Mountain Biking Workshops & Groups

Beginner Mountain Biking and Mindfulness Workshop

At this clinic, we will:

  • Learn and enhance beginner mountain biking skills
  • Practice living more fully in the present
  • Increase your capacity for handling stress while learning to work through the threat response with more confidence
  • Practice intentionally connecting to your body
  • Learn techniques to find balance in your central nervous system
  • Learn the difference between a perceived and actual threat and ways to work through fear while riding
  • Practice and reflect on the experience of being vulnerable and pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone safely
  • Have fun!


about the workshop:

The workshop is being held by Sara Hunter, LCMHC, PMBIA Level 1 Coach and Sommerville Johnston, LCMHC, SEP.

When: April 28-29 (9am-5pm both days)
Where: DuPont State Forest
For Who: Adult women age 21+ (including trans, femme, non-binary, BIPoC, and cisgender women)
Price: $400* Includes all facilitation and any park fees. Does not include meals, gear rental, or transportation.

BIPoC Scholarship rate $150

There are 2 BIPoC Scholarships available for this workshop at a discounted rate of $200. With this scholarship rate we aim to break down barriers that people of color face while getting into mountain biking. We are also able to provide a mountain bike for BIPoC Scholarship participants to use during the workshop weekend if needed. The scholarship rate will be available until March 17th. Please contact us if you are interested in the scholarship.

The clinic is for you if:

You are a beginner rider and want to work on your skills or you have some experience riding on paved and/or gravel surfaces and you are wanting to learn to mountain bike. We will be spending all day (with breaks of course) on the bike so some fitness/endurance is required (ability to ride 3 miles in 1 hour).

You are ready to learn or get more experience with:

  • Basic body positioning
    • Climbing position
    • Downhill neutral position
    • Downhill ready position
  • Trail scanning and line choice
  • Braking safely
  • Shifting
  • Beginning cornering skills
  • Climbing and descending more proficiently on beginner and intermediate trails

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I believe that the foundation of counseling is in the therapeutic relationship. I will provide a safe space free of judgment for you to share your story. Please contact me, and we will work together to help you learn ways to become an agent of change in your own life.

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