Get Schooled at MTB Skills Program

Trek Dirt Series looking to help riders, particularly women, refine their XC, DH and freeride chops at 16 clinics this spring and summer.

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April 25-25 Santa Cruz, CA
May 1-2 San Jose, CA

May 8-9 San Rafael, CA

May 15-16 North Vancouver, BC

May 29-30 Whistler, BC
June 5-6 Fruita, CO

June 12-13 Boulder, CO

June 19-20 Park City, UT

June 26-27 Whistler, BC
July 10-11 Calgary, AB

July 17-18 Whistler, BC (co-ed)

July 31-Aug. 1 Bend, OR
Aug. 7-8 Hood River, OR

Aug. 21-22 Canmore, AB

Aug. 28-29 Bellingham, WA
Sep. 11-12 Whistler, BC (co-ed)

The Trek Dirt Series mountain bike skills program is expanding in 2010 with the goal of helping riders in the Western United States and Canada, particularly women, take their cross-country, downhill and freeride skills to the next level.

Registration for the series’ 16 stops opened Feb. 1. The skills program is geared toward beginner, intermediate and advanced riders at each weekend-long camp. Those interested in the program should register for their desired locale sooner than later as registration for some locations filled up in as little as 48 hours in 2009, according to Whistler-based Dirt Series camp founder Candace Shadley.

In its tenth year of existence, the Trek Dirt Series delivers instruction with the goal of developing skills through a supportive, step-by-step process that helps riders move beyond their fears to truly enjoy mountain biking. More than 5,000 riders, both male and female, have pedaled through the program since its inception in 2001.

“With Trek’s support, we’ve been able to dramatically increase our resources and expand our operation for 2010,” Shadley said. “This will be our first year providing instruction as far east as Colorado and also the first year our riders will have access to Trek’s Women’s Specific Design Factory Demo Team and fleet of demo bikes at every event.”

“Trek is pulling out all the stops for the 2010 Trek Dirt Series,” said Dean Gore, director of marketing at Trek. “We’re eager to augment our support for the growing women’s MTB market in North America and excited about partnering with a program as established and valuable as the Dirt Series.”

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