For ages 4, 5 and 6

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

Participants must be minimum age 4 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.

Due to COVID restrictions we have changed our format and reduced the group sizes. Please Note:

  • 1.5 hour skills-based clinic & ride for those who are stoked to ride & learn
  • Based at CogWild at LOGE — meet here by default
  • Optional after school transportation is available from Montessori Center of Bend in NWX for their students
  • Small ratio of 2 Coaches for every 6 – 7 riders to manage distancing & skills progression
  • Face coverings required while not riding or eating snacks
  • Riders must be mature enough to mange themselves with masks, snacks and personal space

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

Goals for our Cog Kids include:

  • Explore the outdoors together as a team
  • Develop the fundamental skills of mountain biking on the features at LOGE and nearby trails
  • Learn how to safely ride in groups with proper trail etiquette
  • Use gears, brakes and proper body position to make riding easier, faster and more enjoyable
  • Create a respectful environment where fellow riders become friends and friends become teammates
  • Teenage CJC Team Riders volunteer as helpers for Cog Kids to show their skills and model good teamwork

Spring Cog Kids Thursdays

For Ages 4, 5 & 6

5 Week Skills Progression

Thursdays 3:15 – 5:30 PM

May 6 – June 3

Details:

  • Practice is 3:15 – 5:30 PM
  • By default, meet at Cog Wild at LOGE 10 – 15 minutes early
  • Optional shuttle is available for Montessori Center of Bend from NWX Campus to LOGE.
    • We pick them up at school at 2:45, bring them to Cog for practice, they finish at Cog for pick up.
    • $25 extra charge for the shuttle for all 5 weeks
  • Pick up your riders within 15 minutes of practice finishing
  • This is a 5-week skills progression, offered as a single packaged enrollment.
  • Late-start allowed if space remains.

Tuition:

  • $150 for the 5-week session
  • +$25 optional shuttle from Montessori to Cog
  • Get 10% off when you have 2+ riders currently enrolled in programs with us, by applying code MULTICHILD at checkout.

Summer Cog Kids Thursdays

For Ages 4, 5 & 6

3 Week Skills Progressions this summer

Thursdays 8:30 – 11:30 AM Moved to 9:15 – 12:15

Details:

  • Session 1: June 24, July 1 & 8
  • Session 2: July 15, 22 & 29
  • Session 3: Aug 5, 12, 19
  • Practice is 9:15 – 12:15 PM
  • Meet at Cog Wild at LOGE 10 – 15 minutes early
  • Pick up your riders within 15 minutes of practice finishing
  • This is a 3-week skills progression, offered as a single packaged enrollment.
  • We will start some rides with a shuttle so we can ride back to Cog. If you would like to provide your own transportation, meet here, do rider & equipment check-in, then follow the vehicle to the trailhead.

Tuition:

  • $120 for each 3-week summer session
  • Get 10% off when you have 2+ riders currently enrolled in programs with us, by applying code MULTICHILD at checkout.

Summer Cog Kids 4-Day Camp

For Ages 5, 6 & 7

4 Half Days, M – Th

July 5 – 8, 8:30 – 12:00 PM

Details:

  • July 5 – 8, 8:30 – 12:00 PM
  • Longer rides, note slightly older age group — for experienced riders who are ready for multiple days of riding!
  • Meet at Cog Wild at LOGE 10 – 15 minutes early
  • Pick up your riders within 15 minutes of practice finishing
  • Packaged under Summer Camps, choose July 5th as your start date to register for this camp
  • We will start some rides with a shuttle so we can ride back to Cog. If you would like to provide your own transportation, meet here, do rider & equipment check-in, then follow the vehicle to the trailhead.

Tuition:

  • $200 for 4-day summer camps
  • Get 10% off when you have 2+ riders currently enrolled in programs with us, by applying code MULTICHILD at checkout.

Mandatory for Participation:

  • Positive Attitude and willingness to learn from the coaches
  • Riders should be able to get going and stop without assistance on dirt
  • Mountain Bike: 16″ wheels minimum with two brakes
  • Gears are optional but highly recommended. Single-speed bikes often have gears that are too stiff.
  • No BMX, hybrid, or cruiser bikes, please.
  • Helmet
  • Water in a bottle on the bike or in a pack
  • Come prepared to ride with proper clothing & closed shoes

Highly Recommended:

  • Items are best carried 1) on your bike in a saddle / frame bag 2) waist pack 3) small backpack. Riders do not need huge 100oz hydration packs 🙂
  • Extra tube for your wheel size
  • Multi-tool & Pump
  • Full finger gloves
  • Sunglasses with light lenses — keep out dust and see in the forest

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 not necessary until they’re on 20″ wheels
  • Bikes must have 2 brakes — either both handbrakes or a front handbrake with rear coaster. Coaster brakes are more difficult for proper descending.

Other Opportunities

  • Riders who are turning 7 can should check out our Elementary Rides.
  • Stay tuned for more opportunities for young riders!

FAQ

  • 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.
  • How do you make groups? For this age, we use factors like maturity, experience, wheel size to decide where to ride and how to split up. We try to put friends together when possible.
  • My child doesn’t want to go, what do I do? If they are capable of riding and are just nervous or having an off-day, that’s OK and we can often successfully encourage them to join the group and they’ll have a great time once they’re riding. But if they truly do not like riding and refuse to come at all or will be disruptive to the group if they do join then we suggest not sending them to practice and try again in the next session. Some children are not ready to take on the responsibilities we give them and it is much better to wait rather than make riding a bike feel like a punishment.

Coaches

Head CoachCaleb Brackett

Head Coach: Brenna Warburton

Brenna loves riding with young kids who want to learn! She has specialized in coaching youth on bikes and skis since 2003 and keeps everyone learning while having fun.

Teenage Helpers

Teenage Helpers

Our teenage athletes love supporting the adult coaches and riding with Cog Kids. They mix in to demonstrate skills, model good trail etiquette, and give lots of high fives.

Overview

AGE RANGE
4 - 6
RIDE TYPE
Guided Ride
DURATION
After School, Multi Day, Summer