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Women's Only Mountain Bike Clinic

Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Dirt Details

When: Sunday, July 28, 2013 9:30am- 3pm
Cost: $50.00
100% of the clinic proceeds will go directly to Teton Valley Trails and Pathways
Limited Availability: SOLD OUT
Where: Grand Targhee Resort, Alta, WY
Details: Check in and meet and greet at the base area at 9:30am.
Skills from 10-Noon.
Lunch break and chat from Noon-1pm
Group ride on the Targhee cross-country trails from 1-3.
What to bring: Your mountain bike in good working order, helmet, gloves, lunch (or money to purchase it at Targhee), water or bottles to stay hydrated throughout the day, snacks for the day. Anything else you need to stay comfortable.

More Info: Join Amanda Carey from the Stan’s NoTubes Women’s Elite Mountain Bike Team for a women’s only mountain bike skills clinic. The clinic will focus on the fundamental skills needed to become a more confident, skilled rider. It’s geared towards intermediate riders with some on-trail experience, although even more advanced riders will benefit from practicing their fundamentals.

Itinerary

Learn skills such as cornering, vision, balance, rolling over obstacles and efficient climbing and descending positions will be addressed in a fun, supportive, all questions allowed environment!

Over lunch, we’ll chat about basic on the trail bike maintenance and any other topics group would like to discuss.

Proceed to a group ride around Grand Targhee Resort's new cross county trails to finish out the day with high fives all around.

Each participant will receive a generous goodie bag from Amanda’s sponsors, including Stan’s NoTubes, Kenda, Elete, ProGold and Gu Energy Labs.


Amanda Carey

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Amanda’s Bio

Amanda Carey, 34, lives with her husband and super-mechanic/ski instructor, Nate, in Victor, Idaho. Although she got her undergrad at Colorado College in Political Science with the intention of going to law school, a post-grad trip to Jackson Hole in 2000 to ski bum for “just one season” turned into forever and she now happily calls the Tetons home. She discovered mountain biking that same year to pass the snow-free months, started going to group rides and jumping into local xc races. She was immediately hooked.

 

When ski-bum life got old, Amanda began a career in non-profit development working for the Jackson Hole Land Trust and then as the Development Director of a cycling advocacy organization, Friends of Pathways. However, play again got in the way and she left a successful career in the non-profit world in 2008 to pursue the dream of riding mountain bikes professionally. At the same time she began a graduate program and recently completed her Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology, focusing on motivation in health and sport performance. She is now building up a personal health and wellness coaching business.

 

Amanda has dominated the endurance mountain bike racing scene over the last 3 years. She was the National Ultra Endurance Series (NUE) Overall Champion in 2010 and 2011 and placed 2nd in the series in 2012. She has won all three of the major stage races in the US in the last 3 years. She is also a consistent top-10 performer in the national Elite cyclocross scene, showing her strengths go beyond long days in the saddle.

 

For 2013, Amanda is looking forward to a big change – stepping away from the 100-mile format and trying her hand again at the shorter distances with an eye on cyclocross season. Look for her at a few Pro XCTs, fighting for a podium spot at Marathon Nationals and trying her hardest to repeat her victories at the Breck Epic and the TransSylvania Epic stage races. She’s also a big fan of teaching women’s skills clinics in both mountain biking and cyclocross, so look for her to be out there sharing her love for dirt with other women all season long.

 

Amanda’s Career Highlights

 

National Ultra Endurance Series Champion (NUE) 2010, 2011

2nd NUE Overall, 2012

16 NUE Race wins in 18 starts

6 NUE Wins in 2012 – Syllamos Revenge, Mohican 100, Lumberjack 100, Breck 100, Pierre’s Hole 100, Park City Point to Point

1st Breck Epic, 2012

1st TransSylvania Epic, 2011

1st Pisgah Stage Race, 2010

2nd Leadville 100, 2007, 2009, 2011

1st Iceman Cometh 2008, 2010


Contact Information

Name: Amanda Carey
Email: amandacarey1@gmail.com

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