This gift certificate can be redeemed for one rider to attend a full-day group clinic, or it can be used for private or small-group MTB instruction with any of our amazing coaches. When you buy this item, you’ll be given a link to download a printable gift certificate. To set up the class(es), simply email Lee.
Lee McCormack is a world renowned mountain bike skills author and instructor, as well as inventor of the revolutionary RipRow™ training device. Lee has taught more than 6,000 riders of all levels and styles, including hundreds of MTB skills coaches. He is the teacher of the teachers: the Obi Wan Kenobi of MTB.
Mountain biking is the best sport ever
And the better you get, the better it gets.
I’ve coached thousands of riders like you — from beginners to pros — to ride safer, ride more confidently, ride faster and have more fun.
Please join me for a fantastic day of learning and shredding.
Improve on your own — and with our help
We believe the greatest improvement comes from a combination of individual learning and practice and in-person time with a qualified instructor.
Lots of riders all over the world—beginners to pros—are reaching new levels of shred with the LLBMTB online mountain bike school. When you combine the online learning with an in-person clinic or group ride, your skills — and fun — will skyrocket.
When you sign up for an in-person LLB experience, you’ll receive a one-year subscription to the LLBMTB online mountain bike school (value: $199). We’ll send details after you register.
What you will learn
After 30 years as a rider and 15+ years as a professional bike guy, Lee has learned some things, and he’s always learning more things. In this class you get Lee’s newest, best techniques for helping you ride your bike and experience the most joy while doing so.
If you’ve taken a class with Lee before, just you wait. The methods are way more refined, and he’s a way better guide now.
We generally teach you all about:
- Body positions
- Riding dynamically
- Climbing with utmost efficiency
- Braking heavy to generate traction
- Pumping corners to generate speed and traction
- Pumping bumps to gain speed and control
- Hopping smoothly and easily
- Dropping smoothly
- Jumping perfectly (and safely)
- Envisioning and creating shapes on technical trails
- Pro-level trail-reading
- And, most important, how to use your mind, emotions and riding buddies to wring the most possible joy out of every ride.
Our approach is simple, logical and powerful. You’ll see immediate, tremendous improvement in your riding. As you master the fundamentals, it’s a smooth progression to more advanced skills like hopping, dropping, jumping and technical climbing. We build your foundation of great riding — and we show you how to progress as high as you want.
All of our lessons use the same cognitive structure, but each clinic and group ride is unique to the individual riders and the local terrain. Depending on the local trails, you can expect to explore rock gardens, drops, jumps and technical climbs/descents.
NOTE: Any coach who promises to teach you hopping, dropping, jumping or other advanced (and potentially dangerous) skills the first time working together in a public class is dangerously ignorant or willfully dishonest. We will elevate your riding as much as possible, but we prioritize safety and fun.
“I attended last weekend. Straight up amazing! Lee is the man. He’s tough but supportive. Class sizes are small so you get a lot of direct coaching. The free subscription to his online content is icing on the cake…if you like your icing piled super high.”
“Lee is the man. Took me, a roadie tri dork to having fun and feeling good. If you like mountain biking and want to start a journey to getting better this is it.”
World BMX champion Jason Richardson attended a class at Vail Lake Resort in Temecula, CA. He said:
“I’m better after Lee McCormack’s skills clinic. That says a lot because I’m pretty fricking good!”
– Jason, world BMX champion