Youth Mountain Bike Programs


Durham Shredders is a not for profit youth MTB cycling program in Durham Region, Ontario. We offer a learn to ride & competitive XC race programs for girls & boys, ages 5-17.

The goal of the CCC youth program is to inspire youth to develop a passion in cycling and create a future generation of avid CCC cyclists. The focus of the program is safety, fun and mountain bike skill development, in that order. The focus is to have fun in a safe controlled environment with the focus is on skill development and endurance. The youth will have opportunity to participate in a variety of fun team relay events, weekly race series (Hardwood Hills, Albion Hills) and some Ontario Cup events.

Learn to ride a 2-wheeler through to advanced mountain biking programs kids and bikes: it’s magic! Rad Adventures teaches skills that last a lifetime. We have programs for ages 4 ‑ 13.

This five week learn-to-mountain bike program covers a variety of skills that will focus on FUNdamentals. Through activities and games, Radical Riders will learn riding techniques such as climbing, descending, obstacles, braking, gearing, and how to properly adjust their bike to fit themselves.

Kids love riding bikes. Cycling gives them the feeling of freedom, excitement and opens a whole new world of possibilities. The Sprockids Youth Mountain Biking program aims to teach kids the skills they require to ride safely and the confidence to reach their full potential on and off the bike. Participates also gain an appreciation of the benefits of being outside and living an active lifestyle.

British Columbia

In working towards the third goal of mentoring young riders and builders, FVMBA is developing options to get more youth on bikes and building trails. The community of Mission has a long history of mountain biking and hosting youth programs. Among others, teachers from the Mission Public School District have offered “bike club” programs in which they take kids from select schools on after-school group rides. Volunteers from Fraser House have also worked in schools to offer similar programs where kids can get out and go for rides with experienced riders who can teach them the basics.

Our after school bike programs are ideal for riders who have little trail experience through to those that are building to black diamonds. There are several levels, so we can get them out on their bikes with other Rippers of the same level in a safe and fun environment. Come check out the All Ages Rippers Show Down to see which level is right for your Ripper.

Are your 3 -16 year olds looking for a whole summer of fun, riding their bike, learning new skills, and making new friends? DFX Club has a group for kids of all ages and abilities, from beginner to expert. With our experienced kids coaches your child will develop their skills in all aspects of mountain biking – Downhill, Freeride and Cross Country, DFX does it all!

Kids will be coached everyday, learning how to ride more safely while learning how to enjoy their biking more, every single ride! We’ve even included a few afternoons of rock climbing, tennis and golf, just to keep their stoke high and continue to build their love for sport, moving and being outside!

Sprockids was originally developed in 1990 as a self-esteem/anger-management program to help students succeed in school. Since then Sprockids has evolved into a multifaceted program engaging thousands of young people in the life-long activity of mountain biking while teaching them the skills, values, and strategies to succeed in life. In recent years Cycling BC has rolled together the iRide program with Sprockids to bring a wealth of learning. iRide community programs vary in duration and frequency but all sessions include skill development, bicycle rides and games appropriate to participant age and ability following the Cycling Canada Long Term.

The Cycling Co. has partnered with the Bear Mountain Bike Park to design a premium mountain bike instruction experience with expert coaches. We’ve developed our kids’ mountain bike programs for kids aged 8 and up, from beginner levels through to intermediate and advanced mountain biking abilities.

DEVO Mountain Bike Program
The MTB program is built to support cross-country racers, enduro/downhill athletes, as well as recreational riders. The focus of the program is to provide riders with skills and fitness sessions that are appropriate for their ability level. A variety of practice locations allow the program in include dirt jumping, pump tracks, rooty single track, bunny hopping practice, balancing on skinnies, relay races, timed hot lap races, technical line practice, slalom courses, and more.

Program #1: Trail Ninjas Ride Academy
The aim of this program is to develop competitive mountain biking in the community.

Program #2: “G Tribe” Ninja’s Program
This program for girls only ages 10- 15. It’s a great program for girls who want to further their bike skills and confidence on the trail in a fun all girls environment.

Program #3: Trail Ninjas Trail Crew (TNT crew)
The aim of this program is to empower youth through mountain biking and trail building knowledge. The focus of the TNT Crew is on fun Friday group rides and getting dirty once and a while so we can involve our youth in taking care of our trails and parks. This program provided supervision, instruction and coordinated events but does not involve the level of bike coaching the Academy and G tribe offer.

The Axel Merckx Youth Development Foundation (AMYDF) is a not-for-profit initiative established in 2011 to help develop and steward the future of Canada’s young cyclists. During the summer of 2014 plans for the Red Devils program started to take shape. Kelowna has a large athletic community, and is was apparent that people desired a program that would give cycling skills to youth ages 10-17. In November NCCP training took place in Kelowna in preparation for the inaugural 2015 season.

Multi programs offered: Try MTB, After School Rides, Sunday Rides, Summer Camps. Typically for kids ages 6-16.


The Flexxaire Trailblazers Youth Racing program was developed in early 2013 as a means of encouraging youth of all ages and abilities to try competitive mountain biking. The aim of the program is to make mountain bike racing fully accessible to youth across the Province of Alberta.

