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.

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

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

Mandatory for Participation:

  • Riders must be able to use their pedals and handbrakes.
  • Riders must enjoy the challenge of riding off road on green trails
  • For ages 5 – 7; or by coach’s invite
  • Positive attitude, willingness to learn from the coaches and get along with peers
  • Ability to start and stop on dirt / gravel / trails without assistance


  • Mountain bike: no coaster brakes, 2 brakes, tires 1.9″ minimum — see below for wheelsize requirements
  • Gears are optional for 16 – 18″ wheels but mandatory for 20″+
  • No BMX, hybrid, or cruiser bikes.
  • Properly fitting helmet & appropriate layered clothing for weather and riding location, closed-toe shoes.
  • Water in a bottle on the bike or in a pack
  • Multiple snacks – we take frequent breaks so 2 – 4 snack portions keep them riding strong
  • Recommended: light lens glasses for dust / wind; full finger riding gloves

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 🙂
  • 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.


John Connolly

John loves working with beginners and youth riders to teach skills, explore the trails and improve their flow on the trail.

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.

2024 Outline

  • 3-week Sessions after school on Thursdays spring and fall, Thursday mornings in the summer.
  • 2-day Camps during the summer with longer ride time for experienced riders on bigger wheels who are ready to ride more but aren’t old enough for Elementary Club.
  • Increased practice duration to 2hrs – we will transport in our mini-bus to various locations so we can spend more time on the best trails for this age group.
  • All riders in 2024 will receive a t-shirt.


  • Spring Sessions
  • Wheelsize: 16″ – 24″
  • #1 Tuesdays 3-weeks: April 30 – May 14 – NEW
  • #1 Thursdays 3-weeks: May 2 – May 16
  • #2 Tuesdays 3-weeks: May 21 – June 4 – NEW
  • #2 Thursdays 3-weeks: May 23 – June 6
  • 3:15 – 5:15 pm each day
  • Limit 1 ride per week
  • 125 for 1 day / week for 3-weeks
  • Use discount code “multichild” for siblings
  • Summer Cog Kids 2-Day Camps
  • Wheelsize: 20″+, with gears and two hand-brakes to participate, as we are riding more miles on singletrack and wheels under 20″ or singlespeeds will not work well for this group.
  • #1 July 2 & 3
  • #2 August 5 & 6
  • 8:15 – Noon each day
  • Two 4-hr sessions on singletrack for more experienced Cog Kids riders with bigger wheels who are ready to ride more miles!
  • While we manage their energy over the 2 days to make sure they’re eating snacks, taking breaks, staying cool and having fun, riders must be emotionally and physically ready to be with the coaches for the longer duration.
  • 130
  • Use discount code “multichild” for siblings
  • Summer 3-Week Sessions
  • #1 Thursdays 3-weeks: July 11 – 25
  • #2 Thursdays 3-weeks: August 1 – 15
  • 9:30 – 11:30 AM each day
  • Wheelsize: 16″ – 24″
  • 125 per session
  • Use discount code “multichild” for siblings
  • Fall 3-Week Sessions
  • #1 Thursdays 3-weeks: September 12 – 26
  • #2 Thursdays 3-weeks: October 3 – 17
  • 3:15 – 5:15 pm each day
  • Wheelsize: 16″ – 24″
  • 125 per session
  • Use discount code “multichild” for siblings