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Middle School + High School Mountain Bike Programs

As a follow-up to our gOgirl/gOguy programs, we are happy to be able to partner with the Gunnison Middle and High School Mountain Bike Teams to offer rides and fun during the summer and into the fall for riders heading into these grades. Some riders may choose to race, but it is not a requirement.

 

The gO programs were started by gO Orthopedics in 2015, with free mountain bike rides for Gunnison Valley youth. Now in its seventh year, the program falls under the gO Initiative, a 501c3 Colorado Corporation intended to educate, inspire and develop athletes of all ages and abilities in mountain sports. As with other gO Initiative programs, we provide financial support and opportunities to optimize a strong body and mind through functional fitness, healthy lifestyle guidance and achievement. The programs have always focused on developing confidence both on and off the trails by giving them the resources they need to not only become a successful competitive or non-competitive athlete, but also a successful member of our community or any community in which they interact.

Gunnison Cowboys MIDDLE SCHOOL + HIGH SCHOOL Mountain Biking

  • THE DETAILS

    • Grades:
      7-8 (Middle School)
      9-12 (High School)
    • Summer Adventure Rides:  July 14 – August 12
    • Fall After School Training: August 23 – October 31)
    • Cost: FREE

Gunnison MS/HS Program

 

 

For those who have been approved and still need to register:

 

1. Please email a completed waiver (click below) to:  sarah@thegoinitiative.org. You may also drop off a copy of the signed waiver at either gO clinic (104 W Ruby Gunnison or 433 Sixth St Crested Butte)

 

2021 Summer gOkid Waiver

 

2. Click on the photo below to add the program to your Cart. To pay online, select the $540 option, to pay with cash/check select the $0 option.

 

SUMMER ADVENTURE RIDES
(Middle School + High School)

Riding in CB Backcountry!

 

This is our intro level group. Riders must be able to ride a bike independently with the excitement and attitude of getting out and about around Gunnison. They are ready to gain experience on mountain bike trails and learn the fundamentals of biking.

 

This group will be mostly outdoors for the afternoon, taking any needed snack breaks and multiple stops during the day (bonus is a stop at Jermaine’s for some fro yo!). The general idea is to get these kids to learn about riding around Gunnison, with an eventual transition from pavement onto beginner mountain bike trails around Hartman’s and Signal Peak. An emphasis will be kept on abiding by important city riding rules, obeying all laws and maintaining safety both on the streets and on the trails.

 

This group will also participate in other activities (rec center, lake, river, etc.) as permitted, and go to Crested Butte once or twice during the summer season.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Can ride a bike, steer and brake independently
  • 20″ wheels or larger
  • Hand brakes
  • Range of gears

JR High School
(grades 7-8)

A little more skill, a lot more excitement!

 

Second level gO riders love getting out on their bikes and should have previous experience riding mountain bike trails in/around the Gunnison area. They enjoy longer rides, exploring new terrain and are excited to ride more.

 

We recognize that within this age range there can be a wide range of abilities. These riders are separated into groups according to their ability level to ensure a great experience for all (depending on coach availability). They will develop their riding skills to improve confidence and control on Gunnison area trails.

 

This group will also participate in other activities on some Thursdays, and go to Crested Butte several times during the summer season to ride.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience on mountain bike trails
  • 24″ wheels or larger
  • Hand brakes
  • Range of Gears

High School
(grades 9-12)

Keepin those wheels rollin!

 

Tertiary gO riders are super excited to get out on intermediate trails with friends of a similar age and ability. They have experience on mountain bike trails and are looking to fine tune their skills to ride more!

 

We recognize that within this group there can be a wide range of abilities. These riders are separated into groups according to their ability level to ensure a great experience for all (depending on coach availability).

 

They will work towards improving their skills to ride up, down and over Gunnison area trails, including Signal Peak and Hartman Rocks. This group will also go to Crested Butte several times during the summer season to ride.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience on mountain bike trails
  • 26″ wheels or larger
  • Hand brakes
  • Range of Gears