Elementary-age Kids MTB Program Planned for Georgia Cycling Association

A new mountain bike program for elementary school students called Trail Rangers is set to launch in 2025.
File photo: Leah Barber

The Georgia Cycling Association recently announced a new mountain bike program for kids in third through fifth grade called Trail Rangers. Designed to “provide a mindful and fun environment for children to learn, play, and connect with others through the joys of mountain biking,” the program is set to launch in spring of 2025.

Supported in part by the Chestnut Family Foundation and the Atlanta Falcons Youth Fund, volunteer-led groups will participate in a 10-week program with an opportunity to meet up for statewide events.

“We believe that all children should have access to resources that enable them to be healthy, build self-confidence, and enjoy life,” said Chestnut Family Foundation trustee Ben Chestnut in a release.

In 2022 the Chestnut Family Foundation announced a $1M donation to MTB Atlanta for various trail projects around the metro area, including a newly constructed Velosolutions pump track at Allatoona Creek Park.

The Georgia Cycling Association, a high school mountain bike program, was founded in 2013. In 2015 the organization added a middle school program.

More information about the Trail Rangers and opportunities for forming or joining a group can be found online.