Skill clinic series planned as benefit for mountain bike group

A fitness and training business has teamed up with other Grand Valley companies to offer a series of benefit skills clinics.

James Wilson, owner of MTB Strength Training Systems, came up with the clinics as a way to raise money for the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association.

“Mountain biking has done a lot for me both personally and professionally, and so I’ve always wanted to find a way to give back,” Wilson said.

“After taking a clinic on how to teach mountain bike skills, I realized that I could combine my desire to help my fellow riders have more confidence on the trails and be able to support the efforts of our outstanding local trail advocacy group,” he added.

“I was also able to get several local businesses to get on board and contribute to the clinics as well.”

The next clinic is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 9. The event will include promotional merchandise from DT Swiss, MRP and Grassroots Cycles as well as lunch from Hot Tomato Café.

For more information about the clinic series, call 589-6418 or log on to www.mtbskillsandfitness.com.