DIRT SCHOOL:    Mountain Biking Program for 7th – 12th Graders

Presented by:   MN High School Cycling League
Sponsored by:   Giant Bicycles and Liv Cycling

Dirt School 2018 is a Minnesota High School Cycling League program for mountain biking to teach student-athletes necessary skills to be a capable and well-informed mountain bike rider, The league partners with school districts or communities to provide this outreach program.  This new program is geared for students who

  • have never been on a mountain bike
  • are new to mountain biking or
  • want biking instruction to build their skills

The goal of this program is to empower youth through the sport of cycling to be proficient cyclists, whether they are interested in cycling as a life-long sport or racing in the high school league. 

Over the course of several weeks, Dirt School students will be given an introduction to mountain biking, using a training curriculum.. They will hone their bike riding skills with instruction from the licensed MN High School Cycling coaches that accompany them, riding several bike trails around the Metro Area.

This new program will be held initially in the summer months, with plans to be offered as an after-school program.  Any interested school districts should contact Josh Kleve to learn more, at info@minnesotamtb.org.

Bonnie Larson is the MNHSCL Lead for this program.  Bonnie is a coach with the Roseville Area Composite team and has an IMBA and PMBIA Instructor certifications. She is the Liv Ambassador for County Cycles in Roseville, MN leading rides and instructing women on how to have fun on the trails!

This Dirt School Program is open to any 7th – 12th graders (Fall 2018). Transportation to and from the bike trails will be provided.

The Minnesota High School Cycling League is pleased to partner with Giant Bicycles and Liv Cycling as the presenting sponsor for this program. All participants will have the option, at no cost, to use Giant or Liv mountain bikes and helmets..  A rider can bring their own bike to use.   Any bike brought by a rider will be given a safety inspection.

All students will receive a free reusable water bottle. Water will be provided during the program.

For more information on the Dirt School Program or to explore establishing one in your area, contact us at  info@minnesotamtb.org.

Dirt School  in Minnetonka

July 2018

in partnership with  Minnetonka School District & Community Center

6 Sessions, Tuesday and Thursday mornings, from July 10 to July 26
       7th – 12th grade students (Fall 2018)
      Cost:   $149
      Registration: Register Here

Start Time:    Student Drop off between 8:00am and 8:30am
Finish Time:  Student Pick Up between 11:30am – Noon
Minnetonka High School,
18301 MN-7, Minnetonka, MN 55345,
Back Parking Lot - Door 14E

Schedule:   For a complete schedule, visit the registration page.

Bike Trails to be visited: