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Thursdays this Fall

We are excited to resume Cog Kids this fall for ages 4, 5 and 6 on Thursdays! Intro to mountain biking with skills, games and group rides for preschool and kindergartners in Bend, Oregon.

Participants must show a desire to ride in the group and have a bike capable of riding on dirt. See REQUIREMENTS below for more information.

This is a skills-based clinic & group ride where trained coaches help young riders develop proper fundamental riding skills that will help them enjoy their time on the bike! We keep it fun, take lots of breaks and play games.

Due to COVID restrictions we have changed our format. Please Note:

  • 1.5 hour skills-based clinic & ride for those who are stoked to ride & learn
  • Based at CogWild at LOGE
  • Transportation 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
  • Riders must be mature enough to mange themselves with masks, snacks and personal space

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
Please read our COVID-19 Precautions before booking your reservation.

Fall 2020 Cog Kids Intro to MTB

For Ages 4, 5 & 6

6 Week Skills Progression

Thursdays 3:30 – 5:15 PM

September 17 to October 22

Details:

  • Location: Cog Wild at LOGE
  • Practice is 3:30 – 5:15 PM
  • Meet at Cog Wild at LOGE at 3:15 PM to check in your rider with the Coaches and answer our screening questions.
  • Shuttle service for the students of the Montessori Center of Bend from NWX Campus to LOGE.
    • We pick them up at school at 2:45 and bring them to LOGE for practice. Ride finishes at LOGE.
    • Add this during checkout, it’s an $5/day ($30 for the 6-weeks)
  • Pick up your riders between 5:15 – 5:30 PM
  • This is a 6-week skills progression, offered as a single enrollment.
  • Late-start allowed if space remains.

Tuition:

  • $170 for the 6-week fall 2020 session
  • +$30 for a shuttle service from Montessori to LOGE

How to enroll:

  • Book your reservation online, select the start date, enter your contact & payment info
  • We will manually review your booking and accept payment after a review to ensure your enrollment is correct.
  • Waiver — a link is emailed in the final confirmation email for you to sign online or you can use the iPad at the office. Waivers needed for every child; good for 1 year.
  • This is a 6-week program so we expect riders to attend all six sessions. Please contact us if your rider will miss any practices. We cannot pro-rate for missed days and there are no make-up days available.
  • Waitlist is enabled — add your rider if you see that option in case we have any cancellations

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
  • 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 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 and opt for the largest wheelsize with the smallest frame that fits your child.
  • 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.
  • Refunds? No refunds on pre-paid gift cards. For all other cases we offer refunds for medical reasons or other valid reasons up to 5 days prior. Within 5 days please contact us. No refunds for no-shows.

Coaches

Head Coach<br>Caleb 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.

Overview

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

STARTING PRICE
$170 / 6-weeks
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