Our youth mountain bike skills clinic is designed to inspire a new generation of mountain bikers with the goal of sharing our love of riding in a safe and fun learning environment.
In this clinic, our professional instructors will teach technique and fundamentals which form the base for more specific “on trail” skills. We will start out on a flat, grassy surface where we will teach and practice all of the fundamentals. Once riders have exhibited and understanding of the fundamentals, we’ll “take it to the trail” where we’ll begin to apply basic techniques to our riding.
The youth program will focus on teaching proper Trail Etiquette, the most important and fragile parts of the bike, fundamentals, basic technique and skills, and more.
In this course, riders will learn, practice, and hone the following skills:
- Pre-ride bike inspection
- Mountain biking trail etiquette
- Body Position
- Foot position
- Bike/body separation
- Tight turns
- Climbing Technique
- Basic Cornering
CAG recommends flat pedals for all beginner instruction.
All youth riders must be able to show competency in pedaling, steering, and braking to attend this clinic.
All youth riders need to have their own equipment. CAG does not provide bikes, helmets, or any other biking equipment.
2018 Clinic Dates: 6/22, 7/7, 8/11