Girls with Grit

Girls with Grit offers clinics, retreats and private lessons for women of all ages, saddle experience and comfort/skill levels. From mountain biking to postpartum fitness to endurance training, if you want to get outside and learn something new, we are your ladies!  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. Contact me for more information on clinic and retreat dates and pricing and to set-up private lessons.


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

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
$120 (2 hr lesson)
$180 (3 hr lesson)
$240 (4 hr lesson)

2 participants
$180 (2 hr lesson)
$270 (3 hr lesson)
$360 (4 hr lesson)

Clinic Rates

1/2 Day Clinic (3 hrs)
$100/per person
*3 participant minimum

Full Day Clinic (6 hrs)
$160/per person
*3 participant minimum

2 Day Clinic (6 hrs each day)
$285/per person

*5 participant minimum

Girls with Grit Weekend Clinics

Clinic Schedule

Friday: 5-8pm (Intro to MTB & short trail ride)

Saturday: 9-5 (Cross-Country Focus)

Sunday: 9-4 (Downhill Focus)

Healthy breakfast & lunches included!

Join us for 2 1/2 days of shredding, learning and smiles!!!

Pre-ride Mountain Bike Yoga and Stretching

Mountain Bike Skills

Mountain Bike Nutrition 

Mountain Bike Essentials

Bike Maintenance 

Trail Rides!!!

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