MTN BKG CLUB

SEE YOU IN SPRING 2021

MTN BKG Club Classes are unavailable for the rest of the 2020 season and will return spring 2021.

In the meantime, you can still practice at The Forge mountain biking pump track and skills course.

Ready to take your Mountain Biking skills to the next level? Or interested in simply tightening up your foundation with Mountain Biking basics, “how to’s,” and tips & tricks for riding stronger and more safely?

 

Look no further! The Forge’s Fall MTN BKG Club is where you want to be.

 

Throughout the month of October, The Forge is offering a very special 4 week series covering everything Mountain Biking. From the Fundamentals, to Slow Speed Riding, to Basics Drops, to Trail Riding, our resident Mountain Biking Guru, Jim Slobodnik, will lead riders on a Mountain Biking Journey to help you level up your ride.

 

MTN BKG Club youth classes will take place on Saturday mornings from 9:00am to 10:00am AND from 10:00am to 11:00am.

MTN BKG Club adult classes will take place on Sunday mornings from 9:00am to 10:00am.

Space for each class is is limited to 15 students per class so make sure to sign-up today and secure your spot!

Youth Classes

Height Requirement: Minimum of 48 inches tall 

Age Requirement: Maximum age of 18 years old

Adult Classes

Height Requirement: Minimum of 48 inches tall 

Age Requirement: Over 18 years of age

*Riders are highly encouraged to bring their own bikes and equipment (limited bikes are available for use at The Forge). Riders must wear a helmet at all times, as well as under-helmet head coverings (bandanna or hat) and full-finger gloves. Although guests are not required to wear a face mask while riding, it is encouraged. Face masks are required throughout the park, per our Covid Guidelines.

MTN BKG Club - Youth

(18 years and younger)

The MTN BKG Club youth classes are 60 minutes in length and take place at 9:00am and 10:00am on Saturdays, October 10, 17, 24, and 31.

Week 1: Oct 10th

Mountain Biking

Fundamentals

Body Positioning

Decent Cornering

Braking

Vision at high speeds

MTN BKG Club - Adult

(Over 18 years old)

The MTN BKG Club adult classes are 60 minutes in length and take place at 9:00am on Sundays, October 11, 18, 25, and November 1.

Week 1

Lesson Breakdown:

Downhill Body Positions

Uphill Body Positions

Cornering

Breaking

Week 2

Slow Speed

Riding

Responsible Riding Techniques

Track Stands

Vision at low speeds

Bailing off the bike

Week 2

Lesson Breakdown:

Slow Speed Riding

Track Stands

Slow Speed Approach at Features

Bump Jumps

Week 3

Basic

Drops

Drop body position

Overcoming mental roadblocks safely

Bunny hop technique

Week 3

Lesson Breakdown:

Drops

Bunny Hops

Jumping

Week 4

Guided Trail Riding

Trail Etiquette

Trail Railing System

How to work through a new trail feature

Week 4

Lesson Breakdown:

Vision

Guided Trail Riding

Mental Aspect and Progression

Signage and Trail Ratings

ALL EXHILARATE ACTIVITIES ARE FEE-BASED AND REQUIRE SIGNED PARTICIPATION WAIVERS.

PLEASE REVIEW PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS BEFORE BOOKING YOUR ADVENTURE.

All activities proceed rain, snow, or shine unless otherwise stated by The Forge: Lemont Quarries staff. In the event of adverse weather, some or all activities may be unavailable. Guests with impacted reservations will be communicated with via email and announcements made on our website and social channels. Please check weather conditions prior to purchasing any activity pass.

All purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable.

LOCATION

The Forge: Lemont Quarries

1001 Main Street

Lemont, IL 60439

DIRECTIONS

630-326-3301

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