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Learn: Intermediate MTB skills 201 (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: Tue, Jul 10 2018 6:30:00 PM
Event Duration:2-3 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Gord P
Grant P
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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:7
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 3 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


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.


Primarily for NOVICE/INTERMEDIATE riders. That means a pace that supports learning riders able to see the lead riders go over trail features and learning from them. This session will be a little more technical than the 101 level but still on the easier side of intermediate riding.

By "Easy Technical" we mean an easy pace (though granted 'Easy' is subjective) and Technical means a trail that requires some skill to ride, not a knowledge of wrenches or bike repair. Don't worry though, the intent is to impart some of these riding skills to you during the ride.

A "Technical" trail may include: steeper hills, loose rocks and cobble that can slightly change the course of your bike or allow slippage, narrow trails (single- track), riding across a side slope, trees/branches close to the trail that require steering around, bridges, gullys, culverts, etc. to ride over, roots, muddy sections, sudden changes in direction and elevation, often which require weight transfer of the rider from front/back/side, extended climbs, and any combination of the above.

The coordinator isn't an accredited mountain bike instructor but is a skilled, knowledgeable, rider. We're just going to go out and ride and show you what to do and what techniques exist to conquer the obstacles mentioned above. Some of those obstacles can cause your bike to move in an unexpected manner so you must stay in control at all times. Anything you don't feel confident of riding, you should get off your bike and walk it as needed.

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 bikes only (It is a mountain bike event) -
Helmet - Mandatory!
Good Attitude!
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
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.

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.
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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.