The inaugural season of Sprockids is launching this coming July!
When? Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:00pm
Dates: July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7, August 14, August 21, August 28.
Where? Victor Bike Park, 5th St. Park (Driggs), Teton Canyon Trailhead. We’ll meet at a different location each week, TBD.
Who’s it for? Kids age 5 – 11 (those in search of a really awesome time with other super cool kids)
Cost? $90 (includes 8 x 1.5 hr sessions, swag bag)
Scholarship Opportunities? YES, details TBD
Registration? Will open June 4th, 2018
The Sprockids participant must be within the group’s AGE by July 10, of the current year. Everyone 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).
Must be able to ride a two wheeled pedal bike with 2 hand brakes. NO training wheels, NO coaster brakes.
Parents are encouraged to participate (details TBD)
Info on group age and skills break-down coming soon. Note that we will cap registration at 30 kids this inaugural season.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or sign up for our MBT newsletter for updates.
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 fine-tuning
- 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.
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!!