AFTER SCHOOL

BIKE CLUBS

Over 20 Clubs and  300+ youth participate every year in our programs including: elementary, middle, high school, girls and underserved youth.

PREREQUISITES

TO JOIN ON THESE RIDES:

After School Bike Clubs are for beginners through advanced mountain bike riders!

 Participants must.... 

  • Be confident riding a bike - it's ok if they've never ridden trails, but should be fairly competent on sidewalks, gravel paths, etc. 

  • Have a Mountain Bike with functional front and rear brakes 

  • Wear a helmet (No Exceptions) Be dropped off by an adult at trails with their bikes and gear

  • Wear a mask at all times that covers mouth and nose and is comfortable to wear for mountain biking. 

Itinerary: 

We will depart the parking lot and ride for about 1.5-2 hours with plenty of breaks for snacks, water and activities that will increase bike handling skills. Each group will head to trails suitable for the stamina & skill level of its riders. 

REMEMBER TO BRING:

All participants will need:

  • Mountain Bike with functional front and rear brakes. 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. Most bike shops offer this service at no charge.

  • Helmet (No Exceptions)

  • Mask that covers nose and mouth, fits well and is suited for activity.

  • 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) 

 

Clothing and necessary items: 

  • Good, stiff soled shoes - no sandals, boots, or crocs!

  • Rain jacket

  • Warm ( thermal/not cotton) undershirt, and one other non cotton warmer layer.

  • Parents: It is likely that kids will 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 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.

OTHER DETAILS:

WMBC After School Bike clubs are intended to get 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.  

 

Biking and getting outdoors is all the more important this fall. We are commited to offering our WMBC After School Bike Clubs this fall with strict COVID policies to ensure a safe experience. 

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