After School Bike Club
ABOUT / HISTORY
The Field Institute of Taos offers after school mountain bike programs for local youth (ages 8 and up). Sessions consist of a blend of environmental education, safety, fitness, and biking skills. Topics include bike maintenance, trail use and access issues, team work, fitness, nutrition, hydration, first aid, and fun. These exceptional and worthwhile programs give youth a safe, active, fun outdoor experience.
Program leaders are Susie Fiore (Director of FITaos since 1996, former professional mountain bike competitor and coach) and Sean Cassily (FITaos Assistant Program Director and mountain bike competitor). We really enjoy getting kids outside riding and having fun! The skills they learn will help them explore the surrounding areas and develop a passion for a sport that lasts a lifetime. Through this program, we help youth develop the necessary skills and attitudes to safely explore, through recreation, their own physical abilities as well as the natural world around them while making well-thought-out, intelligent choices. In today’s world of serious national physical and emotional health issues like obesity, diabetes, anxiety disorders, and heart disease, we believe that these programs are critical.
If you are no longer a kid but want to be involved, consider volunteering to ride with the groups. Remember what it’s like to ride and play like a kid!