TRAIL KIDS Beginner Mountain Bike Clinics

Wed April 21 - Thu August 19, 2021 Minneapolis, MN 55422 US
Clinics

Clinic 1

04/22 5:30PM CDT
Clinics: Beginner Clinic 1 Beginner Clinic 1 - With Rental

Clinic 2

$90 - $105 06/10 5:30PM CDT
Clinics: Beginner Clinic 2 Beginner Clinic 2 - With Rental

Clinic 1 - Thurs Afternoon

04/22 4:00PM CDT
Clinics: Beginner Clinic 1 - Thurs Afternoon Beginner Clinic 1 - Thurs Afternoon - With Rental

Clinic 1 - Wed Afternoon

04/21 4:00PM CDT
Clinics: Beginner Clinic 1 - Wed Afternoon Beginner Clinic 1 - Wed Afternoon - With Rental

Clinic 2 - Wed Afternoon

$75 - $105 06/09 4:00PM CDT
Clinics: Beginner Clinic 2 - Wed Afternoon Beginner Clinic 2 - Wed Afternoon - With Rental
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.loppet.org/programs/tk/mtbclincs/.

Place
1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway
Minneapolis, MN US 55422
Description

Clinic Description


The TRAIL KIDS beginner mountain bike 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 6 week evening sessions. Mountain bike skills will be held on grass areas and there will be some single track riding at the end of each session. During clinic sessions, youth 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 hills
  • Side/Side bike body separation
  • Pedaling/shifting efficiently
  • Controlling speed and braking safely
  • Cornering confidently
  • Handling obstacles and rocky terrain
  • Riding with vision
  • Ratcheting
Participants will be tested at the end of the session on the fundamental bike skills and will be able to move up in levels if they progress through additional evening program sessions offered throughout the season. For a full description of our mountain bike skill level progression click here: TRAIL KIDS MTB Skill Level Guide

Equipment/Bike Rental Option

Participants who do not have a mountain bike can sign up for a TRAIL KIDS mountain bike rental for an additional cost. Participants will need their own mountain bike, helmet, and water bottle carrier to participate. 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 click here: TRAIL KIDS MTB Equipment Guide

Wirth Dates and Registration

Registration will open March 1, 2021 for Session 1 & 2

Beginner Clinic Session 1
  • Dates: April 22 – May 6 ( three sessions total)
  • Session Days/Time: Thursdays 5:30PM – 7:00PM
  • Where: The Trailhead (meet at team flags in front of Trailhead building)

*NEW* Afternoon Offerings: Registration will open April 1, 2021 for *NEW* Afternoon Clinic offerings 

  • Dates: April 22 – May 6 (three sessions total)
  • Session Days/Time: Thursdays 4:00PM – 5:30PM
  • Where: The Trailhead
  • Cost: $75 if you do not need rentals/$105 if you do need rentals

 

  • Dates: April 21 – May 5 (three sessions total)
  • Session Days/Time: Wednesdays 4:00PM – 5:30PM
  • Where: The Trailhead
  • Cost: $75 if you do not need rentals/$105 if you do need rentals


Thursday Beginner Clinic Session 2

  • Dates: June 10 – June 24
  • Session Days/Time: Thursdays 5:30PM – 7:00PM
  • Where: The Trailhead (meet at team flags in front of Trailhead building)
  • Cost: On or before May 10th: $60 if you need rentals/$90 if you do not need rentals. After May 10th: $75 if you need rentals/$105 if you do not need rentals.

 

*NEW* Afternoon Offerings: Registration will open April 1, 2021 for *NEW* Afternoon Clinic offerings 

  • Dates: June 9 – June 23 (three sessions total)
  • Session Days/Time: Wednesdays 4:00PM – 5:30PM
  • Where: The Trailhead
  • Cost: $75 if you do not need rentals/$105 if you do need rentals

 

Registration will open April 1, 2021 for Session 3

Thursday Beginner Clinic Session 3

  • Dates: August 5 – August 19
  • Session Days/Time: Thursdays 5:30PM – 7:00PM
  • Where: The Trailhead (meet at team flags in front of Trailhead building)
  • Cost: On or before July 5th: $60 if you need rentals/$90 if you do not need rentals. After July 5th: $75 if you need rentals/$105 if you do not need rentals.

Scholarships and Sibling Discounts

Scholarships: Need-based registration partial scholarships are available. For information about TRAIL KIDS Program scholarships email trailkids@loppet.org.
Sibling Discount: For those families who have three or more kids in the program we will given a ten percent discount code. Please email trailkids@loppet.org for more information.
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