KIDS PROGRAM 2021

DFX Ride (10-16 yrs)

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 spend one day riding all over the valley on some of the most challenging and exciting trails Whistler has to offer. The other will be spent shredding the trails in the Bike Park from gnarly tech to jumps and pro lines the coaches will improve technique, style and speed with safety as their top priority.

Fuel your passion


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. 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.

 

Summer DFX Club programs are now SOLD OUT.


Please feel free to register for our Summer Club Waitlist.

We will be adding children into groups that have space and will add extra groups if we have the space and staff to do so. The ability to join the program will be based on if there is an appropriate age and ability group for your child not in the order of joining the waitlist. It will take us some time to figure out where there is space so we appreciate your patience.

We will be in contact with you if we are able to fit your child into a group at the correct age and ability level. We will take payment at this time if you are still interested in the spot. Please include as much detail as possible to help us with group placement. Thank you.

 

PROGRAM DETAILS


DROP OFF AND PICK UP
  • DROP OFF: 8:45am to 9:15am
  • PICK UP: 3:00pm to 3:30pm
EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENT
  • 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.
BIKE PARK PASS
  • Included in price of program
BIKING ABILITY
  • 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
  • Lunch is not provided, please provide a packed lunch including snacks that fits in a pack suitable to be taken on the trails. During Bike Park days packed lunches will be transported and eaten at the CLC.
MEETING LOCATION
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?

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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