Join us. Find out what you can do to help get more kids outside.
Stop at the 906 Adventure Team meet-up and find out how you can get involved in our 2020 season. We’ll have info for potential & current coaches, kids & parents. Meet our staff and join the 350 kids & 100 coaches supporting 200 miles of trails in 3 U.P. counties.
When: Jan 12, 2020, 6-8pm
Where: Cold Iron Brewery, Ironwood
When: Jan 13, 2020, 6-8pm
Where: Mr. Bike & Ski, Escanaba
When: Jan 15, 2020, 6-8pm
Where: The Crib, Marquette
- Ride leader
- General volunteer
How, When, and Where to sign up
How, When, and Where we ride
Loaner bike and scholarship info
After School Bike Clubs
Adventure Bike Club
You can help us empower more people to discover the best version of themselves through outdoor adventure.
We get questions about how to become a member. Here’s the deal… If you live here, you’re already a member. There are no fees. There’s an old saying… something along the lines of “it takes a village”. We say it takes a community and believe everyone has a unique way to “show their membership”. Some folks coach, others sponsor, while others build and maintain trail, and some pay race fees that support the trails and youth programs. Everyone has a part they play, none more important than the other.
Some cycling organizations talk about a goal of getting #morekidsonbikes – and we agree more kids on bikes is a good thing, but we want to take it a step further. That’s why we deemphasize racing and focus on adventure. In fact, aside from a small mountain bike team racing in Wisconsin in the fall, we’re entirely adventure focused. Of the 350 kids we worked with this year less than 10% of them race, and of the 100 coaches we trained only about ten of them worked with the race team.
Competition is great but we prioritize individual competition over the traditional head-to-head model. We think kids of all ages and background should have an opportunity to explore and learn about themselves in a program designed to value children equally, meeting them where their current skills and ability have them meeting us. In time with reinforcement from adventure leaders, and fellow adventure kids, they all improve at an amazing rate. By minimizing the competitive nature of our program kids feel more free to try new things and risk making mistakes – there’s no penalty or coach yelling at them, just the rest of their group encouraging them to try again.
In the long run we believe this program will put more resilient, confident, independent, and collaborative kids into our communities and local businesses. That’s a win for all of us.