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CSAT’s MTB Club is available June 18th- November 1st for students ages 7 through 14. CSAT provides programing in the summer, fall and spring.  Various rider groups are available, providing for a wide range of age and agility levels. In a team atmosphere, all members will be taught fundamental MTB skills, including body position, technical descending techniques, and line choice while exploring Post Canyon and learning trail etiquette. Our goal is to cultivate a love of outdoor recreation, create excitement,  and improve MTB skills and safety.

 

 


After School MTB Teams – Fall 2018

CSAT’s after school teams focus on skill development, exploration, and team. Within a team environment riders will explore the Gorge’s amazing trail networks while growing each rider’s MTB skills and confidence. All programs provide pickup and drop off at school. Teams are organized by rider’s age and ability, with age ranges based off elementary or middle school enrollment. 

She Shreds – Girls (7 – 10 yrs old)

Elementary aged girls will develop confidence and increased abilities to ride mountain bikes over a variety of terrain. A girls only rider cohort team led by an all girls coaching staff will create a supportive and fun environment that encourages girls to take risks, push boundaries, and establish strong mtn biking skills. Examples of skills taught include cornering, braking, riding over obstacles, balance, descending, and climbing. Emphasis will also be placed on rider preparedness, basic bike maintenance, and trail stewardship. Includes school pickup/drop off, coaching, jersey, and SRAM sponsored bike maintenance clinic.

Rider Ability: Intermediate (Riders must be able to ride lower 8 track, and Kleeway)

Coach: Bekah Rottenberg, PMBI certified, WFR, Professional Enduro Racer and Jamie Didier, PMBI certified, fiddle player

Pick-up/Drop-off: May St. and Westside Elementary Schools

Trail Systems Utilized: Post Canyon &  Velo Pump Track

Ages Program Dates Program Fees  
7-10 

 

 

 Mondays (7 weeks)

September 17 – October 29

2:30pm-5pm

Pick-up/Drop-off: May St. and Westside Elementary Schools

 $245 Early Bird Pricing 

 

Register Online

 

 

 

 

Team Enduro – Boys (7-10 yrs old)

Elementary aged riders will learn and practice enduro style riding to become faster, smoother descenders but also develop the fitness and strength to climb and cover miles of trail. Skills taught will emphasize cornering technique, riding over and down obstacles, jumping, drops, speed, and climbing. Riders will also gain experience with bike maintenance, leadership, and trail stewardship. This group will look to practice line and tactics in race settings and will challenge riders to become better, stronger, faster mountain bikers. Included school pickup/drop off, coaching, jersey, and SRAM sponsored bike maintenance clinic. With Head Coach approval 9 yrs old can join 10-14 yrs old Enduro group for Sunday Enduro Shuttle rides. 

Coach: Bekah Rottenberg, PMBI certified, WFR, Professional Enduro Racer

Rider Ability: Intermediate/Advanced (Must be able to ride Bad Motor Scooter, 8 track, Mitchell’s Ridge, and Kleeway.

Pick-up/Drop-off: May St. and Westside Elementary Schools

Trail Systems Utilized: Post Canyon,Whoopdee, Velo Pump Track

Ages Program Dates Program Fees  
7-10 

 

 

 Mondays (7 weeks)

September 17 – October 29

2:30pm Pickup -5pm drop-off 

Pick-up/Drop-off: May St., Westside Elementary Schools

 $245 Early Bird Pricing Register Online

 

 

 

 

 

Development Team – Oregon – Co- Ed (7-14 yrs old) 

Elementary and Middle School riders will gain experience and confidence in mountain bike riding and preparedness. Designed for intermediate riders who are looking to improve their mtb skills, and push themselves while having fun. Athletes will practice balance, cornering, switchbacks, riding over obstacles, drops, climbing, and jumping. Basic bike maintenance and trail etiquette will also be taught and emphasized throughout the program. Included school pickup/drop off, coaching, jersey, and SRAM sponsored bike maintenance clinic.

Rider Ability: Intermediate (Riders must be able to ride lower 8 track, and Kleeway)

Pick-up: May St., Westside Elementary Schools and Middle School

Trail Systems Utilized: Post Canyon, Velo Pump Track

Coach: Bekah Rottenberg, PMBI certified, WFR, Professional Enduro Racer

Ages Program Dates Program Fees  
7-14 

 

 

 Wednesday (7 weeks)

September 19- November 1st (no Halloween)

2:30pm Elementary Pickups, 3:30pm Middle School Pickups-5:30pm dropp off @ Middle School

Pick-up/Drop-off: May St., Westside Elementary Schools, Hood River Middle School

 $245 Early Bird Pricing Register Online

 

 

 

 

 

Development Team – Washington – Co- Ed (7-10 yrs old)

Elementary aged riders will gain experience and confidence both in mountain bike riding and preparedness. Designed for intermediate riders who are looking to improve their mtb skills and push themselves while having fun. Athletes will practice balance, cornering, switchbacks, riding over obstacles, drops, climbing, and jumping. Basic bike maintenance and trail etiquette will also be taught and emphasized throughout the program. Included school pickup/drop off, coaching, jersey, and SRAM sponsored bike maintenance clinic.

