Youth Mountain Bike Lessons

Information on this page is from the 2019 summer season.  It will be updated in March for the 2020 summer season.

 

Youth Mountain Bike Lessons

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 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 per child for a 6-week lesson block.  This fee will include instruction and a customized t-shirt.

Download a PDF on the 2019 Youth Beginner/Intermediate Mountain Biking Program

Intermediate / Advanced

This program is geared towards children (ages 8 or older), including those 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.

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 per child for a 6-week lesson block.  This fee will include instruction and a customized t-shirt.

Download a PDF on the 2019 Youth Intermediate/Advanced Mountain Biking Program

Questions:  Contact Kelley Linnan (Program Director) via email

 

Girl's Beginnner Mountain Biking Course (new this season!)

This course is for girls who have completed first through sixth grade. This fun, girl-paced class will be small, with only six girls.

It is okay if the girls have ridden off-road a bit, they just need to be a beginner off-road biker. We will focus on basic mountain bike skills and developing the girls’ confidence while riding the excellent trails that Blackhawk offers. The girls will be able to progress at their own pace in a safe environment.

The class will meet at the East Chalet for three two-hour sessions on Saturdays: June 8, June 15, and June 22, from 10:00 AM to noon.

What to bring:

  • Girl’s own bike - any dirt, mountain-specific, or other non-road bike will work.
  • Their bike helmet.
  • A snack (like a Cliff Bar) and a bottle of water.

Cost:  $75 per child for a 2-hour lesson block spanning 3-weeks. This fee will include instruction and a customized t-shirt.

Questions?  Contact Nancy at tsedeth@gmail.com

Registration:  Sign up online at www.blackhawkskiclub.org. Go to “Sign in for Memberships, Programs, Classes”, and follow the directions from there.