Bike Basics


Recently, we have heard several questions from parents considering signing their kiddos up for the Intro to Mountain Bike sessions. Please consider this “take 2” on sharing information about what is needed to learn the basics:

Will my child’s bike be OK for the class?

The simple answer is – YES.

If you have a functioning bike that fits your child, you are good to go!  We do ask that you make sure the brakes are functional and the tires hold air. It is NOT necessary to have a mountain bike, suspension, or even gears for this class.

In addition, at the beginning of the first class we will perform a safety check of each bike and check the helmet fit for each participant.

What should my child wear (besides their helmet)?

Comfortable clothes appropriate for the weather conditions. Closed toed shoes are required. You do NOT need bike specific shorts or jerseys.

Where is Mountain View Park?

Mountain View Park in the Calhoun area of Clemson nestled at end of Mountain View Lane and surrounded on 3 sides by Lake Hartwell. It is a gem of a park with a ⅔ mile trail and a level grassy area perfect for some bike skills drills. There is plenty of parking and a nice shady area with picnic tables. Otherwise, the park is rustic (ie no bathroom facilities or running water.)