Girls Rock Summer Mountain Bike Program

The Loppet TRAIL KIDS Girls Rock Summer Mountain Bike Program desires to bring together girls ages 7 to 14 for a four week session to learn mountain bike skills.

The focus of the mountain bike program is to have FUN, meet other girlfriends who love to bike and build confidence riding the single track trails. This session welcomes the beginner to advanced mountain biker. Coaches will split the girls into some age/ability groups depending on the size of registration.  The main goal is for girls to get active outside through mountain biking! The summer program includes the summer TRAIL KIDS mountain bike series held at The Trailhead in Theodore Wirth Park.

The program is organized around the BICP mountain bike curriculum that builds upon previous skills learned. Girls will be broken up into groups based on age and ability. Youth will be able to ride the new mountain bike trails just built this past summer around The Trailhead building!

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:

  • Ready/neutral position for descending hills
  • Pedaling/shifting efficiently,
  • Controlling speed and braking safely
  • Cornering confidently
  • Handling obstacles and rocky terrain
  • Riding with vision
  • 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.

Summer Fees Includes:

  • 1.5 hour coaching sessions lead by  Loppet BIC (Bike Instructor Certified) coaching staff.
  • Summer TRAIL KIDS Shirts
  • Adventure Mountain Bike Series (Those attending Elm Creek or Lebanon Hills can attend bike races or stay at location for practice session).
  • Scholarships Available: Fee reductions available for those in financial need. Please inquire by email with Todd Bauer at bauer@loppet.org.

June Session:

  • Where: The Trailhead
  • Dates: June 3 – 26
  • Day/Time: Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $160 or $175 after May 28
    • cost includes 8 sessions, TRAIL KIDS shirt and June mountain bike race events.

July Session:

  • Where: The Trailhead
  • Dates: July 8 – July 31
  • Day/Time: Monday evenings, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost:  $160 or $175 after May 28
    • Cost includes 8 sessions,TRAIL KIDS shirt and mountain bike race series.

June and July Full Summer Girls Rock Summer Program

  • Where: The Trailhead
  • Dates: June 3 – July 31
  • Day/Time: Monday evenings, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $290 or $320 after May 28
    • Cost includes 16 sessions,TRAIL KIDS shirt and mountain bike race series.