Family-friendly event presented by Ride Concepts benefits Truckee Bike Park
The Little Big: Little people, big people. Little jumps, big jumps. Little progressions, big progressions. The Truckee Bike Park hosts a cycling filled day focused on fun, learning and progression this Memorial Day weekend. The park is closed to the public in the morning as we host a ladies specific clinic as well as a newly added ‘open’ clinic both aimed at riders ages 11 and up. The afternoon will feature a series of ride-style contests where participants can ride any line, by yourself or in a train being judged on amplitude, fluidity, creativity, line choice and tricks. It’s a positive environment encouraging all skills levels to simply ride and have fun in a closed course setting. Everyone wins. A dual-slalom race will end the day for anyone interested in competing head to head with other riders. We’ll have music, local food trucks, bike demo’s, exhibitor tents and with all sorts of prizes swag giveaways.
All proceeds go directly to the Truckee Bike Park and its continued growth. The Truckee Bike Park and the Little Big strive to grow the sport of cycling by teaching individuals to be comfortable and confident on their bikes whilst improving core fundamentals to progress any style of riding in a comfortable and safe setting.
Meet the Little Big’s Ladies Clinic Coaches
All coaches are ICP Certified … and are amazing riders and excellent teachers. This great line up of coaches come from all over the US and Canada and have extensive riding, racing and coaching knowledge.
The Little Big Event Schedule
Morning Instructional Clinics
7:30 – 12:30 Ladies Skills Clinic
Cortney Knudson heads up the 6th women’s skills clinic which sold out last year with 60 participants. Cort has been the driving force behind this clinic and getting more women on bikes throughout past decade. The best certified coaches come from all over the country representing the forefront of the best female riders and instructors in the industry. The clinic takes riders throughout a closed to the public park so women can get comfortable with the layout and terrain amongst their peers. Time is spent looking at various lines and understanding how to move the bike through them. Riders are eased into the park setting at a pace that suits their riding and skill level.
10:30 – 12:30 Open Next Level Clinic
Riders will be organized by skill level and age range spending time with our certified coaches throughout the Truckee Bike Park. Riders will spend time working on a variety of core fundamental cycling skills that translate from the bike park to any cycling endeavor. Learn how to ride with confidence in any situation in a safe and controlled environment.
Afternoon Jump Jams
3 groups (Striders, “Kids”, AM/PRO) ride in an open ride/race format on the pumptrack with the AM/PRO categories getting down on the Dirt Jumps. Prizes are awarded for line choice, creativity, amplitude, fluidity and tricks with the Pros competing for a cash purse.
1:00 – 1:30
Strider Jam (on Strider track)
Strider bikes only
Kids Pump Track Jam (Pumptrack)
No age limit – pedal bikes only
AM/PRO Jam (Dirt Jumps)
2:00– 3:30 (30 minute warm-up session)
No age limit – pedal bikes only
The first race in our summer long series. Riders go head head for the chance to progress through the ranks and win. Qualifying starts at 3:30. Brackets are determined by participants but the following will be the foundational organization.
Ladies Skills Clinic
Open Next Level
Kids Strider/Pumptrack Jam
Pro $40 ($15 pro purse)
Pro Dual Slalom
$50 ($25 pro purse)
Find out how you can volunteer for this event by contacting The Little Big here.
Learn more at truckeebikepark.org.