Mountain Bike Skills Clinics, Private Coaching and Private Group Coaching
Choose from skills clinics, private MTB coaching for just yourself or for your group.
Get some private coaching or take a Mountain Bike Skills Clinic and you’ll be riding better than ever in no time!
“We help mountain bikers decrease the crash factor and increase the FUN factor!”
Before I took Margie's class, I couldn't climb well unless seated, after the class, I was confident in getting out of the saddle & getting the right position to climb standing and maintain traction as well as she tweaked my seated climbing position so that it was more effective as well.
I felt I was much better and safer on the black diamond trails & I was remember the basic mental notes on ready position and driving the bike throughout my trip.
Overall it was money well spent & it made my mountain bike vacation more enjoyable, not to mention, safer.
Couldn’t wait to take Margie's clinic because as we all know there is always room for improvement; I desperately wanted to up my MTBing fun factor and decrease my crash factor . Margie took this small group of 5 and individualized the teaching for each of us. We each reaped expert instruction with hours of skill development and real trail application. This clinic has taught me to shift my body to the front-back-sides and pop it up in order to roll/ hop over roots and rocks smoothly; climb hills and descend them with assurance instead of walking them; visually scan the trail and pick a line; along with a multitude of outstanding tips and tricks. Margie strengthen my skill set and gave me confidence
to challenge myself on the trail- Thank you Margie !
What a great day! What a great clinic! What a great coach! In addition to learning so much, my confidence is on it's way back thanks to Margie! I never road with platform pedals and what a difference for an increase of confidence as well! Looking forward to more clinics and rides with Margie. Thanks a bunch Margie.
I’m a long-time road bicycle rider who discovered the wonder and beauty of mountain biking when in January of this year I purchases a fat tire bicycle to help me to improve my attitude about winter, cold white stuff on the ground, and the inability to ride my road bicycle. I discovered and fell in love with off road riding. I soon purchased a proper mountain bike and discovered rather quickly that I had none of the skills necessary to enjoy mountain bicycling. Enter Margie Bowen. I found Coach Margie and her site courtesy of Google. After e-chatting with Coach Margie about my learning objectives and my scheduling difficulties, we settled on a three-hour private lesson. What a revelation! Please don’t tell Margie lest she reconsider her rates, but I received a lifetime of instruction in those three hours. Coach Margie is a talented and demanding, but warmhearted taskmaster. She’s also a gifted teacher. I know whereof I speak. I’ve been a teacher for over three decades.
Upon my arrival, Coach Margie assessed my (lack of) skills and, as best I can figure, instantaneously created a perfect mountain biking curriculum for me. She worked me hard for three hours. Those are three hours I’ll long treasure. No, alas, I didn’t master all of the basic of mountain bicycle riding. But, more importantly, I did get very caring and articulate feedback about those skills and will always remember (thanks to Coach Margie’s follow-up email message) her advice.
In three short hours, I emerged a better mountain bicyclist. More importantly, I can’t recall having more fun. A warning to Coach Margie: I’ll be baaaaack. 🙂
“I recently had a private lesson with Margie and came away from the session excited and full of confidence. I’m new to mountain biking and I feel like I learned a ton of core skills in a very short time.
Margie was able to explain the concepts clearly and the lesson was well structured, with skills building nicely on each other. When I was not getting it she was able to quickly pivot to another way of describing what she wanted me to do or she would introduce a prop (visual aid) to help me master the skill. I’m excited to work on all of the skills and will be back for future skill-building classes.”
Padriac M. – Scarsdale, NY
“What you provided was professionalism, expert skills, patience and that rare ability to make a complex skill-set simple and fun to learn. You were able to translate your skills and expertise into an experience that made us better mountain bikers.
Becoming more proficient mountain bikers through your training allows us to perform our search and rescue functions more effectively.
I certainly encourage beginner, intermediate and expert mountain bikers, both recreational and those who are emergency responders, to better themselves as mountain bikers with your guidance.”
Michael Pollack, Manager, Manchester Mountain Bike Search & Rescue