The youth summer bike club is for beginning to intermediate & advanced riders who want to develop a strong foundation riding mountain bikes and single track trails. Bike Club will offer two skills groups: beginning, and intermediate/advanced. Students will be placed in skills groups on the first day based on a group ride, skills observations, and challenge course. Bike club will meet each rider where they are at and challenge them, in a safe and supportive environment, to try new skills and improve.
We will cover more advanced skills and techniques, help riders who want to level up their skills, cover bike maintenance and care, and how to pack for different types of trips. Over the course of the summer, bike club will progressively advance through the different styles of Mt. Biking, from cross country styles to cyclocross, and each week will cover a specific skill set to focus on. Mt. Biking is an engaging, challening, and exciting sport in which riders gain fitness, endurance, strength, and confidence.
Behavior expectations and standards: We expect all of our students to be safe, kind, supportive of their teammates, and respectful to themselves, their bikes, their teammates, and the environment. Mt. Biking is a place to relax, have fun, trust the process, and put pride aside. Some 8 year olds are more skilled than some adults, and some 15 year olds are new to the sport. That is okay. Everyone is coming from a different background, confidence level, and skill set, and we will place each student where they need to be. We are not going to put beginners in advanced group settings - this would be dangerous, and we won't abide recklessness and destructive behavior. Safety is our number one priority, and we also must do our part to take care of the world-class bike trails we use.
Please make yourself familiar with the "parent info page" on our website. It contains gear lists, parent update forms, the parent portal, and other information that might be helpful. As always, call us at 907.229.9780 or 907.406.5651 if you have any questions!
Some of the skills we focus on are:
Tentative Daily itinerary:
We follow all CDC guidelines and standards. Our programs are all 100% outdoors, we wear masks, and our guides have received their vaccines.
A note on "lunch".
Kincaid Park - Sand Dunes at Jodhpur Trailhead 8200 Jodhpur St Anchorage, AK 99502