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.
*2013/14 schedule last updated Mar 3, 2014
2013/14 SKI WAX CLINICS – FREE
Nov 5, 19, 2013 / Dec 3, 17 / Jan 21 / Feb 4, 18 / Mar 4, 2014
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.
TUESDAY NIGHT SKATE SKI – FREE
Every Tuesday Night from Dec 10, 2013 – Feb 25, 2014
Perfect for skate skiers who are looking for weekly motivation to ski at night after work. Meet at Pine Mountain Sports by 6pm. We will carpool to Meissner Sno-Park (or Bachelor if needed), split into faster and slower groups, and ski for 90 minutes. Skate skiers of all abilities are welcome but some experience is recommended and you must provide your own skis. Dress warm and bring a bright headlamp and a few dollars for the grooming donation box. Skate ski demos can be rented for the evening on a first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to pay to rent skis, please arrive 30 minutes early and bring a credit card and drivers license. No RSVP required. Call 541-385-8080 for snow conditions and/or questions.
BEGINNERS SKATE SKI LESSON – $20
Dec 10, 2013 / Jan 14 / Feb 11, 2014
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. 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 12, 2013 / Feb 6, 2014
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. Call 541-385-8080 to register.
BEGIN TO SKIN: BC 101 GUIDED BACKCOUNTRY SKI OUTING – $90
Sat Dec 21 / Sun Jan 19
9A (Meeting at 3-Creeks Sno-Park)
This is the perfect first day-long outing for any aspiring backcountry skier or split boarder. We will carpool from the store to a quiet backcountry ski spot in the Central Oregon Cascades. This learning opportunity with a professional guide service 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 Three Creeks Sno-Park at 9AM (allow 1 hour drive time from Bend). RSVP and pre-payment of $90 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 for rent. This outing is limited to 12 people as we maintain a ratio of 6 people per AIARE certified instructor. NOTE: this outing does not take the place of an avalanche safety course! Call 541-385-8080 to register.
FULL MOON XC SKI – FREE
Jan 18 / Feb 15 / Mar 15, 2014
SATURDAYS 5:45P* (LAST ONE ON MAR 15 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.
2014 SPRING MOUNTAIN BIKING CLINICS & RIDES…
2014 DIRT DIVAS WOMEN’S MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES – FREE
April 14, 28 / May 12, 26 / June 9, 23 / July 14, 28 / Aug 11, 25 / Sept 8, 22
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 16 / May 7, 21 / Jun 4, 18 / July 2, 16 / Aug 6, 20 / Sep 3, 17
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 15 / May 6 / Jun 3, 17 / July 15 / Aug 5 / Sep 2
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 20 / July 1 / Aug 19 / Sep 16
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 2 / Jul 21 / Aug 18
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 16, 30
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 30: 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 29: 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 25: 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 23: 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 30: 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 27: 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 24: 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 do if you realize you are lost, and some of the common things the SAR volunteers encounter when situations arise in the wilderness.
2014 GRIT CLINICS WOMEN’S RIDING CLINICS – $250
May 3-4 / June 28-29 : Weekend-Long Riding Camps
Grit Clinics are a two-day, on-the-bike mountain bike skills clinic for women only, taught by the local women of GritClinics.com. Grit Clinics provide supportive coaching to beginner and intermediate female mountain bikers and are designed to increase confidence on the trail by teaching participants to improve and refine their bike handling skills.
Grit Clinics is offering two, 2 day clinics this spring. Morning sessions will focus on bike handling skills and basic bike maintenance. Newly learned skills will be put into action on the trails during the afternoon sessions. Grit Clinics will also be offering private coaching sessions tailored to specifically meet individuals on-trail needs. See photos and get the details at GritClinics.com. Registration opens at Pine Mountain Sports on March 5th.