FREE - Youth Competition: A Healthy Approach
Oct
22
5:30 PM17:30

FREE - Youth Competition: A Healthy Approach

  • 2595 Mountain Road Stowe, VT, 05672 United States (map)
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FREE! 5:30, Location 2595 Mountain Road, Stowe

Youth sports and competition has many life-long positive lessons such as working together as team, overcoming personal setbacks, goal setting, and controlling emotions, just to name a few. A little stress around competition can be good - it helps prepare us for the challenge. But what happens when the stress becomes too much and pressures from ourselves, friends, parents, coaches… even sponsors, takes the fun away from our sport and makes it hard to perform? How does a youth participant see the accomplishment in “showing up” even when the competition doesn’t go the way they hoped and prepared for?

Please join SMBA Coaches Ross & Rosy and Shannon Walton of Ultimate Mental Edge Sports Psychology for an informative evening focusing on youth competition. Shannon will lead us in a discussion about the pressures to perform and overcoming stress with panelist Dylan Conte, professional Down Hill and Enduro Racer, and Elle Anderson, 2016 UCI Cyclo-cross World Champion. Shannon will share her work and offer attendees tools to manage stress to improve focus and concentration and mental resiliency. Panelist will share their experiences with competition and the mental skills they employ to maintain a healthy focus.

This discussion is appropriate for youth athletes, parents and coaches. Although guest speakers compete in cycling, the information gained through this discussion is helpful to other competitive disciplines.

FREE Discussion, but please preregister at stowemtb.com/registerThis discussion is appropriate for youth athletes, parents and coaches.

Shannon has joined the SMBA team and is available to work with athletes on an individual basis. Her practice, Ultimate Mental Edge, focuses on the mind, body and soul to provide a complete holistic approach to your training.

Visit: http://www.ultimatementaledge.com for more information on Shannon’s practice.

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Spruce Peak Performing Arts presents the Stowe Mountain Film Festival
Oct
25
to Oct 26

Spruce Peak Performing Arts presents the Stowe Mountain Film Festival

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10/25 - 7pm, $10 general admission, kids 12 & under FREE - Friday is youth night!

10/26 - 3pm & 7pm screenings! $20 adult, $10 student & seniors, FREE kids 12 and under

Visit the SMBA coaches at this celebration of film and mountain life! More information and registration at: sprucepeakarts.org

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 Stowe Trails Partnership presents The 2019 Leafblower
Oct
12
8:30 AM08:30

Stowe Trails Partnership presents The 2019 Leafblower

SMBA is excited to host two great Youth Rides. Riders can sign up for a coach lead AM or PM ride or both! Coach Dylan Conte will teach an advance clinic and groups rides are available for all riding levels!

Register at: https://www.stowetrails.org/

Online tickets have almost disappeared, but you still have time to grab your tickets for the 2019 Leaf Blower Fall Mountain Bike Festival!
Online ticket sales end on Sunday, October 6th.

In case you don’t already know, the Leaf Blower Fall Mountain Bike Festival is Vermont’s best way to cap off an amazing riding season that was filled to the brim with glorious weather and trail makeovers. Join all your friends and family on Saturday, October 12th for an all-day mountain bike adventure across Stowe. With group rides for every level, vendors, homegrown food, local libations, and live music, this event will be sure to please the pickiest of thrill-seekers or relaxed riders.
 
The main events of the day are the all-abilities group rides that tackle some of the northeast’s best terrain with incredible views along the way. This year we have over 14 group rides; from multi-mile, advanced, rocky and rooty to low milage, mellow and flowy. There are beginner-specific rides, social paced to advanced rides, ride clinics with local pros/guides, rides for the wee rippers, cruisin’ party rides, and, of course, a few all-day endurance rides for the adrenaline junkies in the bunch. Also, did we mention epic trail snacks stashed along the way?!
 
AND, in case all of the above did not convince you, the Leaf Blower is also fun for a good cause- it is Stowe Trails Partnership’s largest annual fundraiser! All proceeds from the event support the building and maintenance of Stowe’s trail network. 
Online tickets are available until October 6 (and STP members receive a $15 discount). But do not fear, day-of registration will still be available, but these tickets are limited- so register now and get excited for the best day of the year!

