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Hinton, Alberta

Hinton Mountain Bike Association.  Our goal is to develop, maintain and promote the best possible mountain biking opportunities around the Hinton area, while ensuring responsible and safe practices in environmental conservation, trail construction, trail maintenance and riding.

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Sprockids

Through the sport of mountain biking young people will have the opportunity to develop the skills, values, and strategies that will guide them throughout their lives and enable them to successfully reach their full potential.


Sprockids in Hinton

Spring 2017 will mark the sixth season for the Hinton Sprockids program.  We are stoked to continue this program in Hinton and look forward to seeing Hinton's bike culture grow with kids of all ages.

Please go to the Registration page for specific details on the dates, times and how to register.

What is Sprockids? Please read below and be sure to check out the main Sprockids web site for more info. www.sprockids.com

Any other questions please e-mail us at hmba.sprockids@gmail.com

Sprockids Mission Statement:

“Through the sport of mountain biking young people will have the opportunity to develop the skills, values, and strategies that will guide them throughout their lives and enable them to succeed in school and in life.”

 

Upcoming Dates


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OUR Supporters

Thank you to the Hinton Spockids supporters! 

  • Dig That Stitch Embroidery
  • DQ Grill & Chill
  • Frieson Bros. - Hill
  • Frieson Bros. - Valley
  • Hinton Wealth Planning - Daniel Duval
  • McDonald's (Hinton)
  • Ouiprint
  • Repsol
  • Safeway
  • Subway Restaurants
  • The Hinton Voice Inc.
  • Vicious Cycle
  • West Fraser Mills Ltd.

History:

Sprockids was originally developed in 1990 as ;a Self Esteem/Anger Management Program to help students succeed in school. Since then, Sprockids has evolved into a multi-faceted program engaging thousands of young people in the life long activity of mountain biking while teaching them the skills, values, and strategies to succeed in life. The program is now used in over 19 countries by teachers, coaches, cycling clubs, youth organizations, law enforcement agencies, and parents. The Sprockids Program was designed with input from; educators, national level coaches, trail builders, professional athletes, and program implementation consultants.

Sprockids is based on the following principles:

  • A fun way to develop a taste for cycling through cycling games and activities that are facilitated by a competent rider.
  • The needs of young people to seek strong sensations and to discover new ways to play, while developing personality.
  • Recognition of achievements of individual skills and group participation through the Sprockids Passport of Accomplishment.

Sprockids program teaches:

  • How to mountain bike – 55 skills over 4 program levels
  • How to maintain your bike
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Trail safety and trail building
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Testimonials

 
... I wasn’t sure what to expect going in with a kid on a run bike. But WOW, you blew my socks off! The energy and buzz, amazing number of coaches and kids involved utilizing the Mountain Bike Park was incredible... Well done, a huge kudos to all the volunteers involved!
— Sprockid Parent
A big shout out to the Sprockids Program! I finally succumbed to the pressures of my kids (who wanted to go to bike school!) and enrolled them midway through the program. They love it - and only after attending one night! My 4-year old’s riding enthusiasm has grown so much after her 1st lesson. She has been on her bike way more and even taking on Flow Master (although we walk the steep parts). Thanks for a great program!
— Biking Mom