“Riding bikes in the mountains over technical terrain is one of the great joys of my life.  I love teaching the physical and mental skills of mountain biking  that allows riders to feel confident and joyful on their bikes.  Come ride with me!”

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About

Sue Haywood is an east coast mountain bike icon.  Her mountain bike career was baptized in the mud bogs and slippery rocks of Canaan Valley, West Virginia.  She raced professionally for  many years at both the national and international level.  She is a multiple time national champion and Pan American champ and excelled at both long endurance and short sprints.  She still races on occasions, loving the exciting Enduro events.  She is the 2019 Masters Enduro National Champion.  She loves  teaching mountain bike skills, especially to women and kids through day and weekend camps and private lessons. She is the creator of  the Canaan MTB Festival and president of Blackwater Bicycle Association and the maker of HaySue’s Spicy Salsa.  She is a combination of laid-back and tough.  She believes the essence of mountain biking is being outside, moving our bodies, loving nature and riding with friends.

Private And Small Group Lessons

Private lessons are a great way to work on specific skills and gain confidence in a one on one situation. Small group learning makes practice and coach feedback more efficient and productive for your progress.  Private lessons are in Davis, West Virginia at $35 an hour or $90 for 3 hours.

 

 

“Riding bikes in the mountains over technical terrain is one of the great joys of my life.  I love teaching the physical and mental skills of mountain biking  that allows riders to feel confident and joyful on their bikes.  Come ride with me!”

Canaan MTB Festival June 14-16, 2019

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The Canaan MTB Festival is based out of Blackwater Bikes in Davis.  We love that you can park your car in town , get on your bike and ride single track for hours.  You can ride in head high ferns, skirt cranberry bogs and rock crawl over amazing sandstone formations.  Then return to town and enjoy food , beer  and the friendly local vibes.  This  will be our 11th year and hope you can experience the magic biking in Canaan.

The festival is a way to promote mountain biking and community in Tucker County.  We pride ourselves in being a small festival that focuses on people riding bikes together and enjoying the outdoors. We do a skills classes, free group rides, VIP Party , bike hash and bike trials.  The festival donates money to our local IMBA chapter, Blackwater Bicycle Association.

Registration is on BikeReg  and more details are on our blog

 

Queen of the Mountain TBD 2019

The 2019 Queen of the Mountain date is in the Fall

Come to Bryce Bike Park in August for the annual Queen of the Mountain event.  This is a celebration of skills triumphing over fears. Enjoy bettering your mountain bike skills through practice with professional and experienced female instructors.  Located in the heart of beautiful Virginia mountains, Bryce resort is our host for this all women’s event. There will be  clinics led by professional and enthusiastic instructors for both experienced and beginner mountain bikers.

Saturday is a full day of instruction and riding at Bryce Bike Park with certified instructors, Sue Haywood and Kelly Hazlegrove and Marlie Smith. This is geared towards women who have already taken a mountain bike skills clinic and have some experience mountain biking on singletrack trails. The teaching will be both at the bottom of the mountain and we will be riding the chairlift to do the mountain trails. Full face helmet and pads are required. A downhill bike is not required. A light, delicious lunch is provided as well as refreshing beverages.

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There will be a discount given on lift tickets and bike rentals at Bryce. Lift tickets will be $25 and Rental, Lift ticket with damage wavier will be only $100.

Instructors:

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Kelly Wills Hazlegrove- Intermediate Instructor

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Marlie Smith- Intermediate Instructor

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“Isn’t this the year  you said you were going to visit a bike park?  Isn’t this the year  you are going to replace your fears with skills ? Join us for your Queen of the Mountain skills progression workshop! ” ~Susan Haywood