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5-Week Kids’ MTB Skills Series with RideEast
$125, 5-Week Kids’ MTB Skills Series Provide your 12-15 year old with the skills necessary to safely participate in one of the fastest growing sports in North America. This fall, bring your young rider’s skills to the next level with this 5-week introductory mountain bike skills progressive trail ride series. This series is designed as an introduction to mountain biking to provide young riders with the skills necessary to safely ride single track trails with control and confidence. From body position to line choice to risk assessment, each week riders will be introduced to a new set of skills they will apply out on the trail. In addition to riding skills, participants will receive instruction of common trail-side repairs including changing flat tires and repairing broken chains (yes, they do break). This series is suitable for beginner and intermediate riders ‘roughly’ ages 12 to 15 (email us [masked] to see if this is suitable for your child). Dates/Times/Locations: Mondays 6:00-8:00 pm September 17 - Africville Lookoff Park, Halifax September 24 - Shubie Park, Dartmouth October 1 - McDonald Sports Park, Waverly October 15 - Norawarren Trails, Herring Cove October 22 - Spider Lake, Dartmouth Note: There is no session Thanksgiving Monday, October 8 Cost: $125 Space is limited. For further information and to register, email [masked]

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Join MEC Halifax for our 101 and 201 Bike Maintenance clinics!

Please note that you must register and pay for the MEC Bike Maintenance clinics on the MEC Events Page. All schedule changes, cancellations, and events communication will be made there.

We offer two 101 clinic. The first, "Minor Maintenance" covers bike parts and their function, diagnosing problems, performing basic adjustments, and when to bring your bike in for more major repairs. The second course "Fix a Flat" focuses on repairing a flat. The cost $10 per participant, and $20 when we combine the courses into a two-hour clinic.

The 101 clinics prepare you for our more advanced bike maintenance 201 clinics. These $65 full-day clinics focus on brakes, derailleurs, drivetrain, and members can bring their own bikes in provided they are clean and in reasonable working order. We also offer a wheel truing clinic which costs $20 per participant.

For more information, please contact Kristian Rafuse: kristian.rafuse@mec.ca

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