Ages 9 - 17

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Go faster, ride harder, and tear up the trails in our action-packed Freeride programs. Riders challenge themselves on steeper and more technical terrain while refining important biking skills.

These programs focus on building speed, control, endurance and efficiency on the trails.

Freeride - 6

Charge through challenging terrain while building confidence and endurance in our Freeride (ages 9-11) programs. Our coaches give kids the tools to tackle bigger terrain with ease by providing tips, tactics and feedback in a fun environment. To be prepared for this level, your child should already be comfortable riding on Blue (intermediate) or mild Black (advanced) terrain.

Pre-requisites

  • 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.
  • 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.

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

  • Brake efficiently to maintain speed in corners and technical sections
  • Use pressure control to generate speed.
  • Refined rotation for improved cornering
  • Distinguish safe, fast and efficient line choice in technical sections
  • Air over a jump or feature and maintain proper positioning.
  • Learn different maneuvers such as a bunny hop, front wheel lift and rear wheel lift.
  • Shift gears efficiently to maintain speed through technical Blue (intermediate) and Black (advanced) terrain; 'ghost shifting'

 

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

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Freeride - 6+

The Freeride (ages 12-17) program gives you the tools to tackle bigger terrain with ease by providing tips, tactics and feedback in a fun environment. Our instructors will help build confidence and comfortability on more difficult terrain to get you ready for bigger trails. To be prepared for this level, you should already be comfortable riding on Blue (intermediate) or mild Black (advanced) terrain.

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

  • Brake efficiently to maintain speed in corners and technical sections
  • Use pressure control to generate speed.
  • Refined rotation for improved cornering
  • Distinguish safe, fast and efficient line choice in technical sections
  • Air over a jump or feature and maintain proper positioning.
  • Learn different maneuvers such as a bunny hop, front wheel lift and rear wheel lift.
  • Shift gears efficiently to maintain speed through technical Blue (intermediate) and Black (advanced) terrain; 'ghost shifting'

 

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

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