Soulriding with Bobby Root
Biking with Bobby is more than just mountain biking. It is a real thrill ride for all of your senses. Spend 2.5 or 3.5 days biking and freeriding with Bobby in a group of no more than 10 people in Willingen (Hesse). Bobby will help you improve your cycling technique and learn a new trick or two in a laid back atmosphere.
Soulriding means having fun and learning useful tips and tricks along the way. Anyone who is already familiar with the basics of mountain biking and who wants to improve their technique in an informal setting is welcome to attend. Bobby’s workshops at Willingen bike park are aimed at touring bikers and up-and-coming freeriders who want to work on their downhill performance. Tackle the freeride course together with Bobby. For advanced freeriders, Bobby offers the Soulriding Workshop PRO. During this workshop riders will attempt the downhill course. A full face helmet, as well as knee and arm protectors are mandatory in this workshop.
Important information for all workshop participants:
- Max. 10 participants per workshop
- Free and current ROSE BIKE if desired (please request upon booking, conditional on the availability)
- 2.5 or 3.5 days biking and freeriding
- Helmets are mandatory, protectors are recommended and can be rented on the spot (protectors are also mandatory for the Soulriding Workshop PRO)
The workshop starts on the first day at 11am after the hotel check-in, and ends on the last day around 4pm. Firstly, the workshop programme will be explained . Bobby will then show you the optimal suspension setup and will check the bikes together with you. After a warm-up session, the first technique and balance exercises will follow and you will also get on the freeride course. In the evening, you can join the other participants for dinner in selected restaurants in Willingen (not included in the price)
Travel arrangements have to be made by the participants themselves. In case you would like to book the accommodation beyond the workshop, please mention it when booking.
Bobby is one of the most enigmatic figures on the freeride scene. He made his name as a team rider for Kona and Cannondale. Bobby set the current world records for speed wheelies on the front wheel (90.7 km/h) and on the back wheel (138.6 km/h) in breathtaking world record attempts. He also reached around 120 km/h – the highest speed ever pedalled on a road bike. These records earned him three places in the Guinness Book of World Records.