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CRNEMBA & Spinnin' Sugar Skills Clinics

  • 06/01/2024
  • 08/10/2024
  • 3 sessions
  • 06/01/2024, 9:00 AM 11:00 AM (EDT)
  • 06/29/2024, 9:00 AM 11:00 AM (EDT)
  • 08/10/2024, 9:00 AM 11:00 AM (EDT)
  • Sugarloaf Outdoor Center
  • 12



Spinnin' Sugar Skills clinics led by Sports Psychologist and Mountain Bike Coach, Annie Pendygraft. 

You will need to bring a hardtail or full suspension bike in working order, and a bike helmet. It is also recommended to bring sunscreen, bug spray and water. 

Beginner/intermediate Basic Skills:

Saturday, June 1st at 9-11 AM Sugarloaf Outdoor Center 

 This clinic will focus on the fundamentals of mountain biking and is best for riders with no previous formal mountain bike instruction. We will focus on body position, directional control, and body/bike separation. Clinic will be approximately 50% skills and 50% trail-based. 

Introduction to Climbing

Saturday, June 29th at 9-11 AM Sugarloaf Outdoor Center. 

This clinic is best for strong beginners or intermediate riders looking to be more fluid in their technical climbing abilities. We will focus on the skills of wheel lifts, direction control, body mechanics, and pedaling techniques to improve success in challenging uphill and flat, technical terrain. 50/50 skills vs trail time

Introduction to Descending:

Saturday, Aug 10th at 9-11AM Sugarloaf Outdoor Center 

 This clinic is best for strong beginners or intermediate riders looking to be more confident in descending their mountain bikes in complex terrain. The clinic will focus on body positioning, direction control, body/bike separation, and braking. 50/50 skills vs trail time

Registration & Waiver required.              

About Annie: 

Annie has been a professional mountain bike coach for about seven years and has had the privilege of traveling all over the country to help women fall in love with their bikes. Annie is a PMBIA level I certified coach. In addition to offering private coaching sessions, she is a head coach for Ladies AllRide. While Annie fell in love with mountain biking and learned to be a coach on the west coast, she now calls Carrabassett Valley home.

Since moving here in 2021, Annie has grown to love the inspiring cross country network as well as the challenging, technical riding the valley has to offer. She works full time as a psychologist and specializes in sports-based traumas. She is super excited to share this speciality in helping women get past fear and confidence-blocks on their bikes.

About us

NEMBA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on recreational trails advocacy with 33 Chapters throughout New England and over 8,000 members. Our goal is to promote the best that mountain biking has to offer, steward the trail systems where we recreate, and ensure access to open space.

Become a member

We are volunteer driven and supported by a Board of Directors in addition to a small staff. By joining you can help support our work with key leaders and land managers to protect access and give back to the trails and the sport you love.

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