Rider Ability: Intermediate (Riders must be able to ride lower 8 track, and Kleeway in Post Canyon or the Jeep Road at Syncline)

Time: Thursdays 3:00pm – 5:30pm

Pick-up: Whitson Elementary School

Trail Systems Utilized: Jewett Creek,Syncline, Bingen Bike Park

Coach: Bekah Rottenberg, PMBI certified, WFR, Professional Enduro Racer

Ages Program Dates Program Fees  
7-10 

 

 

 Thursday (7 weeks)

 3:00pm – 5:30pm

September 20 – November 1st 

Pick-up/Drop-off: Whitson Elementary School

 $ 245 Early Bird Pricing Register Online

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Enduro – Middle School – Co-ED (10-14 yrs old)

Middle School aged riders will learn and practice enduro style riding to become faster, smoother descenders but also develop the fitness and strength to climb and cover miles of trail. Skills taught will emphasize cornering technique, riding over and down obstacles, jumping, drops, speed, and climbing. Riders will also gain experience with bike maintenance, leadership, and trail stewardship. This group will look to practice line and tactics in race settings and will challenge riders to become better, stronger, faster mountain bikers.  Practice on Sunday afternoon will focus on time in the saddle and involves shuttling. Includes school pickup/drop off, coaching, jersey, and SRAM sponsored bike maintenance clinic.

Rider Ability: Intermediate/Advanced (Must be able to ride Bad Motor Scooter, 8 track, Mitchell’s Ridge, and Kleeway.)

Age: Middle School, ages 10-14, coed

Time: Tuesdays, 3:30pm – 5:30 and Sundays 2:30 – 5pm

Pick-up: Hood River Middle School

Trail Systems Utilized: Post Canyon,Whoopdee, Velo Pump Track

Coach: Bekah Rottenberg, PMBI certified, WFR, Professional Enduro Racer

Ages Program Dates Program Fees  
10-14 

 

 

 Tuesdays & Sundays (7 weeks)

September 17 – October 29

Tuesday 3:30pm-5:30pm Sundays 2:30pm – 5pm

Pick-up/Drop-off: Hood River Middle School

 $435 Early Bird Pricing  Register Online

 

 

 

 

 

 


Summer MTB Programs – 2018

 

Co-ED Development Camps 7 – 14 yrs old

Sttudents will learn basic MTB skills through drills, games and short rides. Riders will also learn trail etiquette, riding preparedness, and will cultivate a general familiarity with Post Canyon. Riders must have experience riding on dirt and be able to ride Lower Eight Track and Klee Way. Pickup and Drop-off: Family Man.

Ages Program Dates Program Fees  
7-10

7-10

7 -10

7 -10

10-14

10 -14

 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12pm-2:30pm

June 19, 20, 21

June  26, 27, 28  

July 10, 11, 12

July 31, August 1, 2

August 7, 8, 9

Summer Pass $750

$175

$175

 $175

$175

 $175

Register

 

 

Girls Development Camps 

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A girls only group, led by female PMBI certified coaching staff, will focus on skills, fun and rider confidence.  In conjunction with Family Man’s terrain, coaches will utilize progressions and  fun drills to increase riders’s confidence and skills. Riders will put those skills to work with short rides and shuttles that provide opportunities to push envelopes and increase confidence.  Riders must have experience riding on dirt and be able to ride Lower Eight Track and Klee Way.

Ages Program Dates Program Fees  
7-9

7-9

10-14

10-14

9am – 11:30am June 16, 17, 18 FULL – go to registration site to get on waiting list

9am- 11:30am  June 30, July 1, 2 

9am-11am July 22, 23, 29, 30

9am-11am August 12, 13, 19, 20

 $175

 $175

$175

$175

Register

 

 

Training Team (7 -9 yrs old)

 

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Exploring Post Canyon, riders will learn Mt.Bike foundation skills with the intent to progress to more advanced technical descending techniques. Riders will also learn trail etiquette, riding preparedness, and drills will prepare students for a more versatile riding experience on outdoor trails. Rider should be comfortable on Klee Way and Lower Eight Track. Pickup & Drop Off: Family Man.  Shuttle Days: Riders will meet and pick up where the pavement ends on Post Canyon Road.  

Ages Program Dates Program Fees  
7-10 Monday and Wednesday 9am-11:30am

5 Weeks June 18- July 18

5 Weeks July 23 – Aug 22nd

$785 Annual Membership

 $445

$445

Register

 

 

Training Team (10- 13 yrs old)

Training Team riders will focus on technical skills, jumping, vertical drops, trail etiquette, riding preparedness, fitness aspects, and climbing techniques, while simultaneously exploring a wide variety of trail in Post Canyon. Every month the group will adventure further up into Post Canyon with a shuttle. Riders must be comfortable riding GP, Bad Motor Scooter and Flow On. 
Drop Off: Family Man    Pick up: 7 Streams Trail Head
Shuttle Days: Shuttle rides will meet and pick up where the pavement ends on Post Canyon Road.

  

Ages Program Dates Program Fees  
10-14 Tuesday and Thursday 9am  – 11:30am

5 Weeks June 19- July 19

5 Weeks July 24th – Aug 23rd $445

$785 Annual Membership

$445

$445

 

 


Spring MTB After School Teams – 2019

Coming soon!

 

Coaching Staff

Bekah Rottenberg

Head MTB Coach

Bekah is CSAT’s Head Mountain Bike Coach.  Bekah has been racing as a professional since 2014, primarily focusing on endruro racing. She has amassed an impressive resume with over 15 top 5 finishes in national and international competitions. Bekah is not new to mountain bike coaching.  She is a PMBI certified coach, and in 2012 she started a National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) MTB team in northern California. She is currently the Engineering teaching at Hood River Middle School and coaches lacrosse for the Hood River Valley High School’s Varsity Girls Lacrosse Team.  Bekah has a deep passion for teaching and empowering young individuals through bikes, athletics, and the outdoors and is thrilled at the opportunity to work with Cooper Spur athletes!


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