Want more mountain biking skills?
Cornering, bunny hopping, jumping logs and changing gears. We ladies all have something to conquer on our bikes. Mountain bike skills coaching, camps and clinics are an invaluable resource for both new and seasoned riders. Girls Rock riders have ridden with the stellar skills coaches and camps below. We recommend them for women who want to improve their mountain biking skills and enjoy their riding time to the fullest.
Krista Gray has been leading rides and teaching basic mountain bike skills in Santa Cruz since 2011. She maintains her Level 2 Bike Instructor Certification through the IMBA Program, and is planning to also obtain credentials from the Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Association in 2018.
Krista also enjoys mentoring kids on bikes! She recently became the program leader for the Santa Cruz chapter of Little Bellas.
Krista loves to teach beginners! She offers group instruction, private instruction, mentoring, tours, and special events. Contact her through her website.
Pro rider, guide and mountain bike coach Lorraine Blancher is grateful to be able to pair her passion for riding and coaching along with an unquenchable thirst for travel by creating unique programming with lbbikes. She is also super stoked to be a mountain bike consultant for the innovative Canadian National Parks Youth Interpretive Bike Skills Park.
SKILLS COACH & PERSONAL TRAINING
As a former pro rider, coach Abby is prepared to help guide you to your cycling goals through a personal and targeted training program. Her program focuses on weights, cardio, stretching, form and attitude. She specializes in mountain bike coaching. Currently, she works out of Santa Cruz, but also offers coaching in (your) house, by phone and internet training as well.
MTB COACH & RIDE GUIDE FOR RIDE ON!
Based in Santa Cruz, RIDE ON! brings a supportive environment to hone your bike-handling skills. Joh's been mountain biking since 1996 and has evolved with her passion. After years of racing followed by a career in journalism, she now coaches women of all ages. Whether it's self-reliance, like changing a flat, or perfecting your wheelie, Joh will help you get there.
Velocity Bike Park
Velocity Bike Park School offers progressive mountain bike programs with very talented and experienced coaches / guides certified through the Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Association (PMBIA).