Learn to Mountain Bike!
Kids of Mud is a Manitoba Cycling Association sanctioned Learn to Ride and Learn to Race program for kids 6 to 16 years of age. Riders will learn the basics of off-road cycling 2x a week with coached, skill-building rides. For those who are interested, there is also an opportunity to participate in a fun race series with other Kids of Mud club members from programs throughout the city.
We're sorry, registration for the 2021 season is closed.
2021 Program Information
Learn to Ride/Race in this 10-week training program, coached by National Coaching Certification Program certified cycling coaches.
Participants receive a Technical Club Shirt (must be ordered at time of registration)
KOM club members receive 20% off regular priced accessories and apparel at Alter Ego Sports.
All KOM participants are full-fledged members of the Alter Ego Cycling Club and are welcome to participate in Club activities that are appropriate to their skill level.
$65 (KOM Program Fee) + $60 for MB non race license or $80 for MB race license 9-16 yo or $70 for 8 & under
In order to participate, you need to purchase an Alter Ego Sports KOM program Fee and a Manitoba Cycling Association license. If your child plans on participating in any of the sanctioned Manitoba Cycling Association races, please purchase the RACE license. There are a few OPEN races that do not require a race license.
Parents who wish to ride along with us will also need to purchase a Manitoba Cycling Association license (adult MB non-race $60) for insurance reasons.
Possible Program Changes for COVID
Please be aware that there will be modifications to the program to adhere to Public Health regulations and the MCA's KOM "Return to Play." http://mbcycling.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/KOM-Return-to-Play-Protocol-V4-June-05-2020-FINAL.pdf Although our plan/hope is to run a 10 week KOM program as in previous years (mid/late Apr - end of June) two days per week (choice of either Mon & Wed sessions or Tues & Thurs sessions), with evolving Public Health regulations we may need to modify the program in accordance and this may mean:
A delayed start and shortened program OR
A start then possible need to pause and resume at a later date OR
A change to a fall (Sept & Oct) program OR
A mixture of the above
Time & Location
Either Mon & Wed OR Tue & Thu from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Program begins in late April (depends on weather) and runs until the end of June. We ride in a variety of Winnipeg parks from Whittier to Kings & Birds Hill Park.
Registrants will have access to our full schedule via Team Snap.
Need to Bring
Bike in good working condition (download the bike checklist)
Helmet (Mandatory) - must be CSA, CSPC, Snell or ASTM approved.
Gloves to improve grip and protect your hands in the event of a fall.
Sunglasses or glasses with a clear lens to protect eyes.
Water in a cage mounted bottle or a hydration pack.
Nice to Bring
Spare tube, patch, pump and small tool kit
Food (Bars, gel, trail mix)
Personal First Aide Kit
Laminated ID card with Health #s and allergy/medical information, name & address
You ride leader will have many of these items, but it is good to get in the habit of bringing them when you go out riding.