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March 4/09 22:40 pm - Rocky Mountain Dirt Series

Posted by Editor on 03/4/09

Get an entire season of learning under your pedals in two days with the Dirt Series by Rocky Mountain Bicycles.

New cross-country mountain bikers tired of just-go-for-it advice and downhillers itching to give their skills a jump are invited to sign up for North America's premier traveling mountain bike program, the Dirt Series by Rocky Mountain Bicycles.

The Dirt Series is geared to riders of all motivations and levels with women's-only and co-ed camps in California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Alberta, and British Columbia.

"Every year we work to refine and progress what the Dirt Series offers," says camp founder Candace Shadley. "For 2009, we've added advanced level programming, so that even more experienced riders can learn to be smoother, faster and more confident all around. I guess new programming like this is what you need when you've been helping beginner and intermediate riders improve in leaps and bounds every year."

The Dirt Series by Rocky Mountain Bicycles is famous for its high return rate of repeat offenders. Getting your tire over a log on an up-hill climb or nailing that drop that stared you down last summer is too big a pay off not to come back for more.

This year the Whistler-based program broke a registration record: the May camp in Santa Cruz filled up within 48 hours. With more than 5,000 riders pedaling through the program over the past nine years, word is getting around just as fast as the sign ups, and sometimes the wait lists as well.

The secret to camp sell outs is found in the same balance it takes for a rider to successfully navigate a plank bridge - technique and attitude. The weekend camp includes small-group skill sessions, instructional rides and social time led by motivational coaches who seek to both inform and empower. As national and world champions, as well as health and wellness professionals, coaches bring plenty of tire time and dedication to the camps.

The Dirt Series delivers world-class instruction with the goal of developing skills in a supportive step-by-step process that gets past the fears and into the fun of what mountain biking is all about. Whether that means clocking in air miles or meeting new riding buddies, the Dirt Series by Rocky Mountain Bicycles will make your 2009 mountain biking season one that counts.

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2009 Dirt Series by Rocky Mountain Bicycles Camp Calendar

April 25-26
Santa Cruz, CA
The Bicycle Trip

May 2-3
Laguna Hills, CA
Jenson USA

May 16-17
Calgary, AB
The Bike Shop

May 18
Calgary, AB
The Bike Shop

May 23-24
North Vancouver, BC
Different Bikes

May 30-31
Whistler, BC
Summit Sports

June 13-14
Park City, UT
Cole Sports

June 20-21
Sun Valley, ID

June 27-28
Whistler, BC
Garbanzo Bike and Bean

July 11-12
Bend, OR
Pine Mountain Sports

July 18-19
Hood River, OR
Discover Bicycles

July 25-26
Whistler, BC
Garbanzo Bike and Bean

August 8-9
North Vancouver, BC
Different Bikes

August 22-23
Canmore, AB
Rebound Cycle

August 29-30
Fernie, BC
Rebound Cycle
Co-ed specialty.

September 12-13
Whistler, BC
Summit Sports


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