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Have you ever played golf, tennis, went skiing or snowboarding?
Did you take a lesson to learn any of those sports?
I don’t know about you, but if I am standing on top of a mountain with my skis pointed down, I better know how to turn!

We take lessons for those kinds of sports but, when it comes to bicycling we us that common phrase… “Oh it’s just like riding a bicycle”. When we took lessons, the instructor taught us how to hold a club or a racket, along with the proper technique and a lesson each week. But, flying down a hill on a bicycle at 50 mph…. we don’t think of taking a lesson.
If you are interested in mountain biking or advancing your skills, we are here for you!
We teach private 1 on 1 clinics, group clinics and 2 1/2 day camps for women, men and youth of all ages.
(The ages for our clinics range between 5 years old and 80.)
A quote from the 80 year old who took our clinic, "Wow, this is fun, you gave me back my childhood. I feel like a kid!"


Welcome to the Sundance Midwest Women's Mountain Bike Clinic June 9-11, 2017.
Registration Opens February 13, 2017 at 11:00 am EST.

Here's a bio about the owner of Sundance MTB Skills Clinic...
Sally Marchand Collins regularly transforms herself from a diminutive uptown hairdresser to a singletrack-shredding she-beast ripping through local mountain-bike trails all in the same day.

Sally is the owner and artistic director of Sundance SalonSpa, an award-winning Aveda Concept Salon, in the quaint village of Zionsville, Indiana. Her love for making people feel beautiful from the inside out started more than 30 years ago, when she first became a hairdresser. In 1994, Sally married Pete Collins, and in 1997, they opened Sundance SalonSpa. Four short years later in 2001, Sally lost Pete to Leukemia. It was her reconnection with the bicycle that kept her moving forward.

On a brisk 26-degree February day just one week after Pete’s funeral, Sally started training with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training cycling team, aiming to conquer the annual 100-mile bike ride around Lake Tahoe. Participating in that ride made her realize the bike gave her wings to live life minus one. The following year she became a coach for that same TNT team, and she remains committed to raising money until a cure for cancer is finally found.

That Tahoe ride sparked a fire inside Sally, who began competing in endurance events, eventually becoming a sponsored athlete in 2007. In her first season as a professional mountain-bike racer, she stood on the podium of the 24 Hour Solo Elite World Championships held in Monterey California. In 2008, Sally returned to the 24 Hour Solo Elite World Championships (this time in Australia), competed in Canada’s TransRockies race, and finished third in the Coed Division of the Race Across America (RAAM). In the ensuing years, Sally has also competed in numerous other endurance events, including the Mayhem 24 Hour Solo mountain-bike race in England and the Dublin Marathon in Ireland, all while fundraising for cancer research. Despite having an impressive racing career, Sally remains most proud of helping others achieve their goals as they raise money for cancer and train for the Tahoe century ride.

Sally’s passion for mountain biking clinics started in 2003. A love for education and instruction led her to become certified with both the International Mountain Bike Association (ICP level 1 and 2) and the Professional Mountain Instructors Association (Level 1 program). She is the owner and Chief Enthusiasm Officer of Sundance MTB Skills Clinic & Adventure.

Trek recently noticed Sally’s accomplishments and background and selected her to be one of Trek’s 53 Women's Advocates World Wide. As you can see… she continues her dream of getting more women on bikes.

Sally is proud to be the new owner of the Midwest Women's Mountain Biking Clinic, which will hold its 12th annual event in Brown County State Park in 2017. This clinic empowers and encourages women in mountain biking, helping them build confidence, strength, and camaraderie that they can carry into all other aspects their lives. She is truly passionate about helping people overcome their fears and finding their childhood smile while riding a bicycle. Her hope is to help you find “YOU” again after life has thrown a wrench in your spokes.

Sally’s motto in life sums it up best—
“The bicycle can give you a new perspective to life and the courage to conquer anything life throws your way. Life behind bars, is what every doctor should prescribe!”

For more information about registration or setting a clinic or camp, please email sallyridestrek@gmail.com
Happy Trails!
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The 12th Annual Sundance Midwest Women's Clinic will be June 9-11, 2017! This clinic will will go on sale February 13, 2017 at 11:00 am EST.
For more information about registration, please email sallyridestrek@gmail.com

A bio about the organizer of the event:
Sally Marchand Collins regularly transforms herself from a diminutive uptown hairdresser to a singletrack-shredding she-beast ripping through local mountain-bike trails all in the same day.

Sally is the owner and artistic director of Sundance SalonSpa, an award-winning Aveda Concept Salon, in the quaint village of Zionsville, Indiana. Her love for making people feel beautiful from the inside out started more than 30 years ago, when she first became a hairdresser. In 1994, Sally married Pete Collins, and in 1997, they opened Sundance SalonSpa. Four short years later in 2001, Sally lost Pete to Leukemia. It was her reconnection with the bicycle that kept her moving forward.

On a brisk 26-degree February day just one week after Pete’s funeral, Sally started training with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training cycling team, aiming to conquer the annual 100-mile bike ride around Lake Tahoe. Participating in that ride made her realize the bike gave her wings to live life minus one. The following year she became a coach for that same TNT team, and she remains committed to raising money until a cure for cancer is finally found.

That Tahoe ride sparked a fire inside Sally, who began competing in endurance events, eventually becoming a sponsored athlete in 2007. In her first season as a professional mountain-bike racer, she stood on the podium of the 24 Hour Solo Elite World Championships held in Monterey California. In 2008, Sally returned to the 24 Hour Solo Elite World Championships (this time in Australia), competed in Canada’s TransRockies race, and finished third in the Coed Division of the Race Across America (RAAM). In the ensuing years, Sally has also competed in numerous other endurance events, including the Mayhem 24 Hour Solo mountain-bike race in England and the Dublin Marathon in Ireland, all while fundraising for cancer research. Despite having an impressive racing career, Sally remains most proud of helping others achieve their goals as they raise money for cancer and train for the Tahoe century ride.

Sally’s passion for mountain biking clinics started in 2003. A love for education and instruction led her to become certified with both the International Mountain Bike Association (ICP level 1 and 2) and the Professional Mountain Instructors Association (Level 1 program). She is the owner and Chief Enthusiasm Officer of Sundance MTB Skills Clinic & Adventure.

Trek recently noticed Sally’s accomplishments and background and selected her to be one of Trek’s 53 Women's Advocates World Wide. As you can see… she continues her dream of getting more women on bikes.

Sally is proud to be the new owner of the Midwest Women's Mountain Biking Clinic, which will hold its 12th annual event in Brown County State Park in 2017. This clinic empowers and encourages women in mountain biking, helping them build confidence, strength, and camaraderie that they can carry into all other aspects their lives. She is truly passionate about helping people overcome their fears and finding their childhood smile while riding a bicycle. Her hope is to help you find “YOU” again after life has thrown a wrench in your spokes.

Sally’s motto in life sums it up best—
“The bicycle can give you a new perspective to life and the courage to conquer anything life throws your way. Life behind bars, is what every doctor should prescribe!”


Registration opens February 13, 2017 at 11:00 am EST.

For more information about registration, please email sallyridestrek@gmail.com
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