Intermediate Mountain Biking

Ages: Elementary (Grades 4-5), and Middle (Grades 6-8)
Number of participants: 6-10
Duration: 2-3 hour sessions
What’s included: Instruction, snacks, fun ride
Cost: $40 per rider

Goals of this program:

  • Have fun!
  • Build on basic skills for riding on trails.
  • Revisit bike care and maintenance.
  • Become more aware of how to share your experience and support others.
  • Develop more conditioning and trail awareness.

Overview of skills (Always subject to adapt to students and weather):

  • Review of basic skills like form, speed control, bike fit, turning, and trail obstacles.
  • Fundamentals like shifting.
  • Specific skills for climbing and safely descending.
  • Conditioning to greater distances (more than 5 miles).

Necessary Equipment: A mountain bike with handle bar brakes, shifting, and some suspension. Helmet and water bottle or hydration backpack are also required.

Upcoming Dates: