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
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
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.
Thursdays – after school and mornings in the summer
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 / hang-out area during practice or come back for pick up
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.