Fall 2020 Youth Revolution Bike Programs
Please register early to avoid disappointment. More groups may open dependent on coach availability and demand.
Let’s Ride Some More! Fall Revolution is Back.
Extend the riding season with a few more fun-filled sessions with RMCC this fall! The Youth Revolution program offers a developmentally-appropriate youth mountain biking experience where having fun is always on the top of our agenda. Kids will acquire, refine and master the fundamentals of mountain biking in a social and energized environment while exploring some of our awesome local trails with their peers and our great coaches.
Fall Revolution Programs – 2020 Dates & Details
- Fall Revolution Program (U7, U9, U11, U13)
Join the coaches for some more fun rides with the RMCC gang this fall! (See age group descriptions below).
- U7 & U9 Canmore: Sunday 10-12pm Sept 13, 20 & 27 – $65* SOLD OUT
- U11 & U13 Canmore: Sundays 1-4pm Sept 13, 20 & 27 – $98* SOLD OUT
- Kids Intro Jump Camp (U9, U11/U13)
- U9 (born 2012-2013): Friday Sept 4: 4:00pm-6:00pm – $45* (5 spots left)
- U11/U13 (born 2008-2011): Friday Sept 11: 4:00pm-6:00pm – $45* (sold out)
Looking to have some fun getting the wheels off the ground? This session will introduce riders to wheel lifts and jumping skills in a safe and progressive intro-level session. The session will take place at Canmore Nordic Centre using the bike park and Soft Yogurt. This session is for riders who are confident with their mountain biking skills and should be confident riding blue/intermediate trails like Soft Yogurt or EKG at the Nordic Centre for example.
*Plus RMCC membership/insurance for riders who have not already participated in a program this year.
One parent volunteer is required to assist the coach and group at each session. This will ensure that each group has two adults (including the coach) at every session. Please indicate on the registration form if you would be able to help – must be at or above riding level of the group. Parent helpers must be RMCC members – a complimentary one day membership/waiver is offered.
We require each participant to have a cycling-specific helmet with CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) approval, and a mountain bike of suitable size that is in good working condition. Some sessions may need to be re-scheduled or cancelled due to weather.
Groups will have a maximum of 16 or 8 kids, depending on age group and should minimum numbers not be reached, the group may not be offered.
Fall Revolution Programs – 2020 Age Groups
Bike Tykes U7 (born 2014/15*)
*must be 5 years old by first day of program. Bike Tykes require a bike with hand brakes (not coaster/pedal brakes).
Built around our youngest riders, Bike Tykes introduces the basic skills of mountain biking with minimal instruction. The focus is on letting them develop and discover through fun and games. Some of the skills covered in this program include neutral position, mounting/dismounting, braking, shifting, climbing, descending, falling, trail etiquette and road safety rules.
Gear Groms U9 (born 2012/13)
Watch their confidence soar, as we work towards refining the basic proficiencies of mountain biking and begin to introduce a few advanced skills. Participants will cover neutral position, mounting/dismounting, braking, shifting, climbing, descending, falling, choosing a line, carrying a bike, weight distribution, cornering, obstacles and trail etiquette.
Pedal Punks U11 (born 2010/11)
These “punks” will be thrilled as they begin to master the basic skills while continuing to develop their technical abilities. Some of the skills covered in this program include neutral position, mounting/dismounting, braking, shifting, climbing, descending, falling, choosing a line, carrying a bike, weight distribution, cornering and ratcheting, obstacles, straight line riding, front wheel lifts and roll downs.
Rock Stars U13 (born 2008/09)
Quickly covering the basics of mountain biking, the Rock Stars will spend the majority of its time refining trail technique and aptitude. Some of the skills covered in this program include neutral position, mounting/dismounting, braking, shifting, climbing, descending, falling, choosing a line, carrying a bike, weight distribution, cornering and ratcheting, obstacles, straight line riding, front and rear wheel lifts, roll downs, manuals and wheelie drops.
Is your young rider ready to take it to the next level?
Skilled riders ages 10 to 18 who have been with RMCC’s Youth Revolution for a few seasons, or have equivalent riding experience, and are ready to take it to the next level can check out our two awesome youth racing programs:
- All Mountain Program (AMP) focuses on enduro style riding and racing.
- Rampage focuses on cross-country style riding and racing.
photo: Aydin Odyakmaz