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Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic

Join us for the 2nd annual Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic at Kickapoo State Recreation Area in Illinois. The park has recently expanded and improved their trail systems and we plan on shredding the trails after honing in on our skills we go over in the morning together. This is an all levels clinic, if you are brand new to mountain biking or have been riding for a while and want to get more confident on the trails we would love to have you join us this June!

Day Schedule

Optional morning yoga

9-11:45am Morning skill sessions

12pm Lunch

1-4pm Afternoon trail rides

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Children's Mt. Bike Clinic

Kid’s Mountain Bike Clinic

Join us for another Kid’s Mountain Bike Clinic at Flat Fork Creek Park in Fishers, IN. We will cover the basic skills to get your children feeling more confident to take on their next mountain bike adventure! The second half of the clinic we will head to the awesome trail system at Flat Fork Creek All levels are welcome, we hope your little ones will join us for an awesome day in the park!

Ages: 7-13

Your child will need to have their own bike, and helmet for the clinic.

UPDATE: You will sign up for the clinic on Fisher’s Park and Recreation website not on the DNK Presents’ website. When you are on the website type in “mountain bike” in the search box on the upper right hand area and the 3 mountain bike clinics will be listed. Please reach out if you have any questions!

Sign up herewww.fishers.in.us/DNKyouth

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Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic

Join us for another Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic at Flat Fork Creek Park in Fishers, IN. We will cover the basic skills to get you feeling more confident to take on your next mountain bike adventure! The second half of the clinic we will take your new honed in skills onto the trails! All levels are welcome even if you have never mountain biked! If you need recommendations on bike rental please contact us. We hope you will join us for an awesome day in the park!

You will need to provide or have your own bike, and helmet for the clinic.

UPDATE: You will sign up for the clinic on Fisher’s Park and Recreation website not on the DNK Presents’ website. When you are on the website type in “mountain bike” in the search box on the upper right hand area and the 3 mountain bike clinics will be listed. Please reach out if you have any questions!

Sign up by clicking the link or copying and pasting it in your search box: www.fishers.in.us/DNKwomen

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Men’s Mountain Bike Clinic

Join us for a Men’s Mountain Bike Clinic at Flat Fork Creek Park in Fishers, IN. We will cover the basic skills to get you feeling more confident to take on your next mountain bike adventure! The second half of the clinic we will take your new honed in skills onto the trails! All levels are welcome even if you have never mountain biked! If you need recommendations on bike rental please contact us. We hope you will join us for an awesome day in the park!

You will need to provide or have your own bike, and helmet for the clinic.

UPDATE: You will sign up for the clinic on Fisher’s Park and Recreation website not on the DNK Presents’ website. When you are on the website type in “mountain bike” in the search box on the upper right hand area and the 3 mountain bike clinics will be listed. Please reach out if you have any questions!

Sign up by clicking the link or copying and pasting it in your search box: www.fishers.in.us/DNKmen

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Sedona MTB DNK Presents

Sedona Women’s Mountain Bike Camp

Join us for the 1st annual Trail Sports Mountain Bike Camp in Sedona, AZ! Learn how to shred the trails with Trek Bicycle Women’s Advocates and certified Professional Mountain Bike Instructor (PMBIA) Kate Nolan along with other certified coaches and advocates Charlotte Batty, and Michelle Thiry for this epic weekend in the red rocks. A weekend to focus on yourself, in the great outdoors with other inspiring women. Leave with incredible knowledge and skills to take to the trails and back home and making lasting friendships.

The clinic will take place at Trail Sports Bike Shop in West Sedona, trail rides will be taken from the bike shop.

Lunches will be provided Saturday and Sunday

8am Check in at the shop

9am Announcements begin

9:30-12pm Drills and Skills

12-1pm

1:15-4pm Group rides on the trails

Saturday evening optional bike maintenance workshops at the shop

Discounted bike rentals are available on a first come first serve basis, please contact Trail Sports (928) 862-2905 for rental equipment. 

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Mega Cavern Mountain Bike Clinic

Trek Women’s Ride and Clinic Mega Cavern

Join Trek Women’s Advocates Denile Hill, Kate Nolan, and Danielle Wolter Nolan for a day of riding, sessioning and bike clinic. Learn to pump, jump, corner, drop, ride a skinny and much more. Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling – St. Matthews will be providing snacks during the ride and pizza and drinks at the shop at 3pm. Please bring water and sign up to ride and rent a bike (if needed) by visiting the website for the Louisville Mega Cavern.

