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Pine University Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pine University encompasses our wide array of clinics and outings offered year round at Pine Mountain Sports. For those who are interested in getting outdoors and on the trails by way of mountain bike or skis – we’d love to help get you started on Your Path to Higher Level Recreation.

*2014/15 winter Pine.U schedule last updated Feb 17, 2015

 

2014/15 SKI WAX CLINICS – FREE
Nov 18, 2014 / Dec 2, 16 / Jan 6, 20 / Feb 3 / Mar 3, 2015
TUESDAYS 7:30P
Our hot waxing clinic will cover the basics on how to tune and wax your skis at home. Glide waxing techniques in this clinic can be applied to all types of skis and snowboards. And yes, your “wax-less” XC skis still need wax on the tips and tails. Even if you have no intention of doing your own ski waxing, this clinic will give the knowledge you need to make sure your skis are maintained and performing at their best. No need to bring your own skis. RSVP required; 12 people per session. Call 541-385-8080 to register.

 

BEGINNERS SKATE SKI LESSON – $20
Dec 9, 2014 / Jan 13 / Feb 10, 2015
TUESDAYS 9A
A morning group lesson for beginning skate skiers led by our friends at MBSEF. Meet at Pine Mountain Sports by 9am. We will carpool to Meissner Sno-Park (or Bachelor if needed), and our MBSEF instructor will guide us thru the basics of skate skiing. Lesson length is approx 90 minutes. No experience is needed but you’ll need to provide your own skate gear (which can be rented at Pine Mtn. Sports the day before for $25). Dress warm, but in layers (as you’ll probably get hot). Bring a few dollars for the grooming donation box at Meissner. RSVP and advance payment required as lesson space is limited. Call 541-385-8080 to register.

 

BEGIN TO SKIN: BC 101 IN-STORE CLINIC – FREE
Dec 11, 2014 / Jan 15, 2015
THURSDAYS 7PM
Ready to skip the lifts and earn your turns? A backcountry ski or splitboard lets you make tracks uphill as well as down. This clinic is tailored to backcountry beginners. We’ll discuss equipment basics from Tele to AT to splitboards as well as how to use climbing skins. We’ll share clothing secrets to keep you cool when climbing and warm when descending, and examine ways to efficiently pack your gear. Learn why having fun and being smart in the backcountry goes hand in hand with your awareness of snow safety. RSVP required as space is limited to 35. Call 541-385-8080 to RSVP.

 

BEGIN TO SKIN: BC 101 GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY SKI OUTING – $85
Dec 21, 2014 / Jan 4 (NEW DATE!) / Jan 25 / Feb 15, 2015
SUNDAYS 9A (Meeting at Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center)
This is the perfect first day-long outing for any aspiring backcountry skier or split boarder. We will start at Mt. Bachelor and ride sleds to a quiet backcountry ski spot in the Central Oregon Cascades. This learning opportunity from Oregon Ski Guides will give participants a comfortable introduction to the basics of touring and climbing, snow safety, skinning up, and skiing or split boarding down some beginning and intermediate runs. We will meet at the front entrance of the Mt. Bachelor Nordic Center at 9AM (45 minute drive time from Bend). RSVP and pre-payment of $85 is required. Pack a lunch, as it’ll be a full day. Registrants will receive an email with required gear to bring. Shovels, probes and beacons required but also available if requested in advance. This outing is limited to 6 people as we maintain a ratio of 6 people per AMGA trained/ certified ski guide. NOTE: this outing does not take the place of an avalanche safety course! Call 541-385-8080 to register, and then fill out this trip application ASAP.

 

FULL MOON XC SKI – FREE
Jan 3 / Mar 7, 2015
SATURDAYS 5:45P* (LAST ONE ON MAR 7 WILL BE AT 7:15P)
Join us for a moonlight XC ski outing on the trails at Swampy or Meissner Sno-Park. Depart from the store at 6P* (DEPARTS 7:30P ON MAR 15). We will carpool to the Sno-Park and decide on our destination based on the wants of the group. Please be prepared by dressing WARM, bringing food and water, at least one headlamp, and a few dollars for the grooming donation box. XC ski demos are free for the evening on a first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to demo skis, please arrive 30 minutes early and show credit card and drivers license. Call 541-385-8080 for questions.

