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May 02 - 23, 2022

Youth Mountain Biking Series 1

Luscher Farm • 125 Rosemont Road West LinnOR  97068 Organized by City of Lake Oswego
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We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Monday, May 23, 2022.

***This Class is for beginning Mountain Bike Riders. For riders with Mountain Biking experience, please look for our Intermediate Class: #23576***

This class is for boys and girls. It is a beginner Mountain Bikers to help get comfortable and skilled at riding. It is a beginner Mountain Bike class to help kids get comfortable riding bikes on trails. This class will prepare kids to take Mountain Biking Series II. (For general cycling see Youth Cycling Series I).

***This class has SAFETY and EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS***

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: I (Beginner)
Fitness level: Easy/Active
Come learn the fundamentals of mountain biking in a fun and safe environment.
We will practice:
  • Braking
  • Shifting
  • Body Position
  • Pedal Position
  • Climbing
  • Descending
  • Cornering
  • Navigating minor trail obstacles
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. Our goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment. We will make sure no one gets left behind.
We will also cover group communication, trail etiquette, and basic bike maintenance. Classes will be led by an IMBA certified mountain bike coach.
Class 1 - 3 will meet at Luscher Farm (125 Rosemont Rd) Class 4 will meet at East Waluga Park (15505 Quarry Rd)

Age Category

Youth

Location

LF Barn-Milking Parlor South at Luscher Farm

Instructor

. Breakaway Coaching

When

May 02 - 23, 2022

4:45 PM to 6:15 PM

Monday

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Age and Gender

Ages 9-15 · Co-Ed

Location

Luscher Farm

125 Rosemont Road West LinnOR  97068

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