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JUVENTUD

TRAIL CORPS

Empowering youth to build confidence and skills on a mountain bike through a fun, safe, and social environment! We believe more time on bikes naturally leads to skill improvement and time outdoors with peers is good for social and emotional health!

CONSTRUYENDO COMUNIDAD MEDIANTE EL ACCESO A LA EDUCACIÓN AMBIENTAL

Most camps run Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm with lots of breaks for snacks and lunch. Camps are offered to riders ages 8-10 and 11-13. We will have a beginner group (Levels 1/2) and an intermediate group (Levels 3/4). See below for Skill Level descriptions.

WMBC - YTC (Youth Trail Corp) Primavera de 2021

YTC tiene que ver con: Jóvenes de secundaria y preparatoria que se enfocan en la ciencia de los senderos, el arte de construir y mantener un buen sendero, pasar tiempo de calidad al aire libre, uso y manejo seguro de herramientas, aprender sobre los estándares de construcción de senderos, silvicultura, trabajo en equipo, autosuficiencia, aprendizaje de servicio y una serie de otros temas que son esenciales para ser un constructor de senderos competente. Los jóvenes de YTC exploran la construcción de senderos como un componente integral de su pasión por las bicicletas de montaña.

 

YTC busca brindar proyectos divertidos y alcanzables. Los grupos trabajan en muchos senderos y problemas diferentes que los líderes de Trail Build y los jóvenes de YTC plantean juntos.

 

Día del YTC Trail: Cada día comienza con una reunión en el estacionamiento de Samish a las 8:45 a.m., reuniéndose en grupo y saliendo a las 10:00 a.m., montando sus bicicletas hasta el campamento base para el día, dejando el almuerzo y cualquier posesión adicional. Los constructores de senderos y los jóvenes discutirán el proyecto designado para el día y se pondrán a trabajar; detenerse para tomar refrigerios, tomar agua, almorzar y conversar. Lo que queda del día será recorrer los senderos para divertirse montando con nuestros increíbles Trail Builders. Terminaremos el día en el estacionamiento de Samish a la hora designada para reunirnos con los padres para que los recojan.

Cada participante deberá traer una bicicleta, almuerzo y bocadillos * para el día, así como máscara, agua, casco y capas adecuadas para el clima estacional. Los niños experimentarán estar afuera todo el día trabajando con equipos de jóvenes y líderes de Trail Crew y aprenderán algunos componentes educativos de Trail Building.

* ¡Empaca mucha comida para alimentar este día activo!

YTC trabaja con niños YTC nuevos y experimentados. Pedimos que su juventud se sienta cómoda recorriendo la mayoría de los senderos de Galbraith.

El clima puede cancelar el día; por favor comprenda que la seguridad de su joven es una prioridad y cancelaremos / reprogramaremos en caso de que el clima se considere inseguro.

REGISTRO

DETALLES

Detalles de registro:

Youth Trail Corps

Costo:

$ 70.00 por día, regístrese para los 3 miércoles = $ 180.00 .

Conéctese con char.waller@wmbcmtb.org para obtener más información.

Líderes de construcción de senderos:

Ian Webster

Fechas:  

21/04/2021 (miércoles)

24/4/2021 (sábado)

28/04/2021 (miércoles)

05/05/2021 (miércoles)

05/08/2021 (sábado)

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CAMP OFFERINGS

June 24-28: Beginner 8-10 yo

June 24-28: Intermediate 8-10 yo

 

July 1-3: Beginner 11-13 yo

July 1-3: Intermediate 11-13 yo

 

July 8-11: Beginner 8-10 yo

July 8-11: Intermediate 8-10 yo

July 8-11: Beginner 11-13 yo

July 8-11: Intermediate 11-13 yo

 

July 22-26: Beginner 8-10 yo

July 22-26: Intermediate 8-10 yo

July 22-26: Beginner 11-13 yo

July 22-26: Intermediate 11-13 yo

 

August 5-9: Beginner 8-10 yo

August 5-9: Intermediate 8-10 yo

August 5-9: Beginner 11-13 yo

August 5-9: Intermediate 11-13 yo

 

August 12-16: Beginner 8-10 yo

August 12-16: Intermediate 8-10 yo

August 12-16: Beginner 11-13 yo

August 12-16: Intermediate 11-13 yo

 

August 19-23: Beginner 8-10 yo

August 19-23: Intermediate 8-10 yo

August 19-23: Beginner 11-13 yo

August 19-23: Intermediate 11-13 yo

SKILL LEVELS

SKILL LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS

Skill Levels for BEGINNER RIDERS

Level 1: 

  • New to mountain biking on trails but not new to biking moderate grades while riding on streets/sidewalks

  • Controlled speed and braking; able to stop but it might not look totally in control

  • Able to shift gears but may not always be in the right gear at the right time

  • Comfortable riding around the neighborhood or on gravel trails such as the Interurban, Whatcom Falls, around Lake Padden, but not comfortable with climbing or descending steeper grades

 

Level 2: 

  • Has been mountain biking a few times on local green trails

  • Comfortable riding at moderate grades but a bit nervous committing to blue trails and/or steeper grades

  • Controlled speed and braking at faster speeds; able to use both front and rear hand brakes (one finger braking)

  • Can ride while standing and can coast with level pedals (flat pedals, parallel to ground)

  • Can ride over small roots, rocks and obstacles

  • Confident riding trails such as Lost Giants, Cowbelle, Bunny Trails, Karma

 

Skill Level for INTERMEDIATE RIDERS

Level 3: 

  • Has been mountain biking somewhat consistently for over a year and feels comfortable on most green and blue trails

  • Controlled braking at faster speeds

  • Can shift effectively by anticipating terrain

  • Comfortable getting over rocks and roots and small rolls/drops (less than a foot) but not comfortable jumping or “getting air”

  • Comfortable on wide switchbacks that are not too steep

  • Can ride standing, balanced, with level pedals and understand to lower seat for descending

  • Confident riding trails such as Mullet, Intestine, 911

 

Level 4: 

  • Has been mountain biking consistently and is comfortable riding the majority of trails on Galbraith mountain

  • Can shift smoothly and often

  • Comfortable with bike-body separation to maintain balance and speed

  • Has the strength and endurance to climb to the top of Galbraith with minimal breaks

  • Comfortable riding at faster speeds, possibly hitting small drops (less than 2 feet) and table top jumps and using wheel lifts to get up/over obstacles

  • Ability to scan and anticipate trail ahead and looking through turns for good cornering technique

  • Confident overall bike handling skills; using bike-body separation to maintain balance and speed

  • Confident riding trails such as SST, Unemployment Line, Atomic Dog

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Summer 2024 Registration

PLEASE REGISTER FOR CAMP DATES BELOW

8-10 Year Olds

June 24-28: Beginner
July 8-11: Beginner
July 22-26: Beginner
Aug 5-9: Beginner
Aug 12-16: Beginner
Aug 19-23: Beginner
June 24-28: Inter
July 8-11: Inter
July 22-26: Inter
Aug 5-9: Inter
Aug 12-16: Inter
Aug 19-23: Inter

11-13 Year Olds

REGISTRATION
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