Elementary Club

Drop In Rides

SINGLE RIDES: Friday afternoons this spring and Friday mornings all summer.

Best option for riders who want to try a ride or two with CJC, or for those visiting Bend who cannot attend a multi-week program.

These are not designed for riders to attend every week.

These “Intro Rides” to ensure each rider understand trail etiquette and some riding fundamentals to be able to ride green & blue trails safely. Choose a multi-week Club or Team to have a proper skills progression over multiple rides.

NO FALL 2021 Drop-Ins


Multi-Week Progressions

Elementary MTB Club has spring, summer and fall sessions to build skills over several weeks:

Our 4-day Summer Camps are great ways to begin a skills progression:

Check our school partnerships for additional opportunities:

Drop-In Mountain Bike Skills Rides

Our welcoming & experienced coaches truly enjoy teaching these young riders the fundamental skills that will help them progress their riding.

These single drop in rides explore singletrack trails throughout our extensive local trail network. Many rides will begin as a shuttle to allow the group to ride back to our office; this increases variety and usually allows a net loss of elevation to help with the hills.

Participants are expected to have some previous experience on trails, a working mountain bike, and a desire to improve their riding.

  • Riders must have experience riding on trails — no “Absolute Beginners”
  • Intended for riders 8 – 12 on 24″ wheels or larger who want to learn some tips
  • Skills-based group rides with supportive, trained Coaches
  • PMBIA-based teaching methods enable progressions for every individual within a group
  • A respectful environment develops relationships to allow fellow riders to become friends and friends become teammates!

Fall 2021 UPDATE

Drop-in rides have finished in August and will not be offered this fall. Please check back with us in the spring of 2022 for more intro rides and check out the multi-day skills progressions listed above for our fall programs.

Mandatory for Participation:

  • Riders must be age 8 for Elementary Rides
  • Positive Attitude
  • Riders must have some experience riding a bike off-road
  • Need a fully working mountain bike suitable for riding on a trail
  • 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 Elementary:

  • 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


  • 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.
  • Can I reschedule? Up to 5 days prior you can reschedule your booking through the “Manage this booking” link in your confirmation email or email / call our office. Within 5 days and up to 24 hours notice we will reschedule your ride. No rescheduling for no-shows.
  • 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, Guides & Drivers

Head CoachCaleb Brackett

Professional Coaches

Our awesome mountain bike guides and coaches will help your children fall in love with group riding on our local trails!

Additional Coaches

Drivers & Transport

We provide transportation for many programs to begin our ride with a short shuttle. COVID restrictions are in effect.