Kelly Hazlegrove is a certified Level 3 Advanced Instructor through the Bike Instructor Certification Program (BICP.) She also trains and certifies other instructors as an Instructor Trainer for the BICP. Skills sessions with Kelly are a combination of expert instruction and feedback, with an emphasis on having fun, developing confidence, and learning to be playful on the bike.
Kelly recently made a trip to Pisgah for a couple of rides on Laurel/Pilot as well as Avery Creek Trail. Each time we ride, I get amazing TIPS from her and this time we were in the mood to video it! This is my first real edit, so be kind and let me know what you think.
I’m hoping we can get Kelly down here more to continue to improve my riding skills and share them with you as well.
*Remember- you only get better with consistent practice so GET OUT THERE!!
GET YOUR WEIGHT F-O-R-W-A-R-D!! THEN JUST LOAD, LIFT AND PUSH!Kelly Hazlegrove, BICP L3 Advanced Instructor
The Up and Over – In a Nutshell 🤣
Kelly describes the technique here with the saddle down approaching the obstacle and initiating with a front-wheel lift. Keeping your weight forward (notice her head in the load and lift pics above) you LOAD, LIFT and PUSH. The finesse is timing. Kelly says to get out and practice with no consequences first. Start on a line practicing the front and read wheel lift timing, then progress to a root, stick or something that is not going to roll away. “Stick” with it and you will get more comfortable on bigger and bigger obstacles, at different speeds and with varying trail conditions. Eventually, you’ll be busting this move out in the WILD and feeling confident.
Thanks to Kelly for her expert instruction
If you want to learn from Kelly or attend one of her trainings you can get in touch with her here: