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Learn: Basic MTB skills 101 (7/11/2018)

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.For some events a payment may be required. Payment is not made directly to COC - please review event details fully for information about if and how you will be required to make payment.

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 Park, SE corner
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Jul 11 2018  6:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Jun 25 2018 6:30:00 PM
Event Duration:2-3 hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Grant P
Mike S.
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Member Cost:$3.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 13 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:6
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 7 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

PLEASE NOTE: Priority will be given to ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS and PREMIER members. Regular members will be added if space permits. Unfortunately regular members may also get moved back to the wait list if a priority sign up fills the list. This will be at the coordinators discretion and apologies are offered in advance.

The COC Training Program

The objectives of the Calgary Outdoor Club Training Program are to:
   a) provide educational sessions to members;
   b) raise awareness about different aspects of the outdoors   
   c) increase the members' safety while enjoying their activities in the mountains    and
   d) provide everyone the opportunity to ask pertinent questions.

SESSION:

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 not raining

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 pls do not sign up. Thank you for your consideration for other COC members.


Required Items to Bring:
Mountain BIKE IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION.
- Mountain bikes only (It is a mountain bike event) -
Helmet - Mandatory!
Water
Good Attitude!
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Sunscreen
Optional knee/elbow pads - If you don't have any, borrow some.

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.

Notes:
Regular members can become eligible to attend by upgrading to Premier member status. You may contact Grant P for further info or to make the upgrade.
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- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Questions about equipment or rentals? Contact the Event Coordinator for suggestions and recommendations.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Cost Includes:Event fee of $3
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the COC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note: Please do not cancel within two hours of the event.
No shows and late cancellations will be recorded on a members record.