3 session x 2 hours - P1 Larose Forest - Every 2 weeks
(5 per group)
Session 1 - Wednesday Evenings:
Girls aged 9 to 11
Wednesday May 11, 6:00pm, Larose Forest
Wednesday May 25 6:00pm, Larose Forest
Wednesday June 8, 6:00pm, Larose Forest
Introducing The Dirt Squirrels !
3 sessions of 1.5 hours each led by KONA Ambassador and Ride Ottawa founder Sandra Beaubien at the fun and flowy P1 Larose Forest trails and will cover fundamental skills and maneuvers to help girls aged 9-11 build skills, gain more confidence and have fun!
These lessons are for girls who already enjoy riding a bike and currently mountain bike and enjoy learning new skills! Ideally they ride with their family or have taken a bike camp. Girls who take multiple lessons with other girls will have a significant consolidation and refinement of skills leading to soaring confidence and consistent performance on the bike. Making riding friends their own age will also help them get excited to ride more.
We will work on riding techniques, revisit and refine them as we progress through our proven trail-based skills program. We break down riding into easy pieces so we can make small changes, and practice to understand the results.
Fundamental skills include body position for stability, energy conservation, balance, climbing and braking. Additional work includes trail scanning for line selection, roll-down techniques, cornering and potentially an introduction to small jumps. We adapt the sessions based on participating rider's skills and requirements. Learning is at your pace and we do not pressure riders to attempt anything that makes them uncomfortable.
We will also cover bike set-up and basic suspension adjustment. It is important to practice the way you play, so we highly recommend you wear your elbow and knee pads and your hydration pack.
Note that this is NOT a group ride, nor a training, program or learning to race. We learn, practice, develop and adapt skills on easy to intermediate trails and features to help the girls improve in a safe and welcoming environment.
If you are interested in participating, email us any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: We require a minimum number of riders to be signed up for each session and may have to delay or cancel these sessions without numbers.