Monday, July 9, 2012

Mountain Bike Mondays

My three kids and I have Mountain Bikes because of a great program called "Mat-Su Kids' Bike n' Hike".  There is a small fee, but you get to use the mt. bike for the entire summer. It has been challenging for Bronwyn but Max and Hannah are doing well.  I love the extra time spent outdoors with my children.



 Mr. Dave Musgrave is amazing with the children.  He is encouraging and is helpful even when they (the children) feel like giving up.  Bronwyn had a fall on the first hill on the first night.  He found out that she is competitive and will try to "race" her to the end.  Thank you Dave for your hard work and love for the sport and kids.


TOBIN!



A SAMPLING OF WHAT WE'LL COVER IN THE PROGRAM:

  • Balance and bike handling
  • Proper gear shifting
  • Descending technique (just say "no" to "endos")
  • Ascending technique
  • Cornering technique
  • Front wheel lift
  • Back wheel lift
  • The Bunny Hop
  • How to do a wheelie
  • The Track Stand
  • On-trail maintenance
  • Food and hydration principles
  • Single track practice
  • Trail Etiquette for mountain biking