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Dirt School

Coach Mari Kvisto demonstrates proper ready position.

Dirt School is an after school, half day or full day program run by community ed departments in conjunction with the Minnesota Interscholastic Cycling League. Using the proven coaching methodology, students are shown how to “pre-check” a mountain bike and are taught basic bike handing skills at local mountain bike trails under the supervision of seasoned instructors. Bikes and helmets are provided.


Dirt School was piloted in 2018, in partnership with Minnetonka Community Education.

With the objective of getting #morekidsonbikes – the Dirt School program was expanded in 2019 to support additional communities and multiple skill levels.  The community partners with the League to design the specifics of their program.    This program offers hundreds of kids the opportunity to learn about mountain biking.

What was previously Minnesota League ‘Summer Camp’ has been rolled into the Dirt School Program, offering a day camp experience to 100’s of kids across a wider area.  There is no overnight component to the Dirt School program.

Get Involved

Are you interested in bringing Dirt School to your school district? Contact Josh Kleve to find out how.