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PR: BetterRide Releases Expanded Spring/Summer 2012 Schedule for Mountain Bike Core-Skills Camps

Press Release: BetterRide Releases Expanded Spring/Summer 2012 Schedule for Mountain Bike Core-Skills Camps

February 16, 2012
For Immediate Release
Gene Hamilton

BetterRide Releases Expanded Spring/Summer 2012 Schedule for Mountain Bike Core-Skills Camps

BetterRide has just opened registration for coveted spots in their Core Skills Mountain Bike Camps for Spring/Summer 2012. These 2 and 3 day camps meet from 10am to 4pm each day to complete a curriculum of structured skills progression designed to help anyone looking to improve their mountain bike handling skills.  Camps are coached by either one or two BetterRide Certified Coaches and are limited to just 8 or 14 riders.  With the explosion in mountain bikers seeking coaching to drastically improve their skills, camps sell out well in advance.    The official registration page is HERE and  camps are listed below.

Many top racers are students at the same BetterRide Camps as other enthusiasts, who range from long time riders to "advanced beginners".   Because the camps focus on the core skills of mountain biking, the drills and concepts taught will help riders of any skill or experience level.   Some racers find themselves on the waiting list for coveted spots at camp due to the popularity of the camps with people from all walks of life!   Some communities lobby BetterRide to get a camp in their area, while other groups travel from as far as New Zealand to learn the skills they want on a mountain bike.

5 members of the USA Cycling Team for the 2011 World Championships were BetterRide students.  In pro downhill Jackie Harmony, Pan-American Continental Champion, (who is a BetterRide athlete and coach!) earned her automatic nomination by being ranked 11th in the UCI rankings. Mitch Ropelato was chosen for the team for his high placings at many of the World Cup races in his first year as a pro.  In the Jr. Cat 1 Downhill Trevor Trinkino was the fastest among a qualified pool of athletes at Colorado Crankworx to earn his automatic nomination. Christian Wright was selected to the team for his overall performances so far this season.  In 4 cross, Lear Miller was selected as one of three men to represent the US.  These athletes all took camps alongside regular mountain bikers, all learning the same curriculum together.

BetterRide Mountain Bike Core Skills Camps Spring/Summer 2012:

Feb. 24-26 Phoenix, AZ 
Feb. 24-26 Las Vegas, NV  
Feb. 24-26 Maui, HI    Sold Out!

Mar. 9-11 Boulder City, NV Downhill Camp  
Mar. 16-18 Boulder City, NV Core Skills 2 Downhill Camp  
Mar.16-18 Austin, TX   SOLD OUT!
Mar. 23-25 San Diego, CA
Mar.  23-25 Hurricane, UT 
Mar. 24-25 Harrisonburg, VA Mini-Camp with Coach Sue Haywood
Mar. 30-April 1 Boulder City, NV Downhill Camp  
Mar. 30-April 1 Orange County, CA

Apr. 13-15 Fairfax, CA 
Apr. 13-15 Albuquerque, NM 
Apr. 13-15 Ellijay, GA 
Apr. 20-22 Atlanta, GA Women Only 
Apr. 20-22 Fruita, CO 
Apr. 20-22 Moab, UT Core Skills 2 Camp
Apr.  21-22 Harrisonburg, VA  Mini-Camp with Coach Sue Haywood 
Apr. 27-29 Moab, UT 
Apr. 27-29 Palo Alto, CA 
Apr. 27-29 Asheville, NC 
Apr. 27-29 Tulsa, OK 

May 4-6 Fruita, CO Women Only
May 11-13 Madison, WI  
May 11-13 Raleigh, NC 
May 11-13 Fruita, CO XC Race Camp
May 11-13 Fairfax, VA 
May 19-20 Minneapolis, MN Mini-Camp 
May 18-20 San Diego, CA 
May 18-20 Moab, UT 
May 18-20 Golden, CO 
May 25-27 Baltimore, MD 
May 25-27 Lakewood, CO 

Jun. 2-3 Fairfax, CA  Mini-Camp 
Jun. 8-10 Lakewood, CO Women Only
Jun. 8-10 Bend, OR 
Jun. 8-10 Santa Fe, NM 
Jun. 15-17 Philadelphia, PA  
Jun. 15-17 Crested Butte, CO 
Jun. 16-17 Park City, UT Mini-Camp

Jul. 6-8 Cincinnati, OH 
Jul. 6-8 San Luis Obispo, CA 
Jul. 13-15 Pontiac, MI 
Jul. 20-22 Hood River, OR  
Jul. 20-22 Lakewood, CO Women Only
Jul. 27-29 Seattle, WA  
Jul. 27-29 Big Sky, MT 

Aug. 3-5 Boston, MA 
Aug. 3-5 Austin, TX 
Aug. 10-12 San Diego, CA 
Aug. 17-19 Deadwood, SD 
Aug. 24-26 Bellingham, WA 

About BetterRide:
BetterRide provides structured skills coaching, designed to get you riding  your best. Coaching sessions range from two 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 13 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, Ross Schnell, . . .) and over 2,000 riders who just want to get better. All camps are instructed by coaches trained and certified by Gene to communicate his core skills curriculum effectively.  Gene and his certified coaches are passionate about coaching, riding and helping others reach their goals. For complete camp schedules and rider reviews visit or email

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