Focused Riding:

ADHD Support and Executive Function Training

 July 29 - August 11 | Storm King Mountain

ADHD Symptom Management through Mountain Biking

Research compiled by RTSG neuroscience consultants at Stanford University has indicated a positive correlation between mountain biking and the reduction of ADHD symptoms.

Exercise and fitness have been shown to improve brain function, as well as attention and concentration in children. Biking specifically has been shown to have incredible neurological benefits.

In addition to the well known physical benefits of exercise, studies have shown that the biking leads to improved thinking, greater happiness, decreased anxiety and depression, and better academic performance.

Biking in natural surroundings increases such benefits, as spending time outdoors can reduce stress and decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as boost enjoyment and motivation.

Additionally, studies have shown that moderate-to-vigorous exercise, like biking, enhances executive and motor functioning, which are skills that are impaired in children with ADD / ADHD.


Focused Riding

Studies have reported that even after just one bike ride, students were less impulsive and made fewer mistakes on attention related tasks. Therapeutic riding, combined with coaching for executive functions, organization and time management skills, and mindfulness training, will help young students on a path toward success.


Storm King Mountain

The Storm King School, one of America's top boarding schools, is pleased to offer a co-ed mountain bike and academic skill building program for students ages 12-16 on our scenic mountain campus.

Aerial View 2 of The Storm King School

Program Features

  • Two weeks room and board
  • Mountain bike rental
  • Healthy meal planning
  • Mountain bike skill building
  • Academic skills training
  • 6:1 student / teacher ratio
  • Individualized attention
  • Cyclocross races
  • Overnight camping trip
  • Trail building


Only $3850!

  • Sample Daily Schedule
  • 8:00 - Wake up & Morning Stretches
  • 8:30 - Breakfast
  • 9:15 - Morning Mountain Biking Skills Clinic
  • 11:00 - Down Time & Light Snack
  • 11:15 - Reading Period / Academic Instructional Time
  • 12:15 - Lunch
  • 1:00 - Executive Function lesson
  • 2:30 - Yoga & Mindfulness Training
  • 4:00 - Meal Planning
  • 4:30 - Trail & Bike Maintenance
  • 5:30 - Dinner
  • 6:00 - Trips to Town / Local Hike / Race Planning
  • 8:00 - Prepare for Night Ride
  • 8:30 - Night Ride in Black Rock Forest
  • 9:30 - Bonfire and Reflection Writing
  • 10:00/10:30 - Settling in for the Evening
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Program Director

David Mendlewski, Director of Academic Support

B.A., Psychology, Buffalo State College; M.S.Ed., Medaille College



Mr. Mendlewski has enjoyed a long career teaching students with learning differences. He is passionate about helping students to develop their social-emotional and executive functioning skills and reach their highest potential. He has worked closely with leaders in the field of learning disabilities on programmatic modifications that included developing and enhancing executive function programs and student leadership development.

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This exclusive program has limited spaces.

20% due upon registration. Full ammount due by July 2nd.