Bike camp is the new surf camp at AngelFire’s Trek Dirt Series Sept. 23-24 | SummitDaily.com

Bike camp is the new surf camp at AngelFire’s Trek Dirt Series Sept. 23-24

After 16 years of bringing "more skills, more fun" to thousands of women across Western Canada and the U.S., the Trek Dirt Series is introducing a brand-new stop in Angel Fire, New Mexico from Sept. 23-24.

With a reputation for professional, step-by-step instruction for riders of all levels, the Trek Dirt Series team is excited to teach on Angel Fire's legendary trail and help develop the local women's mountain bike community, according to a release from Trek Dirt Series.

"The Trek Dirt Series program was created to give women a place to learn new mountain bike skills, build their confidence and connect with other women who are passionate about the sport," explains Hogan Koesis, director of the Angel Fire Bike Park, in the release. "We are thrilled to bring a camp of this kind of professionalism to Angel Fire Bike Park and offer it to women in our state who are looking to progress their mountain biking skills, no matter whether they are a beginner, intermediate or advanced rider."

As mountain biking's longest-running skills program, Trek Dirt Series rolls into 12 different locations across the U.S and Canada with their own custom-built progressive learning stunts, demo fleet, rental gear, gobs of swag, and enough coffee to fuel the masses, the release continued. To ensure each rider gets a personalized experience, whether they're XC-oriented, downhill aficionados, first-timers or folks who remember the days before suspension, the instructors begin their work long before rider check-in.

Professional staff from diverse backgrounds spend days doing trail reconnaissance and going through participant surveys, weighing individual skill levels along with desired experiences to create small peer groups of riders with similar aptitudes. Mornings are spent working on specific skills like front-wheel lifts and switchbacks, where techniques are broken down into step-by-step progressions that meet riders wherever they are. In the afternoons, groups put their skills to work on the trail under the tutelage of incredibly enthusiastic coaches and assistants.

"Many riders collect a season's worth of accomplishments in one weekend, whether those are related to climbs, descents, air, or overall style and flow," says Trek Dirt Series founder Candace Shadley in the release. "As coaches, we often look at the participants and wish we'd learned things that fast."

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To register or learn more about the series, see DirtSeries.com.

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