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Junior Mountain Riders

Junior Mountain Riders

Let’s Ride! Weekly mountain bike club providing safe and positive opportunities for kids to grow mountain bike skills with peers and coaches. Please read this entire page to see if your kids are a good fit.

Motivated Riders Welcome

This program is designed for children ages 7-11 who are motivated to mountain bike ride for about 1.5 hours.

  • Kids in 5th-12th grades can consider joining the North Tahoe Mountain Bike Team, email: info@northtahoemtb.org
  • Truckee kiddos 9-12 years old may consider reaching out to the Junior Devo Cycling Team at TNT.
  • Riders are grouped by ability and experience so that each ride is appropriately challenging and fun.
  • Younger and older children may be considered if riding ability is appropriate. Contact us if you have questions about your child’s ability level.
  • Registration and a waiver is required for all participants.

Weekly Rides

  • Weekly rides are from 4:00 to 5:45pm on Monday afternoons at Tahoe XC
  • Rides average 1.5 hours, ranging from 4-9 miles
  • Some exceptions include weather, trail conditions, smoke, holidays, and coach availability
  • Email or text notifications will be sent ahead of time if there is a change to any particular ride

2024 Junior Mountain Rider Dates

Due to safety guidelines and available coaches, we are limiting participation numbers per session. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, regardless of whether your child has been in the Junior Riders program before. If anything changes, we will adjust accordingly, but our first priority is safety and providing equal opportunity for participants.

June Session 2024 - FULL/Waitlist

  • 4 weekly rides on Mondays
  • June Dates: 10, 17, 24, and July 1

July Session 2024 - FULL/Waitlist

  • 4 weekly rides on Mondays
  • July Dates: July 8, 15, 22, and 29

August Session 2024-FULL/Waitlist

  • 4 weekly rides on Mondays
  • August Dates: August 5, 12, 19, and 26

The cost for each session (4 weeks) is $99.

If you are attempting to register and are seeing an error message, please contact us at contact (@) tahoexc.org.

Terrain

  • Rides are on cross-country style dirt fire roads and single track trails accessed from the Tahoe XC Lodge
  • Participants should be able to ride on dirt trails for an hour and a half (4-9 miles)

Required Gear

Participants must provide their own mountain bike (with gears) and safety helmet. Both are necessary for participation. We have a very limited number of bikes and helmets available in the event a participant does not have their own bike. However, if your child does not have a bike and would like to register, please email contact(@)tahoexc.org and we will work with you to find a solution.

  • All riders are required to carry water and a trail snack, as none are provided.
  • Required gear (per kid):
    • Geared mountain bike (recently tuned)
    • Helmet
    • Eye protection
    • Gloves
    • Water (in bottle cage or backpack)
    • Snack (in pocket or backpack)
    • Inner tube spare (under seat or in backpack)
    • Closed-toed shoes
    • Layered clothing appropriate for varying weather conditions
    • Sunscreen
    • Smile and a positive attitude
Coach Alenka Safety Meeting

Love Mountain Biking?

Do you love mountain biking? If so, please think about sharing that passion with elementary school age kids. We are always looking for enthusiastic coaches to join our team. Coaches keep this program alive! Please email Program Coordinator, Lianne Nall, liannenall (@) tahoexc.org, if you are interested in learning more, or visit our open positions here and apply today.