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Women's Mountain Biking in Mammoth

Leigh Donovan
Leigh DonovanMammoth Mountain

For women looking to improve their mountain biking skills, overcome fears, take a break from the stresses of everyday life, and get to know other women...the ichoosebikes with Leigh Donovan clinic at Mammoth Mountain is the perfect girls' getaway.

The clinic, which is scheduled for July 23 to the 26th, 2014, includes, not only mountain biking, but also hiking, meals, yoga and wine tasting.

Leigh Donovan was a champion mountain bike racer, competing professionally from 1993 to 2001. Leigh is the most decorated U.S. downhill and dual slalom rider, who retired from her professional career in 2001, placing 3rd at that World Championships in Vali, Colorado. Leigh's career highlights are 1995 World Downhill Champion, 9x US National Champion, 2001 World Cup Champion. In February 2014, she started ichoosebikes.com to introduce women to mountain biking in a safe environment. “Bikes have changed my life and I look forward to changing the way women look at Mountain Biking in the future," says Leigh.

She chose to partner with Mammoth Mountain due to its extensive mountain biking terrain and facilities and her partnership with Bill Cockroft, senior VP at Mammoth Mountain, who she's known for more than 20 years.

Although she's an ex-pro rider, she caters her clinics to all levels. Leigh says, "Beginners can absolutely do the clinics, that is who my business is focused on. I know most of the riders think because I am a downhiller that the camps are going to be extreme but these camps are focused on making you a better, more confident rider and not the next World Champion."

Pricing options range from $400-1,000 depending on meals, lodging, and bike pass options.

Schedule (Subject to Change):

Wednesday, July 23rd
4:00pm – Check-In at Mammoth Mountain Inn
6:30pm – Dinner and Camp Kick-Off @ Yodler

Thursday, July 24th
7:00am – Yoga
8:00am – Breakfast @ Mammoth Mountain Inn
9:00am – Skills Riding
12:30pm – Lunch @ Mammoth Mountain Inn
1:30pm – Optional Activities: Guided Hike to Red’s Meadow or Light XC Ride
5:30pm – Wine Tasting
7:30pm – Dinner @ Gomez’s/Enjoy the Village at Mammoth

Friday, July 25th
7:00am – Yoga
8:00am – Breakfast @ Mammoth Mountain Inn
9:00am – Skills Riding
12:30pm – Lunch @ Top of the Sierra
1:30pm – Optional Activities: Panorama Gondola Ride with Hike Down or Light XC Ride
5:30pm - Stretching /Meditation
7:30pm – Dinner @ Underground – Awards/Photos/Thank You’s

Saturday, July 26th
7:00am – Yoga
8:00am – Breakfast @ Mammoth Mountain Inn
9:00am – Skills Riding
12:30pm – Light Lunch Camp Closing – Depart

Not Included:

  • Transportation To & From Mammoth
  • Alcoholic Beverages & Additional Food Purchases
  • Bike Rental
  • Additional Non-Scheduled Camp Activities

Book now at http://www.mammothmountain.com/summer/bike-adventure/bike-park/leigh-donovan-mtb-camp.