MTB skills workshop - Nose Hill - Sat, Jul 11 2020

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MTB skills workshop - Nose Hill (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  1:30 PM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 10 2020 8:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2-3 h
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Mike S.
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Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 13 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 6 (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.

Primarily for novice riders - or anyone who has been mountain bike riding and is still unsure or nervous of what do in some situations encountered when riding off road.
The format will be very much a workshop type event rather than just riding around over a few obstacles. We will cover effective braking, cornering, shifting, and climbing, as well as bumps, dips, (little) drops, etc.
A few simple skills can keep you on your bike more during a ride and you can ride a little more efficiently - saving some energy. I have seen many people who, although they had been riding for a long time, still didn't know about a couple of the basics, so anyone is welcome. However, we will be working at the pace of any novice riders.

If you are signing up for this event, you MUST be prepared to challenge yourself a bit. We will not be doing anything crazy, but probably more than you have done before?
Bringing some knee/elbow pads would be fine - they can give you some more confidence! The worst injuries we have had before are badly bruised egos, though.


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

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.

Required Items to Bring:
- Mountain bikes only (It is a mountain bike event) -
Helmet - Mandatory!
Good Attitude!
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Optional knee/elbow pads - If you don't have any, borrow some. (I have one large set someone could use)

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.
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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: