Mountain Biking Club
Learn to Ride with Poise, Confidence and Skill!
Bikers will navigate the single-track trails of the Tahoe Basin and Truckee learning fundamental mountain biking skills from experienced coaches along the way. Riders will learn the all important basics – shifting and pedaling best practices, proper body positioning, weight transfer across obstacles, how to climb, cross and descend challenge-by-choice terrain and much more. Club-riders will explore some of the best trails in California, right here in Truckee-Tahoe. On these Wednesday rides participants will also learn how to route find, keep their bikes in good working condition and learn and demonstrate practical trail etiquette. This is a great way to build confidence, explore the great outdoors with friends and kick off a truly lifelong sport.
Who: Designed for students in grades 1st to 5th grade. 1st grader riders should be accompanied by their parent.
Requirement: Those riding in this club must have sufficient bike riding experience, and be able to shift gears, balance thru varying terrain, and brake with their front and rear brakes. Front suspension bikes in good working condition are ideal for club rides.
When: Six Wednesdays from 3:00pm ~ 5:15pm, beginning Sept 13th. Ride end time varies by ride location. Six rides are scheduled this Spring. Riding begins See calendar here for specific dates.
Where: Participants will explore nearby single track rides at Emigrant Trail, Sawtooth, Tahoe Donner XC, Flume Trail and beyond! Depart from Tahoe Expedition Academy after school. Locations and ride details will be shared in advance of each ride on Parent Square.
Instructors: Liz McInroy, Sophie Czerwinski, DC Larrabee and others TBA.
Capacity: 15 students.
What to Bring: Participants will need their own bike (one that is in good working order), any special tools for fixing flats, spare tube, helmet, gloves and hydration system.
Register: Click here to register.
Scholarships – It’s our goal to ensure that programs are available to every enrolled student and family – program costs should not deter participation. To ensure this, Tahoe Expedition Academy offers need based financial assistance for Athletics and Activities programming. Please contact the TEA Athletics and Activities Department for details at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries are confidential.