What is SprocKidz?
SprocKidz is a summer, youth mountain biking program right here in the Valley! SprocKidz introduces mountain biking to kids ages 8-18, teaches fundamental bike handling skills, builds confidence and promotes fitness through the pursuit of fun!
The 2017 season
June 5-July 26 — Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
Primary location: Matanuska Lakes State Park, Mile 36.4 Glenn Highway.
Other ride day locations and dates for the end of season party and dig day will be announced.
What is the cost?
For 2017: $100 for first child; $25 for each additional child
The cost of SprocKidz will always include the VMBaH membership fee. Registered kids must be a member of Valley Mountain Bikers and Hikers. The registration fee also includes a SprocKidz t-shirt, as well as all the fun they’ll have this summer!
SprocKidz offers a limited number of rental bikes for kids that need a bike. Rental bikes are given on a first-come-first-served basis. If you think your kid would need a rental bike, you will need to contact the SprocKidz Director at the start of sign up. At the end of the season you are responsible to get your rental bike tuned up and fix any broken parts. We require a receipt showing the tune up and repairs were completed at the end of the season before you return the bike for a full refund on your deposit. 2016 Rates*: $100 Rental Fee; $100 Deposit Check (this check is not cashed and will be returned to you upon the return of the completely tuned-up bike at the end of the season)
What Does My Kid Need To Bring Each Day?
What age group is SprocKidz open to?
Ages 8-18; coaches are always needed too!
What Kind Of Bike Does My Kid Need?
Here’s some good brands that keep their value: Trek, Giant, Kona, Scott, Novara, Cannondale, Specialized, FeltIf you need to buy a bike check out this webpage for all the info you need, it’s fully comprehensive! http://www.bikeradar.com/us/gear/article/buyers-guide-tokids-bikes-13476/Also check on CraigsList or post something on SprocKidz Facebook page if you’re in need of a bike for your kid. Network around the schools, too!
Getting Your Bike Tuned Up and Taking Care of Repairs
Happy Bike = Happy Kids!
At the end of the season you are responsible to get your rental bike tuned up and fix any broken parts. We require a receipt showing the tune up and repairs were completed at the end of the season before you return the bike for a full refund on your deposit.
Suggestions to Improve Your Kid’s Experience
Pack your kid with the following to help him/her really get the most out of their mountain biking experience this summer!
Valley Mountain Bikers and Hikers • PO Box 2867, Palmer, Alaska 99645 • firstname.lastname@example.org