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September 14 - October 05, 2022

Youth Mountain Biking Series 3

East Waluga Park • 15505 Quarry Road Lake OswegoOR  97035 Organized by City of Lake Oswego
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We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Wednesday, October 5, 2022.

This class is for boys and girls. It is a intermediate+ Mountain Bike class. Kids need to have participated in the Youth Mountain Biking Series II class prior to signing up for this level III class. This class is for intermediate+ Mountain Bike Riders.


In order to provide the safest possible environment for class participants, please make sure that:

  1. Your child's bike is in good working order. Please make sure that brakes are working and shifting (gears) is also working. Please make sure tires and brakes are not worn. Note: if the bike needs work: local bike shops may need a week to complete the work. Please budget this into getting the bike class ready.
  2. Your child's bike has more than one gear. We will be climbing up hills.
  3. Your child's bike has a front wheel and rear wheel hand brake. No coaster brakes.
  4. Your child's bike has tires with knobby tread suitable for riding off-road.
  5. Your child's bike is a good fit. A bike too big or too small can pose safety concerns.
  6. Your child's helmet fits correctly. Helmets need to be free of cracks and damage. Helmets need to be worn correctly (i.e., covering the forehead).
If we feel that your child's bike or helmet are not safe, they will not be allowed to ride during class.
Skill Level: III (Intermediate+)
Fitness level: Easy/Active
Come learn the fundamentals of mountain biking in a fun and safe environment.
We will review the fundamental skills including:
  • Braking
  • Shifting
  • Body Position
  • Pedal Position
  • Eye Movement
And improve skills such as:
  • Cornering: switchbacks and higher speed corners
  • Roll downs
  • Climbing and descending
  • Dismounts while climbing and descending
  • Getting started on a climb
  • Track stands
  • Pumping for momentum and traction
Skills will be taught using the following structure:
  1. First, we explain what skill is and when you would use it. Then we will explain how to do the skill and what it should feel like.
  2. we demonstrate the skill so you have a visual of what the execution of the skill looks like.
  3. We have you practice the skill, in a progressive manner with lots of encouragement and assistance, if needed.
  4. Apply the skill out on the trail (if conditions allow).
The focus will be on progression of skills according to each rider's abilities. Our goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment for all riders to improve. We will make sure no one gets left behind, and will provide different progressions if necessary.
We will also cover group communication, trail etiquette, and basic bike maintenance. Classes will be led by an BICP certified mountain bike coach.
Class Location: meet at East Waluga Park (15505 Quarry Rd)

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East Waluga Park (15505 Quarry Rd)


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September 14 - October 05, 2022

4:45 PM to 6:15 PM


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Ages 11-16 · Co-Ed


East Waluga Park

15505 Quarry Road Lake OswegoOR  97035

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