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Hardwood Mountain Bike Academy

With learning in mind, we at Hardwood Ski and Bike, want to make mountain biking accessible to anyone from 4 – 70 years of age.  With biking and non biking activities at our resort, the whole family can have an awesome day outdoors at our facility.  Kids can enjoy our Radical Riders program and Camp Hardwood while adults can enjoy a Ride Better clinic, Women’s Clinics, or MTB 4 Life program.  Students can venture out of the classroom and try mountain biking or learn about the environment around them in our Outdoor Education programs.  In concert with OCA and NCCP, Hardwood offers the Community Initiation Course for Mountain Biking and the Introduction to Competition Course for aspiring coaches and instructors.  Students and groups can venture outdoors to try mountain biking or discover themselves on our low ropes challenge courses and a 18 hole disc golf course.  Call or check the website for more lesson and clinic information.

Adult Programs Youth Programs
Private Lessons Ride Better
Instructor and Coach Certification

With learning in mind, we at Hardwood Ski and Bike, want to make mountain biking accessible to anyone from 4 – 70 years of age.  With biking and non biking activities at our resort, the whole family can have an awesome day outdoors at our facility.  Kids can enjoy our Radical Riders program and Camp Hardwood while adults can enjoy a Ride Better clinic, Women’s Clinics, or MTB 4 Life program.  In concert with OCA and NCCP, Hardwood offers the Community Initiation Course for Mountain Biking and the Introduction to Competition Course for aspiring coaches and instructors.  Students and groups can venture outdoors to try mountain biking or discover themselves on our low ropes challenge courses and a 18 hole disc golf course.  Call or check the website for more lesson and clinic information.



Kids Programs
Radical Riders (6-15 years of age)
This four week learn-to-ride program covers a variety of topics that involve all aspects of riding with focus or FUNdamentals throughout the program.  Radical Riders, through activities and games, will learn riding techniques such as climbing, descending, obstacles, braking and gearing, how to properly adjust their bike to fit themselves and how to care for and maintain their bike.  Riders are required to have a bike and a properly fitted helmet.  This program includes a daily trail ticket.
NEW this year: Radical Rider teens.  If you are between 13 and 15, come out and learn to shred the trails and obstacles with our great instructors.

Cost of Clinic: $ 105.00 +tax

Spring:
  • Saturdays (May 24th, 31st, June 7th and 14th) 10am – 12pm
  • Sundays (May 25th June 1st, 8th and 15th) 10am – 12pm
  • Thursdays (Thursdays May 22nd, 29th, June 5th, 12th) 6pm-8pm
Fall:    
  • Saturdays (September 6th,13th, 20st and Oct 4th) 10am – 12pm
  • Sundays (September  7th, 14th, 21st and 28th) 10am – 12pm

 

On line Registration

Camp Hardwood (6-13 years of age)
Camp Hardwood provides exciting and informative mountain bike instruction in a Day Camp setting.  Our qualified staff, lead campers on exciting trail rides where they work on their riding skills and confidence.  Campers also take part in group games, field sports, and low ropes challenges.  Campers are split into one of three levels that suit their experience level.  Each day their groups will try new trails and new obstacles.  Campers must bring a lunch, our lunch program has been discontinued.
  • Camp runs weekly from June 30th – August 2nnd
Cost $250.00 +tax per camper, per week.
 
MTB Devo
Riding is FUN! Training is FUN! Racing is FUN! Success is FUN! If this describes how you feel about riding, then Team Hardwood is for you! The mission of this program is to develop “personal excellence” through the sport of mountain bike racing. Trek-Hardwood Development Program is for young and developing Mountain Bike racers, who love mountain biking and racing.  Based on their level of commitment and age, riders can choose from a range of programs.  A variety of programs will allow each team member the chance to grow as an athlete and an individual, in a positive atmosphere.
 
5:30pm – 7:30pm
 
Adult Programs
Women’s Clinics
Hardwood Ski and Bike invites women to one of our four women’s clinics.  This year we are offering four 3 hour clinics. 
 
