Be a leader. Volunteer.

Help kids develop… Respect. Effort. Consistency. Grit. 

Now more than ever, kids need the freedom, opportunity, and lessons learned as a member of their local Adventure Team. They need adventure, not another competition. They need structure and we provide it. This is not another youth activity where the most skilled are more important or a space for parents who are only interested in what’s best for their child. 

We focus on working together. We challenge each other. We group kids by age then proficiency. It’s an imperfect science. We like it that way. The focus isn’t on who’s fastest or best, it’s about everyone competing against themselves and how far the group can go together. Youth range in age from 5 – 17. Skills range from beginner to ripper. You can tell us which level you’d prefer to work with. 

How we behave is as important as how well we ride a bike – this holds true for the kids, parents, and volunteers. Everyone is a role model to someone. Respect, effort, consistency, and grit are more than just words. We see them as verbs. You’ll be judged by your actions – how you treat others. 

And then… we’ll ride bikes. If this sounds like something you can get behind, hit the link below. The only thing limiting how many kids we reach is the number of volunteers we can recruit and train. There’s never been a more important time to help kids reconnect with the world around them and each other.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: How can I help?

A: We are always looking for Group Leaders, Sweeps, and Rovers to ride in the middle. We also need volunteers to set-up, tear down and keep an eye on basecamp while the groups are out on the trail. 

Q: What is the commitment?

A: Select one of the volunteer roles (Group Lead, Group Sweep, Rover, Basecamp). If your community rides one day a week we ask that you attend all of the rides, unless you’re on vacation. If your community rides twice a week, pick a day or do both. The commitment is really up to you, but we’ll be counting on you to be there every week once you pick a day. 

Q: How experienced do I have to be?

A: You can be experienced or brand new. We’ll train you. We need leaders who are willing to show up and be a role model for the kids. If you’re inexperienced but love working with kids, we’d love to have you on our team. 

Q: What kind of training is offered?

A: 906AT offers volunteers two options. You can attend the Leading Adventure Summit or complete the training online (or do both). We also offer OTB (On The Bike) Skills for Leaders, so you know how to teach the skills we’ll focus on this summer. Anyone interested in leading Race Team groups  will also need to complete in-person or online training required by the National Interscholastic Cycling Association. 

Q: Is this a race program?

A: This is an Adventure Program. We have a race team for middle school and high school riders interested in competing. Generally speaking 90% of our program is full of kids of every age who simply love to ride bikes with other kids. 

Q: Do kids who don’t want to race ride with kids who do?

A: No. We strive to offer every rider the ride experience they seek. Kids focused on racing need to be pushed harder, go farther, and “practice” race specific skills. Adventure Bike Club (ABC) is the right path for kids who view cycling as a fun social activity. Adventure Bike Team (ABT) is new this year and reserved for kids who want to go faster and farther but are not interested in racing. Adventure Race Team (ART) is for kids specifically interested in racing. 

Q: Is there a cost?

A: We are constantly working toward offering training and support to volunteers at no cost. If cost is a concern, please feel free to contact us for more information. 

Q: Who can I talk to if I’d like more information?

A: Email Tara