Summer Youth Mountain Bike Club

CMBR Kids 2019

UPDATE JULY 2020:

CMBR kids starts Tuesday July 7th at 7pm!

How do I sign up?  1.JOIN or renew your CMBR Family Membership ($100). 2. Wait a few minutes and refresh your membership page, a CMBRkids registration link will show up at the bottom of your membership page! (1st child free, additional $25) Note, the registration link will only work if you are logged in with your membership email.

Kids, please walk your bikes when arriving. No bike riding during check-in. No riding bikes on the field before bike club. There are too many opportunities for a crash before we even start.  Put bikes on the ground near the colored signs and wait for your coach.

Masks are required when feet are on the ground.  Masks can be removed when riding on the trails.  We ask all kids to have masks on when arriving at bike club.

We will be checking temperatures, and contact tracing when you check-in.  Please make sure you and your kiddos are not currently sick, have not been sick in the last 72 hours, and have not been exposed to anyone who has been sick in the last 72 hours.  Please so not come to bike club if you are required quarantine or self-quarantine for any reason.

PARENTS! Please print and fill out the CMBRkids forms found here:

https://cmbralaska.org/2020/07/06/cmbrkids-2020-forms/

UPDATE JUNE 2020:

What is CMBRkids Youth Mountain Bike Club?

CMBRkids (Chugach Moutain Bike Riders) is a small, parent-led mountain bike club serving youths from 8-17 in Chugiak-Eagle River.  The club teaches on the 5 miles of singletrack mountain bike trails at Mirror Lake Park in Chugiak. We do not travel to other locations.

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.

Now in our fouth year, our club typically hosts about 35 youth split into 3 groups.  We meet at 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays during July and August.  For the first 30 minutes or so we work on that evening’s mountain bike skill, and then break into small parent-led groups to ride with other youth of a roughly similar skill level.  With only three groups, there will be some faster and some slower youth grouped together.  Over a 6-8 week period we work through a good overview of mountain bike skills.

We require all youth bikes to be tuned up and safety checked, and we require everyone to wear helmets. Our free bike checks will be offered this year on Sunday June 14th from 2-6pm at Mirror Lake Park.  Off the Chain bicycle collective will be working on any youth bike for free during this time, even if that youth is not participating in our CMBRkids program.

Due to COVID-19 we will be modifying the program this year, specifically requiring masks during check-in, screening for illness, contact tracing and social distancing.

We may also split the season into multiple sessions to allow for smaller group sizes.

We will assess group numbers and coach/parent availability after this Sunday’s bike checks to make final decisions.  We are happy to get the kids back on the trails and apologize for the uncertainty this year.

UPDATE MARCH 2020:

In 2020 we are planning to host our 4th year of CMBR KIDS, a summertime parent-led youth bike club for ages 8-16 Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-8:30pm at Mirror Lake Park.

We are expecting to start the club the first week of July, and continue through mid-August.

Please sign up for CMBR emails and like and follow our Facebook page to receive alerts about registration and other CMBR activities.

If you have any other questions or would like to volunteer please contact Will Taygan at 688-5288.

P.S. Our fearless CMBR kids director Coach Ben was is a bad car accident this past winter.  You can follow him at teamben.org.