***The ride and clinic is open to men, there will be mostly women though. Our goal is to get more women comfortable and confident mountain biking so if you are a man and share that mission we would love to have you!

The Mega Cavern opens at 9am but if you are renting a bike we recommend getting there before 9am to get set on up on your bike. Keep in mind the Mega Cavern does have lockers available to rent but they are relatively small, please bring cash or change for the token machine.

*If you are renting a bike from the Mega Cavern (877) 614-6342 they are available on a first come first serve basis for $20.00 so make sure to get there early to secure your bike!

*You can also rent a mountain bike or dirt jumper from Scheller’s Bike and Fitness ahead of time (502) 897-2611

Schedule TBA:

9:15am – Meet out front for a safety check, coach introductions

9:30am – Move into intro, beginner clinic groups or skill stations

10:30am – Break

10:45am – Stay in beginner groups or change to different skill station

11:45am Break

12pm Optional stations

1-2pm Group free ride

3pm Meet at Scheller’s Fitness and Cycling (St. Mathews) 132 Breckenridge Ln, Louisville, KY 40207  for pizza and drinks

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Campside Sessions

 

Experience this exclusive mountain bike camp weekend in Brown County State Park, located in central Indiana. With over 50 miles (and growing) legendary singletrack Brown County has a trail to fit every rider’s abilities.

Learn from certified professional women coaches and guides from the Midwest and East Coast.

Camping onsite in the Rally 4 campground – there is no electric, these are primitive camp sites.

Sunrise yoga will be offered Saturday and Sunday monring before the clinic and breakfast begins.

Meals on Saturday for breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast and lunch.

A weekend to focus on yourself, in the great outdoors with other inspiring women.

Leave with incredible knowledge and skills to take to the trails and back home and making lasting friendships.

Campside Sessions t-shirt – sign up by Aug. 24th to get select sizing

Local beer from Upland Brewing

Outlined Schedule for the weekend!

Friday Sept. 22th

  • 4:00-7:00  
    • Check-in
    • Set up camp
  • 8:00
    • Campfire
    • Beer
    • (responsible for own dinner Friday night)

Saturday Sept. 23rd

  • 7:00-8:00
    • Morning check-in
  • 8:00-9:00
    • Breakfast provided
  • 9:00-9:30
    • Yoga
  • 9:30-12:00
    • Skills session- break into groups based on skill level, learn or renew fundamentals, wheels lifts, cornering)
  • 12:00-1:00
    • Lunch (sandwich bar)
  • 1:00-4:00
    • Rides with sessioning 
  • 4:00-6:00
    • Free time
  • 6:00
    • Dinner (pizza party)

Sunday Sept. 24th

  • 8:00-9:00
    • Breakfast
  • 9:00-9:30
    • Yoga
  • 9:30-12:00
    • Skills (breakout sessions, coaches on assigned trails)
  • 12:00-1:00
    • Lunch
  • 1:00-4:00
    • Ride to ride
  • 4:00
    • Wrap Up
  • 4:00-6:00
    • Pack up and head home

*Schedule subject to change

Sponsors:

KEEN, Trek Bicycle, DNK Presents, Muddy Pedals, The Bike Line, Bicycle Station, Hesitation Point Bicycles, Upland Brewing, Scheller’s Fitness & Cycling, The Robinwood Inn and more!

Photography and Videography by Snap Tall

Please contact Danielle at 812-449-6134 or email danielle@dnkpresents.com with questions

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Spring/Summer Adventure ReCap DNK Presents

Dear Adventurers,

We hope your summer has been filled with lots of love, happiness, and of course adventure. We know ours definitely has! Our big season started out with a bang with our documentary film, “Live Adventurously” winning Best Documentary and being nominated for Best Cinematography in the Alhambra Film Festival in Evansville, IN. We then got to guide our new 2017 Live Adventurously Women’s Adventure Contest winners on their big adventure in central Indiana. This year the weekend was filmed by a local Indianapolis woman film maker, Lindsay Mitchell, stay tuned as she develops her feature adventure film.

In July we took some time off to work on our mountain bike skills, had some down time with family, and then got to assistant coach at one of the most exclusive mountain bike clinics in the world, The Trek Dirt Series. We began our adventure by taking one of the most famous of the Trek Dirt Series clinics, in Whistler Canada, where founder, Candace Shadley was born and raised. I not only got to celebrate my birthday in Canada, on Canada Day, on top of a mountain with my Trek Session downhill rental, but got to learn from some of the most bad ass, and professional women coaches in the industry. We highly recommend these west coast clinics, but are SO excited to offer you amazing coaching and mountain bike camps on this side of the country! Stay tuned and look for more events coming up from Campside Sessions, a joint venture formed from DNK Presents and other fellow Trek Bicycle Women’s Advocate, Erin Wells’ mountain bike business in Baltimore, MD, Muddy Pedals. Our first mountain bike event together is taking place in Brown County State Park, September 22-24, learn more by clicking here.