 

BEGIN TO SKIN: BC 101 INTRO TO AVALANCHE SAFETY – $85
Jan 9 / Feb 6, 2015
FRIDAYS 9A (Meeting at Pine Mountain Sports)
This learning opportunity from Oregon Ski Guides will give participants a comfortable introduction to the basics of avalanche safety. We’ll learn how to identify avalanche terrain, how to use local and regional resources to make decisions about where and when to ski, the importance of trip planning, how to spot ‘red flags’, as well as an introduction to companion rescue and related gear. Participants should be ready to skin up, and ski or split board down some beginning and intermediate runs. We will start with an indoor session at Pine Mountain Sports at 9AM, before driving up to Mt. Bachelor (45 minute drive time from Bend) to spend the afternoon on the snow. RSVP and pre-payment of $85 is required. Pack a lunch, as it’ll be a full day. Registrants will receive an email with required gear to bring. Shovels, probes and beacons required but also available if requested in advance. This outing is limited to 12 people as we maintain a ratio of 6 people per each of our AMGA trained/ certified ski guides. Call 541-385-8080 to register, and then fill out this trip application ASAP.

 

2015 DIRT DIVAS WOMEN’S MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES – FREE
April 13, 27 / May 11, 25 / June 8, 22 / July 13, 27 / Aug 10, 24 / Sept 14, 28
MONDAYS 5:30P
Meet at Pine Mountain Sports for a women’s-only group mountain bike ride. We’ll divide into groups based on riding levels and pedal to the trails from the shop. Each group will have a ride leader and a designated sweep. Each group will decide its route and ride time based on the needs of the group. Riders in your group will wait for each other and regroup at each trail intersection. All ages and skill levels are welcome and nobody is left behind. Trek and Santa Cruz mountain bike demos are free for the evening on a first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to demo a bike, please arrive 30 minutes early and show credit card and drivers license. No RSVP required. Call 541-385-8080 for questions.

 

GROUP MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE – FREE
Apr 15 / May 6, 20 / Jun 3, 17 / July 1, 15 / Aug 5, 19 / Sep 2, 16
WEDNESDAYS 5:30P
Meet at Pine Mountain Sports for a mountain bike ride for guys and gals of all abilities. We’ll divide into groups based on riding levels and pedal to the trails from the shop. Each group will have a ride leader and a designated sweep. Each group will decide its route and ride time based on the needs of the group. Riders in your group will wait for each other and regroup at each trail intersection. All abilities are welcome and nobody is left behind. Trek and Santa Cruz mountain bike demos are free for the evening on a first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to demo a bike, please arrive 30 minutes early and show credit card and drivers license. No RSVP required. Call 541-385-8080 for questions.

 

BICYCLE REPAIR CLINIC, BEGINNING – FREE
April 21 / May 5 / Jun 2, 16 / July 14 / Aug 4 / Sep 1
TUESDAYS 7:30P
Being able to repair you mountain bike on the trail will keep you safe and confident on long rides. The beginners clinic is taught in the workshop after hours and will cover will cover the basics including flat tire repairs, caring for your chain, and basic maintenance. We will also address your special requests as time permits. No need to bring your bicycle. RSVP required; 10 people per session. Call 541-385-8080 to register.

 

BICYCLE REPAIR CLINIC, ADVANCED – FREE
May 19 / June 30 / Aug 18 / Sep 15
TUESDAYS 7:30P
Building on the foundation of our beginning bicycle repair clinic, the advanced clinic is taught in the workshop after hours and will cover adjustments and maintenance starting with derailleurs and disc brakes. We will also address your special requests as time permits. No need to bring your bicycle. RSVP required; 10 people per session. Call 541-385-8080 to register.

