Ages 9 - 11 / Levels 2, 3, 4

Let's ride! Berm Bandits improve their riding skills with focused attention from our skilled instructors. We'll explore trails, try new terrain and progress our riding skills and endurance. We'll check out our Skills Centre, roam the endless network of trails, and try exciting new features.

Berm Bandits - Fall - Level 2

Fall in love with a biking in our fun-filled MTB programs. Learn more about the basics and get comfortable riding off the beaten path! Level 2 is for kids who can ride independently on gentle terrain and want to be more adventurous on their bikes.

Pre-requisites

  • Can ride on pathways and gentle terrain
  • Use your brakes to stop on green terrain.
  • Understand the difference between high or low gear.

Key Goals

  • Can pedal and stay balanced while standing up off the seat on green terrain.
  • Safe use of front and back brakes on green and gentle blue terrain while staying in control.
  • Understands the difference between high or low gear.
  • Can shift gears correctly to climb up green terrain more easily or descend quicker.
  • Can choose the appropriate line to move around obstacles on the trail

IMPORTANT-WAIVERS REQUIRED
Participation in WinSport’s Mountain Bike programs, lessons and camps (the Program”) is subject to completion of WinSport’s Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreements (the “Waivers”) by the participant or their parent/legal guardian prior to the first day of the Program. PLEASE READ THESE WAIVERS CAREFULLY! By signing, you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue for negligence, breach of contract, or breach of the Occupiers’ Liability Act or claim compensation following an accident. In the event the Waivers are not completed, participation in the Program shall not be permitted and a refund will be provided. The Waivers can be viewed and completed here.

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Berm Bandits - Fall - Level 3

Not finished riding for the season? Explore uncharted territory while continuing to develop important skills! Level 3 prepares children for more challenging terrain. To be prepared for this level, your child should already be comfortable riding in a standing ‘ready’ position on Green terrain.

Pre-requisites

  • Can pedal and stay balanced while standing up off the seat on green terrain.
  • Safe use of front and back brakes on green & gentle blue terrain while staying in control.
  • Understands the difference between high or low gear.
  • Can shift gears correctly to climb or descend green terrain more easily.
  • Can choose the appropriate line to move around obstacles on the trail.

Key Goals

  • Can pedal and stay balanced while standing up off the seat on blue terrain.
  • Can show a proper ‘climbing’ or ‘ready’ position while riding up or down blue terrain.
  • Safe use of front and back brakes on blue terrain while staying in control.
  • Can shift gears correctly to go up or down green or blue terrain while maintaining speed.
  • Can maneuver around small obstacles (sticks, rocks, puddles) on green or blue terrain.

IMPORTANT-WAIVERS REQUIRED
Participation in WinSport’s Mountain Bike programs, lessons and camps (the Program”) is subject to completion of WinSport’s Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreements (the “Waivers”) by the participant or their parent/legal guardian prior to the first day of the Program. PLEASE READ THESE WAIVERS CAREFULLY! By signing, you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue for negligence, breach of contract, or breach of the Occupiers’ Liability Act or claim compensation following an accident. In the event the Waivers are not completed, participation in the Program shall not be permitted and a refund will be provided. The Waivers can be viewed and completed here.

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Berm Bandits - Fall - Level 4

Conquer challenging terrain and refine your skills in our action-packed fall programs! Level 4 gives children the tools to climb and descend through more difficult terrain with confidence. To be prepared for this level, your child should already be comfortable riding in a standing ‘ready’ position on Green or easier Blue terrain.

Pre-requisites

  • Can pedal and stay balanced while standing up off the seat on blue terrain.
  • Can show a proper ‘climbing’ or ‘ready’ position while riding up or down blue terrain.
  • Safe use of front and back brakes on blue terrain while staying in control.
  • Can shift gears correctly to go up or down green or blue terrain while maintaining speed.
  • Can maneuver around small obstacles (sticks, rocks, puddles) on green or blue terrain.

Key Goals

  • Can use correct uphill or downhill position on technical Blue terrain •
  • Safe use of both brakes on technical blue terrain to maintain traction.
  • Correct timing when using brakes to maintain speed and control.
  • Shift gears pre-emptively through uphill or downhill terrain to maintain a proper cadence.
  • Can ‘ghost shift’ to transition between gears efficiently.
  • Can ride over small obstacles (sticks, rocks, etc.) with correct body position.
  • Scan the trail and choose the appropriate line in a corner or on a technical blue trail.

IMPORTANT-WAIVERS REQUIRED
Participation in WinSport’s Mountain Bike programs, lessons and camps (the Program”) is subject to completion of WinSport’s Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreements (the “Waivers”) by the participant or their parent/legal guardian prior to the first day of the Program. PLEASE READ THESE WAIVERS CAREFULLY! By signing, you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue for negligence, breach of contract, or breach of the Occupiers’ Liability Act or claim compensation following an accident. In the event the Waivers are not completed, participation in the Program shall not be permitted and a refund will be provided. The Waivers can be viewed and completed here.

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