LIVE TO RIDE
Opening youth’s eyes to the amazing mountain biking opportunities the Okanagan Valley has to offer in summer! Our mountain biking program provides youth with a chance to discover cross-country and downhill mountain biking while being part of a mentored group with positive role models in our volunteer Trail Guides. They learn to draw parallels from this experience to real-life situations and acquiring life skills while in the process of exploring the world of mountain biking! The program starts by providing all participants with instruction on the basics of mountain biking, and each session we build upon those foundations to give each rider the confidence they need to ride the trails. Our Live to Ride program is designed for riders with limited experience riding bikes off-road. Elevation Outdoors provides helmets and mountain bikes for all participants to use during the program. Through our partnership with Cyclepath in Kelowna, we also include a bike maintenance day as part of the program so that all participants can learn some of the basics that they can use on their own bikes at home. This also gives them a chance to learn about some of the many job/careers that exist in the mountain bike industry in an effort to expand their horizons and show them that you can find work that supports your passions.
The program is offered to eligible youth free of charge for Elevation believes that no young person should be denied the potential to discover an outdoor pursuit that can keep them motivated, healthy, and stoked on life for the rest of their days!