Club Cycliste Charlevoix offers kids from 5 to 15 years old the opportunity to mountain bike and learn skills in a friendly, safe, and supervised environment behind Laiterie Charlevoix buildings.

NEW IN 2023

This year, in an attempt to respond to the growing demand from our young riders to pedal ever harder and improve their results, we’re adopting an hybrid approach aiming at offering them just that while maintaining our recreative program.

Also new this year, FQSC recreative licences can be purchased while completing the club online registration form. However, this is applicable for recreative licences only.

VOLUNTEERING

We feel very fortunate to be able to carry on with our activities despite the prevailing labour shortage situation. We will count on an amazing team of parents volunteers to train our young riders! Other parents will also be asked to contribute by providing a minimum of 8 hours of volunteering per family of children members. If you do not wish to help with your time, a $100 fee per registration will be added.

PROGRAMS DESCRIPTIONS

We ask you to enroll your child in the most appropriate program, the one that best suits her or his expectations and cycling motivation. After a week or two, we will conduct on our own evaluation in order to make sure that every rider is in the relevent program according to her or his age groups and skill levels.

For 5 to 8 year-old kids wishing to initiate themselves to mountain biking. 8 weeks (8 training sessions) of lessons aiming at developing basic riding skills (position, balance, braking, and turning) and, mostly, having a lot of fun on bikes!

  • Prerequisites: being able to ride a two-wheel bicycle and being 5 years old by January 1, 2024
  • Day and time of training sessions : Wednesday from 17h30 until 18h45
  • Date of first training session : June 12, 2024
  • Fee : $80

For kids feeling ready to ride some more! The objective for the season is to climb to the top of Le Genevrier trail centre (or the equivalent, i.e. 150 metre) once during a single training session. During a period of 12 weeks (24 training sessions), riders will improve already acquired basic skills, develop their cardiovascular capacities, and start learning mountain biking specifics (getting over obstacles, going down segments of various types of terrain and grades, etc…), all this while having fun!

  • Days and time of training sessions : Monday and Wednesday from 17h30 until 18h45
  • Date of first training session : May 15, 2024
  • Fee : $175

For riders ready to tackle the program’s own objective which consists of climbing to the top of Le Genevrier trail centre (or the equivalent, i.e. 150 metre) twice during a single training session. During a period of 16 weeks (32 training sessions), riders keep on learning mountain biking specifics at a definitely more sustained pace and cadence. This time, they’ll be taught how to get over greater obstacles, handle more technical trails and even jump over their first little drops!

  • Days and time of training sessions : Monday and Wednesday from 18h00 until 19h30 with few optional weekend outings
  • Date of first training session : April 29, 2024
  • Fee : $200

For riders striving to transcend themselves! It’s the most « cardio » of our programs! The season’s goal is to climb to the top of Le Genevrier trail centre (or the equivalent, i.e. 150 metre) three times during a single training session…and learn how to make one with her or his steed! During a period of 16 weeks (35 training sessions), riders keep on learning mountain biking specifics and developing advanced technical skills through theme-focused clinics, obstacle courses, racing strategies, amongst other tactical teachings.

  • Prerequisites : to demonstrate a strong interest to train specifically for the preparation to races—participation to these competitions is not necessary.
  • Days and time of training sessions : Monday and Wednesday from 17h45 until 19h30 with few optional weekend outings
  • Date of first training session : April 29, 2024
  • Fee : $225

MEMBERSHIP

In order to be able to take part in any cycling activity organized by Club Cycliste de Charlevoix, being a racer or recreational rider, it is mandatory to subscribe to a FQSC insurance plan. Recreational licences can be paid while registering your club membership at the racing ones are only available through FQSC representatives and online on the federation’s website.

RACING

Our club encourages all of its young riders wishing to enter XC races of the regional and provincial circuits. Riders of the club’s most advanced programs will benefit of pre-race trainings. For the time being however, the club is not in a position to provide support during the races. This said, we are fortunate to count amongst the club members a group of parents very involved in racing who would love to help.

VELO 101

Please make sure that your kid’s bike is well tuned-up at the beginning of the season and regularly perform mechanical inspections throughout the summer. A helmet and full-cover shoes are mandatory. Cycling gloves and protecting gear are strongly recommended.

Young riders must be self-reliant; they must wear clothing adapted to the prevailing weather conditions, carry enough water for the activities along with a spare tube.

A mountain bike with functioning transmission system and brakes are required for the club’s more advanced training programs so no one is left behind the group.

For more information, please write to us at: clubcyclistecharlevoix@velocharlevoix.ca.
Happy trails!