SGO Mountain Bike Skills Development with Jordy Scott

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Mike Swartz
Outdoor Recreation Supervisor
435-627-4579


Snake Hollow Bike Park
1500 North 2400 West
435-627-4530

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St. George Outdoors has teamed up with professional BMX and mountain bike rider, Jordy Scott, to bring you:

 

SGO Mountain Bike Skills Development! 

 

Who is Jordy Scott?

Hi!  My name is Jordy Scott. I'm a professional female mountain biker and full time college student at Dixie State with a love for all things bikes. Sharing my love through teaching has always been a passion of mine. Having the opportunity to show future cyclist and current riders the skills they need to improve as a rider brings me joy.  I am so excited to share this with the St. George community. 

Cycling has always been a part of my life.  Starting at the age of 5 I began racing BMX.  During my career I won 3 World Championships and multiple National Championships as an amateur.  At the age of 16 I made the switch to mountain biking in order to take my professional career in cycling further.  Since then I have won multiple world class events, making countless friends and memories along the way. These experiences have allowed me to gather a unique outlook on cycling that I look forward to sharing with riders in Southern Utah.




The Clinic Details...

Cost: $30 (resident)/ $35 (non-resident) per clinic

Who: Clinics are open to riders ages 6 and up. 

When: Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00pm Each month we will have a Beginner, Intermediate/Expert, and Girls Clinic.  

Where: Snake Hollow Bike Park

Registration: All registration will be done online. See below for the registration link. 

What you need:  All rider's will need to show up with a bike, helmet, closed toed shoes, and water. 




The Beginner Clinic...

Is for riders to learn how to ride and enjoy different areas and features that Snake Hollow Bike Park has to offer.  These areas include dirt roller, jumps, and turns that can be scary to riders who are not fully comfortable on their bikes. This clinic is for riders who are comfortable independently balancing, riding at a solid pace, and turning on surfaces like asphalt, sidewalks, and bike paths. If your rider still struggles to get going on their pedals, make sharp turns, or feels intimidated by hills, we would recommend getting lots of seat time to improve these areas prior to signing up for a clinic. 

The beginner clinics will focus on building the skills needed to tackle all of the features at the bike park.  These include being comfortable riding on dirt surfaces with less traction, learning to safely approach rollers, jumps, turns, and most importantly how to have the most fun at the bike park by learning etiquette, and overall safety tips needed to avoid collisions and other issues.  Some of the specific skills that will be taught are pumping , cornering, drops, and jumping. We will also cover basic bike maintenance including tire pressure, checking commonly loose bolts, and ensuring that things like brakes and shifters work to keep the riders safe. On the topic of safety, the importance of wearing a helmet will be focused on throughout the entire session. 

This clinic is open for all genders and riders over the age of 6. Adults are welcome in these clinics and parents are encouraged to come along and learn with their kids. Helmets are required, and knee pads, elbow pads, and any additional protective gear is recommended.  All bikes can be used, however mountain bikes with front suspension are recommended for some of the more difficult features at the park. 

The Intermediate/ Expert Clinic...

Is for riders to utilize and enjoy the different areas and features that Snake Hollow Bike Park has to offer to their fullest potential. This clinic is for riders who are comfortable riding the bike park and local mountain bike trails, but want to step up their game by learning to jump, manual, and hit the more advanced features at the park such as the large gap jumps and drops. If your rider is still intimated by the more basic features at the bike park we recommend signing up for one of the beginner clinics prior to joining this level clinic. 

The intermediate/expert clinics will focus on enhancing basic skills such as pumping and cornering in order to progress to proper jumping, manualing, and dropping. Once the riders have a solid grasp on the basics, they will be applied to jumping techniques that will allow them to tackle the larger gap jumps and drops offered at the bike park.  We will also covering wheeling and manualing in order to gain and maintain speed over different obstacles.  We will also cover basic bike maintenance including tire pressure, checking commonly loose bolts, and ensuring that things like brakes and shifters work to keep the riders safe. On the topic of safety, the importance of wearing a helmet will be focused on throughout the entire session.

This clinic is open for all genders and riders over the age of 6. Adults are welcome in these clinics and parents are encouraged to come along and learn with their kids.  This clinic is strongly recommended for NICA and middle/high school mountain bikers to build their skills to thrive on trails. Helmets are required, and knee pads, elbow pads, and any additional protective gear is recommended.  All bikes can be used, however mountain bikes with front suspension are recommended for some of the more difficult features at the park. 

The Girls Clinics...

The all girls clinic is for female riders to learn how to ride, enjoy and utilize the different areas and features that Snake Hollow Bike Park has to offer to their fullest potential in a safe, comfortable environment. Many female riders feel more confident when riding with other girls and are more willing to try new things than when they are riding with boys. All areas of the bike park include dirt rollers, jumps, and turns that can be scary to riders who aren’t yet fully comfortable on their bikes, so similarly to the beginner clinic, we recommend riders to be comfortable independently balancing, riding at a solid pace, and turning on surfaces like asphalt, sidewalks, and bike paths. If your rider still struggles to get going on their pedals, make sharp turns, or feels intimidated by hills, we would recommend getting lots of seat time to improve in these areas prior to signing up for the clinic. With the bridge between beginner and more advanced female riders, due to the typically smaller class sizes, we have the leeway to stretch differently among the riders and allow everyone to enjoy themselves, but we do recommend that less confident riders sign up for the beginner clinic prior to trying out the all girls clinic. If a rider is feeling that the clinic is a bit too easy for them, they are more than welcome to join the intermediate/expert clinic!

The all girls clinics will focus on building the skills needed to tackle all of the features at the bike park as well as enhancing those skills to progress to the larger features. These skills include how to efficiently approach rollers, jumps, turns, and drops as well as how to enjoy them more so by learning to jump and manual them. Some of the specific skills that will be taught are pumping, cornering, drops, jumping, and manualing. We will also cover basic bike maintenance such as tire pressure, checking commonly loose bolts, and ensuring that things like brakes and shifters work to keep the riders safe. On the topic of safety, the importance of wearing a helmet will be focused on throughout the entire session as well.

This clinic is open for all female riders over the age of 6. The age recommendation is due to the attention and comprehension skills required to benefit from the 2 hour clinic. Adults are welcome in these clinics and moms are encouraged to come along and learn with their daughters. Helmets are required, and knee pads, elbow pads, and any additional protective gear is recommended. This clinic is open to all bikes, but mountain bikes with front suspension are recommended for some of the more difficult features at the park.



Registration