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Participants can comfortably ride on dirt trails, grass fields or gravel conditions can use hand breaks and can physically change/reach gear shifts.
Mountain Bike with functioning gear system, hand breaks (no coaster breaks - disc breaks recommended), kick stands removed.
Bike Helmet (CSA,CSPC, ASTM Approved, Water (mounted bottle or hydration back pack), Closed-Toed Shoes
Riding/Clear Glasses, Long Socks, Bike Gloves
All rides start promptly at the designated time. Due to the nature of riding in the forest, latecomers are unlikely to join their group. Please arrive at least 15 mins prior to the start of the ride.
YES! We ride in the rain. Dress for the weather! Multiple days of rain/extreme duration rain can affect trail quality if we ride. Upon consultation with trail & conservation authorities, we will send a broadcast email the day of the ride to all Shredders should the trails be deemed closed. Pending the schedule availability and mother nature; Shredders will try our very best to reschedule the ride, however we cannot guarantee a reschedule.
Should a storm occur mid ride, all riders will return to the main meeting location for parent pick up.
Please check your child's bike before EACH ride to ensure proper tire inflation, seat height, etc. We only have limited tools and volunteers day of rides.
Most forested areas in Durham region have an abundance of poison ivy. Stay on the trails & in parking lots to avoid contact. Long socks and or lightweight bike pants and biking gloves can help prevent contact. IF you may have come into contact with Poison Ivy, keep a bottle of DAWN dish soap in the shower and have your rider wash with it after the ride! Wash bike clothing separately & right after the ride.
Our coach to participant ratio is very low to maximize your child's experience. Shredders pre-plans based upon registration & demand. As a Non-Profit youth club we offer the best rates for an awesome program, and usually have wait lists for most nights. Unfortunately we cannot provide pro-rates or discounts on our programs.
Registration is easy, simply visit durhamshredders.com/programs. Online payments via our registration page & process is our accepted method of payment. Sorry no cheques or cash.