Copper Harbor Big Boy Clinic
Take your riding to the next level.
Welcome to the 2018 Copper Harbor Big Boy Clinic! The Big Boy clinic is open to sophisticated gentlemen, grizzled old farts, strapping young bucks, proverbial big boys, and anyone who identifies as a man. The clinic is designed for riders of all backgrounds, ages (over 21), and skill levels. Anyone who is interested in significantly improving their skills and enjoying three days of learning from the best coaches around on the Copper Harbor Trails will fit in. The event costs $275/person with proceeds from the event going back to help build and maintain awesome singletrack in Copper Harbor.
The clinic begins at about 10 AM on Friday, May 31st and finishes at 2 PM on Sunday, June 2nd (times subject to change). Each day will have a combination of drills at the Trails End Campground, trail riding to reinforce those drills, and some free ride time with the coaches. We will be in groups of fewer than ten with at least two coaches per group so everyone gets great attention. The coaches will rotate through the groups throughout the weekend and Sunday you get to pick which coach you ride with. There will be morning bike set up clinics and evening video/hang sessions. Lunch and snacks are included with the registration (let us know if you have allergies or no-go foods). We have clinic photographers, so dress pretty. A brief arts and crafts session is included and required!
Our lodging sponsor is the Bella Vista Motel. Please book there and tell them you are part of the clinic and you will get the spring season rates plus they will donate $15 for each room night we book. Stay there to help support the Copper Harbor Trails Club!
You need a bike that can handle the trails and a helmet. Pads are never a bad idea but are not required. If you are deciding on pedals, go flat as this will help advance your skills faster. Full suspension bikes will be more comfortable, but by all means, if all you have is a hardtail then don't feel like you have to upgrade to join! Any bike from the past several years with front suspension will be more than plenty to get you through.
Watch the weather and be prepared: we ride rain or shine. In 2018 our weekend ended with the unimaginable Father's Day flood that struck the Keweenaw, dumping 5-7" of rain across the region in a matter of hours. The trails were very wet but we rode on. A little mud never hurt anyone :)
REFUND POLICY: If you need to cancel, we will refund your registration fee based on the following schedule. We will happily help transfer your registration to another participant if you have someone in mind, otherwise we will open your spot up to the next person on the waiting list.
- Between February 1 and April 14: Full refund MINUS a $50 processing fee
- Between April 15 and May 15: 50% of registration fee refunded + a $50 processing fee
- NO refunds after May 15. Transfers only.