Summer Progression 2019


Rippers

Suggested Age: 6-10

Monday/Wednesday

9:00 -12:00pm

Options:

Session 1: 6/17-7/17

10 sessions, 30 hours!

Price: $385

Session 2: 7/22-8/21

10 sessions, 30 hours!

Price: $385

Options:

Progression 1 day per week option (either Tuesday Only or Thursday Only):

Price: $192.50

10 & 5 Packs - Pre-booked (48 Hours notice) progression chosen from either Session 1 & Session 2

10-Pack = $390

5-Park = $197.50

Riders in the “Ripper” category should be comfortable with the basic mountain bike skills of braking, standing with level pedals, shifting, and riding introductory singletrack mountain bike trails.

This group will progress their balance and maneuverability on the bike through drills and games in a grass field environment with use of ramps, logs, jumps, and other features. These skills will then be taken to the trails to ride a combination of doubletrack and singletrack. Learning the fundamentals to good bike handling skills will create a solid foundation for safe and fun trail riding.

In addition to on-bike skills, other topics covered include: rider risk and reward tradeoff following the Flyin’ Ryan Foundation model, putting in the climb to earn the descent, biking/trail lingo, bike anatomy, applying feedback/encouragement to advance skills, and how to support your fellow rider.

As the season progresses, this group will have the opportunity to advance their skills in Cady Hill and other trail systems

Meeting twice a week in the Progression Program will ensure consistent practice and coaching of skills to achieve the best rider success. We at Stowe Youth Cycling look forward to getting to know each rider and helping them progress their riding and have a great time riding bikes!.

Rippers will meet for practice at the Trapps Family Lodge Outdoor Center

Equipment: Bike in good working condition, helmet, camelbak or water bottle/cage

Signed Waiver Required

Membership Required: VMBA Membership with Trapp Family Lodge Add-on

Link to VMBA Here

 
 

Shredders

Suggested Age: 8-13

Tuesday/Thursday

Options:

Session 1: 6/18-7/18

10 sessions, 30 hours!

Price: $385

Session 2: 7/23-8/22

10 sessions, 30 hours!

Price: $385

Options:

Progression 1 day per week option (either Tuesday Only or Thursday Only):

Price: $192.50

10 & 5 Packs - Pre-booked (48 Hours notice) progression chosen from either Session 1 & Session 2

10-Pack = $390

5-Park = $197.50

*Thursday, July 4th session held Friday, July 5th

Riders in the “Shredder” category should be comfortable riding a variety of singletrack trails where we will encounter rocks, roots, and logs. Riders should also have a strong grasp on skills such as: controlled braking, front wheel lift, standing climbing, and leaning the bike into corners.

The ‘singletrack shredders” in this group will learn and improve on existing skills to smoothly ride over all variety of natural features, lean into corners, weight the bike properly on the trail, and flow like water! Riders can expect to ride primarily singletrack trails and cover 7-10 miles over three hours.

Shredders will take the lesson's highlighted skill to the trail and session the feature, ride it, receive on-trail feedback, and have an opportunity to retry and apply.

In addition to on-bike skills, other topics covered include: rider risk and reward tradeoff following the Flyin’ Ryan Foundation model, bike anatomy and basic maintenance and trailside repairs, how to pack for longer rides, reading the weather, e.g., is it safe to ride?, applying feedback/encouragement to advance skills, and how to support your fellow rider.

As the season progresses, this group will have the opportunity to advance their skills in Cady Hill and other trail systems in Stowe.

Meeting twice a week in the Progression Program will ensure consistent practice and coaching of skills to achieve the best rider success. We at Stowe Youth Cycling look forward to getting to know each rider and helping them progress their riding and have a great time riding bikes!

Shredders will meet for practice at the Trapps Family Lodge Outdoor Center

Equipment: Bike in good working condition, helmet, camelbak or water bottle/cage

Signed Waiver Required

Membership Required: VMBA Membership with Trapp Family Lodge Add-on

Link to VMBA Here

 
 

Hucksters

Suggested Age: 11 (or with permission)-15

Tuesday/Thursday

Options:

Session 1: 6/18-7/18

10 sessions, 30 hours!

Price: $405

Session 2: 7/23-8/22

10 sessions, 30 hours!

Price: $405

Options:

Progression 1 day per week option (either Tuesday Only or Thursday Only):

Price: $202.50

10 & 5 Packs - Pre-booked (48 Hours notice) progression chosen from either Session 1 & Session 2

10-Pack = $410

5-Park = $207.50

*Thursday, July 4th session held Friday, July 5th


 
 

Race Team

Suggested Age: 13 (or with permission)-18

Monday/Friday

Session 1: 6/17-7/17

10 sessions, 30 hours!

