Young Riders Program

AGES 7 - 9 & 9 - 11

THIS PROGRAM OFFERS A FUN AND SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR KIDS AGES 7-11 TO PROGRESS THEIR RIDING UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF MATURE, EXPERIENCED COACHES... WHILE HAVING A TON OF FUN!

WE'RE PASSIONATE ABOUT SAFELY PROGRESSING THE NEXT GENERATION OF RIDERS THROUGH SKILL DEVELOPMENT & APPLICATION, ESTABLISHING THE FOUNDATION FOR A LIFETIME OF FUN IN THE MOUNTAINS.

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AGES

  • Suitable for ages 7 - 11.
  • Kids are split into two groups, (7-9) & (9-11).
  • For participants who are 9 years old, please read below to determine which group suits them best.

PROGRAM DETAILS (AGE 7-9)

  • Introduction to the fundamentals of mountain biking in a fun and exciting environment.
  • Participants will learn effective operation of their controls, proper body position and the basics of cornering.
  • Coaching will be a blend of games, drills and application of skills on single track and dirt environments.
  • By the end of the program participants will:
    • Ride confidently on simple to intermediate mountain bike trails.
    • Feel ready to progress with a solid understanding of basic safely and skills.
    • Have an appreciation for the outdoors and the many health & wellness benefits mountain biking can provide.
    • Make new friends and connections with their peers.
    • Increase their overall fitness and stamina.

IMPORTANT PREREQUISITES FOR AGES 7-9:  Participants must know how to confidently ride a pedal bike with no training wheels and be capable of riding on dirt trails. Participant's bike must have gears and front & rear hand brakes.

PROGRAM DETAILS (AGE 9-11)

  • Introduction to the fundamentals of mountain biking in new and exciting environments and continuous development of these skills.
  • While this group will be learning more advanced skills, the focus is still primarily on having fun! 
  • By the end of the program participants will:
    • Be comfortable using the front brake, dynamic body position and using trail features such and berms.
    • Be introduced to more advanced skills such as pressure control, using trail features such as rollers and picking lines on intermediate terrain.
    • Have an appreciation for the outdoors and the many health & wellness benefits mountain biking can provide.
    • Make new friends and connections with their peers.
    • Increase their overall fitness and stamina.

IMPORTANT PREREQUISITES FOR AGES 9-11: Participants must know how to confidently ride a pedal bike on basic dirt trails/single track. Participant's bike must have gears, front & rear hand brakes and dirt specific tires. Disc brakes are recommended.

    SCHEDULE

    • Both age groups are available for each set of dates listed below.
    • This program runs twice a week for 2 consecutive weeks.
    • Each day consists of 3 hours for a total of 12 hours coaching.
    • Age 7-9 rides from 9am to 12pm.
    • Age 9-12 rides from 1pm to 4pm.
    • NEW! Age 7-9 program that runs from 1pm to 4 pm on August 3,5,10 and 12.
    • A calendar of the schedule can be found here

      PROGRAM DATES

      • July 6, 8, 13 and 15
      • July 22, 24, 27 and 29
      • August 3,5,10 and 12
      • August 17, 19, 24 and 26

        COST 

        • The 4 day program is 300 + GST for each participant. 

        COACHING

        • There will be 3 coaches with each group for a maximum ratio of 6 participants per coach.
        • Our experienced coaches are PMBIA certified and have extensive experience coaching children in the Calgary area.

        To meet our awesome crew, click here.

        REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

        • A well tuned bike
        • Helmet
        • Closed toed shoes, preferably something flat like a skate shoe
        • Other protective equipment like knee pads, elbow pads and sunglasses is recommended
        • Participants must have a way to carry their own snacks and water. (e.g. backpack or bottle cage & bike bag)

        WHAT TO BRING

        • Snacks and water. (Food sharing is not allowed)
        • Warm, lightweight layers.
        • Waterproof shell / jacket.
        • Sun screen and bug spray.

          Coaches will have tools and first aid supplies to deal with with minor bike repairs & injuries.

          MEETING LOCATION 

          https://goo.gl/maps/3vkpcjmoyj6ymWSK9 

          There is a playground with a covered picnic area - this is where participants will be picked up and dropped off. There is parking on the side of the road immediately adjacent to the playground. 

          COMMUNICATION 

          Upon registering, you will receive an email from us with more details. We use TeamSnap to communicate with parents about meeting spots, changes dues to weather and any other updates we need to get to parents before a ride. There will be instructions on how to sign up in our email. 

          QUESTIONS?

          Please feel free to get in touch. We would be happy to help you out!

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