Loppet Foundation

2018 Summer TRAIL KIDS Mountain Bike Team

The summer TRAIL KIDS mountain sessions will include instruction in small ability/gender groups for both the beginner to advanced mountain biker. Youth ages 7-14 will enjoy learning new mountain bike skills and will ride on a variety of trails at three of our locations (Wirth Park, Lebanon Hills and Elm Creek Park). The summer program includes the Adventure Mountain Bike Race Series held at Wirth Park.

During practice sessions the youth will be coached by trained instructors on a variety of mountain bike skills so they can become safe and confident riders. Skills include: learning the  attack position, pedaling/shifting efficiently, controlling speed, cornering confidently, handling obstacles, riding with vision and racing/pacing skills. Participants will be tested at the end of the session on different bike skills and will be able to move up in levels as they progress through the summer program.

Session Information and Schedule:

Summer Session Dates:

mountain bike pic boyPractice sessions meet Tuesday/Thursdays at both Elm Creek and Wirth Park. Adventure races will be on Tuesday evenings at Wirth Trailhead.


  • June Sessions: $160 or $175 after May 20 (8 sessions and mountain bike race series)
  • July Sessions: $130 or $145 after June 20 (7 sessions and mountain bike race series)
  • Both June and July Sessions (discounted rate): $240 or $300 after May 20 (15 sessions and mountain bike race series.

Summer Fees Includes:

  • Coached practice sessions
  • Summer TRAIL KIDS Shirts
  • Adventure Mountain Bike Series
  • Discounted Summer TRAIL KIDS Mountain Bike Family Camp Fee
  • Scholarships Available: Fee reductions available for those in financial need. Please inquire with program director Kim Rudd at kim.rudd@loppet.org for more information.

Program Locations/Maps:

Loppet TRAIL KIDS offers three different locations around the Twin Cities:

Program Registration:

Full Summer Programs

Full Summer Program – Wirth
The Trailhead at Wirth Park

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Full Summer Program – Elm Creek
Elm Creek Park Mountain Bike Parking Lot

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June Programs

June Program – Elm Creek
Elm Creek Park

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June Program – Lebanon
Lebanon Hills

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July Programs

Test Drive Sessions:

If your son or daughter would like to test drive one of the Trail Kids mountain bike sessions please fill out the above waiver form along with the name of your child, age and emergency contact cell phone and email Kim Rudd at kim.rudd@loppet.org. You can also bring waiver form to the session and hand in to coach.

Click here to download the Loppet Waiver form