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Catamount Kids and Juniors Mountain Bike Camp Lesson Plan

Lesson plans are subject to change.

[ut_tabgroup] [ut_tab title=”MONDAY” id=”t1″] [ut_one_fourth]7:30 – 8:00

8:00

8:15

8:45

9:00

10:30

11:00

12:00 – 1:00

1:00

2:30

3:00

3:45

4:15

4:30 – 5:15 [/ut_one_fourth] [ut_three_fourths_last] Drop-off time (please: late arrivals, call ahead to let us know)

Introductions Game

Safety Check Bikes

Trail Safety & Courtesy

Morning Ride & Stretch

Snack

Ride to determine level split

Lunch & Free Time

Trail Ride & Lesson: shifting, braking, and hovering

Snack

Trail Ride & Lesson: Picking a line & anticipation

Game of the Day: Dab

How to care for our bikes

Clean Bikes & Pick-up time [/ut_three_fourths_last][/ut_tab] [ut_tab title=”TUESDAY” id=”t2″] [ut_one_fourth] 7:30 – 8:00

8:00

8:15

9:15

10:30

11:00

11:30

12:00 – 1:00

1:00

1:30

2:30

2:45

3:15

4:00

4:30-5:15 [/ut_one_fourth] [ut_three_fourths_last] Drop-off time

Safety Check Bikes

Morning Ride & Stretch

Free Ride

Snack

Trail Ride & Lesson: Climbing & Descending

Level Group Ride

Lunch & Free Time

Tool Time: Learning how to fix a flat or a broken chain

Drill Lesson: Obstacles

Snack

Level Group Ride

Games of the Day: Mountain Bike Limbo & Asteroids

Competition of the Day: Trivia Relay

Clean Bikes & Pick-up time [/ut_three_fourths_last] [/ut_tab] [ut_tab title=”WEDNESDAY” id=”t3″] [ut_one_fourth] 7:30-8:00

8:00

8:15

9:00

10:30

11:00

11:30

12:00-1:00

1:00

2:30

2:45

3:30

4:30 – 5:15 [/ut_one_fourth] [ut_three_fourths_last] Drop-off time

Safety Check Bikes

Morning Ride & Stretch

Riding in a pack, passing & starts

Snack

Safe Routes; Safe Roads

Tool Time: Learn how to fix a broken chains or bum brakes

Lunch & Free Time

Orienteering Map Lesson & Match

Snack

Trail Ride & Lesson: This Week’s Wednesday Night Race Loop: Discuss

Games of the day: Mountain Bike Polo & Slow Race

Clean Bikes and Pick-up time [/ut_three_fourths_last] [/ut_tab] [ut_tab title=”THURSDAY” id=”t4″] [ut_one_fourth] 7:30 – 8:00

8:00

8:15

9:00

10:30

11:00

11:30

12:00-1:00

1:00

1:30

2:30

2:45

3:00

3:15

4:00

4:30 – 5:15 [/ut_one_fourth] [ut_three_fourths_last] Drop-off time

Safety Check Bikes

Morning Ride & Stretch

Drill Lesson: Cornering

Snack

Level Group Ride

Slalom

Lunch & Free Time

Tool Time: Learn how to fix bum brakes or derailleurs

Free Ride

Snack

Crossing the Nile

Group Ride

Games of the Day: Paranoid Tag & Dab

Competition of the Day: Trivia Relay – on the trails or obstacle course!

Clean Bikes & Pick-up time [/ut_three_fourths_last] [/ut_tab] [ut_tab title=”FRIDAY” id=”t5″] [ut_one_fourth] 7:30 – 8:00

8:00

8:15

9:15

10:30

11:00

12:00 – 1:00

1:00

1:30

2:15

2:30

2:45

3:15

4:15 5:00 sharp

5:15 [/ut_one_fourth] [ut_three_fourths_last] Drop-off time

Safety Check Bikes

Morning Ride & Stretch

Level Group Trail Ride & Lesson: Singletrack or wheelies & hops

Snack

Level Group Trail Ride & Lesson: Singletrack up/down hills & pedaling round

Lunch & Free Time

Tool Time:  Learn How to fix derailleurs or true wheels

Last Level Group Ride

Vote of week’s favorite games!

Snack

Final Free Ride

Our Favorite Games (as voted) & Capture the Flag Clean Bikes

End of Camp Acknowledgements (parents welcome)

Pick-up time.  Thanks for participating in our camp program! [/ut_three_fourths_last] [/ut_tab] [ut_tab title=”WHAT TO BRING” id=”t6″]

  • Bike Helmet (skate board specific helmets are built differently and should also be bike certified – check the label).  Rentals available.
  • Mountain Bike – in good working condition.  Rentals available.
  • Water bottle with a bicycle cage or a hydration pack
  • Snack is provided, but those w/ special dietary needs or tastes should bring their own
  • Lunch
  • Adequate apparel (bike shorts are highly recommended!) including rain gear, some extra layers and A COMPLETE SET OF DRY CLOTHES FOR EACH DAY
  • A towel for “cleaning” yourself off
  • An old tee shirt and tooth brush for cleaning the bike
  • Bug repellant & Sun screen
  • A watch
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