For many of us, Christmas shopping means attempting to fulfill wish lists with gadgets and trendy new products. But what if we could also wrap learning & skill building experiences into our gift-giving traditions? The holidays are a perfect time to continue encouraging all people in your life to continue to learn and grow. With regard to biking (all kinds of biking), that means professional coaching that focuses on improving technique and elemental skills. Technique and form are what will keep your cyclists healthy and riding for years to come.
Finding the right coach and a positive learning environment takes a bit of research and given the hustle and bustle of this busy season, you may not have time to research all the options, so, to get you started, below are some suggestions for skills clinics and cycling coaches that we KNOW do a killer job! This kind of gift is one that keeps on giving and that is something to smile about.
For Mountain Bikers; Check out BetterRide Clinics with Gene Hamilton.
Gene’s camps are kept small for a very intimate learning environment. He offers camps across the US and has recently added a camp in South Africa! Gene’s camps are Co-Ed and are open to all levels of riders. He also offers a women’s specific camp in Fruita. All camps fill up quickly so check out his schedule here: http://betterride.net/camp-dates-and-location/
Contact Gene directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!
Here’s Gene’s Free Planner for Achieving your riding goals in 2017.
For Road Cyclists and Triathletes; we are very partial to our good friend and Endurance Sports Coach Jonathan Vose. You can reach him directly on his Facebook page; or you can contact Las Vegas Cyclery for specific list of coaches and more information.
For BMX- Contact us and ask for legendary and Hall of Fame BMX rider Turnell Henry . You can also see what Turnell is up to by visiting his facebook page. He is currently coaching Team COB/Findlay Motor in Las Vegas; Team Cob is a Bike Shop Team that competes in USA BMX Series (link to their FB page:)
It’s not as bad as it sounds…Be naughty, and treat yourself to a once in a lifetime bike tour with Escape Adventures. If you love an adventure and you really want to step up your cycling game, have a look at our newest version of New Mexico Singletrack where we spend much of our days riding and exploring above 10,000 feet near Taos Ski Valley. Make it an extra plush trip and choose the all inns option where you stay at the beautiful Angel Fire Resort. Do we spend a day riding at the park?? YOU BET WE DO!OR Be nice, treat someone else. Maybe you split the difference and book the trip for the two of you! The memories, and experiences that you will share are forever priceless!
New mountain bikers will LOVE the White Rim 4 day/3 night camping trip! If your significant other doesn’t love camping but loves spending days in the saddle, then join us for a low altitude tour of Napa Valley or a high altitude road biking trip through the High Sierras.
The decision to be naughty or nice might be a tough one, but we know you’ll be happy with whatever you choose!