For ages 5, 6, 7

Preschool and kindergarten youth 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.

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

  • Skills-based clinic & ride for those who are stoked to ride & learn
  • Small ratio of riders to coaches, with teenage helpers from the race teams to help each rider feel supported and stoked
  • Based at CogWild at LOGE
  • 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 while shuttling

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
  • Learn how to safely ride in groups with proper trail etiquette with help from coaches and race team riders
  • Use gears, brakes and proper body position to make riding safer, easier, faster and more enjoyable

Fall Cog Kids Thursdays

For Ages 5, 6, 7

3 Week Skills Progression

Details:

  • Package includes all three dates: September 16, 23 & 30
  • Practice is 4:30 – 5:30 PM
  • At Cog Wild at LOGE — check-in begins 10 minutes prior
  • Parents can enjoy our fire-pit and hang-out area during practice

Tuition:

  • $80 for the 3-week progression
  • 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