Dirt Kids (kids ages 10 – 15)

This 6-part series for kids ages 10 – 15 is designed to give basic mountain bike riding skills and let you try racing in a fun environment. Participants will learn trail etiquette, safety, basic climbing and descending techniques, and much more!

This bike series is organized and run by NCCP certified coaches who are also available to assist in creating training plans for those who plan on more racing.

Sessions run from May 1 until June 12, 2017 (no session on Victoria Day). Additional information will be emailed once registration is complete.

For questions related to registration please contact: Shea Stevenson Dirt Kids Coordinator

Pricing:  

Pricing is:  $115 ($85 for current NBR & SCA members). Parents are also encouraged to join the NBR club and assist with, or participate in, the races. Biking is a fantastic activity that can be enjoyed as a family. No experience or perceived skill is required.

Click Here to Register for Dirt Kids

Registrations will not be accepted on-site.

Schedule:

All sessions run from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  Please do not be late to pick up your child.  Volunteers will not wait unreasonable times.

***Parents must attend the first session for the bicycle safety check. ***

May 1 – Trail Etiquette, Braking, Shifting and Safety Position; Race #1
May 8 – Review of Braking and Shifting; Passing; Race #2
May 15 – Ascending and Descending; Review of Passing; Race #3
May 22 – No Class – Victoria Day
May 29 – Review of Ascending and Descending; Cornering; Race #4
June 5 – Consolidating Skills; Race #5
June 12 – Race Night and Wind-up #6

Equipment Requirements:

  • A bicycle in good working condition with two-wheels (no training wheels), hand brakes (no
    coaster brakes), and with a minimum of 5 gears. Bicycles not meeting these requirements will not be accepted for safety reasons.
  • Bike tune-up (completed prior to coming to the first session please)
  • CSA approved cycling helmet and a mountain bike in good running order.
  • Gloves (any kind will do) and eyewear
  • Water bottle holder with water (or small backpack with water)

Weather:

  • Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. Spring weather can be unpredictable, and it can be quite cold if it is cloudy or windy.
  • Cancellations due to rain will be posted at: www.nbrcycling.ca by 5 PM.
  • Classes will end IMMEDIATELY upon thunderstorm activity (please be prepared to pick your child up in the event of a thunderstorm)

Location:

For information on Kids Sport Funding, please visit:
http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/index.php?page=saskatchewan_how_to_apply

For information on the Saskatchewan Child Tax Credit:
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/fitness