Do you have questions about our MTB Program or wondering which level to register your rider? Check out our FAQ!
|Groms is our beginner level program which focuses on the fundamentals of mountain biking. Riders will learn how to be more confident on their bike by learning how to keep their pedals flat, proper brake modulation, improve body positioning, pumping and gear changing. Riders will develop their skills by learning how to go over and around obstacles on a variety of uneven terrain and turn on flat corners and berms.||Shredders is our intermediate level program which focuses on further developing the rider to feel confident tackling a variety of trails. Riders will learn how to jump, pump, turn on flat corners and berms, line choice through technical sections, proper brake modulation, body positioning and hill climbs. Shredders will ride on green and blue level trails and work through a number of drills and exercises that will help take their riding to the next level.||Senders is our expert level program designed to provide advanced riders an opportunity to further develop their skills and push their riding further! Riders will use their advanced skills to go faster, higher, further and BIGGER on technical trails. Senders will ride blue and black diamond trails and will be challenged to continue to grow as a rider. This program will also have some race specific drills and exercises which will allow riders to train and progress within the growing racing scene on Vancouver Island. This program is for EXPERT RIDERS only.|
Groms are 6 to 12 years old.
Shredders are 7 to 15 years old.
Senders are 9 to 17 years old.
|Groms ||Shredders ||Senders
|Groms ||Shredders ||Senders
|**ALL LEVELS - Please dress for the weather and have riders arrive in clothes that can get wet and muddy, and keep riders warm in cold weather*|
Full face helmets are available to Alberni Trail Riding Program participants to borrow for the duration of the participants trail riding program or camp. Full-face helmets borrowed for Alberni Trail Riding Programs, are to be picked up and dropped off by the rider’s parent/guardian at Echo Centre (4255 Wallace Street, Monday to Friday 9:00am-4:00pm). Borrowed helmets must be returned to Echo Centre within 3-days of the last day of the participant’s program or camp or a $175 Administration Fee will be deducted from the rider’s parent/guardian’s credit card on account.
There is no rental fee for the use of the helmets as our goal is to provide a safer riding experience for all riders in the Alberni Trail Riding Programs. Please ensure that care and safe keeping of this helmet while it is in your possession. This includes ensuring that mud and dirt are wiped off and it is stored in a location that will allow it to fully dry.
If you have any questions regarding this helmet policy or how to properly use a full-face helmet, please contact Dave Osborne, Recreation Programmer at 250-720-2525 or [email protected].