Either choose to pre-ride the course with Pro XTERRA Triathlete Will Kelsay, or join Elaine Bothe for a free mountain bike clinic hosted by XTERRA Portland.
If you can reply "yes" to any of the following, this clinic is perfect for you:
-I've never been on a mountain bike
-I've been on a mountain bike, but never on singletrack
-I've ridden singletrack, but I'm terrified, and/or
- I'm afraid of looking stupid
This ride will be led by local Wenzel coach, Elaine Bothe. Elaine has been riding for decades, highlighting her national racing career with gold and silver medals in her age group during the 2015 USAC MTB National Enduro and Downhill championships, a top 10 age group finish at the 2015 USAC Cyclocross National Championships, an age-group medal in the 2011 USAC National MTB Cross Country Championships, a first place podium in the 2014 Sea Otter Classic open 3 / 4 cyclocross and several top-10 Category 1 age-group finishes at Sea Otter XC and Enduro, and the USAC National Super D Championships. She races competitively in DH and podiums regularly in regional Expert Open category Enduro.
XTERRA Portland to host open water swims the three tuesdays prior to the XTERRA Portland Race. Follow us on facebook to get more information once we have it!
XTERRA portland will host once a month mountain bike rides starting in Lief Erickson Thurman gate trailhead in Portland, Oregon. Check us out on facebook to get more information.