Highland After School Program (Grades 4 -12)
Highland’s after-school programs are designed to safely introduce students to the exciting sport of mountain biking. Our trained coaches guide students through fundamental riding techniques on dedicated learning terrain. Over the course of the program, students will first develop skills on Highland’s dedicated learning terrain, eventually applying what they learn to a variety of lift-serviced trails.
Each riding session includes a day pass, bike, protective gear, and instruction. Highland Training Center staff will accompany the students at all times.
Student check-in is from 3:15pm to 3:30pm on ride days. Instruction and riding will be from 3:30pm to 7pm. Checkout is from 7:00pm to 7:15pm.
Fall 2022 Program Dates:
Thursdays, September 22nd through October 20th (Rain Date: October 27th)
The online booking calendar will only show the first date of the program (9/22) as a registration option. This will be the registration for the entire 5-session program.
5-Week Program Price: $399
What skills are covered?
The after-school program will help your student to strengthen their fundamental riding skills and progress in a safe and fun environment. Topics covered include:
- Body positioning and movements
- Effective braking
- Cornering techniques
- Rolling and pumping terrain
- Exposure to Green lift-serviced terrain (riding Blue and Black terrain is optional)
- Wheel-lift techniques (application to jumps and/or drops is optional)
Check-In and Pickup?
Student check-in is from 3:15pm to 3:30pm on Ride Days.
Parents will sign their students into the program at the table located in front of the Main Lodge. Students will receive their day pass, name tag, and instructions on where to meet and collect their rental equipment. Our staff will verify that a valid waiver for the current year is on file.
Students and coaches will gather at the Find Your Ride Meetinghouse in the backyard, at the base of the mountain. Coaches will help outfit students with their gear and assign riding groups.
Parents must sign out their student(s) with a Highland Training staff member at the end of the ride day. Checkout is from 7:00pm to 7:15pm.
Do I need to fill out a waiver for my child?
Yes, we require that all riders fill out one new waiver each calendar year. Waivers for riders under the age of 18 must be completed by a parent or legal guardian.
You can access and complete your student’s waiver online here.
What should I pack for Ride Days?
Consider packing the following:
- Extra layers
- Rain gear
- Change of clothing
- Riding gloves
- Short- and long-sleeve shirt
- Elbow & knee pads
What type of helmet should we bring?
A full-face helmet rental, arm protection, and leg protection are provided as part of the After School Program.
If you would prefer to bring your own gear, you are welcome to. We recommend wearing a full-face helmet, but half-shell helmets are okay to use for this program.
What type of bike should I bring?
Rental bikes are included as part of the program. If you would prefer to bring your own bike, you can. However:
- Your bike should not have training wheels or coaster brakes
- Your bike should have front and rear hand brakes and full or front suspension
Students must be comfortable riding a two-wheel bike and be able to use hand brakes with confidence.
What if my student doesn't need a bike or a pass?
The cost to participate in the After School Program is the same for all students, even those who may already have their own bike and/or season pass. Pricing is based on our staffing needs and extended park hours over the five-week program. Highland’s goal is to provide an all-inclusive program for students who are new to the sport or to the bike park.
Can I watch my child during the program?
Parents are welcome to watch their students during ride sessions. Please be mindful that this may have an unintended effect on the learning experience. We ask that you do not distract students while they are riding.
What if I can't make it to all of the Ride Days?
While attending each session will be the most effective for your student’s learning and progression, we realize that absences may happen. Parents are encouraged to notify the Training Center in advance if your student will be absent so that we can plan accordingly.
There are no refunds for missed sessions.