Youth Mountain Biking

Helping make the case for safe cycling at Kinlani Bordertown Dormitory

On October 1st, FBO, Flagstaff Police Department, Flagstaff Metropolitan Planning Organization, (FMPO), and Coconino County Public Health Services District, (CCPHSD), met with Kinlani Dorms Student Council leaders and faculty members to assist them in making a case for allowing bicycles to be used by students living at the dorms. At that time students were prohibited from using bicycles because the Kinlani Dorms leadership believed that bicycles are unsafe. FBO then

Youth Mountain Biking Program's first Flagstaff ride of 2008!

Our next Youth Mountain Biking Program ride will be Sunday, April 13 at Fort Tuthill Park, at the south end of Flagstaff off Rt. 89A. We will ride at 10:30 from the parking/picnic area closest to the park entrance across from the I-17 overpass. Please arrive by 10:15 so we can get started on time. YMBP trips are supervised, instructional rides designed for kids 10-14 of all levels of mountain

Youth Mountain Biking Program Sedona ride

The FBO Youth Mountain Biking Program ride in Sedona on Sunday, March 9, was our biggest group ever! We had a great group of veterans and new riders. See photos in the Images gallery (as before, be patient as the albums load on the screen). Watch the YMBP page for information about our next ride.

FBO Youth Mountain Biking Program Sedona ride

Our third Youth Mountain Biking Program ride of the winter was in beautiful Sedona on Saturday, January 12. We had a great group of kids and adults for a long, fun loop. There were no major crashes and five flat tires didn’t slow us down too much. Thanks to Absolute Bikes for the use of their van to carry kids and bikes. Check out pictures from the ride on our

Youth Mountain Biking Program Sedona ride

After 30 rides in Flagstaff this year, we’re heading south for the “winter.” Our first Sedona ride was a great success, with nine kids and three adults besides the program director… and with no significant crashes and only two flats. Thanks to Absolute Bikes for letting us use the big white van (and for last-minute bike repairs) and to Bill Gallen and Ken VonSchulze for driving down with kids and

Youth Mountain Bike rides begin

FBO’s Youth Mountain Biking Program gets underway for the season on Saturday, April 28! Our first ride will be at Campbell Mesa, starting at 2 p.m. The trailhead is past the Continental ballfields and driving range on Old Walnut Canyon Rd. This fun, educational program is designed for kids ages 10-14, but some kids as young as 8 have ridden with us regularly. See the Youth Mountain Biking page on