We are currently seeking volunteer mountain bike coaches for our Recreational MTB Program. If you are passionate about mountain biking and have the desire to coach the next generation of mountain bikers or ride along with your child’s group bringing up the rear as a parent volunteer, we’d love to have you on board. For more information, please contact Erik Anderson email@example.com
2024 Spring registration will be open in April
Spring sessions – 6 week
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wed and Thurs evening groups
May 17 – June 22
Max 6 riders per group
Riders only ride one night per week
Fall sessions – 6 week
Wed & Thurs Nights (6 Weeks)
Dates: Sept. 6 – Oct. 12
REC Mountain Bike Program:
We are offering the mountain bike program 1 night/week, either Wednesday or Thursday nights. We are limited by our guiding permit to the number of participants per paid evening so we request that you only register your child for one night per week.
Program group sizes will be approximately 6-8 kids per group.
Programs for children 6-10 yrs:
Will focus on developing the essential mountain bike skills. Kids will receive a great deal of instruction on how to ride mountain bikes during the program however, regardless of age
Pre-requisite – children should come into the program with basic riding skills and feeling comfortable riding up and down trails with rough and uneven terrain and be able to ride for at least 15 minutes without stopping.
Programs for children 11 -17 yrs:
Will involve more advanced skills but will also involve much more continuous riding. Riders in this group will also be exposed to different styles of riding and racing.
Pre-requisite -Participants in this group should be able to ride over rough terrain and be able to ride for at least 30 minutes without stopping
Assessment Week & Group Placement:
The first week of the program will be used to assess each child’s skill, fitness and ability. It is very important that all participants attend their first session to ensure that they get placed into the correct group.
Children will be placed into groups with other riders of similar abilities, regardless of age.
Example: it is possible for your 9 or 10-year-old child to be moved into the older age categories based on their skills and fitness.
Please note that due to the number of participants, that once registered you may not move your child to different nights. Also, we are not able to accommodate special requests that your child be in a specific group or with a particular child or coach.
Please ensure that mountain bikes are in working order and properly fitting helmets worn at all times – no exceptions. Don’t forget water and a water bottle.
Because our programs are so popular and we are limited by both coach resources and AB Parks permits, we have a tiered registration process. This allows previous registrants to continue in the program and allows them to develop growth in this sport. We also open a Monday night group ride (parent supervised – no drop offs) to allow new members to join in the fun, ride with other youth, and become members of XCBC.
Please have a read over our program information & schedule listed on the calendar.