WHO: WOMEN, INTERMEDIATE AND ABOVE RIDERS NEW TO ENDURO RACING AND RACERS INTERESTED IN PROGRESSING
WHEN: JUNE, 2019
WHERE: JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Christian Little of Leap2Fly and Anne Galyean are partnering with Jackson Hole Resorts to offer a unique experience for lady shredders new to racing and those ready to progress in racing. We would like to provide the Enduro Racer Retreat participants with top notch coaching in a world class location. We will work on helping you improve in your skills for racing, but you can expect to improve on many aspects that are a part of racing at this unique retreat! Yes, Jackson Hole is more known for the skiing, but we believe this is an exciting opportunity to bring mountain bikers from around the country, and even internationally, together to share some local goods at Jackson Hole Resort Bike Park and Teton Pass (late June) summer of 2019 to kick off the racing season in one of the most beautiful places on the planet!
Leap2fly Enduro Racer Retreat in Partnership with Jackson Hole Resort
Who We Are:
Dr. Christian Little (physical therapist) is an elite mountain biker, world adventurer on two wheels, and founder of Leap2fly. Dr. Anne Galyean (analytical chemist) has been a nationally recognized pro DH and Enduro racer. She was a member of the 2017 Yeti/FOX Factory National Enduro Team.
Christian Little and Anne Galyean have teamed up to offer something unique and impactful to:
1) Provide a safe learning environment for coaching beginner racers,
2) Mentor intermediate racers to improve their skills, and
3) Establish a supportive environment that builds racers’ skills both on and off the bike to encourage participation and progression of women in MTB racing
With Anne Galyean’s racing background and Christian successful Leap2Fly Retreat program, we believe that we can make substantial progress in breaking down the racing intimidation factor and enabling new, beginner, and intermediate racers to reach their fullest potentials.
Friday 9am to Sunday 3pm
1st day (Friday): Race preparation and skills at JH bike park
Learn what to expect on race day and how to best prepare
Learn to prepare skills, body, mind, gear, and bike for racing
Basic bike maintenance and trailside tips
Bodywork and self-care
Nutrition and hydration strategies
Intermediate and advanced skills practice at JH resort
Connect with fellow lady racers and JH community at BBQ at base of JH bike park
2nd day (Saturday): Trail ride teton pass and skills progression
Learn practice strategies for pre-ride
Enduro racing skill progression
Reading trail and line choice
Refocusing after mistakes/mechanicals
Riding smart! Consistency is key
Apply skills and mental approaches from day 1
Practice hydration and fueling techniques
JH shuttle ladies to teton pass for laps
Dinner at the world famous stagecoach nestled on Teton Pass
3rd day (Sunday): Trail ride, apply skills, and have fun
Apply skills and enjoy riding with fellow lady shredder racers in Jackson Hole
Weekend overview: Opportunity to connect with fellow riders while also discussing ways to grow as a racer with our retreat crew
Food: breakfast, lunch, and dinner included each day
Lodging: Friday and Saturday
Skills coaching with PMBIA- and IMBA-certified coaches
Evening discussions on topics such as mental edge with racing. Also an opportunity for women interested in racing/progressing in racing to share laughs, stoke, and connect over the weekend!
We will break into groups for skills sessions and discussions as they apply to level of riding and racing to meet you where you are in your riding and racing
Whether you are new to racing or progressing in racing we will have opportunity to connect on and off the bike together
Important we have fun or what’s the point?
For the newbies - Breaking barriers. In our experience interviewing first time racers, one of the biggest obstacles to signing up for your first race is fear of the unknown. Will you be strong enough to survive the transfers? Will you get in someone’s way? What do you pack? What do you eat? What do you expect? We will answer these questions and more, removing many of the reasons keeping people away from installing that number plate.
For beginner and intermediate racers – Advancing racecraft. The fittest racers aren’t always the fastest. Racecraft is the strategy each racer brings between the tape. From having a practice plan to optimizing pack weight, mental tactics, and line choices to body care, recovery, and conserving energy, our experience will make these skills accessible to retreat participants and help to build more capable and confident racers.
If you are intermediate to above in your riding and interested in racing and/or progressing in your racing than we would love to have you join us in Jackson Hole for this special weekend of lady shredding and get you ready for the race season.