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Minooka Park Youth MTB Clinics

2 options to choose from

K-5 Basic Mountain Bike Skills

June 4th, 11th, 18th 6-7pm


Kids will learn basic mountain bike skills over the 3 week clinic. Kids must be able to ride a two wheeled bike without training wheels. We have a limited number of loaner mountain bikes with gears that kids can use if they currently only have a 1 gear style bike. Don't delay in contacting us for use. Open to boys and girls. Parents are welcome to bring their bikes and participate along with their child. By learning some of the teaching techniques you can continue to review with them at home!

 **Helmets are mandatory for all participants**

Basic Skills Instruction will include:

- Bike Part Knowledge

- Pre-ride safety check

- Mount and dismount technique

- Start and stop pedaling technique

- Riding position

- Braking technique

- Trail scanning and turning the bike

- How to use gears

- Hill climbing and descending technique

- Riding trails!


6th-8th grade Advance Racing Skills & Instruction

June 4th, 11th, 18th 715-815pm


This 3 week clinic is best suited for athletes with some previous race and riding experience but are looking for a deeper dive into cycling techniques and knowledge. The format will consist of on the bike skills mixed with some lecture and classroom style instruction. It will not be a physically demanding clinic but will focus on topics beyond basic instruction. Open to boys and girls. Helmets are mandatory

Topics Covered Include:

- Race day prep: equipment focus

- On bike nutrition and hydration

- Clothing choice

- Race starts, pedal positioning

- Race day prep: nutrition focus

- Sprinting techniques and set-up

- Race tactics and discussion

- Passing and making attacks

- Importance of nutrition and rest/sleep

You must have a daily or annual Waukesha County Parks Pass. Must be purchased in advance, link above

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