Parkview Mountain Bike Club

Welcome,

Thanks for your support of the Parkview Mountain Bike Club. Surrounding our community is an expanse of trails and mountain bike resources that is not only valuable to your children but essential to our community’s health.

Students should have as many opportunities to seek healthy outlets in our community and mountain biking is more accessible to us than numerous other communities. With a healthy understanding of the sport of mountain biking students will have an outlet that encourages lifelong fitness and quality interpersonal relations with fellow students and adults in the Mt. biking community.

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Parents Are Welcome And Needed On All Rides!

Bring your bike and come ride with us. All rides are open to parents. Check the agenda for details on rides. Mt. biking is something that can incorporate the whole family and create a lifetime activity for you and your sons and daughters.Ideally if I had 1 or 2 parents per ride that would be great! Please contact me with dates that you can join us. kevin@transitionbikes.com

RIDES

The first two sessions are mandatory to participate in any other rides as they go over proper saftey, rider etiquette, equipment setup and code of conduct.

Opening Session 1 April 21th Mandatory:Official Meeting come join us for an introduction to what this club will be about. We will discuss bike etiquette, preparedness, safety, and code of conduct. We will finish with a ride in Cornwall Park.

  • Meeting Location: Playground Area Parkview Elementary
  • Meeting Time: 1:30pm
  • Pickup Location: Bus Round-about Parkview Elementary
  • Pick Up Time: 3:00pm

Session 2 April 28th Mandatory:Recap of etiquette, preparedness, safety, and code of conduct. Ride to Cornwall park to work on various bike skills needed to ride on a proper mountain bike trails.

  • Meeting Location: Playground Area Parkview Elementary
  • Meeting Time: 1:30pm
  • Pickup Location: Bus Round-about Parkview Elementary
  • Pick Up Time: 3:00pm

Session 3 May 5th: First ride on Galbraith Mountain. Ride a variety of lower mountain trails with varied terrain.  This will be a lesson in pacing and endurance as we will ride across Galbraith mountain weaving through a variety of trails. Will split up into different groups based on rider skill levels and hit trails specific to their riding level.

  • Meeting Location: Galbraith Lane Private Parking Lot (see map)
  • Meeting Time: 2pm
  • Pickup Location: Galbraith Lane Private Parking Lot (see map)
  • Pick Up Time: 3:30pm

Session 4 May 12th: More exploring the mountain and trying new trails. This session is all building confidence levels and get kids comfortable with exploring and trying new things.

  • Meeting Location: Galbraith Lane Private Parking Lot (see map)
  • Meeting Time: 2pm
  • Pickup Location: Galbraith Lane Private Parking Lot (see map)
  • Pick Up Time: 3:30pm

Session 5 May 19th: Trail maintenance day. Kids will work with tools to help maintain a trail and see what it takes to keep the trails running in good condition. Kids will bring bikes and ride up and down from the trail they are working on.

  • Meeting Location: Galbraith Lane Private Parking Lot (see map)
  • Meeting Time: 2pm
  • Pickup Location: Galbraith Lane Private Parking Lot (see map)
  • Pick Up Time: 3:30pm

Final Session 6 May 26th: Final fun session where the kids get to pick where they want to ride and skills they want to work on.

  • Meeting Location: Galbraith Lane Private Parking Lot (see map)
  • Meeting Time: 2pm
  • Pickup Location: Galbraith Lane Private Parking Lot (see map)
  • Pick Up Time: 3:30pm

Equipment

All participants will need:

Parents need to be sure that all rider release forms are returned to ….. prior to the first session as well as their signed code of conduct!!!!!!

Mountain Bike or BMX bikes with functional front and  rear brakes. Parents please check to make sure both tires have good tire pressure, brakes are working good and shifting is operation on the bike. Any local bike shop will do a quick check of your child’s bike and assess it. Mention that your child is participating in a WMBC Mountain Bike Club and you want to make sure your child’s bike is safe and ready.

  •  Helmet (No Exceptions)
  • A tube that is the size of their bike.

Clothing: (Parents discretion)

  • Good shoes, no sandals, boots, or crocs!!!
  • Rain gear (If weather is bad)
  • rain pants
  • shorts
  • Warm (preferably thermal/not cotton) undershirt.
  • Jacket (If weather is cool)
  • Knee and Elbow Pads
  • Gloves

Parents: It is likely that kids will get cold and possibly wet. To ensure a comfortable experience for them having warm and dry clothes will help them enjoy and appreciate being out in the elements.

Other Items (Not Required):

  • Hydration pack or water bottle (non glass)
  • Snack (help keep your kids energy levels up
  • Small Backpack (To put water, snack, extra clothes)

Costs:

Cost is $35 for the program and this money goes directly to the WMBC to fund instructor and ride leader training to run these after school mountain bike programs. The WMBC builds and maintains most of the trails in the Bellingham area and supports all the school mountain bike programs. Checks can be made out to  “WMBC” and in the notes put Parkview Mountain Bike Club.

Space is Limited

We are limiting the club to a maximum of 20 students for safety reasons. If you want to register your child for the club, email kevin@transitionbikes.com to check and see if space is available and to fill out all the necessary forms.

Galbraith Lane dropoff and pickup location:

From town, take Samish Way and go past Lake Padden, turn left on Galbraith Lane. Take the second right onto a private driveway (You will see the parking lot from Galbraith lane).
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