Price:

$405

Session 2: 7/22-8/21

10 sessions, 30 hours!

Price: $405

Options:

Progression 1 day per week option (either Monday Only or Friday Only):

Price: $202.50

10 & 5 Packs - Pre-booked (48 Hours notice) progression chosen from either Session 1 & Session 2

10-Pack = $410

5-Park = $207.50



 
 
 

Riders in the “Huckster” category should be comfortable riding any type of mountain bike trail from root-gnarled singletrack to fast flow trails and be able to complete a 12-15 mile mountain bike ride within three hours.

Skills addressed in this group will include: high speed cornering, advanced climbing techniques, roll downs, rear wheel lifts, bunny hops, drops, and carrying speed through bumpy terrain.

Hucksters will take the lesson's highlighted skill to the trail and session the feature, ride it, receive on-trail feedback, and have an opportunity to retry and apply. Riders in this group will be prepared to participate in local races and the Vermont Youth Cycling race series.

This group will visit a variety of riding locations around Washington and/or Lamoille County to push their skill level and gain experience on challenging new trail networks. Sessions may start at 8:30 or earlier on occasion to accommodate travel to riding locations outside of Stowe.

In addition to on-bike skills, other topics covered include: rider risk and reward tradeoff following the Flyin’ Ryan Foundation model, bike anatomy and maintenance and trailside repairs, how to pack for longer rides, reading the tail and choosing the perfect line, adjusting bike rebound and compression, applying feedback/encouragement to advance skills, and how to support your fellow rider.

Meeting twice a week in the Progression Program will ensure consistent practice and coaching of skills to achieve the best rider success. We at Stowe Youth Cycling look forward to getting to know each rider and helping them progress their riding and have a great time riding bikes!

Hucksters will meet for practice at the Trapps Family Lodge Outdoor Center

Equipment: Bike in good working condition, helmet, camelbak or water bottle/cage

Signed Waiver Required

Membership Required: VMBA Membership with Trapp Family Lodge Add-on

Link to VMBA Here

 
 
 
 
 

The Race Team is for riders who are looking to achieve a high level of proficiency in mountain biking. Stowe Youth Cycling coaches will work with riders to refine their bike handling techniques and improve fitness for an overall faster, more fun bike experience. Through progression based coaching supported with video analysis, riders will receive constructive skills instruction to take their trail riding to the highest possible level.

Riders should be comfortable riding any type of mountain bike trail from root-gnarled singletrack to fast flow trails and be able to complete at least a 10 mile mountain bike ride within two hours. For example, Race Team riders are comfortable with clearing the jumps on Florence as well as technical singletrack such as the climbs on Aaron’s Loop.

This group will visit a variety of riding locations around Washington and/or Lamoille County to push their skill level and gain experience on challenging new trail networks. Sessions may start at 8:30 or earlier on occasion to accommodate travel to riding locations outside of Stowe.

Skills addressed in this group will include: high speed cornering, line choice in challenging terrain, advanced climbing techniques, roll downs, drops, and carrying speed through bumpy terrain.

Trailside video feedback as well as analysis using the Sprongo platform will be incorporated at practice to highlight opportunities for skill advancement. Timed laps and trail sections will also be recorded at several points throughout the spring season.

Racing and event opportunities will be encouraged at this level but not required. Events the Race Team will participate in include: VTYC group rides and races, select Catamount weekly race series, select Craftsbury weekly race series, Burke Mtn. Enduro, Sugarbush Enduro.

Meeting twice a week in the Progression Program will ensure consistent practice and coaching of skills to achieve the best rider success. We at Stowe Youth Cycling look forward to getting to know each rider and helping them progress their riding and have a great time riding bikes!

In addition to on-bike skills, other topics covered include: rider risk and reward tradeoff following the Flyin’ Ryan Foundation model, advance bike adjustments to conserve rider energy to enhance overall ride performance, nutrition for sustained energy at races and training rides, and stretches and strengthening exercises to improve overall fitness.

Meeting twice a week in the Progression Program will ensure consistent practice and coaching of skills to achieve the best rider success. We at Stowe Youth Cycling look forward to getting to know each rider and helping them progress their riding and have a great time riding bikes!

Race Ream will meet for practice at the Trapps Family Lodge Outdoor Center

Equipment: Bike in good working condition, helmet, camelbak or water bottle/cage

Signed Waiver Required

Membership Required: VMBA Membership with Trapp Family Lodge Add-on

Link to VMBA Here