for All Ages
In the Cowichan Valley
Mountain Bike Skill
Development and Coaching
Would you or your child like to learn to mountain bike, or further your current skills, in a fun and safe environment? Are you preparing for an event and want coaching advice or a training program?
Join one of our programs from Newbies to Advanced levels, Co-ed, Girls Only, Ladies Only, Mens Only, or have us customize a program for you or your group. New in 2021 - Gravel Programs!
We ride in the Cowichan Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island, mostly on Mount Tzouhalem, Maple Mountain, and Cobble Hill Mountain.
Our son has grown tremendously over the past eight months, not just in his skill set but also in his personal leadership. Karen and I are very grateful for the work Michele and Alan do to build self-confidence, skills, and awareness of others in a team environment. I know that he very much likes being part of the group. Dirt Groms has created a transformative leadership space for our son to flourish.
Thank you both for all that you do to support our youth.
-Carl and Karen Everitt
Dirt Groms is so much more than mountain biking! Michele and Alan’s compassionate engagement and connection with the children is by far what separates them from other instructors. Their hearts are huge and they make you feel like not only part of something special but more like family. This allows for my child to feel truly welcome. The skills my child has gained through being a part of Dirt Groms are beyond anything he could have achieved simply riding with friends or family. For driven and ambitious children who love to mountain bike, Dirt Groms offers so much guidance for the children to learn how to ride safely and gradually advance their skills to the next level. Michele and Alan have my full trust and so much gratitude!
The Dirt Groms have been a huge part of our lives for two years now and our children have learned so much from them. They are having fun, gaining lots of skills from different foundations of cycling, and doing it all in a safe manner. The Dirt Groms have helped to instil a love of mountain biking, exercise, and the outdoors in our children. We would highly recommend them, from the beginner, to the expert, from children, to adults, there is something for everyone to learn from The Dirt Groms.
-Leigh and Georgette Belton
Kylan, 9 years old
When Kylan turned 6 he visited Whistler mountain in the summertime with his family. During that trip, he discovered the Whistler Bike Park and instantly knew he had to get into mountain biking when he returned home. That's when he joined the Dirt Groms.
After a one-on-one lesson, he joined the Newbie group and he hasn’t looked back since. His biking skills are amazing, with steady improvement every year. Kylan knows the grind uphill pays off when on the downhill. He's into it for the thrill of it and the fun of it. Kylan joined the Dirt Groms Race Team last spring and had a blast and improved every race. We are excited about the future of this young rider.
Fun Facts About Kylan:
- Favourite Trails in the Cowichan Valley: DD and Bumblebee on Mt. Tzouhalem.
- Favourite Mountain Bike Destination Trail: anything his level at Whistler
- Favourite Food: Subway
- Current Bike: 2019 Rocky Mountain Reaper 26"
- Goals and Aspirations: Kylan looks forward to building his confidence to progress at jumps as well as learn some fun tricks
- One thing you may not know about Kylan: He has a pony named Reba and two sheep named Marshmallow and Pepper
- Other Passions: Playing Soccer, swimming and drawing