Green Geckos Mountain Bike Clinic at Rocky Point – 8/7

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Green Geckos Mountain Bike Clinic at Rocky Point – 8/7

August 7 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Mountain Bike Skills Class for Beginner/Intermediate 8-11-year-olds

About this event

Join NWTA & Elaine B. Bikes for a kid’s beginner mountain bike skills clinic from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

For Ages: 8-11

Rider Experience: Beginner/intermediate with ½ – 1 of riding on dirt trails

Pre-registration is required 

Cost $10 Donation to NWTA (scholarships available)

Event Location: Rocky Point Central Trailhead 

This class is for kids who are already comfortable riding a bike on some “Green” mountain bike dirt trail and grass and down features up to 3-4 inches high. They can stand and coast on the pedals. They can shift gears and corner, but it might not go as smoothly as it could — or at the right time. They are interested in rolling over taller features and riding rolling terrain without pedaling the whole time. They can ride 1-2 miles on a trail or bike path.

During this class: Riders will learn to ride in an organized manner into and out of the trails at Rocky Point. Riders will work on balancing and improving shifting over varying terrain, including trails and rolling terrain, and corner with more confidence, and more smoothly. They’ll learn to climb, descend and ride faster; they’ll also learn slow-riding skills to have fun riding more technical trails, including drops 6-10” high – if they want to. The wheels may leave the ground on drops, but we aren’t jumping yet.

Bike: The Green Gecko’s bike has platform pedals, two hand brakes (front and rear), a seat that can move up and down, and is in good working condition. Single speeds are OK but a bike with gears will be more fun on the climbs. No coaster brakes, worn-out tires, or kickstands. A Gecko’s helmet fits properly, is in good condition, and is less than 5 years old.

Required Gear: 

-A properly fitting helmet in good condition and is less than 5 years old **We will have helmets to loan! 

-Water bottle and snacks

-Clothing appropriate for the weather

-Tools for moving the seat up and down if necessary

-Pack to carry layers, snacks, tools and water

Recommended Gear:

-Full-fingered gloves

-Knee and elbow protection

-Eye protection

-Tools and supplies to change a flat tire (with assistance!)

Have questions? Email [email protected].

Once registration is completed please sign: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/60e8ab3c70a43/web/

NWTA follows the current state-mandated protocols. The most current information can be found here: State of Oregon COVID mandates

Thank you to our partners & sponsors:

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Elaine B Bikes

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