Spring Mountain Bike Clinic

Spring Mountain Bike Clinic

This weekend camp will help teach skills for every level of mountain biker.

Date: May 10-12, 2019

This weekend camp will get your legs and lungs back in to biking. You will work on your skills as well as put some mileage on you bike. During the weekend we will also cover bike maintenance, pre race meals and nutrition plan as well as personalized skill development.


Friday – Arrivals throughout the midday/afternoon.

3:30 p.m. Welcome meeting and orientation. Meet your coach, leaders and review the weekend’s itinerary and what to expect. Come dressed to ride, as after the meeting, we’ll head out onto the trails for a relaxed, social shake out bike ride of about 10-15 km. After the ride, you’ll have plenty of time to freshen up at your cabin before the group dinner. 6:30 p.m. Group Dinner

Post dinner bike mechanical session, beer and gears session.


Breakfast 7:00-8:30

9:00 – 1:00 p.m. – The morning will start off with a group warm up on the skills circuit at the bottom of the meadow. Then we will head out for an 15-20km ride where we will take the skills we have just worked on and put them to good use.

1:30-2:30 p.m. – (with the run camp) Train the zones presentation from Lyle Wilson, former Olympic coach. How to create more efficient training to increase improvement.



9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Group Ride on Nipika Trails of about 10 – 18 km.

11:30 Brunch and retreat wrap up. We’ll review what you’ve learned and the key take-aways and techniques you’ll continue applying to your running once you return home.

12:30 Check out

Check back for updates as camp gets closer.

Cost: $495.00/ person + taxes


Catherine Vipond

Catherine’s cross-country mountain bike racing highlights include representing Canada at four World Championships, winning the 2011 Canada Cup Series and earning the title internationally as 4th ranked Canadian in the same year. Catherine eagerly shares her expertise and love of mountain biking with all levels of riders. She is certified with the Professional Mountain Bike Instructor’s Association and the Community Cycling Initiative and the Ready to Race! programs of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Catherine is now working on towards becoming a physiotherapist at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. 

Catherine Vipond

Matt Hadley

Matt Hadley has been racing mountain mountain bikes for over 20 years. Originally from New Brunswick, Matt now resides in Canmore and is a coach for the Rundle Mountain Cycling Club. Matt rides for Xprezo, a Canadian Bicycle Company that makes handmade bikes.
Matt raced on the Canadian National team for 7 years, competing in 5 World Championships. Carrier highlights include winning the Overall Canada Cup Series in 2011 and racing the 2010 World Championships in Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec, and winning the TransAndes stage race in Chile in 2013.
Matt has now shifted his focus towards marathon and stage racing, and trail building. Matt is the one responsible for the new High Rockies trail south of Canmore that heads through Kananaskis and over Elk Pass.


Matt Hadley


This package includes all your accommodations as well as all meals, snacks and drinks. You also receive all you instruction and guides around the trail system. Please ensure you have filled out your pre package questionnaire and include any dietary restrictions.

Not Included

You will need to bring your own bike, helmet and appropriate clothing for this trip as well as any adult beverages you might want to end the night with!

The price doesn’t include tax.

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