Bike Skills Training
Patrick Carey is a professional skills coach with Lee Likes Bikes and RideLogic. He's spent many years understanding how riding mechanics work at a fundamental level. These principles apply to all riders, regardless of experience or discipline. In fact, the best riders simply execute the same fundamentals with more power and speed. Just as important as the skills themselves, Patrick has learned teaching methods that work for all backgrounds, experience levels and learning styles. He travels throughout the Eastern U.S., and beyond, teaching clinics and working with individuals and private groups. If you want to get better at riding a bike, any kind of bike, Patrick can make that happen.
Certified as a RideLogic and USA Cycling skills coach, Patrick has dedicated his career to helping athletes in all areas of their game. He brings 20 years of experience as national-level mountain bike and cyclocross racer and nine years of full-time professional coaching. Whether you are brand new, or you're a top-level professional racer, Patrick can help make quantum leaps forward in your ability to ride better and faster. This doesn't take weeks and months, either. In 2-3 hours, we can make massive improvements. In one day, we can redefine your riding.
Patrick teaches with the Lee Likes Bikes method, created and constantly refined by Lee McCormack. What separates us from the rest is our simple and cohesive building of fundamental movements. If you're riding and constantly in your own head, running checklists, and wondering which skill applies to which situation, we can fix that. The LLB method allows for a quiet mind with a simple and highly effective style of riding. No setup maneuvers, no plateaus, just limitless progression.
If you'd like to bring Patrick's professional instruction to you, we can arrange for a private or small group clinic just about anywhere. Click on the contact link here, or the button below, and we'll make it happen. If you're in the Northeast, consider a trip to work with Patrick in Upstate New York. The riding is world class, and there's something to enjoy for everyone. Many students like to make overnight trips with a mix of instruction and adventure. It's a great place to bring your family, too.
When working with Patrick, expect to rock these skills, plus whatever you want to learn (and are ready for):
Riding up Steep Things
Riding Down Steep Things
Reading Trail Features
Choosing Better Lines
Shredding and having more fun!
Full-day group clinics are an incredible way to boost your progress. We spend the morning working on skills and the afternoon on the trails learning to apply them. We keep our groups limited to 6-8 riders. This ensures everyone gets plenty of individual attention and makes the progress they seek.
Full-day group clinics are $300 per person and it's the best money you will ever spend on yourself.
Already have your own group and want a private clinic? Awesome! I love teaching groups of friends to shred better together. We’ll meet at your favorite spot, learn skills and drills, eat lunch then apply the skills to the local terrain. It’s always a big, tiring and fun day. This will change your riding life. Seriously.
• Tell me where you are and what you want. Email me now.
• We'll pick a location and date(s).
• The cost is $1800
• Share the adventure with as many riders as you want. Six is the sweet spot. You can go bigger if you want.
4/21/21 Update: We're just about to announce a bunch of dates for 2021 clinics. We're finalizing locations and dates right now. These will be filling up and selling out quickly. If you're interested in reserving a spot, or you want to have a clinic in your area, please reach out and let us know.
If you would like private training for yourself, or you and a couple friends, we love to work that way. Individuals and tight groups allow for even more tailored instruction. Pricing for private skills training is listed below. This is based on working in the general vicinity of Lake Placid, Wilmington, Saranac Lake and Elizabethtown, New York. Don't worry if you aren't close by. We are more than happy to travel anywhere in the USA for a reasonable travel rate.