Women’s Mountain Bike Skills Weekend

Learn the skills you need to ride more confidently, efficiently, and safely. And have a blast doing it!

DATES: June 14, 15, 16, 2019

LOCATION: Duluth MN TICKETS: https://goo.gl/yHJhLr

MORE INFO: see the Facebook page here.

ABOUT Do you want to gain more confidence riding downhill? Do you want to learn what it feels like to “flow” on a flow trail? How about climbing uphill more efficiently? Maybe you just want to stay upright on your bike?? If you answered yes to any of these questions then we have THE weekend experience for you! WHO'S IT FOR? This weekend is designed for riders new to mountain biking (beginner) and riders who may have had time in the saddle but want to improve their riding skills (intermediate+). Registration will be limited to ensure quality, safe instruction.


Lynn Peterson

Lynn Peterson (above) is a PMBI certified Level 1 Instructor. She has been mountain biking since 1997 and raced expert level from 2000 to 2002. After having children her focus is more on riding rather then racing.

She has led weekly rides for women in the twin cities area and now mentor’s young ladies ages 7-13 in Little Bella’s. Lynn has instructed women groups at Buck Hill and Theodore Wirth mountain biking areas in the cities. She has attended many women mountain bike clinics in the past and is excited to now be instructing women and helping them get more confident on their bike.

Lizzie Hughes (above) is originally from California, but landed in Hayward, WI when she met her now husband there while attending a local mountain biking event. She is a former collegiate and elite triathlete, competing at the national level in both road and mountain biking events.

She’s a current NICA coach for the Hayward Comp team in the summer, and the Hayward Nordic M.S. coach in the winter. As a USAT and USAC certified coach she previously coached the Rockin’ Refuel triathlon team on the east coast, and once upon time did a brief stint coaching t-ball, but has come to realize that coaching women’s mountain biking events is the greatest experience ever!

Tara Reddinger-Adams (above) loves to ride and help others discover the joys which mountain biking can bring. To further this passion, she started North Star Mountain Bike Guides and coaches riders and leads guided mountain bike trips in Arizona, Utah, and Minnesota and also coaches with VIDA MTB Series. Tara is a certified PMBIA Level II "Air" and a BICP Level II mountain bike instructor and holds a special place in her heart helping other women gain confidence on the trails.

"With mountain biking there is always something new to learn, whether it be cleaning a feature you have never cleaned, pinning a new trail, or exploring someplace new by bike. It never gets old. I enjoy being outside, and find it to be very peaceful, restorative and a great way to relieve stress.”

This season you'll find Tara staying current on the latest teaching methods, working on her jumps and drops in Whistler, coaching in Minnesota and Colorado, guiding in Sedona and Moab, and making a return to racing.

Dee Bartlam

Dee Bartlam (above) is a PMBI Level 1 Skills Instructor. As a Trek Women’s Mountain Bike Advocate, she is passionate about getting more women into mountain biking and being a resource for any bike related questions, education, and skills learning. Dee has been riding for 12 years, coaching women’s clinics locally in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan and out west in Colorado and Arizona with VIDA Mountain Bike Series. She loves the riding in Duluth, CAMBA, Copper Harbor, Sedona, Hurricane, and Moab-in no particular order!

This summer you’ll find Dee leading rides, directing the COGGS Enduro Series, coaching clinics, and spending time at her cabin as often as she can!

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