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Mountain Biking for Kids- Level 2
This program is designed for young riders who have completed the Kids Fundamentals Clinic and are looking to improve their mountain bike skills. Our fun, progressive approach to teaching is designed to develop riders' confidence and abilities to tackle common obstacles found on single track mountain bike trails. Most of the instruction will take place on the trails of Cowles Park in East Granby. Topics covered will include: balance and body position, wheel lifts, hops and bump jumps, negotiating steep transitions, small drops, riding rock gardens and switchbacks.

A safe and working mountain bike with hand brakes (not coaster brakes). We
highly recommend having a local bike shop do a safety inspection if you are not
All participants must have a properly fitting bike helmet - No helmets meant for
other sports like skiing or hockey.
This program is in partnership with East Granby Parks and Rec.

About the Instructors
About Justin Olewnik:
Coach Justin Olewnik is a 10 year Simsbury resident and is an avid cyclist who enjoys both road and mountain biking. He has been mountain biking for over 20 years and is excited to share his passion for bikes and trail riding with kids and adults alike. From his experience as a lifelong athlete, Justin values the importance of focusing on fundamentals to improve your skills. Whether you just picked up a bike or have many miles under your tires, Justin believes all riders can benefit from focused coaching to improve bike handling, confidence, and performance so that your next ride is your best ride. He is PMBIA Level 1 certified

About Mike Niziolek:
Mike Niziolek is a Simbury resident and has been an avid mountain biker for more than 20 years. In addition to his passion for riding he is a certified K-12 educator. Mike has taught at Somers High School for 17 years and has been involved with coaching youth sports and activities most of his career. Mike is always looking to improve his own riding, attending clinics and seminars and is excited to help others learn and enjoy the sport of mountain biking. He is PMBIA Level 1 certified.

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
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Session 1, Level 2 
8 - 12 N/A 05/26/2023
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Cowles Park
$80.00 R, $80.00 NR
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Session 2, Level 2 
8 - 12 N/A 06/28/2023
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Cowles Park
$80.00 R, $80.00 NR
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Session 3, Level 2 
8 - 12 N/A Sa  09/09/2023
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Cowles Park
$80.00 R, $80.00 NR
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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