Youth Mountain Biking Series - Intermediate
Sep 09 - Oct 07 (Wednesday)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Ages 10-18 · Co-Ed
Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation
From Sep 09, 2020 to Oct 07, 2020
Each Wednesday from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM
We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Wednesday, October 7, 2020.
***This Class is for Intermediate Mountain Bike Riders. For riders without Mountain Biking experience, please look for our Beginner Class: #21529***
Boys and girls get comfortable on the trail. Learn braking, shifting, body position, pedal position, climbing, descending, cornering and navigating minor trail obstacles on the trails at Luscher Farm then progress to the 1-acre bike park, ‘The Quarry’ at East Waluga Park. Bring your own working bike and helmet.
*SAFETY REQUIREMENT FOR CLASS*
Bike & Helmet Safety-Check and Fit-Check:
In order to provide the safest possible environment for class participants, we are asking that every bike and helmet gets inspected and fit-checked by a professional mechanic at a local bike shop. Your child needs to accompany you to this bike safety-check and fit-check. Even if your child’s bike is new, we ask that all bikes go through a bike safety check. We want to make sure that the bike is the right size for your child. A bike too big or too small can pose safety concerns. We also want to a make sure tires and brakes are not worn. If we feel that your child’s bike or helmet are not safe, they will not allowed to ride during class.
Skill Level: 1 (beginner)
Fitness level: Easy / active
Come learn the fundamentals of mountain biking in a fun and safe environment.
We will practice:
- Body position
- Pedal position
- Navigating minor trail obstacles
Skills will be taught using the following structure:
1. First we explain what the skill is and when you would use it. Then we will explain how to do the skill and what it should feel like.
2. We demonstrate the skill so you have a visual of what the execution of the skill looks like.
3. We have you practice the skill, in a progressive manner with lots of encouragement and assistance, if needed.
4. Apply the skill out on the trail (if conditions allow).
The focus will be on progression of skills. Our goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment. We will make sure no one gets left behind.
We will also cover group communication, trail etiquette, and basic bike maintenance. Classes will be led by an IMBA certified mountain bike coach.
The majority of the classes will be at Luscher Farm where we can practice skills in an open area to reduce intimidation and provide an excellent learning environment. By the end of the series we hope to be ready for fun at "The Quarry", Lake Oswego Parks and Rec's new bike park near East Waluga Park.
. Sports Staff
City of Lake Oswego