DFX Ride

DFX RIDE is for riders of an advanced to expert level who want to continue to focus on all aspects of biking – Downhill, Freeride and XC. Groups will ride all over the valley on some of the most challenging and exciting trails Whistler has to offer; from Function to Westside to Alpine to Emerald. Riders will be challenged in both technical terrain and physical endurance during the trail rides.

Fuel your passion

In the Bike Park, RIDE groups will progress through all levels of trails, fine tuning bike handling skills, riding at speed, working on correct jumping technique, cornering, drop technique, and building stamina so they can conquer all that the bike park has to offer. Coaches will help them prepare for Phat Kids and Phat Wednesday races when possible, but mileage and skill development will be the primary focus.

Only our best coaches make the cut to guide these young rippers through their next phase of riding development. These coaches are highly experienced, certified, licensed in First Aid, and all possess an intimate knowledge of both the Whistler Mountain Bike Park and the trails in the Whistler Valley. The coaches are highly motivated to get the best out of the kids in all aspects of mountain biking and help fuel the passion that drives these kids to ride!

Please note DFX RIDE will not be offered in for the Spring and Fall programs due to low enrollment. We recommend advanced and expert riders to join DFX PARK for the Spring and Fall sessions.


  • DROP OFF: 8:45am to 9:15am
  • PICK UP: 3:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Bike suitable for XC and Bike Park or 2 separate bikes for XC and Park. Bike must have a minimum of front suspension and disc brakes. Full suspension is highly recommended for both types of riding.
  • Arm and leg armour, bike gloves and a hydration pack are required every day. A well-fitting XC helmet for XC days AND a full face for park days. Full body armour recommended for Park days.
  • Included in price of program
  • Groups for advanced to expert riders (must be recommended by previous coach or approved by DFX supervisor).
  • Able to confidently ride a minimum of black trails in the valley and in the Bike Park.
  • Lunch is not provided, please provide a packed lunch that is suitable to be carried and eaten on the trails. During Bike Park days packed lunches will be transported and eaten at the CLC.
Summer: Tuesday/Thursday
  • Creekside Kids – Whistler Kids building across from Dusty’s Bar and Grill.

Typical Day

Groups will leave by 9:20 AM or when the Bike Park opens. Any gear not needed for riding can be left in the DFX building. They will be riding hard for the whole day and will take their breaks trailside on XC days. Lunch breaks will be taken at the CLC on Bike Park days. It may be necessary for kids to carry their lunches in their packs on XC days so pack accordingly.

Groups will be accessing advanced and expert trails (black and double black) all over the valley. To get to some of these trails groups may ride on the highway or close to the train tracks to gain access. Your child will be instructed on safe ways to ride in these situations.

We will be riding in all weather, so please make sure your child is prepared with rain gear and sunscreen!

Need assistance?

May 13 - Fall
10:00am - 5:00pm PST

1-800-766-0449      604-967-8950 (LOCAL)


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