Tag: mountain biking

Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic – Huge Success!

Recently Outdoor Recreation Coach, Brandyn Roark hosted the Seattle Athletic Club Downtown’s first Women’s Mountain Bike skills camp on July 3rd. The day started at Revolutions Coffee in Greenlake, where owner Phil hosted the group for coffee and a wonderful atmosphere to inventory the amazing swag bags from local and national sponsors: Hammer Nutrition, Title Nine, and Rudy Project USA!

Following coffee, it was time to head across the street to Gregg’s Greenlake Cycle where store manager Leif and Melissa gave an incredible presentation on basic bike mechanics and provided some tips on how to perform bike maintenance while on the trail. Leif graciously provided some of our ladies with demo bikes exclusive for the Seattle Athletic Club Downtown Mountain Bike Clinics.

Now it was time to head out to Duthie Mountain Bike Park! Once at the park the group began with a simple skills sessions – learning practical techniques in the open spaces, progressing to the more technical trails in the park. The group had a blast. Learned a ton and after a couple hours the ladies were riding amazing!

If you are interested in getting on to a Mountain Bike and developing a core set of skills that will make riding safe, fun and exciting, Outdoor Adventure Coach Brandyn Roark will be doing another Mountain Bike Skills Clinic in August… AND YES, all you men who have been asking, you can join the ladies now!

Clinics are open to beginner and advanced riders, as well as teens ages 14 and up.

Mixed Mountain Bike Skills Session/Clinic August 27th
8:00am – 2:00pm
$150.00 per person
Space is very limited in these clinics – Sign Up Soon!

You can also sign up anytime with Brandyn for a private or small group Mountain Bike Skills Session! Email Brandyn Roark to sign up.

Welcome Outdoor Adventure Coach: Brandyn Roark


Brandyn is a professional XTERRA off road triathlete, cyclist, mountain biker, randonee skier, big mountain skier, adventure racer, and climber. She owns her own coaching business and is a USA swim and cycling coach, Brandyn has traveled the world racing and teaching other athletes and beginners how to be safe, strong and stable as well as have a blast in the mountains!! She has climbed and skied peaks in North America, Europe, and beyond and is looking forward to taking SAC members to their next adventure in the outdoors whether it be their first intro to climbing or just fine tuning their mountain biking skills.

She is also a Mental Health Professional and was a Psycho-Social Rehabilitation specialist for children for 8 years. She was a Nationally Ranked NCAA D1 swimmer and began climbing at the age of 12. Brandyn’s enthusiasm and energy is centered around introducing people from all different backgrounds into the outdoor world…”it’s a HUGE playground out there…we have to go play, explore and create!” She believes that all growth in life happens in the journey, not the outcome…”so make that journey an adventure, try something new, challenge yourself and inspire others to do the same!”

Specialties:
Race Prep | Sports Psychology | Mountain Biking | Backcountry Hikes & Skiing | Mountaineering | Rock Climbing | Paddling & Water Sports | Open Water Swimming

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, look for more great professionally lead programs coming to Seattle Athletic Club Downtown this Summer with Brandyn Roark! To connect to Brandyn, please email her directly at BRoark@sacdt.com.