It’s time for homeschooling; mountain bike edition!
If you are looking for some fun and creative ways to keep your Ninja Kid busy from home, here are a few ideas to get the wheels turning:
1. Color Like a Ninja!
Download our free Ninja coloring pages! Our friend Kristina over at Sketchy Trails has sketched up some awesome coloring pages for you to enjoy. Be sure you print a couple copies, because chances are the “teacher” is going to be coloring right alongside the kids. After you’re done coloring, post a picture of your finished work of art and tag us! We’d love to share your masterpiece with fellow Ninjas for some inspiration while everyone is stuck at home.
Find a safe place outside to build yourself an obstacle course and start getting creative.
Place a 2×4 on the ground to serve as a “skinny”.
Use two pieces of rope to build a corner. For an added challenge, if you touch rope, you have to start over!
Steal a squeaky toy from the dog bin and have your kids practice doing wheel lifts over (or onto) the squeaky toy.
Place objects (small rocks, stuffed animals, rolls of toilette-paper) along the path of the obstacle course and designate these objects to be “hot lava”. If you touch the hot lava, you have to start again!
Time how long it takes to do the course and see if your Ninja Kid can improve their time!
A quick note – now is probably not the time to be trying new tricks or taking any risks on the bikes. Keep it safe, always wear a helmet and have some fun!
3. Bling For Your Bike
You don’t have to be a “crafty” parent to get into bike nameplates. All you need is a paper plate or a piece of paper, a few pipe cleaners or zip-ties and something to draw with. Toss in a few stickers and youre in business!
For the super creative parents out there who want to take it one step further, let’s see you turn a Ninja coloring page into a nameplate. Show us what you come up with!
4. Design your Own Bike Park
Do you have a budding landscape architect / trail builder in your household? Challenge your kiddo(s) to draw out a map of your house, yard or neighborhood and draw up their dream bike park. Would they build jumps? Drops? Wall ride? Wooden bridge? Don’t forget to build a snack shack at your bike park! The possibilities are endless.
5. Jr. Bike Mechanic School
Just because schools are closed, doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. Why not teach the kids a few basics of bike maintenance and repair?
Welcome to Jr. Bike Mechanic School! In this class we will learn how to:
Lube your chain
Check tire pressure
Pump up your tires
Fix a flat
Read a trail map
6. Share the Love
We were totally inspired by this story of kids taking to the street and writing sweet notes on the sidewalk notes for passersby. Fresh air, creativity, and kindness – a proven recipe to brighten everyone’s day.
Our hearts are with all the families adjusting to life with no school. We hope this list of activities can bring some smiles to your day!
G2 Bike looks forward to many more of these clinics in this area.
Ninja Mountain Bike Skills is a warm and friendly environment to learn new skills and hone ones you already know....
Ninja Mountain Bike Skills
Ninja Mountain Bike Skills is a warm and friendly environment to learn new skills and hone ones you already know. It's a non intimidating environment where mistakes are welcomed so corrections can be made. I own G2 Bike is Aliso Viejo and this clinic has been ran out of the Aliso Woods area and when I interviewed the clients they had all but great things to say. None arrogant instructors and easy to follow steps. The biggest bang for many was meeting new area riders at their skill level, gaining confidence, and getting the bike set up and fit properly. G2 Bike looks forward to many more of these clinics in this area. Thanks Richard for all you do for the MTB community! ~ AJ S.
I’m so glad I made the decision to be part of the Mulberry Gap 3-day clinic.
I'm so glad I made the decision to be part of the Mulberry Gap 3-day clinic. Richard and Randy are...
Ninja Mountain Bike Skills
I'm so glad I made the decision to be part of the Mulberry Gap 3-day clinic. Richard and Randy are really skilled at breaking things down, very patient and kind. They were very attentive to what each of us needed individually while maintaining a no-pressure, fun vibe. The place is beautiful, rustic and offers a great opportunity to unplug. It's the seemingly little things that make a big difference in your riding, and I feel like I gained some useful insight about not only being on the bike, but set-up and nutrition as well. ~Susan Tully
Highly recommended! Essential riding skills are thoroughly broken down making them easy to understand and learn. Coach Richard and Kris...
Ninja Mountain Bike Skills
Highly recommended! Essential riding skills are thoroughly broken down making them easy to understand and learn. Coach Richard and Kris are some of the most professional and pleasant coaches/cyclist/people I have come across. Looking forward to one of their future clinics. ~ Tom T.
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