Are your kids between the ages of 8-11 and excited about mountain biking? Ninja Kids covers the key skills they need to become a safer and more proficient rider (all while having FUN)!
Is your kiddo new to mountain biking? Or have they been riding for a while but need help making their way down the trail? Maybe they’re not listening to your riding advice and you need someone else to teach them about staying safe and in control on their bike? We’re here to help!
We recognize that kids learn differently than adults, so we have developed a kid-friendly, fun and engaging curriculum that covers the key foundational skills that every young mountain biker should learn. Through games, drills and trail riding, your kid will leave with a new level of confidence on their bike and more tools in their riding toolbox. Keep in mind, this is not a group ride or a babysitting session. Ninja Kids, like all Ninja programs, is focused on skills development. Each skill is taught in a step-by-step manner with each skill building off the one before allowing kids to progress at their own pace with the encouragement of certified Ninja instructors and other young riders. What better way to inspire young riders than surrounded by a group of their peers!
After attending a Ninja Kids clinic, be prepared for your kid to start correcting your form on the bike. “One finger braking, Mom!! Dad, you’re too far back on your bike!”. They grow up so fast, don’t they?
Whether your kids are just getting started with mountain biking, dreaming of leaving their siblings in the dust or gearing up for a race, Ninja Kids is the perfect place to start. Set your kids up for mountain biking success by signing them up for a Ninja Kids program today!
6:1 student to instructor ratio, no more than 10 kids per clinic. No prior mountain biking experience required, but all participants should be comfortable riding a two-wheel bicycle. All bikes must have hand brakes and mountain bike tires. No coaster brake bikes will be allowed (they’re dangerous for mountain biking!).
Here’s What We’ll Cover
Some of the skills taught and practiced in the Ninja Kids Clinic may include:
- Ninja (Ready) Position
- The Riding Rainbow: Body Position
- How to use your gears
- Front + Rear Wheel Lifts
- Safely getting on/off your bike
- Getting over trail obstacles
- Turning + Switchbacks
- Reading the trail: Red Light, Yellow Light, Green Light
- When and how to brake
- The 4 Climbing Positions
- Descending in control
- How to have fun and be safe!
- Safety check, bike care
Please note, clinics may vary according to location and terrain.
- 8:45-9:00 Meet your instructor | Arrival at course venue + equipment check
- 9:00-9:15 Let’s get started | Introductions
- 9:15am – 11:15 Skills & drills | Learn, learn, learn
- 11:15am – 12:00 Take it to the trail | Apply what you’ve learned
- 12:00-12:15 Review and next steps | #ridelikeaninja
*Clinic schedule and skills covered may vary according to location and terrain.
Upcoming Ninja Kids Clinics