Cascades Academy

4th and 5th graders from CACO are invited to join us for 5 Mondays this spring.

DETAILS BELOW

Montessori Center of Bend

Students at the Awbrey or Northwest Campus are invited to join our Cog Kids spring session.

GROUP RIDES Develop SKILLS & TEAMWORK

Riders will want to ride at different speeds on different kinds of bikes on different trails, therefore we break into groups each day that accommodate as many preferences as we can.

Goals for our after school groups include:

  • Safe, Supportive, Supervised, Educational Environment
  • Introduction & Development of the fundamental skills of mountain biking
  • Develop skills on a variety of trails and terrain
  • Enjoy the freedom of riding bikes after school
  • Practice proper trail etiquette and group riding habits
  • Staff on site will help new riders find an appropriate group while returning riders can continue their skills progressions with their coaches.

Spring 2021 CACO MTB Skills Rides

For riders in Grades 4 & 5 at Cascades Academy

5-Week Progression

Mondays at Cog Wild
3:00 – 5:45 PM

April 26 – May 24

Spring Details:

  • Location: Cog Wild at LOGE
  • 2.5 hour Skills-Based Group Ride on Mondays
  • 2:40 – 2:50 PM arrive at Cog Wild
  • Practice begins at 3:00 PM
  • We may ride from our office, or shuttle up a short ways to do a point-to-point ride back to Cog. Transport is in our large vehicles at half-capacity with face coverings required.
  • 5:45 PM – Riders return to Cog Wild for pick up.

Spring Tuition:

  • $135 for all 5 rides

Mandatory for Participation:

  • Riders must attend one of these schools
  • 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

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.
  • 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

Guides & Coaches

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

Additional Coaches

Drivers & Transport

We will use our Mini Bus and Vans to transport riders from LOGE to the trailheads.
Currently running at half-capacity due to COVID restrictions.

Overview

AGE RANGE
Ages 5 - 18
RIDE TYPE
Guided Ride
DURATION
1 Day, After School, Multi Day

STARTING PRICE
Spring $135



Guided Rides are great for building Skills, Fitness and Friendships!