Evergreen Mountain Bike Skills Classes for Kids

Three hour Basic Skills for Kids Classes (May - October)

Join the fun on mountain bikes! Learn how to have fun and be safe riding trails! Go up and down hills, roll over small logs and roots, and ride twisty, turny singletrack. Some of the skills we will be covering are bike/body position, shifting, braking, climbing, descending, front wheel lifts and more! The class is for ages 8-13; we welcome individuals and groups.

Kids must bring a working mountain bike, helmet and signed youth waiver. Classes are located at Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah. More details will be provided upon registration.

Cost: $50 - for current Evergreen members.

Non-members must purchase an Evergreen membership. An individual membership is $30/yr and an annual family membership is $50/yr. To become an Evergreen member either go to our membership page or there is the option to purchase a membership during the registration process.

Class Sign-up Instructions: Due to limitations in our current web system you will register for classes through sportssignup.com on our MTB Class registration page to sign-up for our Basic Skills for Kids.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to create a separate account at www.sportssignup.com to register. If you have an account for the evergreenmtb.org website, it is not the same account. They are separate websites so therefore are separate accounts. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Basic Skills Classes for Kids

Sat. May 31
Sun. June 22
Thurs. August 7

Evergreen 5-day MTB Dirt Camps for Kids! (June - August)

All camps are sold-out!

Sponsored by Progression Cycles!

Cost: $350 - for Evergreen members.

Non-members must purchase an Evergreen membership. An individual membership is $30/yr and an annual family membership is $50/yr. To become an Evergreen member either go to our membership page or there is the option to purchase a membership during the registration process.

Class Sign-up Instructions: Due to limitations in our current web system you will register for the camps through sportssignup.com on our MTB Dirt Camp registration page to sign-up for our MTB 5-Day Camps.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to create a separate account at www.sportssignup.com to register. If you have an account for the evergreenmtb.org website, it is not the same account. They are separate websites so therefore are separate accounts. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Ages: 9 - 13

Time: 9am - 3pm

Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate/Adv

Location: Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah

Session 1: June 23 - 27 Sold-Out! - A waiting list is available on the registration page.

Session 2: July 7-11 Sold-Out! - A waiting list is available on the registration page.

Session 3: July 21-25 Sold-Out! - A waiting list is available on the registration page.

Session 4: July 28-Aug 1 Sold-Out! - A waiting list is available on the registration page.

Session 5: August 11-15 Sold-Out! - A waiting list is available on the registration page

Session 6: August 18-22 Sold-Out! - A waiting list is available on the registration page.

 

Spend five action-packed days of fun in the woods! Dominate jumps, rip through dirt, and hammer around roots and rocks just like the pros! Technical trickery, jumps, and drops are just some of the skills we work on in this camp. Each day starts off with skill builders and ends with trail rides. Guest pro riders will drop in and talk about what it takes to get to the top. We’ll do a hands-on fix-a-flat class and play lots of bike games. Half a day will be spent learning about stewardship and trail maintenance techniques. Be sure to come prepared for lots of fun! Groups will be split by age and ability.

The Basics: gearing up, braking, shifting and body position

Balance: bridges, skinnies and slow races

Uphill and Downhill: faster and safer

Obstacles: logs, roots and rocks

Drops and Jumps: small to medium size (1/2 ft-2 ft high)

Bike Maintenance: fix-a-flat

Trail maintenance: learn to preserve your favorite trail

 

Summer Camp Options through Sweetlines: (ages 6 - 14)

Location: Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah

Jr. Freeride Camps: Ages: 10 - 14 (int/adv skill level - see prerequisites)
Session 1: July 14 - 18
Session 2: Aug 4 - 8

Dirt Shredders: Ages: 6 - 8
Session 1: July 21 - 25
Session 2: Aug 18 - 22

Gravity Girls Camp: Ages: 10 - 14
July 28 - Aug 1

For details, prerequisites and registration info on these camps, please visit Sweetlines.com. Or email Kat Sweet for more information.

 

Summer Camp Options through Cascade Bicycle Club: (ages 6 - 15)

Looking for other youth riding camps in the Seattle area? Check-out Cascade Bicycle Club for more opportunities.

 

Dirt Riders Club (May - August)

Ages: 8 - 13

Time: 5 - 7pm

When: 1 day per week for 4 weeks

Cost: $130 - for Evergreen members.

