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IMPROVE YOUR CYCLING SKILLS

Want to hone your skills on the bike, including bike handling skills, group ride etiquette, and more? We’re here to help.

What We Offer

 





Radical Roots Solstice Women's Camp

Dates: Friday, June 18 - Sunday, June 20

Cost: $375

Capacity: 14 participants

Location: Winthrop, WA

Join award-winning coach Angi Weston for this 2-day women's camp designed to bring your mountain bike riding to the next level! Camp will consist of skills and drills practice in downtown Winthrop and on-trail skills sessions at Sun Mountain, as well as post-ride hangouts at Methow Cycle & Sport! All ability levels welcome.

ITINERARY
Friday, June 18
6:00 – 8:00 pm – Packet pick up, meet the coaches and enjoy a beverage at Methow Cycle & Sport

Saturday, June 19
8:30 – 9:30 am – Gather at Methow Cycle & Sport, introductions, overview of the day
9:30 am– 12:00 pm – Skills and drills in the Winthrop Park, pump track and softball field
12:00 – 1:30 pm – Lunch and shuttle to afternoon trail ride locations
1:30 – 4:30 pm – On trail skill sessions – various locations at Sun Mountain
4:30 – 5:30 pm – Shuttles/rides back to the shop
5:30 - 6:30 pm  - Snacks and beverages at the shop

Sunday, June 20
8:30 – 9:00 am – Gather at Methow Cycle & Sport for overview of the day  
9:30 am - 11:30 pm – Skills and drills in the Winthrop Park, pump track and softball field
11:30 – 1:00 pm –  Group photo, lunch and shuttle to afternoon trail ride locations
1:00 – 3:30 pm – On trail skill sessions, rides and shuttles – various locations at Sun Mountain
3:30 – 4:30 pm – Shuttles/rides back to the shop
4:30 – 5:00 pm – Beverages, snacks and goodbyes at Methow Cycle & Sport  


WHAT TO BRING
    Pack cycling gear for cool mornings and warm afternoons, and a light rainjacket.
    Bring a regular cross-country / all-mountain helmet for pedal oriented skills and rides.
    Make sure you have a hydration pack or bottles so that you have lots of water during the day.
    We'll provide lunches both days, and you may want to bring some light snacks to keep you fueled throughout the skills and drills and on trail riding sessions.
    Remember sunscreen and mosquito repellent.
    Have your bike checked over by a mechanic before you come to camp, so that you can be sure that it's in great working order.
    Bring a spare tube in case you get a flat tire, and basic riding tools if you have them. If you don't already have basic riding tools, don't worry. The coaches all have supplies, and we offer a participant discount if you want to purchase your own during camp.
    Bring a set of leg and arm pads if you have them, or borrow them from a friend if possible.
    Bring a pair of flat pedals if you have them, as they make it easier for any level of rider to learn and practice new skills. If you're married to your clipless pedals, you can always try the morning sessions on flats and then switch back for your afternoon ride.
    Bring shoes that are compatible with the pedals you'll be using. If you are using clipless pedals, even if they have wide platforms, you must use shoes with cleats. If you are using flat pedals, you must use soft soled flat shoes without cleats; skate shoes and tennis shoes, without high arches and without deep ridges, work the best.

About Coach Kat

Kat Power is a PMBIA certified Mountain Bike Instructor who coaches for Methow Cycle & Sport and the Trek Dirt Series. She loves to instruct mountain bike camps and clinics for kids and adults. She has years of experience building and working on bikes and loves to nerd out on maintenance and setup. She is passionate about teaching mountain bike skills because she is always being challenged and learning new skills the more she rides that she wants to share with others. 

Women's Summer Backcountry Clinic Series - Angel's Staircase


4 week clinic series including 3 sessions of technical riding skills and endurance training specific to the trails on the Angel’s Staircase loop ride. Skills focused on will be technical climbing on steep pitches, pedaling through rock gardens, finding flow on long descents, and building riding endurance for over 20 mile rides. The clinic will also include an evening session that covers tips on backcountry repairs and what to pack. The final session of the clinic will be a guided group ride on the Angel’s Staircase loop on Sunday, July 25th.

Dates: On Trail Technical Riding Session: Sunday June 20, 10am - 12pm

On Trail Technical Riding Session: Friday July 9, 5pm - 8pm

On Trail Technical Riding Session: Sunday July 11, 10am - 12pm

Backcountry Repair Evening Shop Session: TBD (open to additional participants)

Guided Angel’s Staircase Ride: Sunday July 25, All Day

Cost: $375

Capacity: 6 participants

Registration deadline: June 15, 2021

Open to intermediate to advanced riders only.

Register Here

Progression Sessions

Take your mountain biking skills to the next level with instruction from Trek Dirt Series instructor Kat Power! 4 week and single day courses available.

Women's Intermediate Progression Sessions

Dates: Mondays May 10 - May 31 from 6-8 pm

Cost: $175 for all 4 sessions. If space is available sign up for one session for $50

Capacity: 6 participants

Registration deadline: May 5, 2021 if registering for all 4 sessions. Registration for attending only one session will open up on May 6 and close on May 8, 2021.

Course location details will be provided after registration.

Camp session full. Please email rideyourbike@methowcyclesport.com to be placed on waitlist.

Are you interested in learning some new mountain bike skills and increasing your confidence on the bike this spring? Improve your mountain bike skills in this 4 week progressive course with one-on-one coaching in a small group setting. Each week we will target a new skill such as bike balance, descending over obstacles, climbing steeper terrain, and cornering technique. We’ll work specifically on skills in an open area before we practice on features on the trail. 

