YOUTH MOUNTAIN

BIKING, EDUCATION,

AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH

 

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR WMBC YOUTH PROGRAMS

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Registration for 2021 youth spring programs is in progress.  All WMBC After School Clubs and YTC (Youth Trail Corps) registration will be available for registration on this website through 6 crickets. If you are interested in starting your own youth club, please connect with char.waller@wmbcmtb.org. We are working in accordance with state/CDC COVID guidelines for youth groups. 

 

Charlotte Waller - WMBC Education Director

YOUTH EDUCATION OVERVIEW

Our Education Programs reach over 6,000 youth in our community every year. 

 

  • 20+ After School Mountain Bike Clubs - Elementary, Middle, High School and Flying Squirrels girls group and

  • Vamos Outdoors Project After School Mountain Bike Club - Getting underserved Latinx youth outdoors - mountain biking and service learning

  • Training 20+ new ride leaders every year - we contract out to the BICP to train all our ride leaders for maximum safety and consistency for our program

  • Youth Trail Corps - Middle and High School program focusing on Trail Building, Trail maintenance and riding bikes

  • Bike Rodeos - held annually at each elementary school in Bellingham and many schools out in the county. WMBC funds most of the 24 Bike Rodeos every year which reaches out to 5,500 elementary-aged kids.. 

  • Service Learning - teaches kids the value and fun of working outside on trails

  • Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day - Annual event held that is open to public and entails RRAD Bike Rodeo, MarchNorthwest skills, organized rides, Bike checks with Jacks Bicycle Center

  • Youth first aid classes - especially tailored for pre-teen/teen youth that are riding without adult supervision. Marie Bussard generously teaches this class each year.

 

GOALS:

  • Continue maintaining and building all current programs including reaching out to more underserved youth in our community. 

  • Give underserved kids the opportunity to own a bike through the WMBC. If you need a bike or have one to donate connect with char.waller@wmbcmtb.org

  • Get more kids riding bikes and participating in trail work!

SUPPORTERS

Thanks to our many supporters that help our many youth programs flourish. Through donations and grants, we are able to reach out to many underserved youths in our community. 

Big supporters for 2020:

Fanatik Bikes, Transition Bikes, Fairhaven Bikes, Jacks Bicycle Center, Boundary Bay Brewery, New Belgium Brewery, Northwest Recycling, Erin Bakers, RRAD, Superfeet, Trail Boss, BICP, Liet Designs, Darren Clark/Farmers Insurance, Prevelo, Dakine, High Above, Bellingham Whatcom Firefighters Benevolent Foundation, Clif Bar, & many Individual and Business Donors

Let us know if you are interested in making a specific donation to one of our youth programs!

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TAKE A KID MOUNTAIN BIKING DAY OVERVIEW

Our annual fall TKMBD is open to all youth in Whatcom County. A Bike rodeo, mountain bike rides, games, races, skills courses and lots of fun make this day a great way to introduce kids to mountain biking, meet new friends and challenge themselves.

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