Youth Mountain Biking

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Join us for great adventures in Youth Mountain Biking. Operated by certified SimplyMTB Mountain Biking Coaches, participants learn the basics and rules of mountain biking while enjoying our great Corner Canyon trails. With a 6:1 rider-instructor ratio, this program has proven to be an awesome time enjoying the outdoors.

Who

The Youth Mountain Biking class is divided into two clinics.

The Youth Mountain Biking Beginners Class is for youth ages 7 - 15. These single-day, 90-minute clinics teach students about bikes and safety, how to shift gears, stand on pedals, and work on small obstacles. Riders will not be required to ride on dirt trails but must be able to ride a bike.

Youth Mountain Biking - 4 Day Clinics are for youth ages 10 - 14. Based on skill, these clinics are divided into Intro to Trails and Intermediate Sessions. Riders must have a mountain bike (not BMX) in good working condition. Helmets and a spare tube are mandatory. Additional gear to protect hands, wrists, elbows, etc. all strongly recommended.

When

The Youth Mountain Biking Beginners Class 90-minute clinics are offered in April and May. All dates and times are subject to change. See the tables below for details.

Youth Mountain Biking Beginners Class
Date
Time
April 264:00 - 5:15 PM
April 265:30 - 6:45 PM
May 244:00 - 5:15 PM
May 245:30 - 6:45 PM


The Youth Mountain Biking - 4-Day Clinics run from May through August. Based on skill, these clinics are divided into Intro to Trails and Intermediate Sessions. All dates and times are subject to change. See the tables below for details.

Intro to Trails
Week
Date
Time
1
May 20 - 23
8:00 - 9:30 AM
3
June 3 - 6
8:00 - 9:30 AM
4
June 17 - 20
8:00 - 9:30 AM
5
July 22 - 25
8:00 - 9:30 AM
6
August 12 - 15
8:00 - 9:30 AM


Intro to Trails is for students who can ride a two-wheel bike and are comfortable standing up on pedals, shifting gears, and riding around the neighborhood, with knowledge of how to use their brakes. Students must have a mountain bike with shifting gears, knobby tires, and reachable hand brakes.

Intermediate Sessions
Week
Date
Time
1
May 20 - 23
9:30 - 11:00 AM
2
June 3 - 6
9:30 - 11:00 AM
3
June 17 - 20
9:30 - 11:00 AM
4
July 22 - 25
9:30 - 11:00 AM
5
August 12 - 15
9:30 - 11:00 AM


Intermediate Sessions are for students who are comfortable biking on dirt trails with control of speed and endurance to ride trails, with climbing for up to one hour. Students are motivated to expand mountain bike skills and should be capable of shifting gears efficiently and standing up on pedals on all downhill trails. Students must have a mountain bike with shifting gears, knobby tires, and reachable hand brakes.

All riders will have a coach evaluation as to their level and abilities to best know how to coach them on the first day. They will also properly adjust their seats, brakes, and shifter positions to the proper placement. Instructors will not allow riders to use unsafe equipment.

Where

Youth Mountain Biking Beginners Class — Draper City Parks and Recreation Department (12354 S. 800 E.)

Youth Mountain Biking - 4 Day Clinics — Andy Ballard Arena/Cycle Park (1600 E. Highland Dr.)

Cost

Youth Mountain Biking Beginners Class — $45 per 90-minute clinic

Youth Mountain Biking - 4 Day Clinics — $180 per participant; includes custom mountain bike gloves.

Important Information for the Youth Mountain Biking - 4-Day Clinics

Youth Mountain Biking - 4 Day Clinics build on the skills the students learn throughout the week. It is very important students attend the first and second days since we work on essential skills that will keep them safe on their bikes. 

We will be leaving the parking lot five (5) minutes after start time every day.  Your rider should show up early and be ready to ride on time.  We use the additional five (5) minutes for bike safety checks.

If your student took the Intro to Trails clinic last year, the Intermediate Sessions would be a great follow-up clinic. For information on which class would be best for your child, please contact instructor Sam Buckmiller at 801-674-0103.

Registration

All session registrations end one week before each session or until full. Spots fill up fast! Register early to secure your spot!

Beginner Class Registration
4 Day Clinic Registration

Inclement Weather

The event will be held in snow, rain, or shine. However, it may be cancelled or postponed due to severe weather. Check this webpage for current information or call (801) 576-6572.

ADA Accessibility

To request an accommodation due to a disability contact the Recreation Manager at (801) 576-6556 or by email. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least five days prior to the event date.

Contact

Mark Resch
Recreation Manager
Email
(801) 576-6556