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DFX Kids Club

2017

Are your 4 -18 year olds looking for a whole summer of fun, riding their bike, learning new skills, and making new friends? DFX Club has a group for kids of all ages and abilities, from beginner to expert. With our experienced kids coaches your child will develop their skills in all aspects of mountain biking – Downhill, Freeride and Cross Country, DFX does it all!

DFX Kids Preview


BIG FUN, SMALL BIKE

Whistler Blackcomb has added downhill mountain bikes designed specifically for kids to its rental fleet. GIANT Bicylces has developed the Yukon, a brand new kids mountain bike specifically designed for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park and the little rippers that like to play there.

The 24-inch dual suspension bike allows for a smooth ride and enables kids to have a seamless first experience in the bike park.

DFX Kids Programs



CLUB

Kids riding downhill bikes
AGE

4-7 and 8-12

ABILITY

Beginner - Advanced

DISCIPLINE

XC & DH

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RIDE

lesson on rock roll
AGE

10-12 and 13-18

ABILITY

Advanced - Expert

DISCIPLINE

XC, DH & Freeride

View DFX Ride


PARK

Kids riding downhill bikes
AGE

8-12 and 13-18

ABILITY

Intermediate – Expert

DISCIPLINE

DH

View DFX Park


RACE

Bike Park
AGE

10-12 and 13-18

ABILITY

Expert

DISCIPLINE

DH, focusing on racing

View Whistler Development Team

View Female Development Team

Ability Levels


BEGINNER RIDER
  • I am still getting used to my bike and I ride on pavement or wide gravel trails.
  • I can ride comfortably on a two wheel pedal bike and know how to use my hand brakes.
  • I am still working at my stamina for longer distances and I haven't ridden much on dirt trails
NOVICE RIDER
  • I am comfortable on green and easy blue single track trails, I can confidently use my hand brakes and change gears.
  • I can ride and carry momentum through bumpy, rooty sections of trail without putting my feet down.
  • I can ride down some stairs, wide ladder bridges and skinnys on the ground.
  • I am comfortable riding longer distances (8-10 km with breaks) and I don't complain when pedaling uphill.
INTERMEDIATE RIDER
  • I am comfortable on all blue cross country single track trails and green Bike Park trails.
  • I can maintain my momentum and ride through rocky, rooty sections both up and down.
  • I have good stamina both up and down trails and can pedal long distances (10-15 km with breaks).
  • I can comfortably ride raised ladder bridges and small rock faces.
  • I know how to do a front wheel lift.
STRONG INTERMEDIATE RIDER
  • I am a strong rider on all blues and easy blacks and I can ride all or most of the features
  • I am confident on this level of trail in the Bike Park and cross country.
  • I ride at a moderate but safe speed and carry my momentum.
  • I can do a rear wheel lift, bunny hops, a track stand, and small jumps and drops with correct technique.
  • I am excited to ride steep roll downs, raised ladder bridges and technical trails.
ADVANCED RIDER
  • I am comfortable at fast speeds on all black trails both cross country and in the Bike Park.
  • I can pick a line through difficult technical sections, ride steep rock faces and raised skinnys.
  • I have good technique and can carry and judge my speed to do medium jumps and drops.
  • I am excited to ride long difficult trails and have good stamina for long climbs (15-20 km rides with breaks).
  • I am prepared to be out on the trail or riding in the Bike Park all day.
EXPERT RIDER
  • I am confident at high speeds on all trails, I can climb easily up technical trails and ride all the features on black and some double black trails both cross country and in the Bike Park.
  • I can clear large drops and jumps with correct technique.
  • I love to ride and really want to push myself to be better and stronger on my bike.
DFX KIDS FAQs
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WHICH PROGRAM SHOULD I CHOOSE?


CHOOSE CLUB

  • Is your child just starting out and developing skills? Are they new to mountain biking or new to the area? Try one of our beginner or novice groups.
  • Or is your child already an all-round rider looking to learn advanced skills, increase their trail knowledge and push their boundaries? We have groups for Intermediate all the way to expert riders.

The DFX CLUB program will help your child learn the skills they need to know before advancing to higher levels.

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CHOOSE PARK

  • Is your child only interested in riding Downhill? Are they already an intermediate rider?

Check out our DFX PARK group that focus solely on DH skills and riding in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

View Park program

CHOOSE RIDE or RACE

  • Is your child/teen already an advanced or expert rider?

Our specialized programs, DFX RIDE and Whistler Development Team, will keep developing your child's skills, pushing their limits and keeping them stoked to ride.

View Race program View Ride program

Lesson Information


Groups will ride all the over the valley experiencing all the trails Whistler has to offer during the Cross Country portion and once riders are ready will move into the Whistler Bike Park to develop their downhill skills.

  • All programs summer (July and August) include a season's pass for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.
  • All programs are season long, no drop-ins available.

Aftercare & Early Care


Early Care
9 SESSIONS

Monday - Thursday

$59

1 day/week

1 SESSION

Monday - Thursday

$10

Drop In

WE PROVIDE EARLY CARE SERVICE

Early care is available 7:15am to 8:45am on Monday – Thursday at Blackcomb Kids. Season long pricing and drop in pricing are available.

Aftercare
9 SESSIONS

Monday - Thursday

$118

1 day/week

1 SESSION

Monday - Thursday

$20

Drop In

WE PROVIDE AFTERCARE SERVICE

Aftercare is available 3:30pm to 5:30pm on Monday – Thursday at Blackcomb Kids. Season long pricing and drop in pricing are available.

Information

For more information or to book call 1-800-766-0449

Not here for the whole summer?


Kids Daily Group Lessons
A great way to experience all that Whistler Mountain Bike Park has to offer for 5-12 year old bikers. Give your child the best day of their week, any day of the week with camp packages that can be tailored to any length of visit, available in 3 for 2 discounted packages, or as a daily drop in. More Info
Kids 5 Day Camp
Our kids camp program offers lessons that will provide your children with the fundamental foundations to the sport, in groups that are suitable for any level of experience. From novice riders to advanced shredders, we keep the excitement levels high and the smiles stretched from ear to ear. More Info