Girls Got Skills Clinic – May 7th & 8th

Girls Got SkillsDates: May 7th & 8th, 2011
Location: Kelowna, BC

  • 2 Days –  $250 (*$225 for MTBco or IMBA Canada affiliated club members)
  • 1 Day (Sat or Sun) – $175   (*$150 for members)

This May 7th and 8th, on the spectacular trails of the Central Okanagan around Kelowna, we’re proud to present the return of our wildly successful women’s specific clinic.  In association with the local bike club, MTBco, this clinic is a 2 day course  designed to improve the confidence and abilities of women riders of all levels, abilities, and disciplines.  By focusing on a solid foundation of balance, progression is fast and easy.  The coaches are highly experienced world class athletes with lots of experience not only riding bikes off road, but also in teaching these skills.

This early season course is ideal for women of all ages and abilities looking to widen their riding horizons.  Maybe you’re hungry for a little payback when you go riding with the guys, or you’re wanting to be able to keep up with your kids, or just sharpen some skills that lost their edge over the winter.   This camp will give you those opportunities and more, and all within an atmosphere specifically tailored to the specific needs of women.

With a brand new skills park in Kelowna, we will also be able to incorporate some dirt jumping and more advanced skills for those that wish to progress in that direction.

The camp includes top notch instruction, lunches, and membership in the local Bike club, MTBco.  Your participation in this camp will help the preserve the awesome trails of the Central Okanagan.

Our schedule looks like:

Day One – Fundamentals

  • Neutral Positioning
  • Ready State
  • Bike/Body Separation
  • Shifting Basics
  • Braking Basics
  • Descending (Intro to Steeps)
  • Roll Down Lunge (Flat to Steep Transitions)
  • Basic Wheel Lifts
  • Level Lift (Bunny Hop)

Day Two – Specialized Skills

  • Terrain Evaluation
  • 1/4 punch & 3/4 Punch
  • Straight Line Riding (leading to elevated stunts)
  • Climbing Basics
  • Slow Tight Turns and Switchbacks
  • High Speed Cornering
  • Manual Front Wheel Lift (leading to drops)
  • Dynamic Riding (“The Wisdom of the Spastic Monkey”)


Lorraine Blancher


A highly experienced coach, Lorraine is a former Canadian National DH Team member and National Champion.  Her resume includes multiple regional and national titles, and she has been coaching skills camps for several years.  A Kelowna local from birth, Lorraine is also a veteran of the World Cup circuit, and is still pushing the boundaries of the sport.


june-14_1Barb Haley

Barb might be new to coaching, but she has many years of racing experience, and has been featured in several freeride bike movies.    Barb really wants to make you a the raddest you can be, and it’s pretty tough to not believe in someone who brings this much fun to the trails.



Candace Webb


You’ll know what that means once you meet her.  Mad energy, and one of the best and brightest coaches ever.  If you’re not having fun learning with Candace, let us know and we’ll call a doctor.



Recommended Accommodations

The Hotel Eldorado is a beautiful hotel set right on the lake, and they’re offering a discount to camp participants.

Also, the Days Inn is very central and is also offering a special rate.  Just mention that you’re taking the clinic with Bush Pilot Biking and MTBco, and you will get the special rate.

Sign Up

Signup is open now over at Registration.

Contact us at [email protected] for more information.

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