Kid’s Beginner Ride at Stub Stewart – 4/8

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Kid’s Beginner Ride at Stub Stewart – 4/8

April 8 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Kids guided ride on all the best trails at Stub Stewart State Park. 

Join us for a guided ride on some of the best trails around! 

These rides will start out with reviewing the most basic skills and will offer light instruction as needed for particular features. We will split the group into Green Geckos (beginners) and Leapin’ Lizards (intermediates) as staffing allows. Each group will have at least two adult leaders and up to 8 kids per group.

We will regroup at trail intersections and as needed for snacks or layer changes.

Rider Experience: Beginner (Green Geckos), intermediate (Leapin’ Lizards) with 1-2+ years of riding on dirt trails

These riders are already comfortable riding a bike on “Green” mountain bike trails as well as dirt and grass, and down some features up to 3-4 inches high. They can stand and coast on the pedals for short periods of time. They can shift gears and corner, but it might not go as smoothly as it could — or at the right time. They can ride 2-4 miles on a trail or bike path.

During this ride: these riders will practice their balance over varying terrain including trails and rolling terrain, as well as brake and corner with more confidence, shift more smoothly. They’ll ride up hills and back down; there will also be some switchbacks and places to practice slow-riding skills and a few technical sections. 

Bike:* The bike should have 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. 

Required Gear: 

-A properly fitting helmet in good condition and is less than 5 years old*

-Water bottle that fits in a bottle cage or backpack with bladder 

-Clothing appropriate for the weather

-Tools for moving the seat up and down if necessary

-Backpack 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!)

*We will have helmets and bikes to loan!