McCarty Training, (MT), is a Cycling Company specializing in Mountain Biking Skills Clinics. Started in 1997 by Florida's avid racer Bob McCarty, this company has taught numerous people young and old, beginner to expert, the fundamentals of Mountain Biking.
MT offers a variety of programs geared around the current skill level and goals of each rider. Some examples of these programs are: Introduction to Mountain Biking, Mountain Biking 101, Mountain Biking 102, Mountain Biking 103, and Advanced Mountain Biking.
During these fun and exciting classes you will be coached by Bob McCarty for an unbelievable one on one experience. Multi person and multi coach clinics are available also. During each session you will be challenged with learning pedal stroke, cornering, braking, starts, climbing, descending, line selection, and much much more.
Who is Bob McCarty:
I started riding bicycles at the age of 4, but did not begin mountain biking until 1986 at the age of 14. From 1986 to 1995 I rode but not competed. My first race was with Gone Riding in November of 1995 at Razor Back, in Ocala Fl. On the starting line of the beginner wave I had on Vans sneakers, T-shirt, cut off jeans, and a waist bag that had enough tools to break down and assemble an entire bike. Even though I had been mountain biking for 9 years, I did not belong there! I threw up after the first 3 miles and I don’t believe I even finished. Driving home with my stomach in shambles, I started to feel better and something came over me to give it another shot. So I did! In 1996, living in Tallahassee, I entered local races as a beginner. By the end of that year I had finished 2nd in the 19-29 Expert class. In 1997, I won the overall Spring and Fall Series, upgraded to Semi – Pro, and landed a sponsorship with Iron Horse Bicycles. During 1998 and 1999, with Iron Horse as a sponsor, I competed in some Nationals, as well as regionals.
In December of 1999 I moved from Tallahassee to Ft Lauderdale and started a new career. Having never thrown a leg over a bike, but a few times in that 5 year span, made me crazy! So I did what any sane cyclist would do; I quit my job, started my own business, and got back on the bike. I struggled a little in the beginning of 2005 with less than stellar finishes, but was determined to be on top again! I trained like a man possessed that summer and finished 2nd in state in 2005. From then on I continued my training and placed 3rd in 2006, 3rd in 2007, 3rd in 2009, 4th in the 2010 season, 1st in the 2011 series, and 1st in 2012 in the Pro Category, and landed on the top spot again in 2013.
Now at the age of 42, I have competed in over 260 events, and feel in the best shape of my life. I am looking forward to a long, long career in this crazy thing called Mountain Biking!