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July 27, 2009  

For Immediate Release

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Gene Hamilton
Tel. (970) 261-1869  

World Champion Greg Minnaar is teaming up with Gene Hamilton of BetterRide for a three day downhill mountain bike camp at Northstar Resort in Lake Tahoe, California.  This is an amazing opportunity to learn from one of the most experienced coaches in the sport and one of the fastest racers in the world, Greg Minnaar. This is the same camp that Mitch Ropelato, Naish Ulmer, Graeme Pitts and many other top downhill racers have taken and raved about but with the addition of Greg Minnaar!  Sign up soon as this camp limited to 12 riders to ensure the optimal athlete coach ratio and the Minnaar camp in Bootleg this spring sold out in 6 days!

"I learned more in this camp than in my entire career to date. The changes to my body position and cornering have already made me much faster."  Andrew Pierce, Go-Ride Factory Team  

"My first run down the mountain was on a trail that I had ridden many times before. Gene was following me half way down (to see if I was really paying attention) and it was my best run ever!!!  That one run alone was worth the fee for the clinic, I was so impressed with what I had learned so far!"  - Norba expert racer Chris Shelley

"After this camp I now know just what I need to do to have a very successful season and achieve my goals (his goal was going to the Worlds as a pro in 4x which he has since qualified for)."  Mitch Ropelato, 2009 US National Champion in pro 4X and Jr. Cat 1 Downhill at only 17 years old

Designed for downhill racers, this Downhill Camp focuses on core skills, course inspection, finding the fast "pro" lines, mental preparation  and FUN. 
When: August 14-16, 2009
Where: Bootleg Canyon, Boulder City, NV
Who: 12 lucky racers
Cost: $699.00 (the best investment you will ever make in your riding/racing)

Information:   (970) 261-1869

About BetterRide:  Gene Hamilton founded BetterRide in 1998 to provide structured, professional mtb skills coaching to racers of all ages.  Gene is a licensed USA Cycling Expert Coach and has over 17 years of coaching experience including 11 years coaching mountain biking. His coaching highlights include coaching many top pro racers (Chris Van Dine, Eli Krahenbuhl, Andrew Pierce, Joey Schusler, Graeme Pitts,...) top junior experts (Ben Hulse, Naish Ulmer, Parker Worthington, 4 of the 6 racers on the US Worlds Team in 2008, ...). Gene is a pretty good racer too, in 13 seasons as a pro downhill racer he has won a Silver (2002) and two Bronze Medals (2006, 1999) at the UCI World Masters Championships.

About Greg Minnaar: Hailing from  Pietermaritzburg, South Africa Greg is simply one of the best downhill racers in the world. Greg is the 2003 UCI World Champion and has won the World Cup Overall Downhill title in 2001, 2005 and 2008. He has been coaching his own "Big Air" Downhill Camps since 2002 and this is his fifth camp working with BetterRide.  For more information on Greg Minnaar please visit:

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