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Kids’ Ride at L.L. Stub Stewart State Park – 9/24
September 24, 2023 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Kids’ guided mountain bike ride at Stub Stewart; ages 7-12.
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) and split into smaller groups as staffing allows. We will ride to the level of the least experienced riders.
We will regroup at trail intersections and as needed for snacks or layer changes.
Rider Experience: Beginner/intermediate with 1-2+ years of riding on dirt trails. Ages 7-12.
Beginner Green Geckos: These riders are already comfortable riding a bike on some “Green” mountain bike trails as well as dirt and grass, and over 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 are interested in rolling over taller features, and riding pump tracks (or rolling terrain) without pedaling the whole time. They can ride 1-2 miles on a trail or bike path.
Intermediate Leapin’ Lizards: 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.
-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 a bladder
-Clothing appropriate for the weather
-Tools for moving the seat up and down if necessary
-Backpack to carry layers, snacks, tools and water
-Full fingered gloves
-Knee and elbow protection
-Tools and supplies to change a flat tire (with assistance!)
*We have helmets and bikes to loan; it’s helpful if you reach out in advance to indicate your rider’s need and size.
Email [email protected] with any questions and for bike/helmet loans.
Once registered, please sign the waiver for your MINOR Child HERE
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