Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Get-A-Way

Mulberry Gap is a rustic haven located in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of Northwest Georgia with IMBA Epic mountain bike trails outside our front door! We provide cabin and campsite lodging, delicious home cooked meals and an amazing craft beer selection, shuttles to trailheads, guided mountain bike tours, and we host a variety of clinics, events, and private groups. 

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One-Day Ladies Beginner's Clinic

Join PMBIA certified mountain bike instructor, Jennifer Braddock, on August 31, for a one-day (ladies only) beginner mountain bike skills clinic at Mulberry Gap. 

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About this Clinic:

Do you find yourself riding around roots and rocks on the trail? Are you struggling to get up that hill? Maybe you avoid a particular trail because it’s just “too hard?” While you may not ride away at the end of the day doing bunnyhops and tail whips, this clinic will provide you with the strength and confidence to make your rides more fun and memorable. Led by certified instructor Jennifer Braddock, we will break down the fundamental skills needed to keep your wheels on the ground, momentum stout, and stoke level high. “I had been riding for years and didn’t realize I had such terrible technique – I was able to quickly turn around my bad habits, and it improved my riding drastically.” So whether you just purchased your first mountain bike or have been hitting the dirt for a few years, we will share some tips and knowledge in a chill, no pressure environment so that you feel safe and in control next time you take it to the trails!

Things we will cover, but not limited to, include:

  • Stability, and how to climb and descend

  • How we move our bodies and adjust to terrain

  • Cadence and Shifting

  • Braking techniques

  • Picking lines

We will also go over some basic maneuvers that will aid in technical spots. Space is limited, so let's get rolling!

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Meet Your Instructor:

A career as a camera technician in film and television brought Jennifer to Atlanta in December of 2014. She made her first trip to Mulberry Gap the following summer and immediately fell in love. Because her job is both physically and mentally demanding, she has found cycling to be a great form of therapy. When she’s on her bike she is in her “happy place,” especially when she is in Ellijay, which she considers her home away from home. Jen has been riding bikes for about 15 years and she rides pretty much every discipline; you’ll find her on the road, the pump track, on gravel, single track, or at the bike park…what she loves about being on a bike is the freedom to explore and get rad. Bikes are her addiction and she prefers to keep it fun - she really loves to slow down to take in the scenery. Jennifer is a guide at Mulberry Gap and you’ll find her there often with her trail mutt Scottie. She serves on the MTB Atlanta (SORBA) Executive Board and loves doing trail maintenance. Jen is PMBI Level 1 certified and is an Instructor for Cartecay Bike Shop and works with the Cartecay Youth Development team. 

“I had been riding for years and didn’t realize I had such bad technique – it was quick to turn around my bad habits, and it improved my riding drastically. I hope I can share what I’ve learned with you in a fun, no pressure environment!”

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Schedule:

  • 8:30 am: Breakfast (only included if staying for the weekend - option to add on)

  • 9:00 am: Meet the group and bike safety check

  • 9:30 am - 12:30 pm: Morning skills session!

  • 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm: Lunch (included) 

  • 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Shuttle & trail ride

  • 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Wrap up and say goodbye!

  • 6:00 pm: Dinner (only included if staying for the weekend - option to add on)

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Rates & Availability: 

Space is limited to 6 ladies.

Cost: $165.00 which includes 6 hours of instruction, lunch & a shuttle! 

Want to test your new skills on the trails on Sunday or come a bit early and ride on Friday? Come solo or with friends and make a weekend out of it - your two-night stay will include dinner on Friday and Saturday night along with breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning!

Earlier Event: August 17
10th Anniversary TNGA
Later Event: September 27
Ladies Clinic (Int-Adv)