Mountain biking does not have to be hard or dangerous. Skills coaching can help you learn the easy way, and prevent many unnecessary accidents. Riders of all experience levels can benefit from professional skills coaching. Clinics & Camps are conducted in epic mountain biking destinations with knowledgeable and encouraging guides and coaches. (Womens specific + COED).
Juniors, Pros, and Trail Leaders, spreading the light and passion of a career and lifestyle in mountain biking. Our team creates a community that rides together, trains together, and progresses the sport of gravity mountain biking through effective skills coaching + healthy competition. Feel free to contact to join or support us!
FREERIDE CONTESTS: Shine's Signature Events, Queen of the MTN + SendHER, both focus on FREERIDE. Riders are judged on SKILLS, STYLE, & SMOOTHNESS, letting the stop-watch take a break, and riders CREATIVITY to ignite on course. These events are also a great opportunity for riders to work with photographers to build their portfolios and resumes. ADVENTURES + TRIPS to incredible destinations with knowledgable and friendly tour operators.
2015 LADIES + COED SKILLS CLINIC REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! SPACE IS LIMITED.
“Emily learned so much at your downhill camp. If she didn’t do the clinic at Squaw Valley [in 2013] she never would have just won at  Sea Otter over the weekend. She won Downhill and Dual Slalom. Thank you and please keep in touch.”Todd Harris, father of Emily Harris, nationally ranked BMXer And Mountain Biker
“I was really excited to get involved with Shine this season. I’m stoked to be working with an organization that is inspiring more women to ride gravity. Shine has supported me through this season with product, encouragement, and an awesome group of female riders who love to get rad. Being promoted and supported as a member of the women’s gravity movement has been great and is something I’m really grateful for and excited about.”Lauren Gregg, FOX Bike Team, 2014 California Enduro Series Queen, 2014 Shine GRT Roster
“Lindsay — it was so great meeting you! You are an inspiration for women mt. bikers. I’ve been using the lessons from the clinic on my rides, and they help a lot!”Joanna J. – California
“It was extra cool getting to know you Lindsay, you’re amazing. Your energy is contagious and your advice sticks, and I know all the ladies left more confident on their bikes. I sincerely appreciate your energy and ability to coach, lead, and inspire all sorts of women.”Lauren M. – California
“The weekend was so awesome. I can’t thank you enough for all your care and encouragement.”Lani G. Fairfax, CA
The Ashland Mountain Challenge, presented by Ashland Mountain Adventures, is a welcome addition to the California Enduro Series. Running just across the California state line in Oregon, this event debuted in 2010 as a Super D, shifting to Enduro in 2012. The Ashland Mountain Challenge is well known for being a great time on big mountain trails, and the folks with Ashland Mountain Adventures put on an outstanding event.
Event organizer “Wild Bill” Roussel says, “We are very excited to team up with CES. The 2015 series schedule includes several ‘big venues’ and we believe Ashland will hold up to those same great standards. We’re working hard to get our trails dialed for next year and hope to have an even bigger event with a more challenging course for the racers!”
Casey Coffman, 2014 series Pro fourth place finisher, adds, “I’m happy to see the CES schedule retain the great events from last year, while adding the Ashland Mountain Challenge, one of my personal favorites. Bill and Sue at Ashland Mountain Adventures are good friends, and have done a lot for the mountain biking community.”
Hundreds of the top mountain bikers from across the country will venture to California’s Mammoth Mountain this summer for the 2015 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships. From July 15-19, athletes from ages 6 and up will compete for national titles in cross-country, short track cross-country, downhill, dual slalom and the new addition of Enduro. This mammoth event will provide an epic setting to earn the Stars-and-Stripes jersey this summer.
Colorado Freeride Festival – Trestle® Bike Park
You’re invited to the largest freeride festival in the United States at the nation’s premier bike park. Between laps in the park, witness the world’s best mountain bike athletes competing for over $45,000 in prize money. With free family activities, lessons, product demos, meet and greets with the athletes and more in the Festivillage, this is a celebration you won’t want to miss!
