What groups are good for beginners?
Devo Jr schedules are created so that there is a building block of skills for all types of rider. The coaches do their best to split the groups into 2 if there is a large group according to skill, but we keep the kids in the grade specific group. There is always something for that faster rider to learn from their peers, therefore one of our main objectives is skill while having fun! Visit our homepage here to see where your child fits. Scroll down the page past the movie and it will give you descriptions.
Does my preschooler need to be off training wheels?
It is suggested that they are off training wheels except for the Thursday training wheels only class We recommend that you spend some time before Devo having kids get use to their new bike with pedals. It is ok if they still throw in some push bike strides but should know how to use the pedals 50 percent of the time.
Does my child need a Mountain Bike?
For Push bike group, the kids need to be on push bikes. But, for preschool and Kinder any type of bike will work: hand brake, coaster, bmx, mtn bike, etc. By Devo Jr 1st grade, we ask that the kids have hand brakes and mountain bike size tires. If you are in need of a bike, we have a loaner program. Contact Jamie to square away a loaner bike.
Does registration fill up quickly?
Yes, registration does fill up quickly. There is a wait list on the registration page and we try very hard to get all kids placed in a group. Fall registration opens July 18th at 7pm.
Do I register online? And what is the cost?
Yes, you register from our website. Just push the registration button and it takes you straight to our registration software. The cost varies per program depending on how old your child is. We do do a multi rider discount and offer scholarships.
How do you determine what size your child’s bike is?
Children’s bike sizes are determined by the diameter of the wheel. Sizes go from 12”-29”. While in the past Devo Jr was broken into groups based upon wheel size, it is now completely based upon grade level. All of our local bike shops are happy to help you determine what bike size your child should be riding. Second Ave Sports, and Durango Cyclery give discounts to Devo riders(not parents). Our Devo Bike Swap is a great place to buy a bike that fits your child.The Devo swap is always on the last week of April.. Pretty please, DO NOT size your child up on a bigger bike that he/she will grow into….this is a recipe for a bad accident as big bikes are very hard for kids to handle and control.
What to bring to practice?
Push bike: Fitted helmet, Push Bike, snack, water, rain jacket, extra layer and a smile!
Devo Jr: bike, Fitted helmet, healthy snacks, water, raincoat, a smile and a spare tube. Always a good idea to bring an extra layer too!
What to wear?
Bike shoes or tennis shoes (no open toed shoes please), bike gloves, helmet , sunscreen, & sunglasses recommended. If
Drop-off and pick-up?
Directions to the trailheads will be emailed to you the week before practice begins from the head coach of the group. They will send you weekly reminders of where to meet, but always a good idea to keep the schedule somewhere conspicuous to revisit. Junior Devo and meets at different trailheads each week to give the kids a variety of trails.
Please be on time. We love to make the most out of time we have with the kids!
Make sure you drop your child with a coach. This will help the coach know that the child is there and in a safe place. It has been known for parents to drop their child at the wrong location. This can be very confusing for the coach and the child will not be on that roster with emergency contact information.
Reminder: please make sure that your child’s helmet is adjusted properly, and is in good shape. If they have had a wreck on the helmet and hit their head, they need a new one.
Please check to see that your child’s tires are pumped, chain is lubed, brakes are working and gears work smoothly. This makes for a quicker exit out of the parking lot and more enjoyable ride for the kids. Coaches are available for assistance at practice, but once again it keeps the group back if your child does not come ready to ride and their bike is not working properly.