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Youth Classes

Want to get your kid in a really fun and active outdoor sport? Our youth classes are an excellent way to introduce youth to mountain biking as well as help your kid progress quicker and safely. Our youth instructors are trained specifically in working with youth and are focused on being safe and having fun while teaching kids. Ages for youth classes are 8 – 13.

Interested in a week-long camp for your kid? Check out our Dirt Camps here.

MTB Foundations - Jr

Youth
$70 (non-members), $50 (members)
3 hours

Just for kids! Our MTB Foundations Jr teaches the basics of mountain biking in a fun and exciting class for a younger crowd. Ages 8-13.

This class will focus on:

  • Body Position and Balance
  • Braking
  • Climbing and Descending Techniques
  • Gearing and Shifting
  • Front Wheel Lift

Progression Sessions - Jr (Formerly Dirt Riders)

Youth
$165 (non-members), $130 (members)
4 weeks

A ride series for younger riders who have some experience but want to improve their skills to become stronger, more confident trail riders. Each class (4 in total) focuses on 2-3 skills - in depth - while out on the trails. Riders will receive feedback and guidance from our experienced instructors in a relaxed and fun setting while getting more trail time and making new friends. Ages 8-13

This class will focus on:

  • Review balance, body position, braking, descending
  • Climbing, slow speed cornering, shifting
  • Trail skills including roll downs and berms
  • High-speed cornering
  • Obstacle clearing

Classes are held at Duthie Hill Park, Black Diamond Open Space, Swan Creek, and Big Finn Hill. Click on the dates below to see class location.

MTB Foundations - Jr - Eastern Washington

Youth
$70 (non-members), $50 (members)
4 hours

Evergreen’s MTB Techniques for Kids provides youth the chance to join the fun on mountain bikes! Kids will learn the basics of safely riding their mountain bikes, while learning the technical skills to help them progress out on the trails. Learn how to climb and safely go down hills while rolling over small logs and roots, and riding through twisty trails. This class will help kids with balance while learning the basic rules of mountain biking to keep them safe.

8-13 Your child must have has their 8th birthday.

Limit 10 kids

10-2 bring a sack lunch

Your child must have a “real” mountain bike. Box store mountain bikes are not acceptable for safety reasons.

This class will focus on:

  • Body Position and Balance

  • Braking

  • Climbing and Descending Techniques

  • Gearing and Shifting

  • Front Wheel Lift