Non-members must purchase an Evergreen membership. An individual membership is $30/yr and an annual family membership is $50/yr. To become an Evergreen member either go to our membership page or there is the option to purchase a membership during the registration process.

Class Sign-up Instructions: Due to limitations in our current web system you will register for the camps through sportssignup.com on our MTB Dirt Camp registration page to sign-up for our MTB 5-Day Camps.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to create a separate account at www.sportssignup.com to register. If you have an account for the evergreenmtb.org website, it is not the same account. They are separate websites so therefore are separate accounts. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Let's ride! Each session starts with warm up drills. Then we hit the trails exploring twisting single track, rallying over roots and logs, and playing balance and agility games. We have sessions at St Edward State Park in Kenmore and Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah.

Groups are split by ability. Kids must bring a working mountain bike, helmet and signed youth waiver and medical form. More details will be provided upon registration.

Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah

Session 1: Wednesdays: May 7, 14, 21, 28 Sold-Out! - A waiting list is available on the registration page.

Session 2: Tuesdays: June 3, 10, 17, 24 Sold-Out! - A waiting list is available on the registration page.

Session 3: Thursdays: July 10, 17, 24, 31 Sold-Out! - A waiting list is available on the registration page.

Session 4: Wednesdays: Aug 6, 13, 20, 27

 

Big Finn Hill, Kirkland

Session 1: Wednesdays: June 4, 11, 18, 25

Session 2: Tuesdays: July 8, 15, 22, 29

Please visit our Youth program registration page to register for the Dirt Riders Club.

 

Youth Program contact info:

For questions regarding our youth class offerings please contact our Youth Education Coordinator, for assistance.

 

Evergreen Youth Policy

Waiver and Medical Forms
If a parent or guardian has not provided a signed waiver and medical forms for each child, that child will not be allowed to participate in the class. Waivers must be signed by both the parent AND the child.

Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures
Parents must follow the pick-up and release procedures for class.

Evergreen instructors cannot transport a child in their own vehicle under any circumstances.

Drop-Off:
Child must be dropped off at the designated time and place. If you are going to be late please call the instructor and let them know. In the event a child is late it is at instructor discretion whether they can join the class depending on how much material has been covered. If late it is the parents responsibility for getting the child to the class location.

Pick-up:
Instructor must hand-off the child to parent at the designated time and place.

Late Pick-up:
Out of respect to our volunteer instructors, we ask that parents please be on time for drop-off and pick-up. An extra fee of $10 will be charged for every 10 minutes over the designated pick-up time.

Duthie:
Drop-off/Pick-up is in the Duthie parking lot at the picnic table. Parents must be on time and the instructor must verbally and visually confirm the child is met by the parent. If a parent is riding and wants to pick the child up in the Duthie clearing, they must inform an instructor at the start of the class and must be present at the designated time.

Other Class Locations:
Drop-off/Pick-up locations will vary for classes not held at Duthie. Parents will be emailed instructions prior to class.

Older Students:
Students age 14 and up will be allowed to leave without a parent but only with written permission from the parent in advance.

Parent Involvement
We ask that parents do not remain in the area during class to watch. Parents may either leave the area, or find a spot to watch where they will not be observed by the class.

The class is considered a ‘closed environment’ and we ask that parents not interact with the class or students during class time.

 

Class and Cancellation Policies

Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance classes are non-refundable.

Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to the scheduled class start time in order to apply your class fee to a future class. The transfer must be used during the current season. It cannot be carried over to the following year.

Class will be canceled if there is heavy rain, high wind, or temperatures below freezing. Light rain is fine. In the event of inclement weather, please check your email the day of class to see if the class has been canceled.

Please note we do not accept ‘drop-ins’ on the day of class. You must register and pay prior to the class to participate.

Instructors cannot take payment at the time of class. You must register and pay prior to the class to participate.

Series Classes: Evergreen does not offer make-up classes at this time. In the event of a cancellation due to inclement weather we will offer a partial refund for canceled classes at the end of the series.

Camps: Classes will be held rain or shine. Cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to the camp start date to get a refund. Cancellations made after 72 hours will not be refunded, unless there is a waitlist and your spot can be filled.

 

 

 

Last modified on 2014-08-04 15:39:02 by Glenn Glover.


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