Ever wonder what the DH buzz is about? Have you been wanting to check out the Whistler scene but are intimidated? Sign-up for our new Intro to Downhill series and become addicted! This series of 4 classes will get you started on your new gravity-fed obsession. We'll teach you all the basics you’ll need to feed the beast. Three classes will be local and taught by our Evergreen IMIC Certified Volunteer Instructors with DH racing experience ranging up to the Pro level! The final class will be an all day event at Stevens Pass!
This series is designed for the solid intermediate rider who is new to the DH scene. This class is NOT appropriate for the beginner rider. Ages 15 and up.
Local classes: Wednesdays - 3hrs. July 24, 31, Aug 7. Locations vary. The first class will be at Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah.
Stevens Pass: Sunday, August 11th. Full day.
QUALIFICATIONS: To participate in this series you must either meet the qualifications listed below, or have similar abilities/experience. Please email the instructors if you have questions.
Riding: min. 2yrs of solid riding
Local Trails: Tokul West, Tokul E. - Last Frontier
Whistler: B-Line, Crank It Up, Heart of Darkness, Ho Chi Min
Duthie: Boot Camp, Ryan's, Step-It-Up, 2-Hi
Skills: technical trails without getting off the bike much, can do small drops (1’) easily, comfortable lifting your front wheel over obstacles
Racer Category: Cat 3
*Already entrenched in the DH scene but want the opportunity to pick up some tricks and new techniques?
For those with more DH experience under their belts that want a little fine tuning, there is the option to participate in the 1-day clinic at Stevens Pass on August 11th. Please visit our Evergreen 1-day DH Clinic page for more details and requirements. Space is limited to 5 people.
Evergreen instructors are professionally trained and certified through the IMIC and Endless Biking. Our instructors are a diverse group of experienced, trained riders that are passionate about mountain biking and are excited to pass on their hard-earned knowledge to both new and seasoned riders. This series will be taught by our experienced DH racing instructors ranging up to the Pro level.
Class Sign-up Instructions: Due to website limitations we are using BikeReg.com to collect the fees for this class.
Cost: $220 for Evergreen members. Price includes lift ticket and lunch for August 11th. Stevens is offering discounted rental equipment on August 11th for clinic participants.
Non-members must purchase an Evergreen membership. An individual membership is $30/yr and an annual family membership is $50/yr. To become an Evergreen member either go to our membership page or there is the option to purchase a membership during the registration process at BikeReg.com. (see below)
Visit Evergreen's Intro to DH Series to pay and register for this series. (there is the option to purchase a membership during the registration process)
**IMPORTANT: If you have not registered through BikeReg.com then you are not registered for this series. If you go to BikeReg and it won't let you register it means the class is full. Email the instructor to be added to a wait list.
**Flat pedals are required for this series.
For the first class we will meet in the clearing at Duthie. Please arrive 30 minutes early so we can do a quick bike check and start class promptly at 6pm.
**Parents must fill-out and sign a waiver for those under 18. Parents/guardians must arrange for transportation to/from the classes and clinic on August 11th. Evergreen cannot provide transportation.
Class will be canceled if there is heavy rain, high wind, or temperatures below freezing. In the event of inclement weather, please check your email the day of the class to see if the class has been cancelled.
**Classes are non-refundable. Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to the first scheduled class start time. To cancel, please notify the lead instructor by clicking on the name in the upper left hand corner of the page.
PARKING FOR CLASS:
You can either park in the Duthie Lot, which is very small, or at Cascade Ridge Elementary School at 2020 Trossachs Blvd, Sammamish, WA 98075. Please do not park along Duthie Hill Road, Issaquah-Fall City Road or in the surrounding neighborhoods.
You will be contacted a few days prior to the first class with more details.
Questions, comments, concerns - please don't hesitate to contact us.
All Evergreen instructors are professionally trained and certified.