Joining Jafakids

Muster rides are the first step to signing new riders on to JAFAKIDS. They are held in the September/October school holidays and serve three purposes:

  1. Provide an opportunity for new riders and their parents/guardians to sample the JAFAKIDS experience.
  2. Provide the coaching staff a chance to assess the ability of new riders.
  3. Give senior and experienced JAFAKIDS riders exposure to working with and developing younger inexperienced riders.

Selection Criteria – What coaches will be looking for:

  • General trail ride ability.
  • Confidence on the trails.
  • Correct type of bike size and set up.
  • Fitness level.
  • Attitude.
  • Equipment.

Riders will be told within a week of the conclusion of the muster if they have been selected and which groups they will be riding with.

The next muster rides dates will be in 16 October 2016, at Woodhill.

Contact Sarah via email info@jafakids.com if you have any questions or plan to attend a muster.

If you would like to join before the next Muster get in touch to organise some trial Wednesday Night rides – we need to know in advance so that we can ensure a coach will be available to spend time with you before the ride and during.

 

Jafak kids ride

Jafak kids ride

 

What do parents/riders need to consider when purchasing a mountain bike?

  • Correct type of bike (XC bike / preferably hard tail).
  • Sizing -a bit too small is often better than too big. Ask a coach for advice.
  • Gearing (Double or Triple chain ring up front and at least 24 gears).