The summer may be coming to an end, but the adventures for fall are just beginning. We have a lot going on Brown County, who doesn’t love those beautiful autumn leaves? Join us for some bike clinics, backpacking, yoga, hiking, etc. Oh and did we tell you DNK Presents is guiding our first adventure trip out of the country? Yes indeed, Feb. 17-24 we will be guiding a yoga retreat in beautiful Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, filled with yoga, hiking, paddle boarding, meditation, relaxation, and so much more. Check out all the details here!

Keep adventuring!
Danielle & Kate

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5 Ways to Overcome Fear Through Adventure

Do your fears overcome you, or do you overcome your fears?

One of the reasons Kate and I started DNK Presents was because of our love of adventure, and we know there is a direct correlation with the challenges we have faced in the in outdoors and the success we have had in our professional careers.

Fear is the unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, or may cause pain to us. As humans we fear a lot of things in our lives, objects like spiders, snakes, heights, and non-object things such as, asking for a raise, public speaking, and failure. Some people may never overcome their fears, but many times in order to move forward with our life we MUST overcome these fears to be successful and reach our goals.

Signing up for your next adventure is one of the ways you can overcome your biggest fear, and transmit that into your personal and professional life. Check out the list we put together below and start living your next adventure!

 

Number 1:

Adventure is FUN!

While you’re busy worrying about your biggest fear at home or the office you could be out living your next adventure, whether that’s taking a hike in your favorite park or white water rafting the Pacuare River in Costa Rica. Sometimes you need to step away from what is haunting you in order to see it from a different perspective.

Number 2:

Reconnect with NATURE

According to Everyday Health, (http://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/major-depression-resource-center/how-nature-helps-depression/) spending time outdoors is a key component in the evidence based treatment called, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which encourages the human body to accept things in life that make people fearful or uncomfortable. Being in nature instills more mindfulness, and makes you more at ease with your worries and fears. So get outside, take some deep breaths, and THEN think about a new career, and take a walk on the wild side.

 

Number 3:

Not relying on TECHNOLOGY

A recent study done by Kleiner Perkins Caufield, says the average phone user checks their device every 6 minutes or around 150 times a day. Image NOT checking your phone for a day, but rather using your well powered brain to figure out your next move by following trail blazes and reading maps. Psychologists from the University of Utah and the University of Kansas conducted a study and that showed individuals scored 50% better on a creative test after spending four days in nature. http://www.zmescience.com/other/outdoor-activity-problem-solving-14122012/

 

This proves that those who spend time in nature are better problem solvers because of the ability they have to make conscience decisions without relying on technology.

 

Number 4:

Taking RISKS

 

According to the Forbes article, “Take a Risk: The Odds are Better Than you Think” by Margie Warrell, expert motivational speaker and best selling author, we as humans are innately risk adverse, it’s much easier for us to stay in our comfort zones, not speak up, or going along with change.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/margiewarrell/2013/06/18/take-a-risk-the-odds-are-better-than-you-think/#4c7580f61d09

 

But if no one took risks we wouldn’t have most things that have been vital to the advancement of our economy and human race. I’m not suggesting jumping off bridges or diving into something without weighing your options. You should definitely do your research before partaking in an offer or decision that is presented to you, but remember there is sometimes a greater risk in not taking one at all.

 

Number 5:

Fear what FEAR?

Taking on an outdoor adventure for at least 48 hours will make you realize your biggest fear isn’t so big after all. Overcoming challenges in the outdoors will prepare you to take on just about anything that comes your way. For example, taking a wrong turn on your mountain bike, leading you to the black diamond portion of the trail, it was scary and you may have felt worried and fearful at times, but guaranteed you’ll never forget the experience. These experiences change the way we approach situations that occur in our daily life.

 

 

Now, you have 5 reasons to take an adventure to overcome your fears! Hopefully it will let you see your fear with a new perspective, advise you to weigh the positive and negative risks, reconnect with yourself through nature, and most importantly have fun by living life adventurously!

 

How have your overcome a fear in the past? We’d love to know! Let us know in the comments below or drop us an email at hello@dnkpresents.com.

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