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
  • Riders must be able to use their pedals and handbrakes.
  • 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
  • Gears are optional for 16 – 18″ wheels and mandatory for 20″+
  • Bikes must have 2 brakes — handbrakes highly recommended because riders with coaster brakes have a much harder time riding downhill and over obstacles in the trail.
  • No BMX, hybrid, or cruiser bikes
  • Clothing: helmet, gloves, appropriate layered clothing for weather and riding location
  • 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 riding gloves
  • Sunglasses with lighter lenses to keep out dust and see in the forest
  • Snacks!
  • Wider tires (2.3″+) are easier for younger riders learning how to ride on trails.
  • Get the lightest bike you can afford. Opt for the larger wheelsize as long as the rider can control the bike.
  • Weather Disclaimer: We ride in all weather except severe 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 for the conditions.

2023 Outline

  • 3-week Sessions from April to October on Thursdays — spring, summer and fall.
  • 2-day & 3-day Summer Camps


  • Spring 3-Week Sessions
  • Choose only one spring session due to limited space and high demand
  • #1 Thursdays: May 4, 11, 18. 3:15 – 4:45 pm
  • #2 Thursdays: May 25, June 1, 8. 3:15 – 4:45 pm
  • 90 per session
  • Summer Cog Kids 3-Day Camp
  • Three half-days of riding for more experienced Cog Kids Riders with bigger wheels who are ready to ride more miles! We manage their energy over the camp to make sure they’re eating snacks, taking breaks, staying cool and having fun.
  • Must have a 20″ – 26″ wheel mountain bike with gears and two hand-brakes to participate, as we are riding more miles on singletrack.
  • July 8:15 – 11:30 AM
  • 175
  • Summer Cog Kids 2-Day Camps
  • We’re trying a new format to help get more beginner riders age 5 – 7 some fundamentals and more time on the trail.
  • Recommended entry point for new riders who have limited trail riding experience. Must be age 5 by start date.
  • Must have a 20″ – 26″ wheel mountain bike with gears and two hand-brakes to participate, as we are riding more miles on singletrack.
  • Choose either 1. Mon & Tues or 2. Wed & Thurs, not both. Two 3-hour rides each day.
  • August 21 & 22 or August 23 & 24. 8:15 – 11:30 am.
  • 130 for 2-day camp
  • Summer 3-Week Sessions
  • #1 July 13, 20, 27
  • #2 August 3, 10, 17
  • 9:30 – 11:00 AM
  • 90 per session
  • Fall 3-Week Sessions
  • Choose only one session
  • #1 Thursdays September 14, 21, 28. 3:15 – 4:45 PM
  • #2 Thursdays October 5, 12, 19. 3:15 – 4:45 PM
  • $90 per session

Team Clothing & Uniforms

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


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.