 
3 Hour Clinics
This clinic is for new and experienced recreational riders and includes instruction, a healthy snack, and  trail riding.  Trail pass is included in the clinic.
  • May 17th
  • June 14th
  • July 26th
  • September 6th
Cost: $65.00 + tax
 
 
 
 
 
Cyclo Cross
This one day clinic will include riding position, mounting and dismounting, shouldering your bike, cornering, acceleration, riding in snow, mud, sand, climbing, descending, bike set up and maintenance, clothing and equipment, race tactics and much more.  Course runs from 9:30am to 4pm and includes a trail pass.
  • Date Saturday September 7th 2013
Cost:  $100.00 + tax
Register Online Now!
 
Disc Golf Clinic
With our new 18 holes of disc golf and a Silver Level Ontario Disc Golf Tournament being held hear at Hardwood we are please to offer a 1 day skills clinic on Saturday May 12th from 10am – 3pm.  We will have a guest pro from the PDGA tour coming to teach all the throwing techniques that have made them a champion.  Participants will receive a free disc and lunch with their registration.  We encourage participants to bring their own discs or rent a set of 3 from our rental shop.

Clinic Cost: $55.00 +tax

Date: TBA

Register Online Now!

 
Ride Better

Two Hour Personal Development Clinics

Our two hour adult clinics and improve your riding and bike knowledge.  Our instructors are certified with NCCP as well as being passionate riders and racers.  Clinics are offered Saturday and Sunday mornings as well as Thursday evenings. A trail pass is included in the cost of the clinic.

Ride Better Level 1 is for newer riders who are comfortable on a bike, but are either new to single-track riding or need pointers to feel more comfortable.  Clinic will cover obstacles, descending, climbing, cornering, gearing and breaking.
 
Clinics run from 10 am until noon and will be held on the following dates:
  • Sunday May 4th
  • Saturday May 31st
  • Saturday July 5th
  • Sunday August 10th
Ride Better Level 2 is for riders who have ridden for a couple years, aren’t racing and are looking to get faster and more comfortable on trail.  Clinic will cover drop offs, larger obstacles, rooty climbs, bridges, switchbacks, gearing and descending with speed.

Clinics run from 10 am until noon and will be held on the following dates:

  • Sunday May 25th
  • Sunday July 27th
Cost of group development Clinics: $40.00 +tax  
Min 3, Max 6 participants per clinic, per instructor.

Register Online Now!

 
Instructor and Coaching Courses
NCCP Community Initiation Course (Entry Level MTB instruction)
The Community Initiation Coaching Course is a National Coaching Certified Program (NCCP) for instructors who will primarily work with novice pre-competitive cyclists at the community level. The focus is on FUNdamentals, Learn to Train and Train to Train development stages of the Long Term Athlete Development model (LTAD).  This course is geared towards volunteers, parents, recreational program administrators and councilors.  You will require riding experience to enroll in this course. (14 hours)
 
Cost: $166.00 + tax for a 2 day 14 hour course
  • Thursday and Friday April 25th and 26th (9am - 5pm)
  • Additional dates to be announced

Register Online Now!

Introduction to Competition – Trained Coach (Training Basics 14 hour)
Trained Coach requires this 14 hours of training basics to be completed in order to be considered a “Trained Coach” There are no prerequisite courses for this coaching level, although all participants must be able to demonstrate required skills.  This course is geared for new coaches, highschool and university team coaches, and team or club coaches.

Cost: $169.00 + tax

Course dates: TBA

 
Introduction to Competition – Trained Coach (Basic Cycling Skills)
Similar to the skills learned in the CIC course all “Trained Coaches” must complete a 7 hour basic cycling skills component.  This component covers obstacles, descending, climbing, cornering, gearing, breaking, drop offs, rooty climbs, bridges, switchbacks and descending with speed.

Cost: $95.00 +tax                                             

Course dates: TBA

NCCP Mountain Bike Skills and Tactics (Trained Coach or Race Coach course)
The Skills and Tactics course is a one day 7 hour course to develop the knowledge and practices of  coaches with athletes competing in team and individual events.
 
Cost: $65.00 + tax
Course dates: TBA
 
Private Lessons

Private Mountain Bike Lessons**

You can book private Mountain Bike lessons for technical work or training. Our instructors are not on site everyday but lessons can be booked on both  weekdays or weekends from 10am - 4pm.

Lessons fees are $55.00 for a 1 hour private lesson, and $20.00 for each additional person up to 3 in total. (Plus tax)

Group Lessons or Tours are also available for $20.00/person plus tax. The minimum group size is 4 riders up to a maximum of 10 riders.

** Must be pre-booked at least 3 days in advance.**