Got a young rider at home itching to up their mountain biking game? Our four-week, once-a-week after-school program in Castlegar is just the ticket for 6-12 year olds who are ready to step it up a notch. With over 15 years of experience running youth programs, Kootenay Mountain Biking's PMBIA-certified coaches are all set to guide them through the next level of biking fun.
We start off at the bike park, getting a feel for the basics in the first week. Then, it's off to Merry Creek trails for the real deal. Here’s where your kid will learn the art of pedaling uphill – it's tough but super rewarding. And the best part? What goes up must come down! After the climb, they get to zoom back down, using all those cool downhill skills they’ve picked up.
This isn’t just about pedaling and steering. We’re talking about getting the hang of gears to make the ride smoother, both up and down the hill, and learning those braking tricks for better control. Plus, we’ll show them how to position their body just right for an easier, more comfortable ride. And let’s not forget picking the best lines on the trail and being aware of their surroundings – it’s all part of the adventure.
If your kiddo is already doing alright on green trails and has tried out some blue tracks, this program is the perfect next step. We’re here to help them love mountain biking even more.
So, if you want your child to really grow their skills and confidence on the bike, come join us. Sign up and get ready to see them have a blast on the trails!
Looking for a bike? Ask us about our youth bike rental program.
If you’re not sure on your child’s ability level, check out our levels HERE.
4 x Thursdays - May 30th, June 6th, June 13th, June 20th
Level 2-3, Ages 6-12yrs
3:45pm - 5:45pm
$209 + gst (includes KMB Jersey)
Meet Bonny Wright, a true mountain biking enthusiast with a deep-rooted passion for the sport. Bonny has spent years nurturing her love for mountain biking right here in Castlegar, where she also raised her family. Her connection to the local trails and community runs deep, and she's thrilled to share this passion with other women and youth in the area.
Bonny's experience is as rich as it is diverse. She's been at the forefront of running ladies' ride nights, creating a space where women can learn, grow, and enjoy biking in a supportive environment. Her work doesn't stop there; she's also played a pivotal role in the high school bike program, inspiring young riders to embrace the sport.
We're incredibly excited to have Bonny join our team this year. Her arrival marks a significant step in expanding our programs in the Castlegar area. Bonny is not just a coach; she's an inspiration. Her natural coaching style, combined with her genuine enthusiasm for mountain biking, makes her an ideal mentor. Under her guidance, you're not just building skills; you're growing in confidence and enjoyment of the sport.
Bonny is a certified PMBIA level 1 coach, a testament to her commitment to providing high-quality, safe, and enjoyable training. Working with her, you'll quickly see why she's loved and respected in the mountain biking community. Get ready to embark on a journey of skill enhancement and personal growth with Bonny as your guide.