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With Mountain Bike Skills Camps this past weekend in Austin, TX; Hurricane, UT; Fairfax, VA; and clinics for High School Teams in San Anselmo, CA BetterRide has now coached bike skills to over 2,000 passionate mountain bikers since its formation in 1998.  This number might not seem large as some Bike Skills Coaching events having hundreds of riders for each event.  BetterRide's goal of imparting the Core Skills of riding requires a small class size and trained and certified coaches to ensure that each student gets individual attention and understands each skill and the drills they will use to master that skill.  BetterRide Camps typically consist of just 7-10 students.   This means it has taken a lot of camps to reach this milestone!  When Gene held his first camp back in the 90's, people were pretty skeptical about being coached on mountain bike technique.  Now that many top racers have been coached by Gene for years, much of the bike community is starting to catch on.


BetterRide Camps utilize a structured skills progression designed to teach riders the correct, in balance, in control and efficient techniques to reach their goals.  This structured format utilizing drills to master skills is why World Champions like Ross Schnell and Sue Haywood as well as top pro downhill racers like Mitch Ropelato and Chris Van Dine attend BetterRide camps alongside enthusiasts of all skill levels.

Gene Hamilton, founder of BetterRide, says he really enjoys helping people overcome their fears and achieve their mountain biking goals.  "All the thank you letters I get from students who are stoked  on what they learned and how much more they enjoy riding are so gratifying.  I am a fortunate guy to be able to do what I love and help more riders enjoy every ride more!"

As more and more BetterRide graduates hit the trails and wow their friends with newly learned skills, demand for BetterRide camps continues to increase.  Many camps sell out well in advance, so riders are encouraged to register early.  For complete schedules, info, and rider reviews visit or email

About BetterRide:
BetterRide provides structured skills coaching, designed to get you riding at your best. Coaching sessions range from two hour clinics to three day camps across the US and abroad. BetterRide was founded by pro racer and USA Cycling Expert Coach Gene Hamilton who has over 20 years of coaching experience including 12 years coaching mountain biking skills. BetterRide's coaching highlights include coaching many top pro racers (Chris Van Dine, Brian Buell, Mitch Ropelato, Joey Schusler, Graeme Pitts,...) and over 1,800 riders who just want to get better. Gene and his certified coaches are passionate about coaching, riding and helping others reach their goals. All mountain bike clinics, camps and private lessons are guaranteed to improve your riding or your money back.

For complete camp schedules and rider reviews visit or email
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