Youth Mountain Bike Lessons

Summer 2022 Youth Mountain Bike Lessons

Youth Mountain Bike Lesson registration will open Tuesday, APRIL 12th @ 8:00pm, 2022 (time changed from 7:00pm to 8:00pm)

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.

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 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 an 6-week lesson block.  This fee will include instruction and a Blackhawk Mountain Bike customized gift.

Early Summer Session

Monday Night

6:00-7:00pm

June 6th - July 18th (July 4th off)

Tuesday Night

6:00-7:00pm

June 7th - July 19th (July 5th off)

Wednesday Night

4:30-5:30pm

June 8th - July 13th

Thursday Night

6:00-7:00pm

June 9th - July 14th

 

Late Summer Session

Monday Night

6:00-7:00pm

July 25th - August 29th

Wednesday Night

4:30-5:30pm

July 20th - August 24th

Thursday Night

6:00-7:00pm

July 21st - August 25th

Intermediate / Advanced (Only offered late summer)

This program is geared towards children (ages 6 or older) who are riding at an intermediate level and who have some experience off-road biking. Through instruction and level progression, we will work with the children to progress their skills on a variety of conditions and trail types.  Students will learn to add efficiency and speed to their mountain biking skills while also incorporating a variety of intermediate techniques. 

This lesson program is designed for children (ages 6 or older) who have their own bicycle and bike helmet. A "mountain bike" specific bike with gears, while not required, is highly recommended. We will start with a quick review of the basics of trail riding on the East Side of Blackhawk and progress to riding intermediate and advanced mountain biking trails. The students will be able to progress at their own pace in a safe environment, but should be able to ride on off-road trails for at least 30+ minutes.

Cost:  $75.00 per child for an 6-week lesson block.  This fee will include instruction and a Blackhawk Mountain Bike customized gift.

Late Summer Session

Tuesday Nights

6:00-7:00pm

July 26th - August 30th

 

Fall Session (New)

Tuesday Night

5:30-6:30pm

September 6th - October 11th

Questions:  Contact Kelley Linnan (Program Director) via email

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!

The Youth Mountain Bike Program is always looking for great people who enjoy working with kids, keeping them safe, and ensuring they're having fun.  If this is you or you know of someone who may appreciate this opportunity: 

Informational meeting coming up:

Wednesday, April 13th 
7:00-8:00pm via ZOOM (Virtual)
 
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED: Send an email letting me know.  I'll add you to the instructor list so you get all the info.
IF YOU MAY BE INTERESTED: Join us for the virtual meeting.  Worst case, you find it won't work out this season.
IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED: Have them send an email letting me know and invite them to the virtual meeting.
IF YOU KNOW OF CLUBS/GROUPS/ETC WHO MAY BE INTERSTED IN SPREADING THE WORD: Let me know and I'll reach out to them to see how we can link up.