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Why Invest in Mountain Bike Coaching
At Brown County Bikes we know that a rider with more skills knowledge and training is going to be safer, more confident and successful, which equates to longevity with their riding career.
The owners Kate and Danielle are certified professional mountain bike instructors. Kate is an instructor trainer through the Bicycle Instructors Certification Program (BICP). She holds regular trainings in Brown County, IN and surrounding areas for aspiring coaches or those looking to increase their skills with extra training. Danielle and Kate hold their own clinics as well as coaching for other clinics and events.
Mountain bike coaching is important for several reasons:
Skill development: Mountain biking requires a combination of technical skills, including bike handling, balance, body positioning, braking, cornering, and navigating obstacles. Proper coaching can help you develop and refine these skills, allowing you to ride with more confidence and efficiency. Coaches can provide personalized feedback and guidance to help you improve your technique.
Safety: Mountain biking can be a physically demanding and potentially risky activity, especially when riding on challenging trails or engaging in more advanced maneuvers. Coaching can teach you essential safety techniques and help you understand how to assess and manage risks on the trail. Learning proper braking techniques, how to fall safely, and how to approach different terrain can significantly reduce the chances of accidents and injuries.
Progression and goal setting: Coaches can assist you in setting specific goals and creating a structured plan to achieve them. Whether you aim to compete in races, tackle more difficult trails, or simply want to enhance your overall riding skills, a coach can provide guidance on training techniques, workout routines, and progress tracking. They can also help you break down larger goals into smaller, achievable milestones, keeping you motivated and focused on your development.
Building confidence: Mountain biking can be mentally challenging, especially when attempting new techniques or riding in unfamiliar terrain. Coaching can provide a supportive and encouraging environment where you can push your limits and overcome mental barriers. With proper guidance, you can gradually expand your comfort zone, boost your confidence, and become a more skilled and resilient rider.
Efficiency and performance improvement: A coach can help you identify areas where you may be wasting energy or making inefficient movements. They can teach you how to optimize your riding technique, conserve energy, and maintain momentum. By refining your skills and riding more efficiently, you can improve your overall performance, speed, and endurance.
Knowledge and trail awareness: Coaches often have extensive knowledge of local trails, including the best routes, technical features, and potential challenges. They can share this knowledge with you, helping you become more familiar with different trail types and conditions. This understanding enhances your ability to make informed decisions while riding, choose appropriate lines, and adapt to changing terrain.
Overall, mountain bike coaching offers a structured approach to skill development, enhances safety, builds confidence, and improves overall performance. It is an investment that can benefit riders of all levels, from beginners seeking a solid foundation to experienced riders looking to refine their technique and take their riding to the next level. Brown County Bikes offers a variety of mountain bike coaching opportunities from one on one private coaching sessions to group coaching, women's clinics, youth clinics, corporate team building events with guided rides built in and other custom packages. To learn more contact us today!
If you are an event coordinator that hosts clinics and are looking for certified coaches please contact us to see if we would be a good fit for your event!
Brown County Bikes is a Bicycle Instructor Certification Program (BICP) Education center. We offer coaching and guiding in Brown County, IN, Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY and Chicago, IL