* Rain date is scheduled for Sunday, October 13th
**Parking during the event: Due to limited parking, Ranch Camp will not be able to park any cars at their location. Please plan on parking at the Springer-Miller Parking Lot (overflow parking will be at the Mayo Farm Field) and bike commute to Ranch Camp from the parking area (consider this a nice 8-minute warm-up!). Please review these maps for both driving directions to the parking area and biking directions to Ranch Camp.

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Fall Riding Primer: Embracing the slippery trails of foliage season
Oct
4
9:00 AM09:00

Fall Riding Primer: Embracing the slippery trails of foliage season

Foliage season is one of the best times to ride in Vermont. Along with the colorful leaves and cooler temperatures, there is also the fun of slippery roots and rocks adding to the excitement. Learning how to work with the conditions of the Autumn trails can unlock another level of riding fun! Having grown up riding and racing on my fair share of slippery Vermont roots I love finding the controlled slide, wiggle (squiggle?) through slick trails.

We will start off by finding our best relaxed and mobile body position on the bike and then take it to the trail with practice on pressure control and trail vision. After warming up on some rollers and berms, we will take those skills and apply them to roots and rocks.

Cost: $15 per person, please sign online waiver, Register Here

What to Bring:

Bike in good working order

Helmet

Any protective gear you normally ride with (knee pads, elbow pads)

Close toed shoes - bike shoes preferred (flat or clip-in)

Water

Snack


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Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Mini Clinic: Jumping

Join SMBA coaches for an evening of jumping around and getting comfortable in the air! We will cover step by step movements and correct bike/body position to lead toward jumping proficiency. Various sized Sender Ramps will be utilized to build our jumping skills.

As riders progress through the two-hour session the focus will evolve to fine tuning our takeoff and landing techniques and increasing confidence in the air. With one-on-one feedback from Certified Coaches Kelly and Ross, we’ll hone in our air awareness, increase speed and airtime and add some style to our jumping technique.

This clinic is for riders already comfortable riding trails such as Bears, Florence, or Pipeline and those looking to improve their confidence and fun while riding. Adults and advanced youth riders ages 8+ welcome!

PARENTS!!! Add-on youth group ride to run concurrently with the clinic! Want to attend the clinic but have younger riders in tow? Let our SMBA coach take your child(ren) for a fun ride and to play bike games at Trapp’s while you perfect your jumping skills!

Mini Jumping Clinic Cost: $20 per person - please register through the “Register” tab

Youth Group Ride Ad-on: $5 per child - please register through the “Register” tab

Completed SMBA Waiver

Required Equipment:

Helmet

Bike in good working condition

Close toed shoes

Water

Trapps add on membership or day ticket

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Mini Clinic: Technical Descending
Aug
14
9:00 AM09:00

Mini Clinic: Technical Descending

Come join Rosy Metcalfe and Ross Scatchard for a focused clinic on descending technique and riding previously challenging terrain. Clinic will start with some skills work in the field to brush up on appropriate bike/body position and movements to take to the trail. Riders will then analyze and session several trail sections from rooty and rocky to fast and flowy.

This clinic is appropriate for riders with some singletrack trail experience and comfort riding over roots and rocks. Riding will take place on the Greenway and Pipeline trails starting and ending from the Trapp Family Lodge.

Cost: $25 - please sign up via the Register Tab

Please bring:

Bike in good working order

Helmet

Any protective gear you normally ride with (knee pads, elbow pads)

Close toed shoes - bike shoes preferred (flat or clip-in)

Water

Snack

** Please sign waiver on website

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Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

Mini Clinic: Intro to Jumps

Join SMBA coaches for an introduction to jumps and getting comfortable in the air! We will cover step by step movements and correct bike/body position to lead toward jumping proficiency. Various sized Sender Ramps will be utilized to build our jumping skills.

This clinic is for riders already comfortable riding trails such as Bears, Florence, or Pipeline and those looking to improve their confidence and fun while riding. Adults and advanced youth riders ages 8+ welcome!

PARENTS!!! Add-on youth group ride to run concurrently with the clinic! Want to attend the clinic but have younger riders in tow? Let our SMBA coach take your child(ren) for a fun ride and to play bike games at Trapp’s while you perfect your jumping skills!

Mini Jumping Clinic Cost: $20 per person - please register through the “Register” tab

Youth Group Ride Ad-on: $5 per child - please register through the “Register” tab

Completed SMBA Waiver

Required Equipment:

Helmet

Bike in good working condition

Close toed shoes

Water

Trapps add on membership or day ticket

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