Waterloo Recreation Area – Mountain Bike Skills and On-Trail Service Clinic

Mountain biking is rock ‘n roll on wheels. Here’s a great opportunity to learn the sport before doing the sport.

Press release from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources:

Date:  May 05, 2018 – May 06, 2018
Time:  05:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: Aberdeen Bike, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea, MI 48118
Contact: Katie McGlashen, 734-475-3170

  • Saturday, May 5, 5 to 7 p.m. – Aberdeen Bike, 1101 S. Main, Chelsea, MI 48118*
  • Sunday May 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – DTE Energy Foundation Trail, 17819 Stockbridge-Chelsea Rd, Chelsea, MI 48118

With the popular DTE Energy Foundation Trail in Waterloo Recreation Area, riders can access more technical and challenging terrain with its series of loops. Gain confidence in your abilities with instruction from Aberdeen Bike Shop owner Mike Casey and the Aberdeen Mountain Bike Team. Instructors will structure the course for basic to Intermediate trail-riding skills and basic on-trail repairs. Riders should be prepared to learn the fundamentals of bike handling, braking, shifting, pedaling techniques, cornering, climbing, descending and positioning. A more advanced set of skills for intermediate riders will include front and rear wheel lifts, jumping, dropping and pumping. The on-trail service portion of the class will cover common repairs that can be made on the trail to ensure you’re able to ride out of the woods.

*Please bring your bike to the Saturday evening session for safety inspection.

Cost is $85. Lunch will be provided, and participants will receive a service kit seat bag, multi-tool and inner tube from Aberdeen Bikes.

Register online for the Mountain Bike Skills and On-Trail Service Clinic.

Limited to 16 participants.

Please note: Registration is required by April 23. Cancellations must be made by April 27 in order to guarantee a full refund.

If you have questions, please contact Katie McGlashen, park interpreter at Waterloo Recreation Area, at 734-475-3170.

Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks. To make a camping reservation, visit www.midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-447-2757.


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