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. 

Winter 2022-2023 Trail Kids

Weekend Classes

Youth ages 6-17

Saturdays and Sundays

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Classes will be cancelled if the temperature or the temperature with the wind chill is less than 45 degrees. Notification will be sent by 5 pm the day before the class.

Available Dates:

November 12, 13, 19, 20

December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18

January 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

February 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Packages available:

$75 for individual class

$300 for 5 class pack ($60/class)

$550 for 10 class pack ($55/class)

$750 for 15 class pack ($50/class)

For class packs, you pick your dates. It can be used for multiple kids in a family. After you register, you will receive a coupon code to register for the classes, which will need to be done in a separate transaction.

If these times and dates don't work for you, we have private lessons available.


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

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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