Junior Mountain Riders

Our weekly mountain bike club provides safe and positive opportunities for kids to grow mountain bike skills with their peers. Read below for specific details, requirements, dates and registration.


  • Program is open to children ages 7-11, who are motivated to ride for approximately an hour and a half.
  • 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.


  • Three 6-week sessions: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Weekly rides are most Mondays from 4:00 to 5:45pm at Tahoe XC.
  • Some exceptions include weather, trail conditions, holidays, and coach availability. Email notifications will be sent ahead of time if there is a change to any particular Monday session.
  • Rides are 1.5 hours (4-9 miles).


  • Rides are on cross-country style dirt fire roads and single track trails within the Tahoe XC ski area.
  • Participants should be able to ride on dirt trails for an hour and a half (4-9 miles).
  • Cost is $20 per ride, with a big discount for purchasing each 6-week session in advance.
  • No refunds given for cancelled sessions due to weather, trail conditions or elements outside of our control.
  • Registration is required.
  • Participants must provide their own geared mountain bike and safety helmet. Both are required for participation.
  • We recommend kids come equipped with the ability to carry water and snacks on the trail, as none is 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 conditions
    • Sunscreen
    • Smile and a positive attitude

Sessions: Spring, Summer, Fall

Spring 2019: May-June - $40 per child

  • Start date: June 3, 2019 (trail conditions depending)
  • June 3, 10, 17, 24 (4 sessions)

Summer 2019: July-August - $80 per child

  • Start date: July 8, 2019
  • July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12 (6 sessions)

Fall 2019: September-October - $80 per child

  • Start date: September 9, 2019
  • September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14 (6 sessions)

Registration is required. Complete your registration form and payment online.