Cog Kids

Young riders love exploring the local trails, progressing their skills and eating lots of snacks. Our multi-week sessions are designed to teach proper trail etiquette, solid skills, teamwork and personal growth.

Participants must meet the minimum age by the start date, demonstrate a desire to ride in the group, and have a bike capable of riding on dirt. See the REQUIRED section below for more information.

  • Consistent coaches & peer groups to emphasize personal progression and teamwork
  • Small groups for effective learning & skill development
  • Skills-based clinic & ride for those who are stoked to ride & learn
  • Riders are expected to be mature enough to mange themselves with masks, snacks and personal space and behavior in the woods, on the trail, and in the vehicle if shuttling

Fun group rides for rapid progression — makes riding as a family more enjoyable.

Mandatory for Participation:

  • Riders must enjoy the challenge of riding off road on easy terrain
  • For ages 5 – 7; or by coach’s invite
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn from the coaches
  • Ability to start and stop on dirt / gravel / trails without assistance
  • Come prepared to ride with proper clothing & closed shoes

Mandatory Equipment:

  • Mountain bike: 16″ wheels minimum, 2 brakes and tires 1.9″ minimum
  • Gear: helmet, gloves, appropriate clothing for weather and riding location
  • Gears are optional but highly recommended
  • No BMX, hybrid, or cruiser bikes, please
  • A proper fitting helmet
  • Water in a bottle on the bike or in a pack

Tips for Cog Kids:

  • Items are best carried: 1) in a bike saddle / frame bag 2) waist pack 3) small backpack. No huge 100oz hydration packs 🙂
  • An extra tube for your wheel size
  • Multi-tool & pump are optional, it’s best if they’re on the bike
  • Full finger gloves
  • Sunglasses with light lenses — keep out dust and see in the forest
  • Snacks!

Other Suggestions for Cog Kids:

  • Get the lightest bike you can afford. Opt for the larger wheelsize as long as the rider can control the bike.
  • Gears are not necessary until the rider is on 20″ wheels
  • Bikes must have 2 brakes — either both handbrakes or a front handbrake with rear coaster. Coaster brakes are more difficult to control on trail.
  • Weather Disclaimer: We ride in all weather except lightning storms. If there is any concern about the conditions we will contact you at the email or phone number listed, otherwise plan on riding and come prepared.

2022 Outline

  • Thursdays – after school and mornings in the summer
  • 3-week Sessions from April to October
  • 3-day Summer Camp: July 5, 6, 7, 8:30 – 12:15 each day, more info here

90-minute Practices:

  • Spring, Summer and Fall multi-week progressions use a 90-minute session to ensure young riders have the energy and stamina to ride and have fun
  • Check-in begins 10 minutes prior to start time, come early if you can to get a bike check
  • Parents & guardians can enjoy our fire-pit and hang-out area during practice or come back for pick up

Tuition

  • Spring 3-Week Sessions
  • Choose only one session
  • 2023 dates will be published in March 2023
  • 90
  • Summer 3-Week Sessions
  • Choose only one session
  • #1 Thursdays July 14, 21, 28, 9:30 – 11:00 AM
  • #2 Thursdays August 4, 11, 18, 9:30 – 11:00 AM
  • 90
  • Fall 3-Week Sessions
  • Choose only one session
  • #1 Thursdays September 22, 29, Oct 6, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
  • #2 Thursdays October 13, 20, 27 3:30 – 5:00 PM
  • 90

Team Clothing & Uniforms

All jerseys / bibs other team uniforms will be made available for purchase separately.

Coaches

Brenna Warburton

Brenna loves teaching the younger riders about personal responsibility, teamwork and having fun on bikes.

Kirin Stryker

Kirin has been an educator for many years and enjoys riding with the younger riders to explore the trails, eat snacks and learn about their natural environment.