Ages 9 - 11 / Level 5

Ages 9-11

Kick start the riding season with our Enduro Fundamentals (ages 9-11) Spring programs. Our instructors help riders build confidence and comfortability on more difficult terrain to get ready for a big summer of riding. To be prepared for this level, your child should already be comfortable riding on Blue (intermediate) or mild Black (advanced) terrain.

Ages 12-17

Our Enduro Fundamentals (ages 12-17) Spring programs gives riders the tools & tactics to prepare them for a big season of riding.
Our instructors help riders build confidence and comfortability on more difficult terrain.
To be prepared for this level, you should already be comfortable riding on Blue (intermediate) or mild Black (advanced) terrain.

Enduro Fundamentals - Level 5

Pre-requisites

  • Can use correct uphill or downhill position on Blue (intermediate) terrain
  • Safe use of both brakes on 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 ride over small obstacles (sticks, rocks, etc.) with correct body position.
  • Scan the trail and choose the appropriate line on a Blue trail.

Equipment Requirements

  • Front and rear disk brakes required
  • Front suspension required
  • Rear suspension recommended
  • Dropper post recommended
  • Full Face helmet strongly recommended
  • Knee pads strongly recommended
  • Other Body Armour such as neck brace, chest/back protector, elbow pads recommended

Key Goals

  • Use correct uphill or downhill position on technical Blue (intermediate) terrain
  • Efficient use of both brakes on technical Blue terrain to maintain traction and control.
  • Correct timing when using brakes to maintain speed and control.
  • Using rotation to help steer thru corners
  • Shift gears pre-emptively through uphill or downhill terrain to maintain a proper cadence.
  • Can ‘ghost shift’ to transition between gears efficiently.
  • Ride over small jumps, drops or natural features with correct position
  • Scan the trail and choose the appropriate line while riding 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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