As you know, there’s nothing quite like riding mountain bikes in Southern Utah in the Fall. The temperatures are cool and the dirt is perfect! The aftermath of the Red Bull Rampage is said and done, and the trails are clear. It’s the perfect time to come and visit us…
Well, this year I have a special surprise for all of our friends. Advenduro Tours will be hosting our first Mountain Bike Skills Clinic. But this is no ordinary clinic, it’s a clinic co-hosted by, the one and only, Jeff Kendall-Weed! That’s right, YouTube’s Mountain Biker Star, King of Wheelies, and overall AWESOME guy, Jeff Kendall-Weed will be showing us his bag of tricks out on Gooseberry and Little Creek Mesas!
If you haven’t already seen Jeff’s videos on YouTube, then do it now! But seriously, we’ve picked Jeff to help us run our first clinic because he’s a BICP Certified Mountain Bike Instructor and has over 20 years of riding. But we really reached out to Jeff because he has incredible technical skills honed from years of BMX, Cross-Country, and Trials Riding…and the ability to help people understand those techniques…and he’s such a damn great guy! Just check out his Patreon page and you’ll see what I mean.
Considering that a lot of us like to ride Moto and MTB, and all of us appreciate the technical stuff, I am confident that you will LOVE this clinic. Why? Because it’s an opportunity to put together all those skills and learn new ones. Jeff and I are tailoring this clinic to those of you who love to session complex technical features until you’ve mastered the technique. But don’t worry, it’s not all “work”, we’ll be sampling some of the best trails and features in the area. From the infamous South Rim and Hidden Canyon of Gooseberry to the Waterfall at Little Creek, this will be a weekend of the Greatest Hits of Southern Utah. If nothing else, this will be a great opportunity to hang out and ride with some really great people!
The emphasis of this clinic will be on “Wheelies & Manuals.” So far these skills have been the most requested from our friends. But we will cover as many questions and other skills as we can…
We will offer the clinic over two different weekends, so we can keep the class size to a small and fun group (8 participants per class max)…But register ASAP if you want in!
- Dinner and Drinks at Meet and Greet
- Professional Instruction – 2 Days
- Grafton Shuttle
- Photo Session
$310 per Person
This class is SOLD OUT…
Getting Here & Getting Around
Airport Shuttles – Most of you are driving here, but for those flying into Vegas we recommend using St George Shuttle, if don’t get a rental car.
Rental Cars / Uber – The St George airport has a rental car location at the terminal. Uber and Lyft are also readily available in the area.
Shuttle to Mesas – We’ll be working with the folks at Gooseberry Shuttle to get to the mesas. Riding the shuttle is almost as much fun as riding the trail. So we highly recommend taking the shuttle rather than driving yourself. For the folks who want to ride Grafton Mesa on Saturday afternoon, the shuttle will be available to pick us up.
Bike & Gear Rentals – Please contact our friends at Over the Edge Sports in Hurricane. They have the best bikes around…you can even rent the same bike that Jeff will be riding, the Ibis Ripmo! Just tell them that Chris from Advenduro recommended you. Schedule the pick-up of your bike for Saturday morning. UPDATE – Over the Edge Sports now has a wide selection of E-Mountain Bikes and you can ride them on the mesas. Finally, I will be bringing a supply of extra protection, including the back-protectors that Jeff wants people to use during the park session. So you can borrow our gear if you don’t have any.
Hotels – Many choices here that you can find on Kayak.com, but I recommend staying in Hurricane. Staying in St George is fine, just budget an extra 25 minutes to get to Hurricane.
Camping – I know a few of our friends are camping on the mesas. That’s always fun, but it might be cold at night. A great camping area near Hurricane is the Sheep Bridge Road area. It is first come, first serve.