Camp – Neo Newts: Week of 7/15 (Ages 8-12)

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Camp – Neo Newts: Week of 7/15 (Ages 8-12)

July 15 @ 9:00 am July 18 @ 12:00 pm

Camp offered in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation. Registration required through ActiveNet. Click on the button below.


Rider Experience: Beginner with 0 – ½ years of riding on dirt trails, and at least ½ year of general bike riding These riders know how to ride, more or less, and want to have fun cruising around a park or in front of the house. They can go on short rides (up to 1 mile) with the family or friends. They can get going, pedal and stop unaided on pavement. They are able to pick up the bike if it falls over. They are comfortable riding a bike on pavement and bike paths. 

Newts are interested in taking it to the trails and may be working on standing on the pedals, shifting and cornering, and is already or is interested in riding in grass, gravel, off low curbs, or over small sticks and through puddles and on varied terrain such as a pump track or rolling terrain. 

During this class: these riders will improve their balance by standing on the pedals, learn to vary body position, brake and shift more confidently and corner more smoothly. They’ll learn to climb, descend and ride with confidence and have fun rolling over features up to 4-6” high, if they want — all while keeping the wheels on the ground. 

Bike: A Neo Newt’s bike has platform pedals, hand brake(s) (no coaster brakes) and is in good working condition with tires suitable for dirt trails. Single speeds and kick stands are OK. No street or smooth tires. A Newt’s helmet fits properly, is in good condition and is less than 5 years old.

Required Gear: -Bike in good condition* -A properly fitting helmet in good condition and is less than 5 years old* -Water bottle (no more than 16 oz, otherwise it’s too heavy to carry!) -Snacks for the individual -Clothing appropriate for the weather including jacket and gloves -Pack to carry layers, snacks and water 

Recommended Gear: -Full fingered gloves -Knee and elbow protection -Eye protection 

*We have bikes and helmets to loan! Required height 4’-5” to 5’-6” tall. If the rider is shorter or taller, let us know, we may have a properly sized bike but our quantities are very limited. 

Pickup and drop off: behind the Gateway Fred Meyer, west parking lot