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Mountain Biking Club

Club Dates & Times

Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 17–October 24, 3:30-5:00pm.

Ages

Ages 10+

About the Club

The MTB Club is a developmental program for kids 10+. Coaches share drills and techniques to enhance skills like cornering, bike body separation, rolling over obstacles, and handling the controls of the bike. Our primary goal is to encourage a lifelong love of cycling.

Mountain bike trails are rocky, with roots, narrow trails, and can be steep. Riding over obstacles is necessary. MTB Club is perfect for the adventurous.   (Minimum age is 10 with exceptions after Instructor Assessment.)

The MTB Club prepares young riders for our future adventure riding trips to offsite locations, overnight trips and eventually even develop into a member of the Clark Sports Center’s “Otsego Composite,” Mountain Biking Race Team. Our race team is a member team of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) competing on the state level. Ages 10-17, members only. Must have your own bike and helmet.

Trails can be technical but we will try to make each ride work for all.

Tuesday
Skill development day. Tuesdays are set aside to practice cornering, bike body separation, rolling over obstacles, and handling the controls of the bike in open areas. At times we will ride into wooded areas. This is a perfect time for all riders, beginners and advanced, to enjoy the challenges of mountain biking, learn some new skills and meet other riders. (Minimum age is 10 with exceptions after Instructor Assessment.)

Thursday
Focus on rider skills at our skills park area and trails right
here on The Clark Sports Center property, which are designed for
instruction. This session is more technical and challenging than
Mondays, and may not be for everyone. Mountain bike trails are rocky,
with roots, with ride over obstacles, narrow and can be steep.

Advanced rider trips out of the area will be announced on Wednesdays
and through email throughout the session.

Last Ride, October 24, is our rider’s party with pizza and movie after a
ride for everyone who participated in our 7 week program. Parents are
welcome.

Additional riding trips TBA.

Registration

Free, members only. No sign up necessary. For more information, contact Jim DiLiberto by calling (607) 547-2800, ext 126.