Mountain Biking

Summer and Winter Biking Fun!

Blackhawk members have access to a network of mountain bike trails for riders of all abilities. We have transformed out trails from “old school” rocky, rutted, fall-line trails to new “flow trails” that are wide, fun, fast, and sustainable. We’re open both summer and winter, with occasional closings due to rain or icy conditions. Any club member can use the trails. Mountain bike-only memberships are available ($25/single, $50/family). And lessons are available for kids during the summer (see below).

Trail Conditions- https://www.madcitydirt.com/index.php?action=trailconditions

WINTER SEASON BIKE TRAIL MAP

WARM SEASON BIKE TRAIL MAP

 

Blackhawk Kids Mountain Biking Program

Registration will open soon! Once registration opens open, use the Member Login button at top/right of page to register for memberhsips and programs.

Beginner/Intermediate

This program is geared towards children ages 6 or older, including those who have little or no experience off road biking. Through instruction and level progression, we will work with the children to become more comfortable and confident on their bicycle in an off-road setting.

What you need to participate: This lesson program is designed for children (ages 6 or older) who have their own bicycle and bike helmet. They don’t need a “mountain bike” specific bike as any dirt bike or non-road specific bike will work. We will start with the very basics of trail riding on the East Side of Blackhawk and will progress to riding intermediate mountain biking trails. The students will be able to progress at their own pace in a safe environment.

*** We will accommodate all skill levels for this lesson plan. We will challenge the more experienced bike riders and start from the very beginning of off-road with the newer bike riders. ***

Cost: $75.00 per child for a six-week lesson block. This fee will include instruction and a customized t-shirt.

 

Intermediate/Advanced

This program is geared towards children ages 8 or older who have significant experience off road biking. Through instruction and simulated situations, we will work with the children to become more comfortable riding mountain bike trails at higher speeds and in a more aggressive manner than our beginner program. This program will focus on teaching techniques used in an intermediate to advanced setting.

What you need to participate: This lesson program is designed for children (ages 8 or older) who have their own bicycle and bike helmet. A “mountain bike” specific bike with gears is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. We will start with intermediate of trail riding on the East Side of Blackhawk and will progress to riding advanced mountain biking trails. The students will be able to progress at their own pace in a safe environment.

Cost: $75.00 per child for a six-week lesson block. This fee will include instruction and a customized t-shirt.

Download a PDF on the 2018 Kids Beginner/Intermediate Mountain Biking Program.

Download a PDF on the 2018 Kids Intermediate/Advanced Mountain Biking Program.

For more general information about Mountain Biking and trails, please contact via email: Mountain Biking