Mountain Bike Skills 

During camps and classes, riders will be coached by trained Bike School Bentonville  coaches on a variety of mountain bike skills so they can become safe and confident riders. Fundamental Skills include:

  • Ready/neutral position for descending hills
  • Side/Side bike body separation
  • Pedaling/shifting efficiently
  • Controlling speed and braking safely
  • Cornering confidently
  • Handling obstacles and rocky terrain
  • Riding with vision
  • Ratcheting and momentum

Participants will be tested at the end of the session on different bike skills and will be able to move up in levels if they progress through additional tests throughout the season. For a full description of our mountain bike skill level progression, view the skills level descriptions.

About Bike School Bentonville Classes

Bike School Bentonville classes offer mountain bike programs for beginner to advanced riders. Youth ages 7-13 will explore the single-track trails at Slaughter Pen Trails while gaining skills they can use for a lifetime! The focus of the mountain bike program is to have fun, meet new friends, and build confidence riding the single track trails. The programs offer mixed gender coaching groups based on riding ability level and meet twice a week to offer significant progression and fun over the course of the classes. 

Spring 2023 Weekend Trail Kids Class

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays

Head for the trails with Bike School Bentonville's Weekend Day Camps! Purchase a single day pass, a 6-day punch pass, or a 12-day punch pass to use whenever you like. Our Weekend Day Camps offer mountain biking classes for all kids ages 7-13, from beginner to advanced skill levels. Participants will be divided into groups based on ability, fitness, and age. Each day, they’ll explore the single-track trails in Slaughter Pen while developing skills and confidence on their mountain bikes. Our mixed gender coaches provide top-notch instruction while fostering a fun and supportive environment. We are certain your child will gain skills, confidence and memories that will last a lifetime!

WHEN: Weekend Day Camps are held on both Saturday 1-3pm and Sunday 1-3pm until May1st (weather permitting). Start times may change during Summer months.

WHERE: Check-in at the Bike School Bentonville Field just north of Hidden Springs Dialysis Center (3000 NW A St, Bentonville, AR 72712). We ask that you arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the program start time to check-in.

WEATHER PROTOCOL: In the event of class cancellation due to inclement weather, we can transfer your reservation to another day or issue a refund.

COST: Single day pass is $75

6-day punch pass is $360 Click Here!

12-day punch pass is $660 Click Here!

After purchasing the 6 or 12 day punch passes, you will receive a promo code that acts as your "punch pass". Enter the promo code to your cart when booking a Weekend Day Camp. Each day booked counts as one punch towards your pass.


Mountain bike in good, functioning condition

Front and rear wheel brakes on handlebars (no pedal/coaster brakes or kickstands allowed)

Properly fitting helmet

Tires must have tread and be wide enough to ride safely on mountain bike trails

Kids must carry their own hydration pack or water bottle in bottle cage

Appropriate riding attire

Closed toe shoes



Protective gear (knee pads, elbow pads, etc.)


Eye protection/sunglasses

Dress by season (moisture wicking fabric in summer, warm layers in winter, etc.)

Bug spray


Spring 2023 Trail Kids Class

Spring Trail Kids is back this spring!

We loved watching the progression of the kids in the program on our two sessions in 2022.

8 week session, $600 (50% due at time of booking, remaining balance charged to card on file the day before class starts)

March 13 - May 10

Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Will not meet on Spring Break - March 20, 22

Rain Out Days: May 15, May 17, May 22, May 24

Participants will need their own mountain bike, helmet, and water bottle carrier to participate. Bikes need to have front and back wheel brakes on the handle bars (no pedal brakes or kickstands allowed). Tires must have tread and be wide enough to ride safely on mountain bike trails. 

Trail Kids classes are ages 7 – 13, beginner to advanced abilities welcome (we split into different coaching groups based on ability, fitness, age, and friend request – friends who are of different riding abilities may not be placed together). 

Ride Time is for for ages 13-17, beginner to advanced abilities are welcome. The focus of ride time is getting more time riding the trails in a coached environment.


For more information or questions about our summer programs contact the program director at [email protected]


To apply for a scholarship, fill out the scholarship request form.



2023 Programming

Registration coming January 2023 for:

  • Spring Weeknight Classes
  • Spring Weekend Classes
  • Spring Break Camps
  • Summer Camps

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