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    Kids Mtb Lessons - Whistler

    Hi all,

    Heading over there this August from Australia. Thinking about putting my little dude (will be a tad over 5 years old) into kids camp for a few days when we are there.

    He is already riding a normal bike, hand brakes etc. He should be ready for a 20 bike when we get there (he isnt on one now due to size) but from a skills perspective he is ready for one.

    Has anyone had their kids do lessons or like a 3 day camp at whistler? Any feedback from their experience?

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    My boy has been doing the DFX for a couple years now. Started when he was 6, but they do take 5 year olds. He loves it and that's how we control (try to) what trails he is allowed to ride by using the report card and the trails the coaches have checked off. If you haven't been before you will be blown away by all the kids riding. Your kid will appreciate all the other kids too. It's a big expense though and ours doesn't understand why we can't afford to do it everyday. Don't be surprised if the 5 day xc and dh camp is sold out already or soon. More kids than coaches was an issue last year. We'll be there early July and will update then on the rental bike situation and other details.
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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck View Post
    My boy has been doing the DFX for a couple years now. Started when he was 6, but they do take 5 year olds. He loves it and that's how we control (try to) what trails he is allowed to ride by using the report card and the trails the coaches have checked off. If you haven't been before you will be blown away by all the kids riding. Your kid will appreciate all the other kids too. It's a big expense though and ours doesn't understand why we can't afford to do it everyday. Don't be surprised if the 5 day xc and dh camp is sold out already or soon. More kids than coaches was an issue last year. We'll be there early July and will update then on the rental bike situation and other details.
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    This looks frikken amazing.

    the 5 day camp is still available - but i signed him up for 3 days based on we dont know how we will go kinda thing. 5 days seems like a lot for a 5 year old?

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    Every kid is different, we would do 3 days then take a break, then another 3. He wants to do everyday now. It will be good, first 2 days they probably won't be going up the lifts while they sort out their ability. When ours started riding the lift/bike park trails he was only good for one run, but he had been riding the municipal trails, pump track, dj's etc all day since he was 4. He's been obsessed with Whistler riding pretty much his whole life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck View Post
    Every kid is different, we would do 3 days then take a break, then another 3. He wants to do everyday now. It will be good, first 2 days they probably won't be going up the lifts while they sort out their ability. When ours started riding the lift/bike park trails he was only good for one run, but he had been riding the municipal trails, pump track, dj's etc all day since he was 4. He's been obsessed with Whistler riding pretty much his whole life.
    thats awesome bro.

    hopefully my little dude will be the same. he loves riding his bikes though.

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    Our girls did 1 day lesson there last summer on the second day of our three days riding there.
    They loved it and we’re excited on our third day to show us what trails to ride and they were rocking it!
    They were 7 and 10 at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tjaard View Post
    Our girls did 1 day lesson there last summer on the second day of our three days riding there.
    They loved it and we’re excited on our third day to show us what trails to ride and they were rocking it!
    They were 7 and 10 at the time.
    appreciate the time taken for the reply.

    yeah will be my son's first look at a proper bike park. he will be just 5. so will probably blow his mind.

    he is riding green trails now though, on a proper pedal bike. so easy does it and others will be fine (from what i can see anyway)

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