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TWO Green Geckos Mountain Bike Clinics (Newell Creek) on 5/15
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
We will hold 2 mountain bike skills classes for beginner/intermediate 8-11-year-olds at Newell Creek. The first one runs from 10 am-12 pm. The second runs from 1 pm-3 pm.
About this event
Join NWTA & Elaine B. Bikes for a mountain bike skills clinic from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm or 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: Newell Creek Nature Park
No bike or helmet required! Kids can use one of our Trek Bicycles!
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 Newell Creek Canyon. Riders will work on balancing improving shifting over varying terrain, including trails and rolling terrain, and corner with more confidence, 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.
Equipment: Participants can use one of our Trek Fleet bikes (& helmet provided)
Participants should wear layers appropriate for the weather, and clothing suitable for a bike ride. Flat shoes, no loose clothing or straps.
Questions? Email [email protected]
Once registration is completed please sign NWTA/METRO Event waiver
NWTA follows the current state-mandated protocols. The most current information can be found here: State of Oregon COVID mandates