The wildly popular Santa Cruz Super Enduro, which has capped off the California Enduro Series for the past two years, will run midway through the series in 2015. This weekend-long event, presented by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz as a fundraiser for local cycling projects, offers racing, riding and rad activities with an extra helping of rowdy good fun and camaraderie. Between racing some of the best trails in the Santa Cruz area and celebrating the spirit of Enduro back at camp, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Steve Gemelos, Event Director for the Santa Cruz Super Enduro in addition to CES, says, “The Santa Cruz Super Enduro was epic—physically challenging and technical. The best part was seeing all the stoked riders and smiles during and after the race. We are really looking forward to 2015.”
“Racing in my hometown at the Santa Cruz Super Enduro was definitely a highlight for me this year and I am very happy it’s on the schedule again for 2015,” says CES 2014 champion Lauren Gregg. “All the stops last season were super fun and I can’t wait to race them again, and I’m excited to ride the new venues.”
Northstar is upping the ante this year by expanding to a two day event, which means another multi-day race on the 2015 CES schedule. As one of the most prominent mountain bike parks, Northstar is the perfect location for an epic and memorable multi-day Enduro.
“Mountain bikers consistently rank our park among the best in the world,” says Northstar’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Bill Rock. “We are thrilled to take part in this series, providing us an opportunity to showcase our park to world class riders and allowing them to enjoy our unmatched views and trails.”
“Northstar was a great addition to the series last season and I’m thrilled to learn they are expanding to a two-day race for 2015,” says Jackie Swider, who took Pro Women first place at the 2014 event. “Last season’s event was a blast, ripping trails with friends in practice then cracking down to business the next day. Each of the stages offered challenges from berms, rocks, and off-camber sections to pedaling and jumps.”
Meet Shine at your local Devinci Dealer, for a weekend of womens specific mountain bike socializing, riding, and a chance to improve your skills on a 2015 Devinci! These weekends include an evening of Socializing, a Ladies No-Drop MTB Ride, and a FUNdamental Skills Clinic taught by professional skills coach Lindsay Beth Currier. A selection of […]
This weekend, meet Shine at mountain biking destination Sedona, Arizona Devinci Dealer, Bike & Bean for a weekend of womens specific mountain bike socializing, riding, and a chance to improve your skills on a 2015 Devinci! Devinci Mountain Bike Demos are included with Sunday’s skills clinic registration, and will be available to rent for Saturday’s ride (Bike & Bean […]
The Mob’ n’ Mojave at Bootleg Canyon is the 2nd race in the Winter Gravity Series, and it was awesome! I got there Friday with my mom and I decided to go practice the Super D course. It was longer and it had more pedaling than the other race last month. I had a lot […]
While contemplating mountain bike goals and dreams and crunching numbers this winter, I realized if Sam’s going to go where she needs to go (EVERYWHERE), she is going to need some funding, and soon. She’s quickly gone from 11 to 15 in the short time that I have known her, and before we all know […]
Back in 2013, at the Tahoe Fat Tire Festival at Squaw Valley USA, the venue for Shine’s Queen of the MTN Downhill Clinic and the California Downhill State Championships, we met KENETiC, the designers and creators of our custom Gravity Race Team Jerseys and the new limited editions Trail Jerseys. The NEW 2015 Trail Jersey […]
What is your FIRST mountain bike memory? My first mountain bike memory was when I first got a mountain bike on my 7th birthday, my dad took me out to Auburn State Rec. Area and we rode culvert/tunnel trail to confluence trail. I crashed and tumbled down a cliff. Luckily I landed on a rock […]
If you hadn’t heard of Irwin Cycles in Las Vegas before, it could be because they are one of the newest bicycle shops in town. Located an easy warm-up distance to the main trailhead of Bears Best, Irwin Cycles celebrated their one year anniversary, just last week. Owned and operated by Lifan and her husband Carl […]
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