Develop your skills


Whether riders are just starting out riding trails and have never been in the Bike Park to riders who are riding all levels of trails, jumping, dropping and shredding all over the valley and park. Coaches will choose trails appropriate to your child’s ability level to help them develop their technique, stamina and skills. Programs will work on developing skills on XC trails and DH skills in the Whistler Bike Park for all levels of riders.

AGES AND LOCATIONS FOR SUMMER PROGRAMS


Club  5 – 8 SUMMER: Blackcomb Base

Pre K and Kindergarten – Grade 2: 

  • Children must be 5 by the start date of the program. Exception to this age limit cannot be made.
Club 9 – 12 SUMMER: Creekside Base

Grade 3 + If your child was in Grade 3 or higher in the last school year

  • Children born before January  1, 2013
  • If your child is born at the end of the year, they will still be 8 when they move to Creekside.

Program Details


DROP OFF AND PICK UP
  • Drop off 8:45am to 9:15am.
  • Pick up is 3:00pm to 3:30pm.
LUNCH
  • Lunch is not provided, please provide a packed lunch with snacks that fits in a pack, suitable to be taken on the trails.
EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENT
  • Bike with hand brakes, no coaster brakes allowed. Disc brakes highly recommended. Bike should have a minimum of front suspension and be suitable to go in the Bike Park regularly for rider's ability level intermediate and above.
  • 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 (ability level intermediate and above). Full body armour recommended for Park days.
BIKING ABILITY
  • Groups for beginner to advanced riders.
  • Minimum biking requirement: Have ridden comfortably on the paved valley trail and wide gravel roads. Must be comfortable pedalling their bike and using hand brakes.

MEETING LOCATION

SPRING AND FALL: ALL GROUPS
BLACKCOMB KIDS - The lower level of the Whistler Blackcomb Admin Building, 4545 Blackcomb Way. Located at the Base of Blackcomb Mountain in the Upper Village.
  • CLUB 5 - 12 All levels
SUMMER:
BLACKCOMB KIDS - The lower level of the Whistler Blackcomb Admin Building, 4545 Blackcomb Way. Located at the Base of Blackcomb Mountain in the Upper Village.
  • CLUB 5 - 8 All levels
CREEKSIDE KIDS – Creekside Courtyard opposite Dusty’s Bar and Grill
  • CLUB 9 -12 all levels Beginner to Expert (please note depending on numbers beginner riders aged 9-12 may be placed in a younger age group and may need to meet at Blackcomb Kids – the supervisor will advise you).

BIKE PARK PASS
  • Included in price of program for summer programs. Day tickets provided for Bike Park use during Spring and Fall programs

Typical Day


Meet from 8:45 to 9:15am, groups will leave to ride at 9:15am sharp - please be on time and ready to go. We will be riding either on the trails or in the Bike Park for most of the day. Time may be spent at parks and lakes especially on hotter days but as the groups progress the amount of time spent off the trails will decrease.

  • Beginner and Novice groups will mostly be riding XC building up to riding some days in the Bike Park (age 7+), your child's coach will let you know when their group is ready.

  • Intermediate and up groups will ride XC on Mondays/Tuesdays and in the Bike Park on Wednesdays/Thursdays, unless your child's coach informs you differently, so please come with the appropriate bike and equipment (including a full face helmet). 

Lunch will be at approximately 12:00pm back at Base or on the trails. Often on longer 'expedition days' lunch will be taken with us and eaten at a park or lake. Depending on the groups stamina breaks will be taken in the morning and afternoon as needed but the majority of the day will be on our bikes.

Pickup is from 3:00pm to 3:30pm. Each child must be signed out by a parent. If your child will be picked up by someone else please inform the coach in the morning. If you would like your child to sign out by themselves please ask your child's coach for a sign out permission form (age restrictions do apply).

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

Need assistance?

CALL CENTRE HOURS
May 21 - October 11
9:00am - 5:00pm PST

1-800-766-0449      604-967-8950 (LOCAL)
wbreservations@vailresorts.com

 

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