Mountain bike courses galore

As the weather turns warmer, several mountain biking courses for all ages and genders are gearing up.

From the City of Rossland Recreation Department:

Women only bike course

If you’re a woman and you enjoy mountain biking but don’t know much about repairs and or maintenance, Revolution Cycles is running a “women only” bike mechanics course on Thursday, May 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The course will teach you the basic skills to help you maintain your mountain bike, manage trailside repairs and learn what equipment you should always carry with you. The program is offered in an open forum style and will be tailored to the group’s needs.  Bring your own bike and get all of your questions answered.

After school mountain biking

The After School Mountain Bike Series for boys ages eight to 13 years starts on Thursday, May 9 from 3-5 p.m. and runs for five weeks. This program will focus on the combination of skill development and exposure to different terrain, in order to practice the skills. Possible trails include:  Green Door, Cemetery, Bones and Milky Way. Skills and progressions include: balance and body position, braking, descending, cornering (slow and high speed) flow, maneuvering over and around manmade obstacles, wheel lifts, safety and trail etiquette.

Better mountain biking

The Mountain Biking Progression Session for teen girls has some space available if your daughter is interested in becoming a better mountain bike rider. The progression course covers the following skills: body positioning, slow and high speed cornering, downhill and uphill switchbacks, wheel lifts, natural and man-made structures and simple bike maintenance. The course if for girls 13 to 16 years of age and starts on May 13 for four sessions, running on Mondays from 4:30-7 p.m. The same style course is being offered for women on Wednesdays, from 5:30-8 p.m. starting May 15 and running until June 5. Trails for both courses include, Red Head, Larch/Monte cola, Milky Way, and Green Door.

Summer brochure

The Recreation Department is putting together the Summer brochure. This publication spans the months of June, July and August. If you would like to run a program, please contact our department to discuss your ideas. If you’re a community organization who would like a special event advertised in the community events and information section, please email us the specifics, at