2023 CMBR Kids Youth Mountain Bike Club

CMBR Kids 2019


CMBR Kids Youth MTB Club provides an introduction to basic mountain biking by teaching fundamental bike handling skills, building confidence on singletrack trails, and promoting a healthy lifestyle through mountain biking.

NEW THIS YEAR: CMBR Littles! 5-7 year olds are welcome to ride with us, but meet for a shorter time (7-7:45pm).  Kids will need a bike with hand brakes (no coaster/foot brakes) and must already be able to ride well on pavement and grass. Parents of 5-7 year olds need to remain at the park during the session, and are encouraged to ride with their child(ren).

WHO: Youth ages 5-15 (CMBR Littles ages 5-7)

WHERE: @ the Mirror Lake Singletrack Trails, Chugiak (Mirror Lake exit off the Glenn Hwy)

WHEN: Tuesdays & Thursdays

For 2023 we will meet June 20, (not 22), 27, 29 July (not 4), 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, August 1, 3.

TIME: 7:00pm – 8:30pm (CMBR Littles 7pm-7:45pm)

COST: $100 CMBR 2023 Family Membership + $50 each child

(Membership is automatically included on registration page)

How do I sign up? 


Teamsnap is our new registration system this year:


*Please note at the end of registration it is not necessary to Protect Your Investment.  We will of course work with you if you need to cancel your registration.

What is CMBR Kids Youth Mountain Bike Club?

CMBR Kids (Chugach Moutain Bike Riders) is a parent-led mountain bike club serving youths from 5-15 in Chugiak-Eagle River.  The club teaches on the 6 miles of singletrack mountain bike trails at Mirror Lake Park in Chugiak. We do not travel to other locations.

Now in our seventh year, our club typically hosts about 75 youth split into several groups.  We meet at 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays late June through early August.

For the first 30 minutes or so we work on that evening’s mountain bike skill, and then break into small volunteer-coach-led groups to ride with other youth of a roughly similar skill level.  Within the groups, there will be some faster and some slower youth together: the focus is skills, not speed.  Over a 6-week period we work through a good overview of mountain bike fundamentals.

Our lead coaches are Level 1 certified through the Bike Instructor Certification Program (BICP).

We require all youth bikes to be professionally tuned up and safety checked (we offer this $50 safety check for free on June 20 at 7:00pm) and we require everyone to wear helmets.

Other local youth mountain bike programs include the Valley Mountain Bikers and Hikers’ Sprockidz program in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, and Mighty Bikes in Anchorage.

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