Youth Mountain Biking Ages 10+

Our Youth Mountain Bike Programs are designed with a focus on teaching and coaching while providing challenges that fit each rider and their ability level.  The multiple class levels allow entry-level riders to progress through the different levels as they gain different skills and increase their confidence riding, while seasoned riders can enjoy the challenges of our level 2 and 3 classes. SGO's staff have years of experience in both riding and teaching with ample amounts of passion for what they do!  


$70- 4 week session (resident); $53- 3 week session (resident)

$75- 4 week session (non-resident); $58- 3 week session (non-resident)

$95 level  II/III weekend classes- 4 week session (resident); $72 level II/III weekend classes -3 week session (resident)

$100 level  II/III weekend classes- 4 week session (resident); $77 level II/III weekend classes -3 week session (resident)

*Discounts are available to individuals who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch as outlined by the Washington School District. For more information, please contact us at [email protected].

Mountain Biking

Are classes ever cancelled because of weather?
Yes.  At times classes will be cancelled because of poor weather or bad trail conditions.  If this is the case, our instructors will reach out to you letting you know that there will be no class.  All missed classes due to weather will result in a credit to your rec center account for the cost of that missed class.  This credit can be used in the future to register for any programs run by the St. George Recreation Department. 
Are medical waiver forms required?
Yes. In order to participate in the program you are required to sign an Adult Waiver or Youth Informed Consent Form. You will also need to fill out the online medical form. 
Are there age restrictions for the mountain bike class?
Yes.  This class is open for youth ages 10-17 years old. 
Are there requirements for proper attire?
Non-constrictive active wear/clothing and closed-toed shoes.  All of our classes meet outside, so please dress for the weather.
How does the free / discounted lunch discount work for SGO's classes?
SGO provides a discount for students that recieve either free or discounted school lunches with the Washington County School District.  The discount allows the first child you register for classes that month to recieve a 50% discount off the class cost.  Any additional children you register that month will be charged the full cost of the course.  When you register for the class course at the Rec Center you will need to provide documention proving you recieve either free or discounted lunches.  You will need to bring a copy of the document that is provided by Washing County School Distict. 
Is there a withdrawal / transfer policy?
Withdrawal/Transfer less than 7 days prior to the start date may be subject to a fee. No refunds on or after that date. 
My child has never mountain biked before. Can they still participate?
Yes!  Our instructors are all excellent coaches.  They will select different trails to ride based on the abilities of the riders in the class.  If your child shows a high level of proficency the instructors may do an assessment for them and suggest they be moved to a higher level class.
What does the fee include?
Mountain bike, helmet, transportation, and instruction.
What should we bring to class?
Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions including a rain jacket, small backpack, 2 liters of water, and a snack.  All emergency supplies, such as an inhaler should also be brought and instructors should be informed. 
What trails do you ride? are they the same each course?
We ride an extensive amount of different trails in the St. George area.  Before a month long course begins, instructors will select 4 different trails that they will be riding for each class, which is dependent on what level your child is enrolled in.  This system allows each class to be unique and different, while exposing our riders to different terrain and riding styles that are within their ability level. 
Where do we meet for each class?
Each class will start and end at the Rec Center.  For the first class of each session, please plan on showing up 15 minutes early.  
Why are some months classes 4 weeks, while others are 3 weeks?
We do our best to work with the school schedule to make sure we avoid scheduling classes during larger periods of time off.  We want our families to have the option to still sign up for our courses and not miss out on a chance to travel or have their child miss a class because of travel. During the months that our courses are 3 weeks instead of 4, we have adjusted the price.  
What happens if my child has behavioral issues during class?

SGO will do our best to work with our students to meet their needs. This will occasionally result in situations where the behavioral needs of a student exceed what we are capable of offering.  These situations often result in increased and unnecessary safety risks, a level of supervision we cannot provide, and a dramatic shift in the ability to run our programs.  If the behavioral issues are minor our staff will work directly with the student to identify the boundaries and expectations to participate, while clearly laying out the consequences for not doing so.  If these issues continue we will reach out to the family letting them know of the situation and outlining what needs to change for the student to remain in our program.  Failure to meet the discussed boundaries will result in immediate removal from the program.  This could range from the child being able to finish the class that day and then not being able to return in the future, up to the parent needing to immediately come and pick them up from our location during class.  

In the case of behaviors or actions that are an immediate safety risk to themselves or other students, your child will be immediately removed from the program and will be unable to participate in the future.  Removal from a program because of behavioral issues will not result in a refund or credit to your rec center account.