Join us this spring for an incredible cycling program for 8-to-11 year old children that will build skills, confidence, and a love of cycling. The Sprockids Introduction to Cycling program is an 8 week program designed to build skills in riding, safety, etiquette, and bicycle maintenance. Your child will learn the finer points of riding and handling his or her mountain bike. Each Sprockid will ride trails, climb and descend hills, learn to jump over bumps, and ride an obstacle course. Kids will be grouped to ride with other kids of similar skills, abilities, and bicycle size.

Join us this summer for our super fun week-long mountain bike camps. Kids will learn the fundamentals of mountain biking in a social and energized environment while exploring some of our awesome local trails. All summer camps are five half-day sessions. Our camps are coached by professionally-certified mountain bike instructors who are passionate about riding and helping young riders develop their skills in a fun environment

We are offering the mountain bike program 1 night/week, either Tues, Wed or Thurs with an optional free club ride on Monday nights. We are limited by our guiding permit to the number of participants per paid evening so we request that you only register your child for one night per week but please come out and participate in the optional free group ride on Thursday evenings as well. The optional free club ride on Thursday evenings will have volunteer coaches, but parents are required to ride with their children (no drop offs allowed).

Hardcore Kids

Hardcore Kids is entering its 8th year! We are focused on the development and application of mountain biking skills and fitness for children aged 7 – 15. We ride the Edmonton river valley trails, include a lesson at the Devon Bike Park and try to schedule extra day trips to Hinton and Kananaskis.

The DBA-Bears is a youth cycling development program aimed at youth from ages 7 all the way to 17! The Bears program develops children into cross-country mountain bikers, teaching the skills needed to ride anywhere, and have a good time doing it!


Dirt Camp hosts kids between the ages of 8-17 for mountain bike and BMX camps in Bromont. We specialize in biking skills that improve fitness and self confidence at all levels of riding.

This is a fun-filled and exciting way of exploring the great outdoors. Riding a winding mountain trail through forests, up and over hills, across streams and old farmlands, will focus your attention on each maneuver you make!Each day the group will ride trails, use maps, and explore the area’s trail system. Along the way stops may be made for hiking, snacks, looking for frogs, and more. Instructors will teach participants safe riding technique, balance, ascending/descending, braking and bunny hopping.

The Sprockids program develops young people’s self-esteem, empathy for others, anger management, and provides kids with a strong feeling of belonging to a positive group while introducing them to a healthy activity they can be involved with for the rest of their lives. Young people have the opportunity to come together to train and develop their mountain bike riding skills. The art of riding is broken down into 55 skills and 4 program levels taught in a graduated fashion, where each new skill builds on a previous skill. Throughout the program the concept of FUN is never forgotten. This is not a program of success or failure. The participants enjoy a feeling of success on all levels.

For young athletes and their families who want to keep seeing each other on a regular basis, all the while enjoying Gatineau Park and challenging themselves in a new way: Mountain biking!

Saskatchewan / Manitoba

Do you want to learn how to ride your mountain bike up, down, over hills, in the dirt, in the trees and on the trails? The Offroad Syndicate Mountain Bike Club in association with the Western Cycle and the Saskatchewan Cycling Association presents Dirt Kids – a mountain bike orientated skills course for kids ages 7 and up.

This 6-part series for kids ages 10 – 15 is designed to give basic mountain bike riding skills and let you try racing in a fun environment. Participants will learn trail etiquette, safety, basic climbing and descending techniques, and much more! This bike series is organized and run by NCCP certified coaches who are also available to assist in creating training plans for those who plan on more racing.

Kids of Mud (KOM) is the official youth cycling program of the Manitoba Cycling Association (MCA) administered by a group of participating clubs. KOM is a learn-to-ride and learn-to-race program for kids 16 and younger covering the Fundamentals, Learn to Train and Train to Train stages of the Long Term Athlete Development pathway. Through the help of certified coaches and other volunteers, riders will learn the basics of off-road cycling with an opportunity to challenge their skill and fitness in any of the MCA mountain bike races open to age category racers.

New Brunswick / Newfoundland

Radical Edge has partnered with Giant Bicycles Canada’s Sprockids Program to bring the healthy, fun and exciting sport of mountain biking to kids in the Fredericton area. Sprockids is all about changing the role and definition of sports in our society. Being active and having fun should be a part of everyday life. Sprockids is all-inclusive! “Nobody Sits on the Bench” in our sport. The program appeals to a large segment of young people, including those youth who would never consider themselves “athletes.” Mountain biking is all about having adventure, fun, adrenaline, and discovery.

BNL also supports the use of the Sprockids Program by community clubs, schools groups and other stakeholders to develop mountain biking and mentorship skills. The Sprockids Program is a multi-faceted instructional program designed to engage young people, ages 6 to 18 years in the sport of mountain biking. The program focuses on teaching 55 essential skills, enabling youth to ride. Each participant’s progress is recorded in their own personal “Passport” which follows their achievements throughout the program.