Kids of Mud is the official youth cycling program for the Manitoba Cycling Association.
Children between the ages of 6 - 14 years are welcome to ride with Kids of Mud. Kids wishing to get involved must have a helmet, (must be ANSI/SNELL/CSPC approved) a mountain bike with hand brakes and gears, and be able to ride without training wheels.
Training with Kids of Mud includes safety, braking, gears, hills, racing (optional), riding over small and large obstacles, trail riding, and more.
This club rides RAIN OR SHINE, with the exception of thunder storms. With this in mind, please dress appropriately for the weather ie: Rain jacket, toque, full finger gloves, mosquito repellent.
Most of these can be purchased online before a ride. If you make the order before 3PM we can bring the products to the next ride for you. :)
What your kids need to bring:
- Bike - With gears and hand brakes. Must be in good working condition.
- Helmet - MANDATORY - must be SNELL, CSPC, or ANSI approved.
- Gloves - Hand protection
- Glasses - Sunglasses, something to protect your eyes.
- Water - In bottle or a hydration pack.
Good to Have:
- Spare tube
- Bicycle Pump
- Small tool kit incl. patch kit
- Personal 1st aid kit wallet sized laminated ID card with health #'s, allergy/medication info, name/address etc.
- Insect repellent
- Towel/change of clothes
- Snack for the post ride!
Your leader will have these items with them at all times but it's a good practice to always bring these things with you when you go out riding.
Your Cycling Helmet should be a cycling helmet (SNELL/CSPC/ANSI approved) is mandatory at all Kids of Mud events, for kids and adults. The helmet should sit squarely on your head, covering the upper half of the forehead, two fingers above the brow line. The fit should be snug, but not so tight that it is uncomfortable. Adjust the chin strap so that the straps form a symmetrical V ending under the earlobe on each side of the head. You should be able to fit only one or two fingers between the strap and the underside of the chin.