After School Bike Clubs 2021 Recap
Elementary through Middle School Bike Clubs continue to be overwhelmingly popular and fill up almost instantly once registration is open. Enrollment: nearly 500 kids in our After School Bike Clubs for 2021.
-Our clubs include multiple open elementary, girls groups (Flying Squirrels), and middle school groups.
-Programs run spring and fall for weekly rides on Galbraith Mountain Trails.
-We offer scholarships to requesting families and, when possible, loan out bikes to those in need.
TO RIDE WITH US:
After School Bike Clubs are for beginners through advanced mountain bike riders!
Each bike club is unique and has different criteria. Participants must....
Be confident riding a bike on easy trails, shifting gears and braking.
Have a Mountain Bike with functional front and rear brakes and multiple gears.
Wear a helmet (No Exceptions) Be dropped off by an adult at trails with their bikes and gear
Depending on CDC guidelines: be prepared to wear a mask that covers mouth and nose and is comfortable to wear for mountain biking.
We will depart the parking lot and ride for about 1.5-3 hours with breaks for snacks and water. Each group will head to trails suitable for the stamina & skill level of the group.
REMEMBER BEFORE YOU RIDE:
All participants will need:
Mountain Bike with functional front and rear brakes and multiple gears.
Please have your child’s bike checked out by a qualified bike mechanic at one of our great bike shops in town. Have them check the brakes, drivetrain, tires, headset, shocks (if applicable) and overall condition of the bike. Bike shops offer this service at no charge.
Helmet in good shape (No Exceptions) * Remember, if your helmet has been impacted by a crash while riding, replace it asap.
Snack - please make sure your child brings a nourishing snack, possibly two if they tend to be hungry after school and while exercising
Hydration pack with water or bike bottle that fits on bike cage (non glass)
Depending on CDC guidelines: Mask that covers nose and mouth, fits well and is suited for activity.
Clothing and necessary items:
Good, stiff soled shoes - no sandals, boots, or crocs!
Warm ( thermal/not cotton) undershirt, and one other non cotton warmer layer.
Parents: Kids can get cold and possibly wet. Having warm and dry clothes and appropriate layers will help them enjoy and appreciate being out in the elements. Parents please prepare your child with what they will need to enjoy themselves in any kind of weather. You know your kid best! Please check the weather forecast ahead of time and help them gather what they need for success.
Other Items (Not Required): Bike Gloves, Galbraith Trails Map, Bike Pump, Patch Kit, Spare tube (that is the right size for their wheel) Tire levers, Allen Wrenches/multi tool, Knee and Elbow pads, Protective eyewear.
WMBC After School Bike clubs welcome kids from all socio-economic backgrounds out on the trails having fun on their bikes in peer groups of similar ability. Instruction will be limited to the basics - braking, shifting, attack position (standing "level pedal"), etc.
Don't see a club for your youth? Consider forming a new club!
Connect with us at email@example.com for more info.
Connect with us if you have a bike to donate!
Biking and getting outdoors are all the more important right now. We are committed to offering our WMBC After School Bike Clubs Spring 2022 with current COVID/CDC policies to ensure a safe experience.
We have a private Facebook group for parents/guardians with youth programming dates and way to connect with others in the community.