 

DIRT DIVAS COG WILD SHUTTLE – $10
Jun TBD / Jul TBD / Aug TBD
MONDAYS (TIME TBD)
Dirt Divas is offering three shuttles from the shop with Cog Wild. Shuttle rides are limited to 12 riders. June 2 will be a beginners ride from Skyliner Sno-Park. July 21 will be an intermediate ride from Wanoga. Aug 18 will be an advanced ride from Dutchman. RSVP and pre-payment of $10 required. Call 541-385-8080 to register.

 

DIRT DIVAS BIKE PARK GROUP CLINIC – FREE
Jun TBD
MONDAYS 6P
Evening skills clinic with local rider and coach Lindsey Voreis. Clinics are held at the new bike park at Seventh Mountain Resort. RSVP required; 12 people per session. Call 541-385-8080 to register.

 

DIRT DIVAS NIGHTS: IN-STORE CLINICS – FREE
START TIMES 7P
In addition to our Dirt Divas women’s mountain bike rides Pine Mountain Sports Dirt Divas events cover all facets of mountain biking with a variety of free monthly events and specialized clinics. Dirt Diva events are presented in an approachable way for women of all abilities. You must RSVP for all in-store clinics. Call us at 541-385-8080.

April TBD: Mountain Biking 101
This evening is designed as an introductory informational session for women who want to know more about mountain biking, or are looking to feel more confident discussing mountain bikes in the shop. We’ll cover topics including different bikes, our trail system and proper trail etiquette. Boost your mountain bike knowledge and confidence.

May TBD: Hands-On Bike Maintenance
Bring your bike and learn how to keep it running smoothly! Learn how to clean and take care of your bike between rides, repair a broken chain on the trail, and how to fix a flat tire. This popular clinic is taught on the lawn at Pine Mountain Sports. Repeats on July 23.

June TBD: Boost Your Ride
Boost your ride by learning tips and tricks for healthy nutrition, mental and physical endurance, injury recovery and training. We’ll have a gust speaker from Hammer Nutrition answering your questions about what to drink and eat (and avoid) when riding. RSVP required.

July TBD: Hands-On Bike Maintenance (repeat of May 29)
Bring your bike and learn how to keep it running smoothly! Learn how to clean and take care of your bike between rides, repair a broken chain on the trail, and how to fix a flat tire. This popular clinic is taught on the lawn at Pine Mountain Sports.

July TBD: Gear Night
Your kit from head to toe. This very popular event covers everything from flat vs. clip less pedals, helmet options, hydration pack options, cycling apparel and outerwear. You name it, we cover it. Let us help you figure out which options are best for your type of riding.

Aug TBD: Yoga for Mountain Bikers
Join us for a free yoga session at the shop with local adventure racer and yoga enthusiast Chelsey Magness. The class will focus on poses and stretches to help you prepare for and recover from your mountain bike rides.

Sep TBD: MTB First Aid & Safety Awareness
Join us for an educational evening about staying safe out on the trails. We’ll get a basic first aid overview from some of our local SAR volunteers, as well as tips and tricks for how to avoid getting lost out there. We’ll cover what to di if you realize you are lost, and some of the common things the SAR volunteers encounter when situations arise in the wilderness.

 

2015 COG WILD WOMEN’S RIDING CLINICS – $TBD
(DATES NOT FINAL) : Weekend-Long Riding Camps
SAT-SUN (TBD)
Two-day, on-the-bike mountain bike skills clinics for women only, taught by the local women of CogWild.com. Our mission is to provide supportive coaching to beginner and intermediate mountain bikers.  Their goal is to increase your confidence on the trail with improved and refined bike handling skills. Be inspired, have fun and enjoy affordable training that will bring a smile to your face! Learn to safely ride over logs, off drops, down switchbacks and just generally show off. See photos and get the details at CogWild.com. Registration opens at Pine Mountain Sports on (TBD)!