Trail Kids Beginner Mountain Bike Clinics

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Wed 29th May 2024 - Sat 21st September 2024

7 races

Organiser's Description

The Beginner Mountain Bike Clinics are part of the Loppet Foundation’s Trail Kids year-round programming. 
These clinics are designed for youth who have no experience riding single track trails. If you are new to the Trail Kids program, these clinics are highly suggested before taking one of the six-week evening sessions. Mountain bike clinics will be held primarily on open grassy areas with some single track riding at the end of each session. During clinic practices, participants will be coached by trained Loppet Trail Kids coaches on a variety of mountain bike skills, so they can become safe and confident riders. Fundamental Skills include:
Ready/neutral position for descending hillsSide/Side bike body separationPedaling/shifting efficientlyControlling speed and braking safelyCornering confidentlyHandling obstacles and rocky terrainRiding with visionRatcheting
Participants will be tested at the end of the session on different bike skills and will be able to move up in levels if they progress through additional tests throughout the season. For a full description of our mountain bike skill level progression, view the Trail Kids MTB Skill Level Guide.
 
Equipment/Bike Rental
Equipment Needed: All participants will need their own mountain bike, helmet, and water carrier. Bikes need to have both front and back wheel brakes on the handle bars (no peddle brakes or kickstands allowed). Tires must have tread and be wide enough to ride safely on mountain bike trails. For more on mountain bike equipment, view the Trail Kids MTB Equipment Guide.
Loppet Bike Rentals: Trail Kids has a limited mountain bike rental fleet for those who do not have one for an additional fee of $30. If you need to rent a bike, make sure to select this add-on when you register (as supplies last).

Races

  • Beginner Clinic 1: Wirth - Late Wednesday

    Wed 29th May 2024

    CLOSED
  • Beginner Clinic 1: Wirth - Early Thursday

    Thu 30th May 2024

    CLOSED
  • Beginner Clinic 1: Wirth - Late Thursday

    Thu 30th May 2024

    CLOSED
  • Beginner Clinic 2: Wirth - Late Wednesday

    Wed 24th July 2024

  • Beginner Clinic 2: Wirth - Early Thursday

    Thu 25th July 2024

  • Beginner Clinic 3: Wirth - Thursday

    Thu 5th September 2024

  • Beginner Clinic 3: Wirth - Saturday

    Sat 7th September 2024

Book

  • Beginner Clinic 1: Wirth - Late Wednesday

    Wed 29th May 2024

    CLOSED
  • Beginner Clinic 1: Wirth - Early Thursday

    Thu 30th May 2024

    CLOSED
  • Beginner Clinic 1: Wirth - Late Thursday

    Thu 30th May 2024

    CLOSED
  • Beginner Clinic 2: Wirth - Late Wednesday

    Wed 24th July 2024

  • Beginner Clinic 2: Wirth - Early Thursday

    Thu 25th July 2024

  • Beginner Clinic 3: Wirth - Thursday

    Thu 5th September 2024

  • Beginner Clinic 3: Wirth - Saturday

    Sat 7th September 2024

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Minneapolis, Minnesota

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