CANCELLED due to Trail Conditions: KIDS Mountain Bike Clinic- Rider Skills for Kids

Mountain Biking

If you’ve got kids showing an interest in mountain biking and want them to learn practical bike handling skills, then join us for the IRC Kid’s Rider Skills Clinic.  The class begins with an overview of bicycle safety and clinic fundamentals followed by a series of exercises demonstrating rider-influenced bike maneuvers such as front & rear wheel lifts, bunny hops, drop/roll-offs, late & emergency braking and cornering techniques over pavement, loose dirt, rocks, logs, ruts & potholes. Watch your budding riders enjoy a fun-filled morning on their bikes while developing confidence navigating rocks, logs, ruts/potholes, step-ups/drop-offs, emergency braking and cornering.

The clinic is designed for riders, ages 8-12, and requires a mountain bike with a wheel size of 20″ or greater, multiple gears, hand brakes and knobby tires. Please no BMX, road, cruiser or hybrid bikes. Motorized recreation vehicles of any class or type are not permitted for recreational use. Parents or Legal Guardians, please register yourself and your child when you sign up. Parent or Legal Guardian must remain on site for the duration of the clinic, but only the kids will participate during the instruction portion. There is a bench for seating, but feel free to bring a camp chair for comfort. Once the instruction portion has finished, adults are welcome and encouraged to join the group on a short ride in Round Canyon, where the skills built will be put into practice on the trail. Registration is limited to allow for a maximum of two kids per adult registered. If you would like to bring additional kids, please have another parent or guardian register and attend with them.

This activity originates in the City of Irvine and travels into OC Parks’ Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve.

Activity Details Led by IRC

Sunday, June 2, 2019
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Duration (hours:minutes):
Mountain Biking
City of Irvine
Irvine Open Space Preserve
Staging Area:
Portola - Round
2.5 miles
Elevation Change:
370 feet
Minimum Age:
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.

Registration is closed for this activity.