OTB 101 @ Mountain's Edge Park
Jan 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

This is a FREE Clinic with a limited number of spots available. PLEASE only sign up if you plan on attending. If for some reason you cannot attend, please cancel your ticket and open up your spot for someone else.

Description: On-the-Bike Skills 101 – Coaches learn the progressive steps needed to teach both basic and advanced mountain biking skills, experiential teaching techniques, how to accommodate different learning styles and how to create a positive learning environment for young riders. Taught by NICA-certified skills trainers. Required for coach license Level 2 and Level 3.

This course will be completed in 2 phases: Online via NICA Pit Zone (3 hours) and In-Person for 3 hours. You must complete both for full credit, preferably online prior to the In-Person Course. WORKING MOUNTAIN BIKES AND HELMETS ARE REQUIRED. Dress appropriately, this is an instructional course and not a “ride”. Bring your own food and water, there are restrooms available.

Once you complete OTB 101 you are not required to complete it again, however you will receive CEU’s towards your current license status.

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Video Description of OTB 101

Race #1 – Moapa Valley Madness @ Logandale Trail System
Feb 25 all-day

Location: Logandale, NV

Overview: The Moapa Valley Madness course starts with a gradual climb to the top of the course. It then points downhill with fast flowing downhill and short punchy climbs. Then, after over a mile of gradual descent you’ll have a longer climb up the road crossing. Next up is the downhill berm section, called the ribcage. Up another short climb then down a short flowy descent and on to the slot canyon. When the canyon opens up, you’ll take the dirt road back to the finish line.

Race #2 – The Battle at Bootleg @ Bootleg Canyon MTB Park
Mar 11 all-day

Location: Bootleg Canyon MTB Park, Boulder City, NV

Overview: Bootleg Canyon starts with a challenging uphill climb to the top of the course sure to set your legs on fire! Followed by a fun, fast and flowing single track descent into the valley, you’ll get back on the pedals working the ups and downs back toward the finish line. Both Middle and High school student-athletes will be challenged on the same 3.2 mile course with approximately 315’ of climbing per lap.

Race #3 – Spicer Ranch Roundup @ Spicer Ranch
Apr 1 all-day

Location: Spicer Ranch, Beatty, NV

Overview: Spicer Ranch showcases a fun mix of rocky climbs, grass pastures and smooth flowing singletrack. Riding across pastures, around ponds, challenging uphill, and fun descents. This venue starts the season off on the right foot, and allows each racer to finish strong while having a great time. High school student-athletes will be challenged on the same 4 mile course as last year with approximately 450’ of climbing per lap. Middle School will experience a new shorter course with multiple lap counts.

Race #4 – Caliente Crusher @ Kershaw-Ryan State Park
Apr 22 all-day

Location: Caliente, NV

Overview: The Redemption Loop at Kershaw-Ryan State Park is the course set for the Caliente Crusher. With a sizable uphill start, you quickly find yourself positioning into a single file to breeze down the nearly 3 miles of gradual slalom like descent. At the bottom, you’re met with soft soils and pinion pines while you work your way back toward the last mile of a challenging uphill. Both Middle and High school student-athletes will take on the same 5.5 mile course with approximately 600’ of climbing per lap.

Race #5 – Sawmill Challenge (Tentative) @ Sawmill Trailhead
May 6 all-day

Location: Sawmill Trailhead, Spring Mountains, Las Vegas, NV

Overview: The Sawmill Challenge weaves through pinyons and junipers and plenty of wildflowers at an elevation of 7,591 feet. This course will put your fitness level to the test. Both Middle and High school student-athletes will be challenged on the same 2.1 mile course with approximately 319’ of climbing per lap.