Test Larose Kids Clinic

Test Larose Kids Clinic

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Larose Forest Gear Groms & Pedal Punks Kids Weekend Clinics

3 weeks - Sunday, September 2nd, 9th, and 16th. - 3 weeks
Youths 9 - 12, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Kids 6 - 8,  3:00pm - 4:30pm

Ok kids, are you ready for Sunday afternoon riding and skills?

Are you into mountain biking?  Do you want to have more fun on the trail?  We want to help you to ride better and we know a whole pile of skills that you can learn!  And Larose Forest is the prefect place to rip around and practice and have fun!

We have 2 age groups organized for 3 Sunday afternoon sessions in September.  All our groups learn about bike controls, braking, shifting, getting on and off the bike, good riding positions, how to climb hills, how to go down hills, and scanning the trail so you can see what’s coming at you.  Oh yeah, and how to CORNER like a boss!  IF you already took one of our Ride Ottawa kids clinics we will build on the skills you already learned, and add some more!

We’ll meet at the Larose Shelter each Saturday and start practicing there, ride around the P1 Loopity Loops practicing skills and riding and finish up back at the shelter where everyone can ask more questions about the skills and practice before heading home.

Don't forget snacks !


Parent Stuff:

Note that to add multiple riders you will need to check out each rider separately.

We are planning 2 sessions for kids 6 - 8 and 9 - 12 who can ride paths and easy trails.   We will work up gradually to some of the steep dips at Larose, so It's OK if kids have to walk or bypass a few features.  We'll be learning fundamental skills in the open trail areas and riding for about 45 minutes to 1 hour with lots of stops.  Kids need to have lots of water, snacks and extra clothing.  The meeting and starting place is the Henri Latellier Shelter at P1 in Larose Forest.  We will start and return there, on time each day.

The purposes of this clinic are:
1. To be fun and sociable for all participants
(Riding with friends is almost always more fun than riding with parents)

2. To help develop an appropriate ABC skills foundation for mountain biking
(Agility, balance, coordination on the trail)

3. To promote skills confidence and riding self-esteem
(Controlled and safe practice and pacing gets results)

4. To provide an opportunity to develop appreciation for the outdoors
(We love living healthy and active outdoors!)


Gear Groms (6-8 years)

Building trail confidence and basic proficiencies of mountain biking are the goals for this groups.  Groms will cover trail etiquette, neutral position, getting on and off the bike, braking, shifting, climbing, descending, steering and cornering, and small obstacles. 

Pedal Punks (9-12 years)

With a little more get-up-and-go, the Punks will be thrilled as they begin to master the basic skills start to develop their technical abilities.  We'll cover trail etiquette and skills including neutral and ready positions, getting on and off the bikebraking, shifting, climbing and descending, looking for trail lines, cornering, and front wheel lifts. 

 After registration, we will send you a link to our digital waiver and rider information form.  We will need emergency contact information, a list of any allergies and medications, and health card information for each child.  If your child has emergency medication, such as an Epipen, you MUST supply this to our instructor in a ziplock bag clearly labelled with your child's name, emergency contact information and health card number prior to the session.

At the request of Larose Forest management, please consider joining OMBA-AVMO Mountain Bike Association to support the Larose MTB trail system. 

We want to have everyone on our clinics, but we reserve the right at our sole discretion to cancel bookings and refund clinic payment where individual medical conditions are high-risk.  We consider Larose to be a Wilderness First-Aid area where emergency response times are over 30 minutes.

Please email us with concerns or questions at: instruction@rideottawa.com