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FREEWHEELER YOUTH PROGRAMS

Registration Opens:

April 3 - 8:00am (Cross Country Program)

April 5 - 8:00am (Freeride Downhill Program)

Options for Youth Mountain Bike Program

Option 1: XC (age 5 ONLY)

  • Price: $110 (+Trail Pass)

  • Age Requirement: Must be 5 by Dec. 31, 2024

Option 2: XC (age 6-15 ONLY)

  • Price: $110 (+Trail Pass)

Option 3: Freeride at Bootleg (age 9-15) 

  • Price: $110 + $50 Shuttle Deposit (+Trail Pass)

  • Age Requirement: Must be 9 by Sept 30, 2024

 

If registration is sold out, please click the WAIT LIST button.

 

Additional Information

 

Program Overview

The Freewheelers Youth Mountain Bike Program offers a seven-week skills development opportunity with options for both cross-country and downhill focus. It emphasizes safety, fun, and instilling confidence while highlighting the importance of trail stewardship. Over 60 volunteer coaches, many certified by the Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Association, lead the program.

 

Cross Country Program (Ages 5-15)

  • Duration: Seven weeks

  • Time: Tuesday evenings, 5:30 to 7:00, May 14 - June 25

  • Location: Primarily Kimberley Nordic Centre, with other locations occasionally used

  • Prerequisites: Participants must be able to independently ride a two-wheel bike on dirt trails

 

Freeride Program (Ages 9-15)

  • Duration: Seven weeks

  • Time: Thursday evenings, 5:30-7:30, May 16 - June 27

  • Location: Bootleg Mountain Recreation Site

  • Prerequisites: Basic mountain biking competency required, advanced group requires full suspension bike and ability to ride all black trails at Bootleg.  3 levels of rider: intermediate, expert and advanced.

  • Mandatory Gear: Full face helmet, knee pads, gloves; body armor highly recommended

  • Parental Involvement: Expected to assist with shuttle service for at least two sessions.  This year we have included a $50 Shuttle deposit.  Once you have participated in shuttling riders one time you can get your refund back.  

 

Registration Details

  • All participants require a Mandatory 2024 Kimberley Trail Society Youth Trail Pass.

  • Freewheeler youth program participants must also be club members (free membership).

 

Refunds and Support

  • Participants who purchase their Kimberley Trail Society Trail Pass in advance can request a refund after registration.

  • Financial support may be available for families facing challenges with the program's financial commitment.

 

Additional Offerings

  • All riders registered in the Youth Program receive a Kootenay Freewheelers jersey.

  • Additional jerseys can be purchased from available stock, including discounted leftover items from the previous year.

 

Jersey Size Selection

  • At registration, participants will choose their jersey size from Men's, Women's, or Youth options, with size charts provided for guidance.

Kimberley Trail Society (KTS)

  • KTS refunds trail pass fees for participants who take part in organized trail maintenance nights.

For further inquiries or to volunteer as a coach, please email: freewheelerscoach@gmail.com

Kid's and Youth Sizing (5-12 yrs)

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Women's Sizing (12+ yrs)

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Men's Sizing (12+ yrs)

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