Youth Mountain Bike Lessons

Summer 2020 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:  $110.00 per child for an 8-week lesson block.  This fee will include instruction and a customized t-shirt.

Full Summer Session

Tuesday Nights


July 7th - August 25th

Thursday Nights


July 9th - August 27th 


Intermediate / Advanced - CANCELLED

While we won't be able to offer a designated lesson/night to Intermediate/Advanced students, we plan to make accomodations for more advanced groups within the existing sessions.  Additionally, with the eight week schedule, we will be able to progress further with the groups and try out things we weren't able to get to with the shorter sessions.  We will do everything we can to accomodate all skill and experience levels.  


Questions:  Contact Kelley Linnan (Program Director) via email

Girls Beginner ‘Taste of Mountain Biking’ Class

Sunday, July 12, 2 PM-4 PM.

This course is for girls who have completed first through sixth grade. This fun,
beginner-paced class will be small, with a max of twelve girls with two coaches.
It is okay if the girls have ridden off-road a bit, they just need to be a beginner off-
road biker. In this course, we will introduce the girls to basic mountain bike skills
and the excellent trails that Blackhawk offers.

The class will meet at the East Chalet for a two-hour session on Sunday, July 12, 2
PM-4 PM.

We will adhere to the social distancing protocols in place for the Club.

What to bring:

  • Your girl’s own bike - any dirt, mountain-specific, or other non-road bike
  • will work.
  • Their bike helmet.
  • A snack (like a Cliff Bar)
  • Bottle of water
  • Mosquitos can be prolific, so wear bug repellant
  • A mask for COVID precautions
  • Signed waiver (available at

Cost:  $25 per girl. 
Questions? Contact Nancy at

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