Junior Rider Club Kick-off Weekend
Last weekend we hosted the kick-off event of MTB Junior Rider Club! We had a lot of fun on the mountain biking with the kids, and we got a lot of positive feedback.
At the event we had 3 groups:
A "girl only" group with 3 young ladies aged 5-6, that prooved that mountain biking is not only a boys sport. We learned to handle small trail obstacles, braking on fire roads, and finding balance with start and stop position. Besides the mountain biking we picked flowers, played a bit and had fun juice break!
A beginner mountain biker group, boys aged between 6-7 where they learned how to descent on the mountain bike on the fire roads, break and basic cornering skills. The boys did two laps - a big achivement for the first day!
An an advanced beginner group, boys aged 6-8 - the bravest group - they even tried the blue trail in the bike park, learned to balace the bike at speed, and managing steeps. And enjoyed the cheers of the other bikers!
Overall we had a lot of fun, and we are looking forward to host many bike lessons filled with joy and laughter.
One more final thanks to all that helped us to organise the event:
Mountain Air Verbier - for the venue and the rental of bikes & equipment
Téléverbier staff - for helping with the bikes on the gondola!
Sofie - for activities & help with the groups
Chris - for professional approach & organising the event
See you soon,
----------- Read more about the mountain biking kids club below
This is not a traditional kids' and youth sports club. The emphasis is on having fun, developing biking skills one step at a time to raise self-esteem, build confidence and establish a life long passion for biking.
What will our mountain bike coaches focus on:
We will teach kids about the mountain safety, know your mountain bike, the 'ride-ready position', we will ride on the pump track, learn braking, selecting a correct gear and managing small trail obstacles. In addition to individual development we focus on team bonding and social skills. We are keeping our groups small, preferably 4 kids to 1 mountain bike coach ratio - in order to maintain the flow and assure the safety of the group on the trails.
We are launching this program with four levels:
Beginner Mountain Biker
Mountain Safety, know your mountain bike
Correct posture on the bike
Learining how to use both brakes
Cornering, flat turns
Going over small obstacles
Intermediate Mountain Biker
Braking on differnet surface
Going through rougher terrain, small roots and rocks
Advanced Mountain Biker
Turning in berms Going down on steeper terrain, narrower paths
Learning about different line choices
Pro Mountain Biker
All bikepark trails
Jumps, bunny hops
Wheight shifting in turns
Powerslides PRICES Pop-in Weekend | CHF 95
June | CHF 190 July | CHF 450 July - Aug| CHF 765 July - Oct | CHF 1350 The offer applies from 2-4 children in a group. 1.30 PM - 4.30 PM, every Saturday or Sunday, from July until the end of October.
If you are interested please do not hesitate to email or call us at: firstname.lastname@example.org / +41 77 441 35 39
See you soon,