Week 1: The Basics - body position, bike balance, braking

Week 2: Descending - rolling down obstacles, building confidence, increasing speed

Week 3: Climbing - climbing over obstacles, efficiency, switchbacks

Week 4: Cornering - carving corners, bike-body separation, leaning the bike

Riding Level: Comfortable riding blue trails and can get through some easy black trails with ride arounds. Interested in confidently riding more features while descending, improving cornering technique and climbing switchbacks. 

Co-ed Intermediate Progression Sessions

Dates: Thursdays May 13 - June 3 from 6-8 pm

Cost: $175 for all 4 sessions. If space is available, sign up for one session for $50.

Capacity: 6 participants

Registration deadline: May 8, 2021 if registering for all 4 sessions. Registration for attending only one session will open up on May 9 and close on May 11, 2021.

Course location details will be provided after registration.

Camp session full. Please email rideyourbike@methowcyclesport.com to be placed on waitlist.

This progression series will focus on the same skills as the Monday night women’s series, but will be open to men and women.

Are you interested in learning some new mountain bike skills and increasing your confidence on the bike this spring? Improve your mountain bike skills in this 4 week progressive course with one-on-one coaching in a small group setting. Each week we will target a new skill such as bike balance, descending over obstacles, climbing steeper terrain, and cornering technique. We’ll work specifically on skills in an open area before we practice on features on the trail. 

Week 1: The Basics - body position, bike balance, braking

Week 2: Descending - rolling down obstacles, building confidence, increasing speed

Week 3: Climbing - climbing over obstacles, efficiency, switchbacks

Week 4: Cornering - carving corners, bike-body separation, leaning the bike

Riding Level: Comfortable riding blue trails and can get through some easy black trails with ride arounds. Interested in confidently riding more features while descending, improving cornering technique and climbing switchbacks. 

Kid's Summer Mountain Bike Camps

Methow Cycle and Sport is excited to be able to offer kids mountain bike camps this upcoming summer while adhering to local and state guidelines for COVID-19. Led by Trek Dirt Series instructor, Kat Power, all camps will take place on the trails at Sun Mountain. Cost of the camps is $150 per child. If the cost is prohibitive for your child to participate, please contact Julie at juliem@methowcyclesport.com 

Girl's Mountain Bike Camp

Mountain bike skills development camp designed specifically for girls. Open to all girls between ages 10 and 14.

Available Camps:

June 14 - June 17 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Camp session full. Please email rideyourbike@methowcyclesport.com to be placed on waitlist.


July 26 - July 29 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Camp session full. Please email rideyourbike@methowcyclesport.com to be placed on waitlist.


Mountain Bike Adventure Camp

Co-ed adventure camp is action-packed with skill building drills, trail rides, swimming and games. All abilities welcome.

Available camps:

Ages 10-12

June 28 - July 1 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Camp session full. Please email rideyourbike@methowcyclesport.com to be placed on waitlist.


August 2 - August 5 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Camp session full. Please email rideyourbike@methowcyclesport.com to be placed on waitlist.


Ages 7-9

July 12 - July 15 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Camp session full. Please email rideyourbike@methowcyclesport.com to be placed on waitlist.


August 9 - August 12 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Camp session full. Please email rideyourbike@methowcyclesport.com to be placed on waitlist.

Joe Brown and Julie Muyllaert, co-owners of Methow Cycle & Sport, offer individual and small group coaching for mountain bike and all-road skill building. We’re also happy to lead guided rides for your club, organization, or group of cycling friends.

Joe is a certified PMBIA coach with many years of competitive cycling under his belt. Julie is a cycling advocate, and also has extensive experience as a commuter and recreational cyclist.

Private Lessons

all abilities / one-on-one or bring some friends / ages 8+

$65/hour + each additional student $30/hour

  • One-on-one instruction is the quickest way to reach your riding goals
  • Select specific skills that you want to master or leave it to us to plan the lesson after a quick consultation and assessment
  • Two hour minimum. Recommended 3-4, depending on lesson goals
  • Do you have a few friends with the same riding goals? Bring them along too so you can practice and do homework together (max 3 students)


Small Group Lesson

all ability levels / 4-7 students / 4+ hours / one & two day options

$55/hour + each additional student $25/hour

  • Perfect for teams, clubs, and groups of friends who want to grow their riding together
  • Have more than 7 people? No problem! We can accommodate that too with a bit more planning - just let us know what you need
  • Options are virtually endless but we recommend a minimum 6 hours for 6+ students


Guiding Services

you just want to ride / explore North Cascades

$60/hour for groups up to 4

The Methow Valley contains a dazzling array of single track mountain bike trails covering a variety of terrain.  There is something here for everybody and we love to share it with you.  Let us show you the way and help you make lasting memories of your visit here.

No bike? We also rent bikes.

Please inquire about pricing for groups larger than 4 riders.


Call or email Methow Cycle for additional information.

“SEE YOU SOON”

Methow Cycle & Sport is involved in school bike programs, kid’s bike rodeos, charity rides, cycling clubs, trail development and were instrumental in helping to start the Evergreen Bike Alliance – Methow Chapter. We believe cycling is an important part of a healthy community so you will also see us teaming up with the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, Winthrop Planning Commission, Methow Recycles, and Methow Valley Long-Term Recovery.

We hope to see you on the trails but we also look forward to working with our local organizations to help create a friendly and sturdy Methow Valley.