Sprockids – Teton Region Youth Mountain Bike Program

Join MBT for the Sprockids Youth Mountain Biking Program this Summer 2019!

August 7, 2018 – Victor, ID: The Mountain Bike the Tetons Sprockids youth bike program at the Victor bike park in Teton Valley. Photo: Jon Selkowitz

When?
1 Day/Week (TBD) for 8 Weeks from 5:30pm – 7:00pm

2019 Dates/Locations

TBD

Who’s it for?
Kids age 6 – 11 (those in search of a really awesome time with other kids and excited to learn some really amazing mountain bike skills!)

August 28, 2018 – Alta, WY: Cy Whitling, MBT Sprockids Program Coordinator, gets the kids fired up before a session in August 2018 at Grand Targhee Resort. Photo: Jon Selkowitz

Cost?
$120 program registration fee includes 8 x 1.5 hour, super fun sessions, facilitated by amazing leaders, a fun swag bag, and a 2019 Sprockids t-shirt and other Sprockids gear. Registration opens May 1, 2019.

Scholarship Opportunities?
Email sprockidstv@mountainbiketetons.org for inquiries.

Important Details

  • The Sprockids participant must be 6 to 11 years old by July 10, of the current year.
  • Must be able to ride a two wheeled pedal bike with 2 hand brakes. NO training wheels, NO coaster brakes.
  • Participants must wear a properly fitted HELMET at all times.
  • Additional protective equipment is not required.
  • SHOES must be closed toe. We know it gets hot here in summer but we like our toes safe!
  • WATER needs to be carried by each participant, either in a bottle or in a hydration pack.
  • PEDALS should be what the rider is most comfortable using (we encourage flats though).
  • Transportation to and from the Sprockids locations is not provided by MBT.
  • Parents are encouraged to participate. Email sprockidstv@mountainbiketetons.org for info.

Sprockids Mission Statement: “Through the sport of mountain biking young people will have the opportunity to develop the skills, values, and strategies that will guide them throughout their lives and enable them to successfully reach their full potential.”

The Sprockids Program

  • How to mountain bike, over 50 skills from fundamentals to intermediate.
  • How to maintain your bike
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Trail safety

Sprockids is based on the following principles:

  • Teaches four skills areas for cycling: Safety, Etiquette, Riding Skills, and Bicycle Maintenance.
  • Participants progress in all areas at their own pace.
  • Everyone participates.
  • No one sits on the bench.
  • Participants record progress in their personal “Passport”
  • Trained leaders instruct and evaluate.
  • Teaches life skills – goal setting, problem-solving, decision making.
  • Develops a healthy, positive philosophy to cycling and learning as lifelong activities.
  • Promotes values – respect for others, empathy, appreciation and responsibility for the environment.

August 28, 2018 – Alta, WY: The Mountain Bike the Tetons chapter of the Sprockids youth bike program riding at the Grand Targhee Resort. Photo: Jon Selkowitz

 

It’s not just for kids!
Parents, mountain biking is one of the few activities you can physically do with your children. Rather than just driving them to the rink and watching you can actually participate with your children and experience the excitement of mountain biking right along with them. You will connect with your children on a very real and meaningful level while rediscovering the child within yourself.

MORE FAMILIES ON BIKES!