Join us October 3rd - 6th, 2024

We’re hosting another “mega” retreat this year for the first 65 coaches to register. Join us in the beautiful Jackson State Forest for a weekend of great rides, food, and company! Earn CEUs, take MTB 101, attend workshops, or simply come for the awesome riding and camaraderie, it’s up to you. Lodging will be in shared tent cabins and all food, drink, MTB 101, and entertainment are included with your registration fee.

Coaches will have the resources available to reach their Level 2 Coach License at this retreat.

Have you been to the woodlands?

Check out this video to learn more about the foundation and maintenance of this national treasure, and their decision to move to 100% renewable energy. Take a look at pictures from our 2023 MEGA Retreat here.

The trails in Mendocino are incredible. You’re surrounded by fern gullies, massive redwoods, and some of the best loam known to mountain bikers. The woodlands offer trails for all skill levels, ranging from the beautiful nature trail that parallels the Little River, to classic runs on Endo, Oh-no and Boiler. 

We are thrilled to offer this retreat, which truly has something for everyone. The main focus of our Coach Retreats is for our fantastic coaches [you!] to get to know each other, have fun, ride bikes, and learn from one another’s experiences coaching interscholastic mtb teams; however, this retreat also offers many more opportunities. 

Our agenda will be roughly as follows:

Thursday 10/3: Arrive anytime after noon and check in to your shared tent cabin. We will be staying in Camp 3, which has 20 4-bed tent cabins, each with a wooden floor and canvas tent over a wooden frame, with 4 cots and mattresses in each. Tent cabins are clustered in 2 groups and have a toilet facility in each group. *If you want to do a group ride, please arrive by noon and be ready to ride by 2:00. Enjoy social hour, games, music, and dinner, followed by a cozy campfire. 

Friday and Saturday 10/4 & 10/5: On Friday and Saturday, we will have numerous activities for you to choose from. Friday morning, we’ll have Ryan Armstrong from Capital City CPR hosting a NICA approved CPR/First Aid class (link below). Start your day with an hour of morning yoga, followed by breakfast and a beautiful mtb ride. In the afternoon there will be options for you to participate in workshops, hit the river or ocean, brush up on your mechanic skills, explore Mendocino, have free time, and more. Each evening we will have social hours with entertainment, followed by family-style dinners in the main lodge at our camp. 

Sunday 10/6: Morning yoga and meditation, followed by a couple-hour ride, then pack up and make your way back home with a full heart, a host of new coaching skills, a bunch of CEUs, new friends, and Mendocino miles in your legs!

CPR/First Aid with Ryan from Capital City CPR

If you’d like to sign up for NICA approved CPR/First Aid, please use the link below.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

We’re stoked to announce that Brian Astell from RideTrailWorks will be joining us and hosting group skills clinics. If you haven’t had the opportunity to learn skills from Brian, you’ve been missing out. He is a highly talented instructor with tips fit for all levels of riding.

We’d also like to thank Lula Wines, located in Anderson Valley. We’ll have a special guest pouring wine for us on Saturday night.