This introductory, half day clinic will cover the Three Key Essentials to being a successful mountain biker and the Seven Body and Bike Separation Skills that are key to overcoming obstacles in the trails. We will provide Instructional skill discussion, demonstrations, group skills practice, followed by a group ride to practice these new skills on the trails. Everything you need to know to start riding the trails! We will conclude with a lunch (provided) where we can answer any further questions! Three Key essentials to being a successful mountain biker Level Pedal 1 Finger on the Brakes Scanning the Trail Seven Body and Bike separation skills Neutral Ready Braking Forward Back Side to Side Where: Alafia River State Park 14326 S. CR 39 Lithia, FL 33547 What to bring: A good working mountain bike (in your size)* Hydration system Snell or ANSI approved helmet (properly fitted) Stiff soled shoes Flat Pedals (IMBA recommends learning all skills with platform pedals so please take the clips off for the day) *AJ's has full suspension mountain bikes available for rent at our shop, please make arrangements for rentals in advance, it may be possible for us to bring the rental bike for you for the event with notice. AJ's Bikes, LLC and Swamp Club host Monthly IMBA Level I mountain bike skills clinics as a fundraiser for The Friends of Alafia, Inc. This clinic is taught by AJ's own certified Level 1 IMBA instructor Lucy Lemus and are hosted at Florida's Premier mountain bike park, Alafia River State Park located in Lithia, FL. This clinic will cover all the basics to get you out enjoying your bike on the trails with confidence.