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    Dirt Series is coming to Southern California

    JENSON USA BRINGS ROCKY MOUNTAIN'S DIRT SERIES TO SOCAL

    Rocky Mountain Bicycles and Jenson USA have teamed up to bring the top-rated Dirt Series (http://www.dirtseries.com/) to Southern California for the first time. This weekend event, Sat/Sun, April 26-27 is the ideal opportunity to learn techniques from the pros in a hands-on environment.

    Although past camps have been female-only, this one is going co-ed! Jenson USA in Corona, CA is your home base for the weekend, while the on-dirt portions of the event are planned for Southridge Park and Aliso Woods, two of the finest facilities for group instruction in Southern California.


    History of the Dirt Series
    The Dirt Series began in 2000 as a British Columbia provincial development initiative, an effort both to bring more women into the sport and to fuel the passion of those already committed to it. In the eight years following, it has expanded from its Whistler base throughout B.C. and Alberta and into Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, and Utah. It has added in some co-ed programs to its original women's only camps, combined with some incredible industry partners, and developed to a point where it presents between 15 and 20 camps annually.

    Everywhere the program has gone, it has left a community of inspired mountain bikers in its wake. From those picking up mountain biking as a new outdoor sport, to those breaking through barriers after years of experience, the Dirt Series has created a legacy of fun, support, energy, and success. We are so excited to bring the Series to SoCal!

    Every Dirt Series camp features:

    - coaches who love what they do
    - extensive skill sessions, instructional rides, and bike fit & maintenance seminars
    - fantastic sponsors! Compare the fee for the camp with the actual costs of running a traveling, elite level training program: support from the cycling industry makes it possible.

    About your coaches

    Wade Simmons
    The undisputed Godfather of freeride. You've seen Wade on the hottest freeride DVDs and in the pages of the magazines. How exciting to get riding tips from the man who defined freeride and North Shore riding. Wade is the inaugural Red Bull Rampage Champion and has appeared in "The Collective", "ROAM", and the "New World Disorder" series.

    Andreas Hestler
    Don't worry, we didn't forget about you XC guys - so Andreas, one of Canada's finest athletes, will be on hand to provide tips and techniques for the cross-country and marathon racer. Hestler has a string of wins and podiums to his credit, including NORBA Nationals, World Cups; and a 1996 Olympic Games appearance. Most recently he has repeated as champion of the 2004 and 2005 Trans Rockies event.

    Once everything lines up, this camp should be ideal for women and men, cross-country and freeride, and beginner to advanced. See you in the sun! The Dirt Series is one of the best investments you can make in building the skills you need for successful MTBing, and we look forward to seeing you there.

    For more information about the SoCal camp, visit: http://www.dirtseries.com/mountain-bike-camp-corona.htm

    To register online, visit: http://www.dirtseries.com/register_now.htm

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    More coaches added....

    We'd held off on posting the female coaches until we had a final list... and we have that now. So in addition to the already mentioned Wade Simmons and Andreas Hestler (as if that wasn't enough), Rocky Mountain has lined up:

    Lorraine Blancher
    2006 Masters Downhill World Champion, Former Canadian Downhill Champion and five-time National Team member; heli-hiking guide based in Revelstoke, BC.

    Tera Card
    Three-time Canadian Dual Slalom Champion, multi-time Canadian National Team Member, former gymnastics competitor and coach, Sociology graduate.

    Cassandra Boon
    Multiple-time provincial and national series Downhill Champion, former US pro team rider, undergrad in athletic therapy, studying for her Doctorate in Chiropractic.

    Penny Cameron
    Ski and Mountain Bike Pro Patroller, 2008 Trans Rockies competitor. Bike mechanic, multi-sport athlete, and consummate recreationalist based in Whistler, BC.

    Candace Shadley
    Founder and director of the Dirt Series program, former Provincial Mountain Bike Technical Director, longtime multi-sport instructor and coach, based in Whistler, BC.

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