Our Development Team “The D-Team” or #DRTKDZ program was started to offer younger riders a chance to learn Mountain Biking in a fun and game filled setting. The program centers around having kids learn mountain biking skills and riding the trails at Whitetail Ridge in River Falls. Kids spend time playing bike games that teach them how to ride safely and gain the skills needed to concur riding and racing the trails for a lifetime.
D-Team Practices are fun! They consist of games, with cones, barrels, poles, pool noodles and more. The riders learn how to shift, turn, get into the right position “Attack Position” and most important… Braking. The riders will then hit the trails. Our ride leaders keep the kids in small groups and start off with beginner level singletrack. By the end of the summer all of our riders are able to ride many of the trails in the twin cities area and even compete in races!
Dirt Kidz runs from July 5th until August 25th and meets at the Whitetail Ridge Mountain Bike Trail System in River Falls, WI. Practices are every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-7:00 PM unless cancelled by inclement weather.
We can only run this program with parent volunteers. Please consider being a ride leader. This is a great opportunity for parents to learn how to ride with their kids. We will train you! We also need parent help running stations and helping with rider check in and check out.
Dirt Kidz registration will open by Saturday, April 16th.