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.
Why Alter Ego Kids of Mud?
Off road cycling is an ideal outdoor physical activity that combines the best of individual and team sport values offering both physical and mental challenges in a fun and supportive atmosphere.
AECC KOM coaches are all avid cyclists with a wide range of experience and abilities
Our program starts at the end of April with 2 training sessions each week, either Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday, until the end of June.
Kids are grouped with their peers (by age category and/or ability level) and led by club coaches and volunteers.
If they want to race, our club takes part in the Manitoba Cup (MTB) Series and all kids are welcome to participate.
We focus is on fun, fitness and skill development.
Parents are encouraged to participate! No sitting on the sidelines. You are welcome to ride with the group.
Please note that parent's intending to ride with the kids must purchase an Adult Program membership, including a Manitoba Cycling Association General Membership. Visit mbcycling.ca for more information.
Everyone, including parents, must wear a helmet at all times while riding. No exceptions.
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2020 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 and 10% off regular-priced bikes.
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) + $80 (Race License) OR $65 (Non-Race License)
In order to participate, you need to purchase an Alter Ego Sports KOM program Fee $65 (+transaction fee) and a UCI/CCA U17 MCA Race License for $80 OR U17 MCA Non-Race License for $65. If your chld plans on participating in any of the sationed Manitoba Cycling Association races, please purchase the RACE license. There are a few OPEN races that do not require a race license.
Gear for Kids
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.