The Aboriginal Youth Mountain Biking Program is a group of mountain bike riders, coaches and community leaders who wish to support and encourage Aboriginal youth and communities to participate and excel in the sport of mountain biking.

Mountain biking has enjoyed remarkable growth over the past several decades and BC has is known around the world for its substantial trail networks, skills parks and events and festivals.

The Aboriginal Youth Mountain Biking Program is committed to supporting and encouraging youth and First Nation communities to get outdoors, reconnect with nature and live healthier active lives. 

The goals for the program include the following:

  1. BulletEstablish mountain biking as a viable option for First Nation communities & youth

  2. BulletEnhance leadership and teamwork, self-confidence and a love of sport among Aboriginal youth

  3. BulletProvide First Nation communities and youth with the skills and abilities to participate safely in mountain biking

  4. BulletTo support the development of tails that are sustainable and respect Aboriginal Rights & Title and the role of First Nations as the stewards and caretakers of their territories

Programs & Services

Youth Camps – our certified instructors can facilitate day or multi-day mountain bike camps for youth providing instruction in basic and intermediate trail riding skills, trail etiquette and safety.

Mountain Bike Instructor Training – our program can provide training for community members to become beginner level mountain bike instructors and ride leaders capable

Youth Programs – we work with community recreation programs to develop mountain bike clubs and programing

Events – we assist community in organizing and hosting events such as community rides

Team Building Workshops – we provide introductory mountain bike instruction for groups of youth and adults using fun mountain bike focused activities to build skills in team-work, leadership and self-esteem

Bike Parks – we work with communities to plan and build bike skills parks

Trail Planning & Development – we work with communities to identify opportunities for developing multi-use and mountain bike primary trails. 

There are many First Nation communities ancient trading routes and trail networks. We work with communities to develop culturally appropriate strategies for redeveloping them and getting youth and adults outdoors and reconnecting with nature and the land. 

We train youth and adults in trail construction and maintenance. 

Bike Maintenance – we provide training workshops in basic mountain bike maintenance and repair

Equipment & Safety Gear – through our fundraising efforts we assist communities in getting quality bikes and safety gear

Contact us to learn more about our programming and how we can assist your community!