Girls with Grit

Girls with Grit offers clinics, retreats and private lessons for women, men and kids of all ages, saddle experience and comfort/skill levels. We are based in Yakima, WA, but will travel all over the Pacific Northwest to cater to your needs. Clinic requests and dates are always welcome.

What We Do

  Our goal: To encourage and help women, kids (and men!) to be the strongest and most inspiring versions of themselves. I do this through providing a positive and supportive environment where clients can learn the foundations and skills of mountain biking. All ability levels are welcome - from beginner groups that want to learn the basics of riding to advanced/expert level riders that want to improve their downhill riding and technical skills (including learning how to jump, hit drops and shred corners at high speeds), my retreats, clinics and private lessons will have you covered. I also offer action/portrait photography sessions - pricing and package details upon request.


Shannon Skouras Mahre - IMBA Certified ICP Level 2 Mountain Bike Coach/Guide, Professional Athlete/Photographer, Certified Yoga Instructor

Contact: or through my contact page.

Clinic and Lesson Focuses

Basic Mountain Bike Skills 

Cross-Country Specific - The Climb and the Descent

Downhill Specific - Steeps, Cornering, Drops and Gaps

Beginner All Mountain

Intermediate All Mountain

Expert All Mountain

Private Lesson Rates

1 Participant
$150 (2 hr lesson)
$220 (3 hr lesson)
$290 (4 hr lesson)

2 participants
$200 (2 hr lesson)
$290 (3 hr lesson)
$370 (4 hr lesson)

Private Clinic Rates

1/2 Day Clinic (3 hrs)
$110/per person
*4 participant minimum

Full Day Clinic (6 hrs)
$200/per person
*4 participant minimum

Girls with Grit Mountain Bike & Yoga Clinics

$200 per person --- Up to 18 Riders

Clinic Schedule

Coffee/Snacks/Introductions: 8am-8:30am

Yoga: 8:30am-9:30am

MTB Safety Chat: 9:40-10am

MTB Skills: 10-11:30am

Lunch/Q&A/: 11:30-12:30pm

Drive to Trailhead

Begin Trail Ride: 1pm

Trail Ride/On-Trail Skills Training: 1-3:15pm

Post-ride Yoga & Refreshments at local brewery: 3:30-4:30pm

Refreshements & Pizza/Q&A/Raffle Giveaway: 4:30-5:30pm

Upcoming Girls with Grit Clinics

Yakima, WA - June 16th, 2018 - Beginner MTB & Yoga Clinic

Mt Hood/Goverment Camp - June 22nd-24th - MTB Clinic, Guiding & Lessons 

Yakima, WA - June 30th, 2018 - Beginner SUP Clinic

Yakima, WA - July 1st, 2018 - Advanced MTB & Yoga Clinic - Inquire for Registration Info

Yakima, WA - July 21st, 2018 - Intermediate MTB & Yoga Clinic

Yakima, WA - July 22nd, 2018 - Beginner SUP Clinic

Yakima, WA - July 29th, 2018 - Beginner MTB & Yoga Clinic

Steven's Pass MTB Resort - August 11th - Beginner and Intermediate Clinic

White Pass, WA - August 17th-19th - SUP, Trail Run, Hike, Yoga Retreat

Hood River, OR - September 21st-23rd - Women's MTB & Yoga Weekend - Sensi Bikinis Trunk Show

Hood River, OR - September 28th-30th - Couples MTB & Yoga Weekend - Sensi Bikinis Trunk Show

Yakima, WA - October 28th - Beginner MTB & Yoga Clinic

Yakima River Canyon - November 2nd-4th - Yoga, Trail Run, Hike, Wellness Retreat

*** We will also be adding one more clinic date that will take place at TIGER MOUNTAIN for our advanced riders. Stay tuned for dates and clinic information.

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