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Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic

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Price $899 4 Nights / 3 Days
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Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic

$899 per person

Looking for an opportunity to improve your mountain biking skills surrounded by like-minded women? Then our Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic is perfect for you! Whether you’re relatively new to mountain biking or an experienced rider, there’s always something to learn, and this weekend will help prepare you to face new challenges on your bike.

Riders of all experience levels are welcome — all we ask is that you have an earnest desire to improve! We work with each and every guest, ensuring that you get personal attention to learn new skills, and hone those you already have.

So what do you want to learn?

The moves for safely climbing and descending, pumping for speed and traction, wheel lifts and traversing obstacles?

Dealing with switchbacks, berms, and cornering? Roll-down lunging, bunny hopping, intro to small jumps?

Maintaining the right body position and balance when changing terrain?

We’re ready to teach you core skills and advanced skills, and then help you implement them during group and free ride sessions. 

After check-in on Thursday evening, we’ll get to know one another over dinner, and discuss the plan for the weekend. Feel free to be sociable and hang out in the common areas if you like, but don’t stay up too late, we’ve got a busy weekend ahead of us!

Starting on Friday after breakfast, certified trail guides and instructors will assess your current skill level and find out specific areas that YOU want to work on and skills you want to learn. Then we’ll ride as a group on some of the most beautiful trails that the Black Hills National Forest has to offer. Afterwards we’ll return to the lodge, have a follow up discussion about the day’s skills instruction and ride, then enjoy a delicious dinner together.

Saturday and Sunday will share this format, but we will incorporate additional skills and put them to the test on a new trail each day. For those that need a little warm-up, yoga for fitness will be offered each morning. Check out will follow breakfast on Monday morning.

*Weather in the Black Hills changes quickly. Plans are subject to change depending on weather and trail conditions.
*Pending Guide Permit Application Approval US Forest Service.

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Arrival: Thursday
Thursday arrival can be arranged at anytime but usually starts at around 2:00pm. Check in and get comfortable in your accommodations. Reception dinner is at 6:30pm, where you'll get to know your guides and the other guests. After dinner, we'll discuss our plan for the weekend and review safety precautions and protocols.
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Day 1: Friday
The first day of your adventure starts with a group breakfast and fresh roasted coffee. Early risers are welcome to participate in an optional morning yoga class before breakfast. After breakfast we'll prep our bikes and start skills training. Following our meal, we will prepare to ride on a one of the area's most beautiful trails. The lodge will provide transportation to and from the trailhead. Lunch is served out on the trail and dinner at the lodge after the day's adventures.
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Days 2 & 3 Saturday and Sunday
Saturday and Sunday will also begin with a group breakfast and fresh roasted coffee. Early risers are welcome to participate in an optional morning yoga class before breakfast. Days 2 & 3 are spent learning and practicing new skills on our bikes, followed by applying them on the trail as we explore the landscapes of the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Lunch is served out on the trail and dinner at the lodge after the day's adventures.
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Check out: Monday
The final day of your visit starts with a group breakfast and fresh roasted coffee. Early risers are welcome to participate in our last morning yoga class before breakfast. Enjoy time in the common areas socializing and saying good-bye to your fellow travelers. Check out is at 11:00am.
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What to expect:
  • Skills training from skilled instructors.
  • Opportunities for practical application on the trails.
  • Group rides in the beautiful Black Hills National Forest.
  • Lunch on the trail.
  • Adventure! We prepare for most things but you never know what you may come across on the trail.
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What's included:
  • Comfortable, relaxing accommodations at the Hisega Adventure Lodge
  • All meals
  • Post-ride beer and wine
  • Trail snacks
  • All trail fees
  • Transportation to and from the trailhead
  • Skills instruction from experienced instructors
  • Three days of skills practice and group rides
  • Good times, fresh skills, amazing food and new friends!
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What to bring:
  • Your mountain bike.
  • Helmet and other safety gear.
  • A light pack to carry your water and trail snacks.
  • A light jacket or rain gear.
  • An open mind and a positive attitude!
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Tips to improve your experience:
It all starts with attitude! Skills training can be taxing and frustrating but remember you’re here to learn and practice new skills. When drills get hard take a deep breath, reset, and try again. When learning new skills and implementing them on the trail, falls and crashes can happen. With proper safety gear and precautions, these don't pose too much hazard, but it's important to understand and acknowledge the risk. Ride where you're comfortable but don’t be afraid to stretch that comfort zone. We'll have a guide at the front and a sweeper at the back, so you ride at the speed that's right for you. Working on new skills and riding for three days straight is hard. Start working out now increasing your strength and cardio in preparation.
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Location:
Our adventures are all based out of the Hisega Adventure Lodge, a 111 year old lodge in the easternmost district of the Black Hills National Forest, twenty minutes from Rapid City Center. Here you can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature — the wind blowing through the ponderosa pines and the relaxing babble of Rapid Creek as it flows along the property. Our group rides all take place in the beautiful Black Hills National Forest, on designated trails. We provide transportation to and from all trailheads during your stay.
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Getting here:
Hisega Adventure Lodge is located at 23101 Triangle Trail, Rapid City, SD 57702. The nearest airport, the Rapid City Regional Airport, is located 25 miles east of the Lodge. Transportation to and from the airport is available to all guests. For guests who choose to drive to the lodge, here are directions from well-known locations.
Sioux Falls, SD:
Take I-90 W 345 miles to Rapid City, then take exit 57 for I-190 S/US-16 W toward Black Hills National Forest/Mt. Rushmore/Downtown Rapid City. Stay on this road for roughly 1.5 miles, then turn right onto West Main St. In 5 miles, turn turn left onto Jackson Blvd/SD-44. You'll stay on this road for 9.3 miles. You'll see a sign for Hisega Lodge, and will turn left onto Hisega Rd. Continue for 1.3 miles until you come to a T intersection. Take a left here, and you'll see the lodge on your right.
Minneapolis, MN:
Head out of Minneapolis on US-169 S. Take this for approximately 73 miles, then continue straight onto MN-60 W for 87 miles, then turn right onto I-90. Stay on I-90 for 399 miles then take exit 57 for I-190 S/US-16 W toward Black Hills National Forest/Mt. Rushmore/Downtown Rapid City. Stay on this road for roughly 1.5 miles, then turn right onto West Main St. In 5 miles, turn turn left onto Jackson Blvd/SD-44. You'll stay on this road for 9.3 miles. You'll see a sign for Hisega Lodge, and will turn left onto Hisega Rd. Continue for 1.3 miles until you come to a T intersection. Take a left here, and you'll see the lodge on your right.
Denver, CO:
Head North on I-25 N. You'll stay on this for around 110 miles. You'll enter Wyoming, pass Cheyenne, then take exit 17 for US-85 N toward Torrington. Stay on US-85 N (which will merge with US-18 E at Lusk, WY) for 178 miles. Then turn right to stay on US-18 E and head into South Dakota. Stay on US-18 E for 34 miles, then turn left onto SD-89 N. Continue on SD-89 N for 57 miles, merging with US-385 N at Pringle, SD and US-16 E at Custer. Turn right onto SD-44 E and drive 7.7 miles, then turn right onto Hisega Road. Continue for 1.3 miles until you come to a T intersection. Take a left here, and you'll see the lodge on your right.

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