Programs for all ages and abilities are available throughout the seasons.
Dead Ox Trailblazers encourage everyone to get active outdoors in all seasons. We offer a variety of programs for all ages, interests and abilities. In winter we provide cross country ski lessons, snowshoeing and various outings. Winter biking is our newest offer. Spring, summer & fall programs include a hiking group, a mountain bike program and paddling outings. The hiking & walking continues into the fall.
Kids of Mud (KOM) Mountain Biking We partner with MCA to offer the KOM program.
Kids of Mud (KOM) is the official youth cycling program of the Manitoba Cycling Association (MCA). Dead Ox Sprockets facilitates mountain bike skills; how to maintain your bike; environmental stewardship; trail safety and trail building. It is a learn-to-ride program for kids 18 and younger covering the Fundamentals, Learn to Train and Train to Train stages of the Long Term Athlete Development pathway. Through the help of certified coaches and other volunteers, riders will learn the basics of off-road cycling with an opportunity to challenge their skill and fitness in any of the MCA mountain bike races open to age category racers.
Bunny Rabbit, Jackrabbit & Track Attack
XC Ski Programs for Children & Youth
First cross country ski session is on Sunday, January 8th @ 1:30pm. Meet at the McCreary Golf Clubhouse. Ski equipment is included with registration. To register, go to https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=30683 For more information, and location details, click here: 2022 XC Ski Program info sheet.
Jackrabbits (6-9) and Bunnyrabbits (3-5) are learn to XC ski programs that use progressive learning methods for children led by a certified coach and helpers. Bunnyrabbits must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the session and we encourage you to be on skis.
The Jackrabbit method uses fun, fun, and more fun to teach cross-country skiing techniques. Games and relays form the core of the program, but along the way kids and their adults gain skill, balance, strength, and endurance.to learn to ski in a fun session.
Wednesdays (beginning in Spring) Meet at McCreary Arena for departure at 6:00pm. Covid rules apply. Wear layers, sturdy footwear and bring water & snack in a small daypack or bum bag. Join our Facebook Page for updates each week on destinations. Everyone Welcome.