Ages 9 - 11 / Levels 2, 3, 4

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Children improve their riding skills with focused attention from our skilled instructors in these action-packed evening programs. Try new terrain, improve endurance and progress riding skills. Check out the Mountain Bike Skills Centre, and roam our endless network of trails. By the end of the program your child will be eager to go ride again.

Register your child into one of three levels today.

Note: These programs do not include chairlift access in the spring.

Berm Bandits - Level 2

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 brakes to stop on Green (beginner) terrain.
  • Understand the difference between high or low gear.

Equipment Requirements

  • Front and rear disk brakes required
  • Front suspension required
  • Helmet required

Key Goals

  • Can pedal and stay balanced while standing up off the seat on Green (beginner) terrain.
  • Safe use of front and back brakes on green and gentle Blue (intermediate) 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:

Mountain Bike Waiver

COVID-19 Waiver

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Berm Bandits - Level 3

Explore exciting new trails 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 (beginner) terrain.

Pre-requisites

  • Can pedal and stay balanced while standing up off the seat on Green (beginner) terrain.
  • Safe use of front and back brakes on Green (beginner) and gentle Blue (intermediate) 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.

Equipment Requirements

  • Front and rear disk brakes required
  • Front suspension required
  • Helmet required
  • Knee & elbow pads recommended

Key Goals

  • Can pedal and stay balanced while standing up off the seat on Blue (intermediate) 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:

Mountain Bike Waiver

COVID-19 Waiver

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Berm Bandits - Level 4

Conquer challenging terrain and refine your skills! 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 (beginner) and easier Blue (intermediate) terrain.

Pre-requisites

  • Can pedal and stay balanced while standing up off the seat on Blue (intermediate) 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 (beginner) or Blue terrain while maintaining speed.
  • Can maneuver around small obstacles (sticks, rocks, puddles) on Green or Blue terrain.

Equipment Requirements

  • Front and rear disk brakes required
  • Front suspension required
  • Helmet required
  • Knee & elbow pads recommended

Key Goals

  • Can use correct uphill or downhill position on technical Blue (intermediate) 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:

Mountain Bike Waiver

COVID-19 Waiver

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