Whether it be climbing or descending. That expensive new bike might be making your riding more difficult if it is not set up for you!

The format will be very much a workshop type event. We will discuss what different adjustments you have and how they affect your riding. Then we will ride some features so you can feel the difference.

This event is weather dependent! We will only proceed it there are reasonably dry conditions and not raining/snowing.

You are required to Bring a shock pump. Most likely your bike uses air for springs and you should have one anyway -
It may be helpful if you have or download the manual for your suspension and bring it along

Please only register for this event if you are serious about attending. Unreasonable last minute cancellations (2 hours or less prior to event) and no shows preventing others from attending the event will be recorded. If you are in the habit of cancelling last minute please do not sign up. Thank you for your consideration for other members.

We will meet at the parking lot off 14 St, NORTH of the Winter Club. It is the first Nose Hill access on 14 St north of John Laurie Blvd AND PAST THE WINTER CLUB. The parking lot can be crowded, but you can park along the lower road if needed. We will meet at the upper lot.

Required Items to Bring:
Mountain BIKE IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION. Helmet - Mandatory Shock Pump - Mandatory Water Good Attitude!
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Manuals for your suspension. Sunscreen

How to Get There:
Event Directions:We will meet at the parking lot off 14 St, NORTH of the Winter Club. It is the first Nose Hill access on 14 St north of John Laurie Blvd AND PAST THE WINTER CLUB. The parking lot can be crowded, but you can park along the lower road if needed. We will meet at the upper lot.


- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at

Cost & Payment:
Voluntary Donations:Although there is no cost for this event, please note that the club survives on voluntary donations. Please consider making a donation based on the value you feel you receive from the club. See our How You Can Help page for more information.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: