As a beginner in the world of mountain biking, I jumped at the chance to participate in a mountain bike clinic to learn more about the sport, the etiquette and meeting people who were also interested in improving their skills in the saddle. The Young Professional Network of Steamboat Springs (YPN) is a new organization in town aimed at cultivating a community of young professionals by providing an outlet to build partnerships through professional development, philanthropic involvement and cultural, recreational and social opportunities and they held a mountain biking clinic last night at Howelsen Hill.

The ride was so much fun and I learned so much too. It was great to ride with others who were interested in learning more too. After a good ride and some helpful instruction, some of us headed to the Old Town Pub for a beer and dinner. This is why I love living in the mountains.

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