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

Itinerary: 

We will depart the parking lot and ride for about 1.5 hours with plenty of breaks for snacks, water, "get to know you" activities and games 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)

  • A bike tube that is the right size for their wheel (check at bike shop).

  • Hydration pack or water bottle (non glass) 

  • Snack - please make sure your child brings a nourishing snack, possibly two if they tend to be hungry after school and while exercising

 

Clothing and necessary items: (Parents discretion)

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

  • Rain jacket

  • shorts or pants: synthetic works best

  • 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.

 

Other Items (Not Required): Bike Gloves, Galbraith Trails Map, Portable Bike Pump, Patch Kit, Spare tube, Tire levers, Allen Wrenches, Knee and Elbow pads, Protective eyewear.

OTHER DETAILS:

WMBC After School Bike clubs are aimed to get kids out on the trails having fun on their bikes with other riders at their experience level. We believe more time on bikes naturally leads to skill improvement. Instruction will be limited to the basics - braking, shifting, attack position (standing "level pedal"), etc.  

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School Clubs

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