Kids of Mud

Kids of Mud (KOM) is the official youth cycling program of the Manitoba Cycling Association (MCA) administered by a group of participating clubs. KOM is a learn-to-ride and learn-to-race program for kids 16 and younger covering the FundamentalsLearn to Train and Train to Train stages of the Long Term Athlete Development pathway. Through the help of certified coaches and volunteers, riders will learn the basics of off-road cycling with an opportunity to challenge their skill and fitness in a fun race series.

Riders are registered with the MCA in one of these internationally recognized youth cycling categories: under 17, under 15, under 13, under 11 and under 9 (their age as of December 31st).

Training takes place twice a week with the program beginning mid/late April and wrapping up at the end of June. Kids wishing to ride must have a certified cycling helmet, a mountain bike with hand brakes and gears, and able to ride their bike without training wheels. Training with Kids of Mud includes safety, braking, gears, hills, racing (optional), riding over small and large obstacles, trail riding, and more.

The Kids of Mud training program is run by certified coaches in smaller clubs in Manitoba.

Kids of Mud
Marty Gaudet – KOM Committee Coordinator
Email: kom.mbcycling@gmail.com

MCA Licensing & Memberships

Laura Finlay

Email: cyclingmb@gmail.com

Kids of Mud Events

Community Coach Clinic: Registration Open

Community Coach Training: BASIC BIKE SKILLS – Winnipeg (max 10 people per session) Saturday April 25:  9am – 4pm Follow this link to Register for all courses Registration: https://mbcycling.ca/are-you-interested-in-becoming-a-community-coach/ **Locations outside

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Community Coach Clinic: Practise Planning (Apr 9)

PRACTICE PLANNING (max 20 people) Saturday Apr 9: 930am – 130pm (virtual)  1 session.  4 hours. Training provided online, facilitator lead Cost $45.00 Register here:     https://edu.cyclingcanada.ca/     (details instructions

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Kids of Mud News

Leah Kirchmann announces retirement

Leah Kirchmann has been a pro cyclist for for 12 years!  During this time, she never forgot her Manitoba roots, including always carrying an annual Manitoba Cycling  license, coming back

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Race Results – WNS #6 – Aug 3/22

Thankyou to the MTB committee, club race organizers, officials, volunteers, and all participants that made the Mountain Race Series at Oak Ridge a success! If you are interested in organizing

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