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GearHub Fatbiking Skills Clinics – March 16 & 17

Biking / News / SnowBiking

Want to improve your fatbiking? Whether you’re a beginner who wants to try fatbiking for the first time, or an experienced fatbiker hoping to hone your skills, seasoned fatbike coaches Jena and Dylan are here to help!

Clinics:

Saturday March 16Beginner Fat Bike Skills Clinic – for anyone who wants to try fatbiking for the first time, or who has only gone fatbiking once or twice before. The Saturday clinic runs from 12pm – 3pm (meet at 11:45am).

Sunday March 17Intermediate-Advanced Fat Bike Skills Clinic – for experienced riders looking to gain confidence, hone their skills and have fun! The Sunday clinic runs from 2pm – 5pm (meet at 1:45pm).

Each clinic will be split up in to two, based on experience. Coaches Dylan and Jena will cover fat biking skills techniques, such as: body placement, pedal-stroke timing, cornering, riding “off-camber”, climbing, descending and dismounting/re-mounting.

Cost:

Adults (18 & over): $45 for one / $80 for two
Youth (12 – 17): $30 for one / $50 for two

To register:

Visit us in-store at GearHub Sports (401 1st Ave) or call us at 250-423-5555. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday March 14th by 7pm (shop close time)

Note: Helmets are mandatory.

If you do not have a fatbike, you can rent one in advance through GearHub! We’re offering a special rental rate of $30 to rent a fatbike for the duration of the 3-hour clinic.

 

About the coaches Jean Greaser and Dylan Bailey:

If you ride a bike in Fernie, you have probably seen our coaches Jena Greaser and Dylan Bailey on the trails! What you may not know is just how hard these two shred – Jena is the current USA Cycling Elite Women’s Fat Bike National Champion and Elite Women’s Cross-Country Marathon Mountain Bike BC Provincial Champion. Dylan won Master’s 30-39 Cross-Country Mountain Bike Nationals in 2017 and is the current Master’s Cross-Country Marathon BC Provincial Champion. Both Jena and Dylan recently took first place in the “Cross River Ripper” Fatbike race at Nipika Resort.

Both Jena and Dylan train year-round for the mountain bike race season, and they have both found that fatbike riding/racing is a perfect way for them to keep their technical bike handling skills sharp over the winter months. Fatbiking has made a huge difference for them in terms of mental and physical preparedness when spring comes and wheels hit dirt. Jena likes to say, “If you can endure all that fat biking has to throw at you, then you have become not only a faster, stronger, and tougher athlete, but more importantly, a more centered, patient, and humble athlete.”